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Dear Readers, 

I tend to enjoy reading various articles on writing , the industry, the concepts, et cetera. parallel to craft articles. These topics can be fun or engaging. As some of you know, I have a controlled electronic footprint, meaning, I don't keep old posts. This blog never had fifteen posts and never will cause I don't like ejunk. But, I realize, aside my posts to what I created and create, I need a post to just chit chat if you will. So this post will serve that function, through its comments I will posts various topics concerning writing. 


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Cleopatra Jones was mostly written or partially produced from MAx Julien , starred Tamara Dobson. Black people had a hand in the money/script/direction/acting in this film, thus making it one of the few true black films , in my opinion.
What do you think should be involved in a remake? any ideas.
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OVerdrive is a system that allows you to access EBooks through it like a traditional library system. IT is a member of the Rakuten family, which owns my publisher Kobo. Each page to a book linked below has a sample page. Enjoy. are your already published works on overdrive? @Troy @Mel Hopkins @Cynique 

*My books* 
Sunset Children Stories
Looking West and West 
The Visasiki
The Janidogo

Overdrive library location
app for overdrive

*For Writing life authors* 
Once your eBook is live on OverDrive, spread the words to your fans so they can request your eBook at their local library. OverDrive also launched a great free app, Libby, where users can browse eBooks right on their devices.
As you can see, the process is incredibly simple and a fantastic way to get your book out to a new market—and help you increase your earnings!
If you’d like to enable OverDrive distribution on your account, send an email to the KWL team now and we’ll get you set up.

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What cliche do you dislike the most? but are cliches as negative as suggested? :) you  know what i mean? In an age where shortly typed prose is dominant. Are cliches negative or expected, natural. Is the smiley face a cliche? meaning, I used two previously. 



I am on Overdrive through Kobo. what is your lulu profile page @Mel Hopkins

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*The following is the films I know from the 2017 Library of congress film entries*  

Ace in the Hole
Die hard
Field of Dreams
4 Little Girls
The Goonies
Guess WHo's Coming to Dinner
La Bamba


One film on there I did not know that I was able to see was Wanda, it is really good. 
And I think a must see for every woman and every man who doesn't mind a human woman.
The backstory to this film is magical. Barbara Loden was married to her second husband ELia Kazan ,Viva Zapata! ,when Harry Schuster offered 100,000 for her to make her own film. She rewrote what Elia Kazan wrote and based it on her own life. 

I love this film, i wish i had taped it to be honest. 
Only two actors are in it and both are brilliant and to be honest, the same characters. The difference is , Wanda is living the life as someone who is only bound to the road. HE is living the life as someone who doesn't know the road has turned. 
His lines are pure raw cro magnon male, when he speaks to her holding food or their talk while they drink beers is a must see. Her replies are genius to him though. When she answers about her former life, it is nearly heartbreaking in one level, while more honest than what is from most female characters in films. Oddly, Ray in star wars episode seven epitomize that in science fiction.  
Oh , remember to check the hat she gets:)

affectionally, I present *_Wanda_*    

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If you have a NYPL library card , or any other,consider reading my book Sunset Children Stories https://nypl.overdrive.com/media/3670145
library search 


happy holidays , tell me if you can access my book at your local library. The poetry or more books are not in overdrive yet. I am working on an issue between kobo side overdrive. Will update later.  ... for those that know Habari Gani? this is the best day:) for sharing, perhaps:) 

@Mel Hopkins @Troy @sabine ziya @Neftali Rivera Jr @Maame Dede @Cynique @zetkabawn @Sarah Gordon Weathersby @rosa @Uniquelymade7 @Jasonnicholson05 @Angel Alita @Tyr1Jax

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Being yourself is key I concur to this post , what I have learned is patience is massive, if you keep at it the community will grow who are truly interested and reply to inquest. but you have to be patient, and don't beg, simply state what you are doing. 



grammar thoughts 



I only wrote romance in a story collection. I have yet to produce a book intentionally displaying positive sultry intimacy between characters from cover to cover but I know many who read romance novels in various sub genres: tech/adult/noir et cetera. Considering what you said about critics, or judges, the issue may be they are afraid to have positive relationships dominate in stories more. Negative friction is easier to utilize than positive friction. more tweets are about negative interactions than positive ones. Romance novels by default are displaying positive relationship, through various environments. 



Kobo authors do check this out , I suggest all go for it. so many of us are online all the time. @sabine ziya 


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I had and have total opposition to the message in the following article. I saw many beautiful book cover in my time. I think book coveres have value, especially to attract. The problem is in molding readers. Readers when best, are unconcerned to a book cover. The literature between the cover is the content. not the book cover, the movie poster, the music video. I wonder what film sales will be absent, film posters/previews imagine if the only way to see a film would be in a movie house, what will sales be? I wonder who will be the top charting artist absent the music video, the album cover, the concert. what if you can only hear the music? Viewers/audience are groomed to expect the main content to come in a package and i think that augments the value or the intake to the main content. 



Authors on a Train sound fun, If anyone want to collaborate, on short stories I am game

If Authors on a Train sounds like something you’d want to attend, we are currently accepting applications for our 2018 retreat. It will take place November 11-16, and again head to New Orleans by way of Amtrak from Chicago. For more information, go to http://www.authorsonatrain.com

Part 1 


Part 2



If you want to be part of Kobo's beta promotions program and are a kobo writing life member send an email to support@kobowritinglife.zendesk.com 

A kobo author shares her experience  



Great tools in the blog entry to be honest, i am one of those people who changes my environment when in writing mode. When I feel an urge to write I cut off and write only. I think that old tool is still the best. Sometimes not the most functional but, works for me, when I am in a writing groove. no net, phone, anyone else. Luckily, I don't have a fiscal scenario that disallows that as well. 



The following is a great idea. Communicate as a character in your story. I like this idea lot. I will give it a go. Any suggestions on a character from a story I did not compose that interest you ?  




Rachel Grant who opens up her email to query from kobo writers who have thoughts about the industry, as what makes your story unique. But I go one further and ask what have you read that is unique? 



Self publishing in the netherlands,  a good read 



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@richardmurray  thank you for thinking of me and thank you for bringing this project to my attention. :)  I barely make enough time for my current writing projects so for now I have to pass.  By the way, I don't write or speak Portuguese, lol.

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