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Thanks for this. A good look at the motivations behind name calling. Hmm, I may have to add such a scene to the book I'm outlining. I have a mix of personalities that'll fit in these.
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I love how we learn from one another's insights all the time!
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Yep. But on the other hand, when there are many people like me who were laid off years ago and despite several times trying have been unable to get a fulltime job, to have a roof over your head for minimal while your spouse builds up a writing career...
 
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This is a wonderful science fiction novella that touches on dark matter and social concerns.
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Drop by to learn the origin story for my upcoming science fiction release, Shafter, and take the opportunity to ask for more.
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I'm trying to create a Scrivener script in Windows to create consistent ebooks. I did solve the final stumbling point (though some of the features I require aren't available yet :p, so I thought I'd share. If you want to use folders to generate TOC items but do not want to print the title (something solved by the front matter folder for Mac but maybe not for back matter), the trick is to convert your folders to text, put a single space in the text, then convert back to folder.

When you compile, check include text.

In order to use the folder for organization within the output file, it must have something added (even a single space that isn't visible). Otherwise, Scrivener "helpfully" eliminates it from the output even if the subtexts do have text, removing both the TOC item and the page break.

Hope that proves helpful to others :).
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Yr welcome :). I'm half hoping someone will tell me I missed something, but I tried so many variants, it's sadly not that likely.
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Sharing this again because I made a mistake and copied in the same thing as last week. It was supposed to be Uncle Kracker and Good to Be Me
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I've finally gotten around to putting together my author page for my writing-specific posts. Check it out: https://plus.google.com/b/108713593796453043021/108713593796453043021/posts
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An interesting person, creativity,  sociology of selfishness, space travel, and writing philosophy links are there for your pleasure this week. Enjoy.
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  • Simon's Rock College of Bard
    Liberal Arts, 1985 - 1987
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    Literature, Creative Writing, Anthropology, 1988 - 1990
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I'm a born storyteller whose tales often cross genres and worlds to bring the events and characters to life. Romance, science fiction, and fantasy have fallen from my pen so far, but I will go wherever the story takes me.

A daughter of diplomats, my early years were filled with many cultures, both very much alive and long turned to dust, and people who both pondered the great thoughts and were grand pranksters. Whether from wild adventures into the desert to climb sand mountains, poking around little known archeological sites, or visiting bazaars and inner cities, I came out of that time with a love of culture and an all too sharp awareness of culture clash.

I now live in a Nevada desertscape with my husband, and a rotating collection of cats and sons. In a different time, you’d find me before a bonfire or with a mug of ale and a lute spinning tales for all who are in earshot. Now, though, you can read my explorations of loyalty, love, and conflict wherever you might be.

Please visit my website (http://margaretmcgaffeyfisk.com) to see what I'm up to or drop me a line through the contact form.
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My Workshop for the 2013 Muse Online Writers Conference
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I discovered The Muse Online Writers Conference in 2006 and have participated first as a member and then as a presenter ever since. This pur

The Garden at the Roof of the World by W.B.J. Williams
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While on the surface, this novel might seem a traditional children's fantasy with a quest and unicorn, it has little in common with that gen

Things That Make Me Smile #40: Spontaneous Caricatures
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Word Play: Salad (Part 2)
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Words are funny things. They are representative of shared concepts and objects, except that idea assumes a commonality that doesn't really e

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Sleep (Life) A look at why sleep is necessary both for health and learning in people of all ages. http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/03/01

I Kiss Your Hands Many Times by Marianne Szegedy-Maszak
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I Kiss Your Hands Many Times is a powerful narrative about World War II from the perspective of a Hungarian couple, and their extended famil

Things That Make Me Smile #39: Kid President Commands
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A pep talk from a kid who gives a wonderful example to follow. Get to it, people:

Shading Black and White
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I was going over some of my writing workshops recently, and ran across this excerpt in my non-verbal communications course. This is in respo

5 Interesting Links for 09-06-2013
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Kids (Life) An uplifting story of a waitress who took a potential crisis with an autistic child and turned it into joy. My hope is more peop

The Marquess Who Loved Me by Sara Ramsey
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I enjoy historical romance. It's been a favorite genre of mine for a very long while. This book, however, takes the genre to another level.

A Creative Challenge
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When my younger son was little...and left handed...he used to do these beautiful mosaics that he called maps. He never explained why he call

5 Interesting Links for 8-30-2013
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A Moment of Connection (Interesting People) This is a simple story of tragedy turned to commonality even with language and culture barriers.

Raspberries and Vinegar by Valerie Comer
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I had the privilege of being a beta reader for this novel. Even then, in a much less polished form, Jo captured my heart and my attention. S

Things That Make Me Smile #37: Validation
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My sister shared this short movie on Facebook. It wasn't the first time I'd seen it, and it was a lot longer than I'd expected a quick Faceb

Word Play: Salad (Part 1)
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Like my earlier creativity game with the word "flower," "salad" is one of those terms that is almost universally recognized, and yet dependi

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Obsolete Words (Fun) If you can't have fun with the English language, what's the point of speaking it, right? http://www.obsoleteword.blogsp

The Companions by R.A. Salvatore
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When I got offered this title for review through NetGalley, I was intrigued mostly because my son has been recommending this author and the