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I've been thinking about this for days - it's really hard.

But I think I'm satisfied with the result #threefictionalcharacters

In case you don't recognise them (though I'm sure most of plussers will):
1) Patch Adams
2) Groucho Marx
3) Elizabeth Bennet

Yup, that's me to a tee.
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Yup, I have some Lizzy in me, too. :)
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It's important for self-published authors to understand the "other" side of the market and why Amazon's disruption has been vital to keeping a flow of new and original books available to the reading public.

This article covers some the changes in the way traditional publishing and distribution that has led to the situation where new authors can't get in, and where they do their books are given no support.

http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2016/09/the-reality-of-publishing-economics-has-changed-for-the-big-players/
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+Nathan Lowell that is exactly what I got out of the article.
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Regina Spektor - While My Guitar Gently Weeps

A cover that's as good as the original. From the film Kubo and the Two Strings.
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I remember thinking this was awesome while watching the movie, thanks for sharing!

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Would you like a commute to work like this? I know I would...

Just for completeness: Phil is a screenwriter.
Trying this again to see if it had sound this time ... my commute to work: 1:107. 10:24 am - 12 Sep 2016. 1 like. Reply to @phillbarron. Replies. Calum Chalmers. 2h. Calum Chalmers @Calchal. @phillbarron Either a Tardis working or a pterodactyl having an orgasm. Sorry, Twitter is taking too ...
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The way space exploration used to be (before it actually happened) and, probably, the way it should have been (maybe without the atomic power generator) had not Kennedy launched the Space Race.

I might as well bring it up because somebody probably will. Yes, von Braun, was a member of Nazi party. You can read about it here and make your own decisions about how culpable he was.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wernher_von_Braun
 
This is a wonderful find! I can remember seeing these in books in grade school. Especially that space station, and the XR1
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"Blood Cruel" is Out! I've been working on it since April, and my dark, destructive vampires are finally on the loose. If you know anyone who likes vampire books, it's reduced to just 99 cents for the launch, so please let them know!

http://simoncantan.com/bcruel
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Playing on Deezer:

A cover of Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here by Tangerine Dream.

It's weird. I'm not sure how I feel about it.
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Woah... searching for it right now.

All-powerful Google does say it's indeed from their Under Cover – Chapter One album... (their "one-hundred and nineteenth release" according to Wikipedia!).
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It's important for authors to understand the market.

This article covers some the changes in the way traditional publishing and distribution work that have led to the situation where new authors can't get in, and, where they do, their books are given no support.

In brief: There are fewer people who decide whether a book is bought by a shop chain and traditional publishers have become risk-averse, but are failing to sell books anyway.

The agent ... agreed that the big houses used to be able to count on a sale of 1500 or 2000 copies for just about any title they published. Now it is not uncommon for books to sell in the very low triple digits, even on a big publisher’s list. (My emphasis.)

I don't sell huge numbers as a self-publisher, but it's more than that, and nobody will be cancelling my contract.

http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2016/09/the-reality-of-publishing-economics-has-changed-for-the-big-players/
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I think I'll be counting my lucky stars.
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It's important for self-published authors to understand the "other" side of the market and why Amazon's disruption has been vital to keeping a flow of new and original books available to the reading public.

This article covers some the changes in the way traditional publishing and distribution that has led to the situation where new authors can't get in, and where they do their books are given no support.

http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2016/09/the-reality-of-publishing-economics-has-changed-for-the-big-players/
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Win one of five free Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? audiobook downloads!
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I was recently asked to submit a story to an anthology featuring now-in-the-public-domain heroes from the Golden Age.

So I chose Airboy and Valkyrie, and have set it in 1954

I published the first part of the story this morning (looking for feedback and opinions) on G+ and you can find it here:

http://goo.gl/RLKiYz

My usual work is Steampunk but a little Atompunk doesn't scare me :-)
VALKYRIE So, this is a bit different. Actual superhero characters (now public domain) from the Golden Age of Comics, in new stories. I'm writing this for… - Steve Turnbull - Google+
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I just sent out a new edition of my newsletter. For anyone who's enjoyed the blend of noir and science fiction in my books, I came across a cool dieselpunk novel by +Bard Constantine that's free today and tomorrow, described as "Blade Runner meets Bogart," which is kind of hard for me to resist. See the newsletter for details if you're curious. 
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Thanks for sharing, +Steve Turnbull
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Introduction
By working day I'm a contract web developer. This means I move around from company to company building websites. By night I'm a writer of Fantasy and Science Fiction, currently focussing on Steampunk - though unlike any you may (or may not) have read before. I am also a screenwriter and sometime poet.

MY BOOKS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

All my steampunk stories are set in the same alternate world where, in 1843, Sir Michael Faraday demonstrated his Principle for the Partial Nullification of the Effects of Gravity. All the stories take place after that. The stories are mostly in three series:

The Maliha Anderson Series (15+)
The Iron Pegasus Series (11+)
The Frozen Beauty Series (13+)
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And the pure fantasy Patterner's Path series:
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Two brilliant kids - and a best friend I've been married to for 30 years.
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