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So sad, but beautiful. Thank you for making this!
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Part of me thinks Small Demons is a really cool idea. The other part knows that at some point I will inevitably get stuck there for hours searching around and procrastinating, and is already cursing me for signing up for a beta invite.

Incidentally, the second part is also the part that's trying to finish a not-so-easy-to-write short story before NaNoWriMo starts in a week. Go figure.
It all begins with a book. So claims the promo video for Small Demons (see below), a new online venture that provides users with a concordance of all the
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fantastic! right on the front page? the internet really doesn't help my lazy side :P
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So I have a blog that I keep trying to get in the habit of posting to. (Actually, I have three, but let's not go there right now.) I'd like to make it a books and TV review blog, since those are the two types of storytelling I love most. And I just accomplished my goal of posting something to it this week, so I'm kind of proud of myself right now. (No, it doesn't take much. :P) The post is micro-reviews of pilot episodes from the new TV season -- check if out, if you're interested!
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Hi Morgan, how are you doing, am so happy to come across you here and i would love to get to know you more better if you dont mind , here is my personal email Insightbuilder98661@yahoo.com, i will be waiting to hear from you soon..cheers.
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I'm not sure if I'll have time to make a video myself, but I think this is a great idea.
A virtual read-out is the centerpiece of an expanded Banned Books Week, which focuses attention on the censorship of books in schools and libraries.
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After six hours of copyediting, I am completely restless -- but it's gross and rainy outside, and I can't for the life of me think of anything interesting to do in the house. So, uhh... any suggestions? ^^;
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yeah, being 6' 2" i have that problem pretty much everywhere. :P
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It's amazing how much book cover design can differ from one country and culture to the next. And the author's final thoughts on the Chinese cover are very interesting too.
I've been lucky enough to have my book published in a few countries now, and despite the universal subject matter— the periodic table—each country has had a different take on it. Some publishers merel...
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I don't think I can comment on this more eloquently than +Leonard Suskin has. I'd love to see these posters show up in any store that sells Hallowe'en costumes. (And I'd love it even more if no one needed to have this pointed out to them in the first place...)
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Food for thought when planning Halloween costumes.

And before anyone calls this "political correctness", bear in mind that I think everyone's right to a culture in which they aren't marginalized is more important than your right to make racist jokes.
I'm glad everyone likes our poster campaign :) There’s more: Students Teaching About Racism in Society is a Student Org at Ohio University. I’m the President, any questions… MESSAGE ME! :)
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Thanks to everyone who's added me to your circles recently! You seem like neat people, and I look forward to getting to know you all.
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Thanks, +Sarah Brown and +Ana Vargas-Machuca! (And actually, I think that was a pretty good pun. :)
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+Rose Fox posted a Genreville blog today that, while it doesn't shock me, drives home the institutionalized homophobia (and transphobia, and biphobia, and racism, and ableism, and so many more) that still needs to be battled before queers (and anyone else who falls into a minority group) can achieve true acceptance. Apparently two authors of a dystopian YA novel were asked to remove or make straight a gay character in their novel before it would be accepted by an agent. Based on the comments, theirs is not an isolated experience.

As a writer, I do find the idea of writing protagonists who are part of a minority I don't belong to intimidating (though for the record, I do identify as queer). But I consider it unquestionably my job to challenge myself on that level, to try, and probably fail, and try again and hopefully do a little better. Because that's the only way to create real change.

And as a reader, I plan to read a good chunk of the books on the LGBTQ and POC YA lists linked to in the blog post. Because, again -- how else can I do anything change the industry, in however small a way?
Authors Say Agents Try to “Straighten” Gay Characters in YA. Rose Fox -- September 12th, 2011. Editor's note: The text of this post was written by Rachel Manija Brown, author of All the Fishes Com...
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This is silly, but kind of fun. And the book it recommended for me at the end, "Robopocalypse", is one that is, in fact, on my to-read-at-some-point list.
(Also, while I'd ultimately rather the male/female question didn't come up at all in this kind of quiz, I do give them props for asking it in a more open-ended way than usual.)
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This is really pretty disturbing, and makes me once again rethink whether I want social media as a force in my life beyond the most surface level. And whether I'll stick with Google+ at all.
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Read through this carefully and think about it. I can't believe that Schmidt thought about it beyond his own privileged perspective, which is very sad.

One more shove pushing me off Google+

Also check +M Monica 's post here

https://plus.google.com/117665613028757061169/posts/R1fhugnj1ic
Google CEO Eric Schmidt spoke on a panel at Techonomy today and offered some juicy facts and perspective worth taking note of. Here are some of the key quotes I picked up from his contribution to the ...
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Yes, I agree. Aside from my reluctance to spend so much time, despite the advice to do so for professional networking, I'm finding social media eerily too invasive. I discovered this last month, when for a brief period, Facebook was able to perform face recognition in photos of me and most of my friends in the tag function. I think that feature is gone now. My paranoid side says this is the weaving of the infrastructure for a Big Brother world. Once it's wired up all it will take is a flick of the switch in the form of a government overthrow or a new Hitler and sovereignity is gone. Some would say that's already happened and privacy is a thing of the past.
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I own a small, fiction-only secondhand bookstore in Halifax, Nova Scotia, my hometown. I'm also a writer/editor/other-book-related-stuff-er... or, uh, something like that. (See? You can tell someone's a good writer when they make up their own excessively hyphenated words.)