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First up! Introducing Author Lissa Gromley (@AuthorLissa) who was part of the Sassy Literary Ladies, a group consisting of several authors across genres that eventually turned on her and caused the chaos taking over the #writingcommunity today, see here:
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Black History Fact for 1 February (Pre-1492)

Source: Urban Intellectuals

#blackhistory #FridayFeeling #BlackHistoryMonth #blackhistorymonth2019 Black History Fact for 1 February (Pre-1492)
Black History Fact for 2 February (STEM):

#STEM #blackhistorymonth #blackhistorymonth2019 #SocialMedia Black History Fact for 2 February.
Black History Fact for 3 February (Pre-1492):

Queen Candace was an Ethiopian Queen who ruled the Kingdom of Kush.

Legend says that her real name was Amanirenas and that she was a fierce warrior.

#BlackHistoryMonth #blackhistorymonth2019 Black History Fact for 3 Feb: Queen Candace of Kush.
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THREAD Here are the 10 writing-related books on my 2019 to-read list I'm most looking fwd to reading... #AmReading #AmWriting #AmCoaching
10) _The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life_, by Twyla Tharp (2006) amazon.com/dp/0743235274/…
9) _The writer's diet : a guide to fit prose_, by Helen Sword (2016) amazon.com/Writers-Diet-C…
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What are you reading over the holidays? I'm reading 'A Man of Misconceptions: the Life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change' by John Glassie. The eccentric being Athanasius Kircher, 17th century priest and scientist.
Did you know that the book Galileo published his telescopic observations in was called 'Starry Messenger'?
"For (17th century scholar) Pico, magic was 'the practical part of natural science,' and also the 'noblest part.'" ~ from 'A Man of Misconceptions' by John Glassie
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Next up in #amreading: “White Kids: Growing Up With Privilege in a Racially Divided America” by Margaret Hagerman.
(And yes, this one I bought. Usually, I am a devoted @CWMARSinfo user.)
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Welcome to #NATO 101. Lesson 1
"The mere lack of #military #power is, in itself, not enough to cause a nation to lose its position vis-à-vis other states. That only happens when the people lose their individual integrity and the country gradually loses its national #integrity...
#NATO 101, Lesson 2
"No-one wants to cooperate with a country that has lost its integrity. [Even when] other countries have dealt unreasonably... who would want to damage the amity extant between [us, just by] sticking up for a state that has no national #integrity to begin with?
#NATO 101, Lesson 3.
"Many countries haven’t lost their international #prestige merely because of #poverty and #weakness... natural #disaster and poor #geography are enough to make a country weak and poor, and that can move others to sympathy. But lack of #integrity?
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Dynamics in Action: Intentional Behaviour as a Complex System - Alicia #Juarrero #amreading
Understanding all causes as collusion-like, & the explanatory ideal as deduction from deterministic laws, are 2 ex of a trend that has characterized the history of philo for over 2,000 yrs: the progressive elimination of time & context from metaphysics & epistemology. #Juarrero
Since time & context play a central role in all living things,including human beings & their behaviour,action theory is thus an excllnt prism that refracts & separates two key problems in the history of Western Philo(cause & explanation)lays bare role time & context play in each.
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Really love #StevenUniverse in case you haven't noticed bookriot.com/2018/06/25/sto…
Add some Lit to your cosplay bookriot.com/2018/06/28/boo…
Got to interview one of my heros about her fabulous new book! (Highly recommend Starless) bookriot.com/2018/07/11/jac…
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Okay, so here's a thread for fellow writers who use Arabic names in their WiPs, and some of the common hair-raising mistakes that happen👇🏽
#amwriting #amreading
1. Don't mix up "Eastern"-sounding names:
This is a very common pitfall people. MANY authors mix up, for example, Arabic and Desi names. AKHTAR and KHAN are not Arabic names. Names that have "IBN" in them are not Desi names. Do your research and respect the cultures.
2. Don't mix up "younger" and "older" Arabic names:
Just like you wouldn't name him "Ricky Dumbledore", don't just pick up a "trendy" name from a baby website then toss it in your fantasy novel. Ask a RL Arabic-speaker how the name sounds to them.
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#amwritingromance #DolphinWriters #turtlewriters
#erotica #HistoricalRomance #amreading

This happened last September and I never got a notice or email from @Smashwords

I'm glad they clarified the process, but I'm still confused by some stuff.
Only #Smashwords and #AmazonKindle allow step-relations?

I don't understand why.

Example is "In the Distance There is Light" by #HarperBliss

One of our WIPs is a reworking of Greek Mythology. GM has nearly all taboos, yet is carried everywhere!
Other markets are "officially" banning Bestiality, but let it slide under the name of Paranormal.

@smashwords (and Amazon, apparently) claims mermaids, werewolves, bigfoot, or aliens are NOT considered "Beastiality".
#WTF
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Out of the goodness of my heart, here are corrections for some misinterpretations regularly seen in fantasy novels set in Middle-Eastern settings. A thread follows👇🏼.
#amwriting #amwritingfantasy #amreading
1. The Middle East is not all desert. Actually, the Middle East is not all hot and dry. Levantine winters are brutally snowy, and Tunisia is known among the locals as “Tunisia the Green”.
2. The word “Harem” comes from “hurum”, meaning “a sacred/forbidden part of a place”, and doesn’t mean women. It had nothing to do with concubines until the Ottomans, and when orientalist paintings started the idea of “whatever is happening in that forbidden part”.
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We are so excited to announce the #CityofStories comp results - lots of #writers to celebrate #ACEsupported @londonlibraries #THREAD 👇🏽
For @brentculture, congrats to winner @LizRandomSpaces & highly commended @the_vajabond bit.ly/2yAaShE #CityofStories
For @lovecamden, congrats winner @sinb & highly commended @Forfieh & Kim Horrocks bit.ly/2yAaShE #writingcomp
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