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  1. *Question* have any of you considered writing in another language beside english? I have a plan to publish in another language, nothing long winded though, something tiny but... what say you?  The world is a circle, and multilingualism is a tool. Money is out there, but it does not always speak english.  Question, what language would you like to see a story from you in ? name the story side the language ? 
    *Your thoughts* ? 


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  2. Using the steps below, let us make a story together. I will start off with the inciting injury, named after the steps, and you do the immediate treatment and someone else the definitive and...? 


    The Inciting Injury: the moment and manner in which the character gets hurt.

    The Immediate Treatment: what the character does in the moment to feel better and avoid further injury.


    The Definitive Treatment: when the character receives care which ultimately begins their healing process.

    The Rocky Road to Recovery: when the character faces challenges relating to their new disability and how they cope with those problems during healing.

    THE END:

    The Big Test: the moment when a character must overcome a greater challenge related to the global plot – while still recovering from their injury.

    The New Normal: when your character’s final degree of disability becomes apparent. They can have No Disability, a Partial Disability, or be Totally Disabled (for the affected body part).

    The Inciting Injury: Elsa Robinson, grandmother or lingerie fashion model, fifty six year old, walking along a dark street in the urban core to her boyfriend's house. Sprain her ankle when she step on a pebble in her diamond studded stilettos. 
    The Immediate Treatment: SOMEBODY !?


    *I quote the article* So remember this very basic fact: Writers write. If you’re not writing, you’re not a writer. So go back to your laptop or notebook and just write. Stories will come. Your craft will improve. Life and the universe will conspire and one day you’ll wake up and be a professional writer with an actual career.
    This won’t happen if you don’t write.


  3. I compose books exclusively through Kobo writing life, set up DRM rights to myself, make my own covers thus, duplication or public domain issues or cover copyright issues are absent in my work. Metadata I am careful about and double check on everything I have from audio to the ebook itself. 
    The only issue I can have that I have yet to test myself is erotica. In some stories I have written, grand abuse/assault was described, but that, to me, is not erotica. To me, erotica has to have the lustful in a fornicative sense. To lust is to desire above the healthy, it can be any thing. But, fornicate lust, which is not procreative lust, is to desire things that bring the arousal or attempted arousal in fornication. 
    What are your thoughts? @sabine ziyaI know you are working in the erotic genre so i ponder?

  4. Happily ever after is the problem, in literary terms. I will reply to your personal query but after I speak on the problem with the entire modern relationship genre. The first problem is where happily ever after came from. It came from a change in european fairy tales. Originally fairy tales were meant to refer to tales concerning the magical. A fairy traditionally is not positive or negative, in literary terms fairies is a magical label, how the magic apply to humans or the human world depend on the fairies, the humans, the various natural aspects. Most of these fairy tales were variations on pre christian stories from various places in europe that were becoming or would become heavily christian, at the zealot level. The christian clergy to their part, maintained the original christian method, making non christian things negative. This is why the word villans means criminal or peasant is low class compared to urban, where the christian church started, in modernity.Originally fairy tales had many unhappy endings. Some meant to scare, some meant to educate, others cause the story was good. But, over time, as books were being created, some writers decided to omit the unhappily ending fairy tales and only include the happy ones, or convert the unhappy ending ones into happy ending ones. This was the way in the european literary world; that coincided to the european global colonial age. The funny thing is that many of the conquered peoples native to <using commonly used geographic nameplace, not appropriate ones>: Africa/Asia/America had their own fairy tales which reflected the same style that the original european fairy tales did; but, these non european or non white fairy tales were barely transcribed or remembered or recalled through enslaved or genocidal histories. This lead up to modernity, in the united states. The U.S.A. media traditionally likes an inhuman position. From davey croket <is that the correct spelling> to the founding fathers , whether referring to real or unreal history the u.s.a. puts a happily ever after spin on all tales. When, the world wars are ended, the USA through its relatively advanced media machine, spread the happily ever after style and embedded it in films or entertainment. Artists who tried to reject this had to be independent or their work was undermined in advertising. The original scarface black and white film/comedy shows on early television/tales from the crypt comic books are all examples of media in the u.s.a. where someone was telling a story that did not end happy ever after and in each genre rules were set up to enforce a happily ever after product. From the movie ratings to comic code to prewritten shows on television. The artistic goal was blocking unhappily ever after from being experienced. Now, in  modernity, the film industries technological capability has allowed an audience to see some of the most fantastic written elements absent reading or use of their imagination. The non science fiction or high fantasy fiction genre's like relationships or biographies are where books are making the most money. And, with centuries of happily ever after saturating the media in anglo led ,u.k. then u.s.a. , humanity you get to the current scenario. 

    Now to answer your query, I believe in being happy in the now and not expecting anything tomorrow. Time is a teacher, treasure each moment you live, hope for the better tomorrow, praise the best from yesterday. Expectation is the enemy to a happy life, cause humanity live in nature, not dominate it, nature will give sad days, unhappy days, and nature is no sinner for it. 

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  5. :) thanks @TroyImagine if we can get aalbc to grow more:) wouldn't that be great @Mel Hopkins as the online black community, this should be our goal, to make a black owned website more popular:) 


    Ok Mel:)  private message me on here, we will work something out. I will say this,  the promote or social share is not present on blogs and i think is not needed. let us be honest. more and more online people, spend their time with photo viewing or tweeting but very few of them spend alot of time with in depth looking at any level. So, social promotion is good but in the end of the day, we have to come up with ways to engender them to us. many people today have filters to their social experience that grooms it. 

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  6. @Troy i apologize for seeing this late:) I am trying to finish some poetry and see matches... time is squeezing me:) 

    @Mel Hopkins I am willing to help you, to be honest, i never saw a promote feature on my blog and i use it more regularly. The only reason i have been inactive recently is i am working on my poetry book and i  reformatted what my weekly blog will be and i am preparing that 


    to both of you, a tutorial is great, but perhaps I should start a blog post , and it can be a place where we members can come and learn how to use aalbc blog platform through our debates and I will be willing if i don't know how to help to figure it out aside the query maker?what say you guys? 

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    This was so much fun, but in honor of Sean Spicer, who I can imagine thought this everyday as the white house press secretary. I think i emulated the volume control of the original correctly or near enough:) 


    (Burn baby burn)
    (Burn baby burn)
    (Burn baby burn)
    (Burn baby burn)
    To my surprise, whitehouse spokesman I!
    Voters getting loose y'all, tweeting all through the world
    Folks are screaming, out of control
    It was so- entertaining, when the campaign, started to roll
    I heard somebody say
    (Burn baby burn) whitehouse inferno
    (Burn baby burn) burn that mother down
    (Burn baby burn) whitehouse inferno
    (Burn baby burn) burn that mother down
    Satisfaction, came in a chain reaction (Burnin')
    I couldn't get enough, so I had to self-destruct
    The heat was on, rising to the top
    Everybody going strong, and that is when my spark got hot
    I heard somebody say
    (Burn baby burn) whitehouse inferno
    (Burn baby burn) burn that mother down 
    (Burn baby burn) whitehouse inferno
    (Burn baby burn) burn that mother down

  8. My horror premise A HINT TO THE PUBLIC PATHS COMING , if you have one, do tell

    The story will begin in the sewers, a mother/father/child living together in an old tunnel, one from many in new york city. The child has a birthday, thirteen, and the parents are worried; they worry that the child will want to leave the darkness in the sewers and step into the world outside: frankfurters/carnivals/taxi cabs/big posters/sexy women running to work. The child's uncle arrives; he had to travel from his spot in brooklyn to his sister's home in manhattan and has a gruesome arm. The child is shocked to see the arm, torn, scarred, brutalized. The child worries but wonders at the same time. That evening the child waited till mom/dad/uncle was sleeping and it went to the little ray from a street lamp. The child placed an arm under the light, and nothing happened. Fears abated and the child went to bed. The next day, uncle and father left to find a subterranean home for the uncle. The child is allowed to see under the subterranean grid to the activities above, but mom demanded the child do not step into the light. The child see's kids playing basketball and is in wonder; and place a hand where sunlight shine under the grid. No harm or damage, the child is confused to why the parents have lied to the danger stepping into the light. And, the child figures it will go on the street tomorrow when the kids play. A scream is heard and the child run back home. The child see mom or dad crying over Uncle. He is torn asunder, both leg a bloody nub, both arm a bruised bloody stump, chunks of his face or chest or buttocks or back are torn off. The child does not comprehend how this happened to Uncle, and ask the parents how. The parents respond they do not know. But, it is lethal. The next day, the child prepare to step outside and see the kids play. Tomorrow, the child is allowed to play near the grid , trusted as before by the parents. The child see some grown people pulling carts on the street and uses the method to leave out the tunnels from the grid. The sun is bright and the wind is cool, overjoyed the child run about and the cart pullers come closer smiling, happy, overjoyed too. And... the cart pullers fight with each other, grabbing as many dollars as they can, mysteriously appearing from the tunnels. 
    CReepy pasta that have african american in them- only 2 through search

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