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Ask a Question / passive voice
« on: May 04, 2020, 10:52:15 PM »
I need your help.

I'm having problems with this sentence. Grammarly says it's "passive voice" but it sounds OK to me?

The sounds of emergency vehicles could be heard when the BMW’s gas tank rang out—BOOM!

When I change it to this then Grammarly says it's OK. I think this sounds good too.

The sounds of emergency vehicles were approaching when the BMW’s gas tank rang out—BOOM!

Could someone please explain why one is better, or more correct, than the other?

*NOTE: I've tested Grammarly and now I'm beginning to think its values are limited. I test with some text from established authors and it finds problems with theres too???

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Ask a Question / What do you do with all your rejected stories?
« on: March 23, 2020, 10:45:22 PM »
I write lots of short stories (I haven't ventured into the novel arena yet). I've published some on Amazon (which has gone nowhere) and submitted many more to magazines and contests (with minimal success).

I don't expect I'm going to make a living at this, but I'd like folks to read them at least. Any ideas?

What do you do with all your rejected stories?

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Ask a Question / Has anyone used Paypal
« on: March 15, 2019, 11:12:10 PM »
Has anyone used Paypal

Are there SERVICE Fees or Hidden Costs?

Any impressions would be helpful.

thanks!

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Ask a Question / Besides KDP, where else can I publish my ebook?
« on: October 16, 2018, 10:41:44 PM »
Hi Folks

I've published my ebook on KDP Select (which I guess means I can't publish anywhere else for 90 days).

But AFTER those 90 days are up, where else can I publish my ebook?
Smashwords is the only other site I can think of.
Can anyone offer other sites to promote or publicize an ebook?

thanks, Russ

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Ask a Question / How to Promote or Build a Website
« on: October 12, 2018, 11:39:08 PM »
How do you promote your book?

From my research it looks like having a website is a good way to promote your story, but I have a couple questions:
1. How much content should you have to actually start a website (via WIX etc.)? I would think that having one story isn't enough.
2. Then how do you drive traffic to your website?

thanks in advance, Russ

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Success Stories / Dinner Time is out now! FREE ebook from Oct 22 - 26
« on: October 11, 2018, 10:08:00 PM »
I just published a short story called DINNER TIME on KDP.  :)

   "A Fry Cook's infatuation for a beautiful woman drives him to the extreme."

I invite everyone to please check it out and would appreciate any positive reviews!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J2VDLMC

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07J2VDLMC

thanks, Russ


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Ask a Question / Which one do you prefer and why
« on: September 26, 2018, 11:25:04 PM »

Which one do you prefer and why?

Kindle Direct Publishing
OR
Smashwords


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Ask a Question / Do These Work
« on: July 12, 2018, 11:06:38 PM »
Hi Everyone

Has anyone used any of the many freelance writing websites to find work?
Or the "meetawriter" website which I just found.

I don't want to get caught up in a scam or getting paid next to nothing for my work.

Thanks for sharing.

...Russ

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Welcome - START HERE! / Greetings, again!
« on: July 05, 2018, 10:57:04 PM »
Hi All !

A little Firefly turned me on to her new home. I hope to make it mine as well.
I recognize many names here so I know I’m in a good, friendly place.
See you on the boards.  ;D

Russ

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