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Guilie Castillo
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#Cherished: If This Teddy Could Talk...
On a bookshelf behind my desk, out of sight unless you know where to look, sits a toy koala bear. He's old, dusty, and faded. The hair on his ears is matted. His eyes are scratched, and the tan felt of one eyelid has peeled off. The plastic pear he wears as...
On a bookshelf behind my desk, out of sight unless you know where to look, sits a toy koala bear. He's old, dusty, and faded. The hair on his ears is matted. His eyes are scratched, and the tan felt of one eyelid has peeled o...
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The MIRACLE Saga of Unforeseen Obstacles (& Pleasures): The Copyright Melee
I'm lucky that my publisher has a sense of humor. Somewhere in the revisions round for the first proof copy (which, like anything else ordered from abroad-- abroad  meaning anywhere , Curaçao being an island--took forever  to get here), the publisher asks, ...
I'm lucky that my publisher has a sense of humor. Somewhere in the revisions round for the first proof copy (which, like anything else ordered from abroad--abroad meaning anywhere, Curaçao being an island--took forever to get...
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Battle of The Bands -- Gabriel's Oboe
This is probably the most uplifting piece of music I've ever heard. I get chills every time. Every single  time. And the movie is brilliant, too. This is not the only scene where the music is used, but it's the first (I think), and it's certainly the one th...
This is probably the most uplifting piece of music I've ever heard. I get chills every time. Every single time. And the movie is brilliant, too. This is not the only scene where the music is used, but it's the first (I think)...
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My very first Battle of the Bands -- Jersey Girl
I've been a fan of BoTB for a very, very long time... and finally decided to join in. I'm sure this one has been done before--how could it not?--but I couldn't find it in the BoTB files. And it's a favorite of mine. (Well, one of them is.) I give you:  ~ Je...
I've been a fan of BoTB for a very, very long time... and finally decided to join in. I'm sure this one has been done before--how could it not?--but I couldn't find it in the BoTB files. And it's a favorite of mine. (Well, on...
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19. You cannot write the pages you love without writing the pages you hate. Nothing that you write is pointless, useless, or unnecessary. The product requires the process. The good days may be more enjoyable, but the tough ones are the ones they’re built upon.

I have put that up on my wall.
http://www.thereviewreview.net/publishing-tips/21-things-i-wish-id-known-i-started-writing-
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Brilliant piece on marketing books through radio interviews, via author +Silvia Villalobos 
 
Book marketing through radio interviews, by Silvia Villalobos -- thoughts and lessons learned. #bookmarketing #mystery #ebook  
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#BoTB results -- Gabriel's Oboe
This came perilously close to being a shut-out. Here's the tally, without my vote: Ennio Lee John Yo Yo Ma Holli Debbie Madilyn Cherdo Michele Susan Mike Clowie Jeffrey Stephen Birgit FAE Thanks to Lee and John for keeping it at a more acceptable blow-out i...
This came perilously close to being a shut-out. Here's the tally, without my vote: Ennio Lee John Yo Yo Ma Holli Debbie Madilyn Cherdo Michele Susan Mike Clowie Jeffrey Stephen Birgit FAE Thanks to Lee and ...
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Battle of The Bands -- Gabriel's Oboe
This is probably the most uplifting piece of music I've ever heard. I get chills every time. Every single  time. And the movie is brilliant, too. This is not the only scene where the music is used, but it's the first (I think), and it's certainly the one th...
This is probably the most uplifting piece of music I've ever heard. I get chills every time. Every single time. And the movie is brilliant, too. This is not the only scene where the music is used, but it's the first (I think)...
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#BoTB: July 1st results (Jersey Girl, Tom vs. Bruce)
Oh, wow. I never expected this to be so close. Cherdo 's just-under-the-wire broke the 7-7 tie, putting The Boss above Mr. Waits. The tally looks like this: Tom Waits'  Jersey Girl  -- Total 7 STMcC FarawayEyes Robin Susan Scott Dixie Debbie Doglady Cathy B...
Oh, wow. I never expected this to be so close. Cherdo's just-under-the-wire broke the 7-7 tie, putting The Boss above Mr. Waits. The tally looks like this: Tom Waits' Jersey Girl -- Total 7 STMcC FarawayEyes Robin Susan ...
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Just found your blog via +Veronica Sicoe and I'm loving it. Thank you for sharing your experience and your inspiration, +Allan Calder -- I'll be reading avidly :)
photo credit: rhondda.p via photopin cc  In the world of blogging there's always a lot of confusion over how to promote your blog without incurring the wrath of Google. Can your networking efforts actually harm your blogs a...
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What's taking so freakin' long??? (Part I)
Writing--no, scratch that; publishing  is not for the impatient. And I am the mother of impatience. Which is why I'm kind of amazed that I haven't thrown a hissy fit yet. ( Yet , I emphasize.) No, actually I know exactly why I haven't. It's because I'm so d...
Writing--no, scratch that; publishing is not for the impatient. And I am the mother of impatience. Which is why I'm kind of amazed that I haven't thrown a hissy fit yet. (Yet, I emphasize.) No, actually I know exactly why I h...
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"You want self-expression? Go ring a bell in the yard."
~ Zadie Smith (on writing)

Brilliant interview with Melissa de Villiers on her short-story collection, THE CHAMELEON HOUSE. Thanks for sharing this, +D Biswas -- loved it.
 
Today I introduce with great pleasure Melissa de Villiers, the South African author of The Chameleon House, a collection of short stories recently long listed for the Frank O’connor award. She answers questions on various topics of writerly interest.   Have you read any of the books Melissa mentions? Have you read her book The Chameleon House? Do you have questions for her?
My stories mostly deal with a South Africa in transition, in the years immediately following the end of the brutal and bloody apartheid system. Many of the white characters are still in a state of ...
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I make up lies and put them on paper. Ok, on the computer screen.
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    Writer, 2011 - present
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Traded tax planning for writing. Yep. Went off the deep end.
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Je ne cherche pas; je trouve. 
~ Pablo Picasso

Writer, dog rescuer, citizen of the world. It's about the journey. And the books. Oh, the books.
Bragging rights
Convinced my boyfriend that his pet allergies were inconsequential compared to rescuing homeless animals. We now have seven dogs, and we've found homes for nine other rescues. B/f now loves animals, worries about their food and water, makes sure they're indoors when it rains... Yes, I'm damn proud of that.
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  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
    International Tax Planning, 2008 - 2011
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Book Marketing Through Radio Interviews
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Silvia Villalobos, a native of Romania who lives immersed in the laid-back vibe of Southern California, is a writer of mystery novels and sh

M for Monolithic temple - Masroor
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This post is written for A to Z Challenge . M for Monolithic Temple - Masroor. Masroor is 32 km from Kangra on Nagrota Surian link road and

a review of Tell the Wolves I'm Home
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I hadn't cried with a book like I did with this one in many, many years. The characters crackle with electricity, the story sweeps you up an

Could Mexico’s Missing Students Spark a Revolution?
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The country seems to be trembling at the edge of a terrible cataclysm—or, for the hopeful, an inspiring transformation.

2014 – November 1 – The Inevitable – - Ramey Writes
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Uprooted. November is here, and we’re reading “The Inevitable” by Guilie Castillo-Oriard. The Tepper Twist: “The inevitable has a dark ring

2014 – October 22 – The Way It Is – - Ramey Writes
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Don’t get me started. It’s the 22nd, time to read “The Way It Is” by Margaret Bingel. The Tepper twist: “Woof! Woof Woof Woof Woof Woof!” “S

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Owens was on tour with Jack White in Mexico at time of death

Rescue Isn’t For Sissies by @Guilie73 - Vidya Sury
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Dog rescuing isn’t for sissies. It breaks your heart, over and over. But once in a very long, long while, there comes along a happily-ever-a

F is for First...as in First Principle of True Teaching
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In yesterday's paper I spotted an article that brings home the point that in all the current election frenzy in India, hardly anyone is spea

Love is in the Air--Get Out the Gas Mask!
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Today is Valentine's Day! A day that is celebrated by millions of people whether it be sweethearts or friends. Let's see what this "Day of L

Fighting writer's block: six easy tips to help inspire writing
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When you’re stuck inside with cabin fever, it’s hard to get inspired. Here are six tips to insure you don’t turn out like Jack Torrance when

Boston, from One Citizen of the World Who Calls Himself a Runner
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Many people were physically injured at the site of the explosions, but even more must have been wounded in other ways. Something that should

Política y elecciones en Google
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Política y elecciones en Google: El centro electoral en el que puedes mirar, debatir y estudiar el devenir de la campaña digital, participar

Curiosidades de Lima: La llama de la plaza San Martín.
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En el monumento de la plaza San Martín existe una pequeña llama encima del casco de bronce de una de las figuras. La historia cuenta que el

C is for Cerialis
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C is for Quintus Petilius Cerialis. And who was he? Yesterday’s post finished with the rescue of Queen Cartimandua of the Brigantes and the