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Mark Neumayer
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writer of mythic fiction
writer of mythic fiction

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I'm doing one of my every so often tweaks of my web site. Anyone have any advice for plugins or other things I should have on there?

I just installed the MyBookTable plugin for WordPress. It looks pretty slick so far. Basically, it generates a page on your WP site that lists your books with direct links to sellers and even your Amazon preview. It's worth checking out and definitely better than the last one I used Buy This Book.

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An example of the gorgeous craftsmanship at albertsknives.com
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I was wondering if anyone else reads while in the middle of a new book. I do. I never really stop reading, but I have to be more careful what kind of stuff I read when I am in a heavy writing phase.
Once I was reading some military sci-fi and found the fight scene in my light-hearted fantasy book getting a bit brutal.
Now I tend to stick with rereading favorites, like Terry Pratchett's work, which I find hugely inspiring.
How does it work for you?
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Not much on plot but it contains a big idea that will echo inside of you.
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Has anyone heard of Amazon's Write On?
https://writeon.amazon.com/info?ref_=ign_h_tn_lm

It appears to be an attempt at building a site where writers and readers can connect and give/get feedback on different aspects of works in progress. I'm going to check it out and I'll post what I think after I kick the tires and drive it around for awhile.

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I know the news people love to bring you little tips and tricks but I think the BBC weather dept. has been cooped up a little too long.
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discovered this Michael Paterniti quote via +Austin Kleon

Here’s a dirty secret: Writers are an unruly tribe of thieves, frauds and ventriloquists, desperately lifting what they can from real life, other writers, liquor stores — it doesn’t matter — and putting it to sometimes dubious use in the name of art and authenticity.
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It just occurred to me that Millenium Falcon can be roughly translated as "very old bird" and that has me laughing my ass off.
#starwars Of course I could be the very old bird for not noticing this a long time ago.
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Reading an article about Dwarf names by Chester Nathan Gould and ran across this great line:

"But the names did not have to be clear at first glance, for the Icelanders were lovers of riddles and a name that puzzled the reader or hearer and then dawned on him, pleasantly spiced his dish of philology served with rhyme-sauce."
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