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Self-Publishers Coalition

Here is where the Revolution moves forth! The Self-Publishers Coalition is where independent content creators, writers, artists, filmmakers and more can come to pool the vast resources available among our fellow Self-Publishers.

Members: 294
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Basics for Epic World building and Narrative Design

Started by M Jayson Graham. Last reply by Iam Bennu on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Anyone that has wanted to write a series, be it novel, comic, tv or film should begin with establishing the world along with the protagonist or main character. To do this, it requires that you create…Continue

*Free Advertising* International Book Con in Busan!

Started by Stephen Alexander Oct 15. 0 Replies

I managed to get a table at a foreigners' book convention in Busan South Korea (the good one). I'd like to rep our club for the event and generate some sales for members.There are 2 ways I'd like to…Continue

Tags: Fiction, Society, Korea., Science, Black

No More Mr Lonely

Started by Vhedza1. Last reply by H. Wolfgang Porter Sep 9. 1 Reply

Glad to have discovered this Community...A real breath of fresh air...Based in Cape Town, South Africa and it can get a bit lonely.Am a huge Fan of the Ancient Astronaut Theory and expected to find a…Continue

Let Us Know What You're Working On....

Started by H. Wolfgang Porter. Last reply by Everett Lloyd Deane Mar 1. 126 Replies

I've been 'turning and burning' on my upcoming projects and have stepped back some to allow other members of the SPC to spotlight their projects and drop info. I noticed things have gotten quiet so…Continue

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Comment by Stephen Alexander on March 18, 2018 at 3:50am

Udemy.com is having a 90% off sale on all their courses. They have courses on writing. 

A guy I follow posted a small list of useful courses. I'm sharing them here.

https://kindlepreneur.com/best-udemy-courses-for-self-publishing-au...

But the sale ends in one day. I'm getting a bunch in fields I want to specialize in.

Comment by Jeremy Dixon on February 2, 2018 at 7:32am

Hello all,

Thanks for letting me join the group. I'm so excited my first novel will be coming in April. Right now I'm still back and forth with my editor, and I am waiting for the cover to be finished. Are there any individuals here who are editors, good with cover design, and marketing. I have three other novels that I want to publish this year as well

Comment by Stephen Alexander on August 10, 2017 at 7:21am

I have a group of 100 members on BlackJunction.com called WritersAuthors&Bloggers Promo. Basically, I want you to post there and promote your works. Only one story a day, same story once a week. 

https://blackjunction.com/WritingPromotionGroup'

Show the world of BlackJunction what you've been working on, no matter how old it is! Unless it's awful, in which case, don't share it.

Comment by Patrice Suncircle on May 9, 2017 at 6:53pm

Editing is of utmost importance. I have also started a web page with Weebly. Trying to find as much time as I can to work on that.

Comment by Miriam Ruff on May 1, 2017 at 8:48am

I am an editor as well as a writer, and I would be interested in helping edit/proof anyone's work. Editing is an absolutely critical part of the writing process. You can find out more about me and see samples at www.bumbershootwriting.com.

Comment by Cedric Crawley on May 1, 2017 at 2:48am
Thus is absolutely true. I proofread each of my manuscripts in excess of 7-8 times all the way through. I still find slight spelling, grammatical, or clarity issues. An editor - one you trust to appreciate your writing style and voice, but at the same time to be tough and constructively critical - is essential for a serious writer.
Comment by Thomas Lee Howell on April 29, 2017 at 11:46am

I work as a script doctor and manuscript editor. I have helped over a hundred fellow writers since 1999.

Comment by Crystal Skye on September 3, 2016 at 7:38am

Ok thanks Wolfgang. Will be searching for an editor!

Comment by H. Wolfgang Porter on September 2, 2016 at 9:13pm

Crystal, you definitely need to get an editor or at the minimum a good proofreader. There's no way you'll catch everything 'cause you're too close to the work. Even when you set it down for a while and come back to it, you'll catch some things but stuff will slip by. An editor's job is to catch stuff and ask questions as to whether you 'mean what you say' on the page and offer suggestions to 'say it' in a manner that will be more succinct to readers.

Comment by Crystal Skye on September 2, 2016 at 7:37am

Thank you Patricia and H. Wolfgang!

You I have some beta readers. At this point I don't have an editor since I am self-publishing... I had to leave a writer's critique group because of how they critiqued. 

I will stick with beta readers (and pouring over my work several times) One of them is my closest friend who can be brutally honest. lol.  I feel blessed about that.

Once again thank you!

 

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Blog Posts

Swine, Slop and Armistice...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 12, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Robert H. Goodwin (June 19, 1925 - August 26, 1999), "Pop" Third Class Petty Officer, US Navy, WWII veteran. Heavy Gunner, Naval Boxer and cook.

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, History

As a United States Air Force veteran, I along with a roomful of others from the Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard were honored at…
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Product Review Updates #6

Posted by Stephen Alexander on November 9, 2018 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Occasionally, I will alert fellow members to product updates by creators I have reviewed in the past year or so. 

  • The conclusion of The Conscious Dreams Saga has finally arrived! You can buy The Sacrifice of Knowing (The Conscious Dreamer Series Book 3) at Amazon today! The first book is also free, BTW. I've been waiting for this for a while (the first book was my #2 favorite work in our club)
  • Some of the Kickstarters advertised in the Black Comics Creators group have made their budgets. Look out for Niobe by Sebastian Jones and Scorpio by John Robinson IV. If you're…
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Deviant Confederates...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 9, 2018 at 5:30am 1 Comment

Image source: WREG.com

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Politics

(noun): the fact or state of departing from usual or accepted standards, especially in social or sexual behavior.

This commentary is post the…
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Petrol, Wastewater and Membranes...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 8, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Argonne scientists have invented a membrane (shown here) that, when exposed to sunlight, can clean itself and also actively degrade pollutants. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)

Topics: Atomic Layer Deposition, Chemistry, Green Tech, Semiconductor Technology

Argonne scientists have invented a membrane…
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Lithium Magic...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 7, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Drive for innovation: Electric vehicles are a major target for R&D on novel battery materials. (Image courtesy: imec)

Topics: Battery, Chemical Physics, Green Tech

The batteries we depend on for our mobile phones and computers are based on a technology that is more than a quarter-century old. Rechargeable…
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Space Seed...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 6, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Interstellar objects like Oumuamua could be the source of life as we know it. ESA/Hubble, NASA, ESO, M. Kornme

Topics: Carl Sagan, Exoplanets, SETI, Space Exploration, Star Trek

Note: Star Trek had an episode titled "…
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#VOTE...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 5, 2018 at 5:30am 1 Comment

"You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripple for change." Tim Cook, CEO, Apple, Inc. Brainy Quote

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Diversity, Existentialism, Human Rights, LGBT Rights, Politics, Women's Rights

I've literally done all that I can do. I've blogged, I've called, I've text messaged, I've given money; I've reminded/nagged/begged. I've also early voted. It's now…
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Nasty Tricks and Tasty Treats

Posted by Thaddeus on October 31, 2018 at 11:51am 0 Comments

"LaShaun, you better not be on the roof again."

"Mom, we're just up here playing Spider and Prey. We want it to look realistic."

"Hurry up and get dressed for Halloween."

"I am dressed. I am wrapped in spider-silk and Frank's going to dangle me from the roof at just the right moment."

"Did you put the lights up?"

"Yes, mom. Remote's in the kitchen."

"What's my part?"

"You don't have a part. You're the Mom handing out candy to innocent children. That is your part. You also get to be technical support. Turn on the lights after I twitch convincingly and then surprise moan."

"Frank makes his menacing hiss and the kids run off screaming into the night."

"No they won't."

"Yeah, Mom, they will. Remember when he jumped…

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Leadership of Ghouls...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on October 26, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Human Rights, Politics, Women's Rights

Ghoul (n):

1 : a legendary evil being that robs graves and feeds on corpses

2 : one suggestive of a ghoul

especially : one who shows morbid interest in things considered shocking or repulsive…

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Shrink Ray...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on October 25, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Using a new kind of "shrink ray", UT Austin scientists can alter the surface of a hydrogel pad in real time, creating grooves (blue) and other patterns without disturbing living cells, such as this fibroblast cell (red) that models the behavior of human skin cells. Rapid appearance of such surface features during cell growth can mimic the dynamic conditions experienced during development and repair of tissue (e.g., in wound healing and nerve regrowth). Credit: Jason Shear/University of Texas at Austin.…

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