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ABC - Authors, Books, and Chat or Comments about Books We Love; Books We Hate; Books We Write; Books We'd Like To Write; Books We Wish Others Would Write: A discussion about books of all kinds, concentrating on but not limited to our own libraries and including new, mainstream and non-mainstream, in- and out-of-print, rare, antique, signed and unsigned, fiction and non-fiction. Of special interest are published contributors, and those who wish to be.

All discussion of the creative and creation side of books is particularly valuable.
Try the following links for great tips and ideas!

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Click here to submit a few paragraphs of your writing to this website, and it will tell you which famous author you write like.
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A site that formats online text so it's easier to read CLICK (Hat Tip to LindyBIll)

Mysteries by location :(Hat Tip to Mac Con Ulaidh)

If there's a book out there, here's where you can find it (Hat Tip to Tom Clarke): Book Finder

Forgotten Books (Hat tip to Stan)

Ten Best Books Sites On Line Hat tip to stockman scott and JohnM.

Sites that pay for writing Tips on Writing Short Stories(Hat Tip to Stan for both.)

Twenty online resources for free eBooks...(Hat tip to Glenn Peterson)

How much royalty do publishers pay authors? Hat Tip to Stan and SmoothSail both!

Link to a post by SmoothSail that all aspiring writers should read.
Link to ANOTHER post by SmoothSail that all aspiring writers should read.
Link to YET ANOTHER post by SmoothSail that all aspiring writers should read.

Link to an Ebook library Courtesy of Travis_Bickle


Fifty Writing Tools... Manymoose found this through Stumbleupon, a Firefox extension.

Common Errors in English Usage Manymoose found this through Stumbleupon, a Firefox extension.

Writing World Manymoose also found this through Stumbleupon, a Firefox extension.

smashwords.com  An eBook publishing site found by ManyMoose.


We appreciate everyone's courtesy.

Typical initial posts will be a description of the book's content or attributes, why we love or dislike it, what's special about it, and recommendations to read or forget it.

Follow-up posts could lead anywhere, but should be focused on the books and authors, the effects of the books on our lives, and so forth.

All polite discussion on books will be allowed.
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7038This is a series I have really, really liked. He dates the rise of King Arthur LindyBill-01:32:35 PM
7037 Sounds like he is basically a "story editor."That's exactly what SmoothSail-04/15/2014 04:12 PM
7036I re-read CJ Box's "Stone Cold" a little more carefully than I didManyMoose-04/15/2014 02:27 PM
7035Sounds like he is basically a "story editor." Smoothsail would know bLindyBill-04/15/2014 02:01 PM
7034How James Patterson Sells More Books Than J.K. Rowling Or Stephen King Read morTravis_Bickle-04/15/2014 01:22 PM
7033MC often gets asked about the music that he mentions in his books. So here is LindyBill-04/15/2014 01:21 PM
7032The reason I use the computer screen is that my computer chair is comfortable. ALindyBill-04/15/2014 11:40 AM
7031True. But my iPad is my go-to device for email and web browsing. I don't wanAlan Smithee-04/15/2014 11:31 AM
7030I find the iPad is a bit too heavy to hold and read for very long. The kindle&#Brian Sullivan-04/14/2014 11:38 PM
7029My Kindle reading is done 100% on my iPad. I rarely use a PC at home any more. Alan Smithee-04/14/2014 10:46 PM
7028I find that I am doing almost all of my kindle reading on my PC Flatscreen. ReaLindyBill-04/14/2014 11:14 AM
7027The days when everyone wanted a Sony of My Owny are over. Back then you'd paStan-04/14/2014 09:32 AM
7026Sony’s Digital Paper (formerly called Mobius) is the first large-screen e-readeTravis_Bickle-04/14/2014 07:16 AM
7025 Michael Connelly Books “We’ve assembled a really amazing writing team of peoLindyBill-04/08/2014 12:19 PM
7024Just finished the new Harlan Coban book, Missing You. Best novel I've read tJohnM-04/01/2014 02:48 PM
7023About 15 years ago, on a lark, I wrote a short story called "Bad To The LasStan-03/31/2014 11:54 PM
7022edit LindyBill-03/31/2014 10:25 PM
7021I have never tried it, but I look upon it as "are you a good storyteller?&qLindyBill-03/31/2014 10:23 PM
7020It's understandable in one sense in that it's their creation, their innoStan-03/31/2014 10:20 PM
7019It was incomplete, but it'll give you an idea. There's a big differenceSmoothSail103/31/2014 09:55 PM
7018That was a very interesting post. Stan-03/31/2014 09:24 PM
7017RE: Yes, Book Editors Edit Good article and sounds mostly true, although he maSmoothSail403/31/2014 03:52 PM
7016Congratulations! Please keep us up to date on its publishing. Carolyn-03/31/2014 11:31 AM
7015Now that it has been announced as official I can say with great enthusiasm thaLindyBill-03/31/2014 10:13 AM
7014I am celebrating! I finished my manuscript and incorporated all the edits suggesManyMoose703/30/2014 11:38 PM
7013I am re-reading Stone Cold. I think I was a bit off the first time, distracted,ManyMoose-03/30/2014 11:32 PM
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