Calling All Writers!

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Here is your chance to get into an anthology and help a person!! Ms. Karen DeLabar is a writer and a young woman who was recently stricken with Toxic Shock Syndrome. To help offset her medical expenses, friends are putting together a short story anthology called The Orange Karen Tribute Anthology. If your piece is selected, you don’t get paid, but the karma points are precious. I have already submitted a piece for consideration:) How’s about you?

MGP

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Literary News

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I finally got to press my sequel to my urban metaphysical novel Coffee with Thunderbolts. I wrote A Star Rose in Cerami during the 2011 NaNoWriMo. The characters from my first book are back and off to the wilds of Sicily to fix a “tiny” metaphysical problem that occurred after their experience of the Mayan Doomsday of 12/21/12. You can find all of my books on my Author Spotlight on Lulu.

I did write another novel for the ...

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Another Halloween Story

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Friend of Fast Forward, Michael Swanwick, is also doing a special Halloween story. He has been putting one sentence a day on his blog – http://floggingbabel.blogspot.com – and the story will end on Halloween. You can read the entire story to date from link on the blog. Michael is a master of the short short so this is sure to be a wonderful story. His comments each day on the writing are fascinating.

Also, when it’s done, the original typescript, ...

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Halloween Scary Story from Neil Gaiman

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In the spirit of Halloween, author Neil Gaiman has recorded a reading of a short story which you can download for free at audible.com.  It’s called “Click-Clack the Rattle Bag”, and you can only download it until October 31st.  For each download from the site, audible.com will make a donation to donorschoose.org or booktrust.

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The Hugo Awards – and the two-edged sword of technology

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Congratulations to all the 2012 Hugo Award winners!  You can find a complete list of the winners at the Hugo Awards website – http://www.thehugoawards.org/

The venue at Chicon 7 was completely packed, with people standing all along the sides and rear of the ballroom for the entire two & a quarter hour ceremony.  Those of us in the room enjoyed a (mostly) entertaining and glitch-free evening.  Unfortunately, this was not true for people ...

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