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Sunday, November 17, 2013

No, No, A Thousand Times No -- with this exception.

Morning Glory Farm and the family that feeds an island 

Dear Readers,
Almost daily, I'm asked to read an unpublished story and tell the author what I think of it.
My publishers have strongly discouraged me from doing that. Why? They say that many published authors are accused of stealing ideas.
It's easy to say "No" to people I don't know, but when one of my friends or readers ask me to critique their book or story, it's a lot harder. Still, I refuse because I (selfishly) need time to write my own books, hang out with my family, and walk the dogs.
I make an exception every 18 months for the SCBWI Mentorship Project.
Now, I'm making one more exception. I've donated a line edit (correcting grammar, sentence structure, etc) and critique for up to 30 pages of a manuscript to an online auction to raise money for the Red Cross’s Typhoon Haiyan Appeal.
Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines on November 8, causing catastrophic damage. It is the strongest storm ever to make landfall, hitting an area where thousands of people and animals -- wild and domestic -- are already homeless after an earthquake in mid-October.

Philippine Red Cross volunteers have been on the ground since before the storm hit, helping with evacuation plans and warning communities. Now, they are getting aid to the people who are most in need, and they need our help

Click here to see my donation    AUTHORS FOR THE PHILIPPINES
but hundreds more authors have donated 451 items from adult and kids' books, online writing classes and author visits to editing by a Pulitzer Prize winner and the chance to have a book dedicated to you or "appear" in a graphic novel! 

Hint: I had to scroll down lower than normal to see stuff, so if the page doesn't seem to be changing, try that!


The Rescue Princesses - The Rainbow Opal by Paula Harrison
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The auction is now LIVE !
You may bid on the items until Wednesday, November 20.

p.s.  With 451 items up for auction, the bidding isn't always pricey.  You may want to do holiday shopping and good deeds at the same time!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Who Do YOU Believe about Wild Horses?

Decide whose "facts" you'll believe, before it's too late!
Here are just few of many links you can check out to see what advocates and BLM are saying about the same situations.

BLM's response to "Facts & Myths" about wild horses 

Myth #4:  Since 1971, the BLM has illegally or improperly taken away more than 20 million acres set aside for wild horses and burros (from 53.8 million acres to 31.6 million acres).
Fact:  This claim is false.  No specific amount of acreage was “set aside” for the exclusive use of wild horses and burros under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. 

False Claim #3:  There are too many wild horses and burros and they are multiplying too fast because they have no real predators or other controls.
As the architects of the Wild Horse & Burro Act of 1971 knew very well, the carrying capacity for wild horses in the herd areas and territories on our public lands is relatively high. 

Numbers Talk: Stats about America's Wild Horses from American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign

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Friday, November 01, 2013

NANOWRIMO: Here's Where You Can (Virtually) Rub Elbows with Writing Pros

Since today is the first day of  National Novel Writing Month, I thought reader-writers might want an insider's look at the community you plan to join.

Tickle your muse with NEWS and GOSSIP

Daily:   Sign up for free Publishers Lunch, self-described as the publishing industry's "daily essential read," shared with over 40,000 publishing people every day   Publisher's Marketplace

Weekly: Get the scoop on what's happening in kidslit   Publishers Weekly - Children's Publishing

Whenever: Listed below is everything you can find at   QueryTracker 

  • List of top literary agents and publishers.
  • Tools to keep your queries organized.
  • Export and backup your data at any time
  • Data compiled on agents and queries gives you insight, such as:       
  • The number of queries sent to each agent.
          The number of queries each agent accepts.
          The number of queries each agent rejects.
          Response times of agent   
    Happy writing!  

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