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Research Rejection, Part II

My first rejection came from a rude secretary in the Quad Cities when I was driving the route Mallory took in Beta. I stopped at a plant that processed meat gelatin. (Yeah, sounds disgusting to me, too) When I asked the secretary if there was a PR person available she told me one didn't exist. When I asked her who might help me, she said he wasn't available. I gave her my name and contact information and I think…See More
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Research Rejection, Part I

I thought about this topic several weeks ago when outlining a chapter to put at the beginning of Mallory Petersen's next adventure, Delta. In the story she meets a classmate about halfway through the story. When I wrote the first draft, I thought the scene worked, but after reading it to a critique group, and discussing it with a friend, I decided I needed to introduce the classmate earlier in the book. The…See More
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"I do point out the good stuff, but so much of the stuff I get have oodles of mistakes, some just too blatant to ignore. "
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Colman commented on Stephen Brayton's blog post Review Regrets
"Interesting, I get asked to look at a lot of books and generally try to be a bit positive if I can. I can't say everything I've read has rocked me, by I try to avoid being totally negative. I turn down books that I don't think will…"
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Review Regrets

I wanted to write this on one of the reviews I've done on my other blog, braytonsbookbuzz.wordpress.com but decided instead to write this up as a regular blog. One of the reasons I chose to do it here instead of there is because I initially thought I'd write this at the beginning of one review and it might seem like I was lambasting the author, which, essentially, I am. I could have written up a separate blog type post…See More
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Fitness Writing, Part VII

One day in August of 1991, I was uptown and saw the local taekwondo club had a special offer of two weeks' free classes. I'd always been interested in martial arts, so I thought this sounded like a good deal and started classes.I'd been in Oskaloosa less than a year and soon after starting my job at the radio station I joined the local community theatre group. I had been acting in plays since high school and enjoyed…See More
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Fitness Writing, Part VI

I really enjoy the forms of the American Taekwondo Association. The white belt form has 18 moves and you work yourself up to 81 moves for the first degree black belt form. White belt starts with some very basic moves, punch, front and side kicks, low, high, and middle blocks, and a knifehand strike (karate chop). Each form thereafter introduces a new move or combination move with some extra turns, and so on.I'm certainly…See More
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Fitness Writing, Part V

My first bike was a 5-speed Schwinn. The gear shift was in the middle with a big black knob on the end. Banana-type seat. Later, I had a ten speed which I outgrew. In Oskaloosa, I had, for a short time, a three speed several decades old, complete with a headlight. Unfortunately, I kept it in the laundry room and someone stole it. Now I have a ten speed that is just a bit small for me, but it works.Earlier this summer, I…See More
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"Cool. Always interested in chatting with fellow martial artists."
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About Me:
I'm a Fifth Degree Black belt in taekwondo. I have my own martial arts club. I am the author of two ebooks being published by Echelon Press. I am also an editor as well as the Marketing Director for Short stories
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Reader, Writer, Editor
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http://www.stephenbrayton
Books And Authors I Like:
Ellery Queen, Erle Stanley Gardner, Doctor Who, S. King, H.P. Lovecraft, Lee Child, Janet Evanovitch, many others
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
CSI, Castle, Law and Order, wrestling

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Research Rejection, Part II

rejection 2 My first rejection came from a rude secretary in the Quad Cities when I was driving the route Mallory took in Beta. I stopped at a plant that processed meat gelatin. (Yeah, sounds disgusting to me, too) When I asked the secretary if there was a PR person available she told me one didn't exist. When I asked her who might help me, she said he wasn't available. I gave her my name and contact…

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Posted on October 17, 2014 at 5:19pm

Research Rejection, Part I

rejection 1 I thought about this topic several weeks ago when outlining a chapter to put at the beginning of Mallory Petersen's next adventure, Delta. In the story she meets a classmate about halfway through the story. When I wrote the first draft, I thought the scene worked, but after reading it to a critique group, and discussing it with a friend, I decided I needed to introduce the classmate earlier…

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Posted on October 10, 2014 at 5:37pm

Review Regrets

regrets I wanted to write this on one of the reviews I've done on my other blog, braytonsbookbuzz.wordpress.com but decided instead to write this up as a regular blog. One of the reasons I chose to do it here instead of there is because I initially thought I'd write this at the beginning of one review and it might seem like I was lambasting the author, which, essentially, I am. I could have written up a separate…

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Posted on October 3, 2014 at 4:49pm — 2 Comments

Fitness Writing, Part VII

Motive pic One day in August of 1991, I was uptown and saw the local taekwondo club had a special offer of two weeks' free classes. I'd always been interested in martial arts, so I thought this sounded like a good deal and started classes.

I'd been in Oskaloosa less than a year and soon after starting my job at the radio station I joined the local community theatre group. I had been acting in plays since…

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Posted on September 26, 2014 at 4:32pm

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At 9:45am on September 7, 2014, Rick Taylor said…
Thanks for the add!
At 5:16am on January 13, 2013, pamilar said…

Hello, Am Pamilar, I really want to have a good friendship with you. i have something i want to discuses with you. You can get back to me, directly to my e-mail. frpamilar@yahoo.co.uk

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At 3:54am on November 14, 2010, Richard M. Rolfsness said…
Glad to have another friend looks like you like martial marts to.
At 11:40pm on November 6, 2010, Margot Justes said…
Hi Stephen,
Thank you for the friendship.
Margot
www.mjustes.com
 
 
 

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