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Authors & Books & Comments
An SI Board Since November 2007
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Emcee:  ManyMoose Type:  Moderated
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!

Why do old books smell the way they do? Answer here: (Hat tip to Tom Clarke)

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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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9345The basic plot is one of search for acceptance. Zaal is an abandoned child. ItSun Tzu-5 hours ago
9344I think your story has legs. Zaal's comment at the end is a zinger.Stan-6 hours ago
9343Please do!Carolyn-7 hours ago
9342Thanks. And you are right. It is clear that you are are a well read person. I wiSun Tzu-8 hours ago
9341I read a lot of books of all kinds. This one seems to be a story simply written Carolyn-8 AM
9340Thank you. I will search.Sun Tzu-8 AM
9339You're welcome. You might try advanced search in Tools above and put some unStan-8 AM
9338Thank you. Two questions: do you have any comments about my writing style? I am Sun Tzu-8 AM
9337I like it. And hope you continue.Carolyn-8 AM
9336Thank you!Sun Tzu-6 AM
9335Three words. Do not stop. You had me before the last line but that line took abuelita-12 AM
9334Here's my first story submission for your feedback - I hope this is not too Sun Tzu3yesterday
9333Thanks. The first one is close to what I am looking for (although not sure how Sun Tzu-yesterday
9332Here were a few others, Subject 51237 Subject 20435 Subject 32738Stan-yesterday
9331Thanks, but it wasn't it. That thread is more like tweets and writing prompSun Tzu-yesterday
9330Is this the one you're thinking of? Subject 20326Stan1yesterday
9329I seem to recall that there was a thread for people to write short stories and/oSun Tzu-yesterday
9328wsj.com Amazon, a Longtime E-Book Discounter, Is Accused of DrivingLindyBill1last Saturday
9327Western Justice makes a lot more sense to me than what we do today. "Get ouManyMoose-January 8
9326We all like stories about periods we like. Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – OcLindyBill-January 8
9325I don't think it qualifies as medieval history, but I read Follett's &quManyMoose-January 8
9324I like history books that move along with the action. My favorite in the 40'LindyBill-January 8
9323I'm reading "Long Kinfe" by James Alexander Thom. It's a histManyMoose-January 8
9322I read the first, could not make it through the second. Just too much PhilippinLindyBill-January 7
9321 The best series I have ever read is the first one by WEB Griffin, "The Brobert a belfer-January 7
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