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Toys

There are times that I don't enjoy being an adult. Sometimes I want to be a child again.I get this feeling whenever I read a book with a child in it playing with a toy.See, that's the key word. Toy. Sometimes, I don't like the word. It brings back an aching nostalgia. Two years away from being fifty, I miss my childhood toys. My bunny, play pistols, Tonka toys, trucks and cars, rocket ships, puzzles, games. Okay, I gave…See More
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"Sometimes the spy game leaves a bad taste in your mouth. http://braytonsbookbuzz.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/unsavory-delecacies/"
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Research Rejection, Part III

I posted the idea for this blog on Facebook wanting some comments and asking if other authors had experienced rejection. My thanks to David Schlosser and Bob Dunbar who responded with an example each. I can't make up this stuff so I'll let them tell their short stories in their own words:David Schlosser: I once wrote a scene in…See More
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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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"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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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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Toys

toys There are times that I don't enjoy being an adult. Sometimes I want to be a child again.

I get this feeling whenever I read a book with a child in it playing with a toy.

See, that's the key word. Toy. Sometimes, I don't like the word. It brings back an aching nostalgia. Two years away from being fifty, I miss my childhood toys. My bunny, play pistols, Tonka toys, trucks and cars, rocket ships,…

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Posted on November 22, 2014 at 12:50am

Research Rejection, Part III

rejection 3 I posted the idea for this blog on Facebook wanting some comments and asking if other authors had experienced rejection. My thanks to David Schlosser and Bob Dunbar who responded with an example each. I can't make up this stuff so I'll let them tell their short stories in their own words:…



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Posted on October 25, 2014 at 3:59am

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

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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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