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Yes my little Futurists, I realize that I reblog a lot (but the blog posts are sometimes astounding) so I thought I’d rip something that I think is a cute and quick and a tiny poll that is also interesting.

So, here’s the question:

What do you write with?

A fountain

pen

pencil

A computer

A typewriter

A ballpoint pen

Other:

The other can be several choices in one if you’re like me and write with whatever you can grab!

pibarrington:

Very interesting post!

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:

To read this detailed and highly informative post by the Ami Team,

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pibarrington:

Love it!

Originally posted on Spectral Press:

Sometime earlier this year I posted the news that Spectral is going to publish a pamphlet of poetry in April 2016 (via Theatrum Mundi), reminiscent of the Yellow Book journals of the late 19th century and based around the King in Yellow mythos, edited by John Allen, called Songs of the Shattered World: The Broken Hymns of Hastur. Here’s an interview with the editor, originally posted to Thomas Ligotti Online, which gives an interesting insight into the interpretation of Robert W. Chambers’ creation. 

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A King in Yellow Q & A With John Thomas Allen

John Thomas Allen is a part of the online weird fiction community, maintaining Facebook pages devoted to surrealism and Richard Chambers’ King in Yellow. As a result of this devotion, he and a group of fellow-minded writers now have an anthology of poetry centered around the Yellow King and all things Carcosian appearing in the…

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Please Don’t Text and Drive –(Warning graphic).

OH. YEAH.  Tara Sparling kicks some title butt.

Book Title Generators.

pibarrington:

Wonderful advice from Chris McMullen!! Check it out Futurists!

Originally posted on chrismcmullen:

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BLOG SUCCESSFULLY

I first began blogging actively on WordPress in December, 2012.

Only a little over 2 years, and my blog has reached 100,000 views and nearly 4,000 followers. My blog averages over 400 views per day presently, and the viewing frequency steadily accelerates.

If I can do it, you can, too. I believe it.

It’s not rocket science. (Just ignore the fact that I have a Ph.D. in physics. I didn’t use any physics to make my blog.)

In fact, I’m sharing my blogging ‘secrets’ today to help you do the same.

It’s not just me. I meet many other WordPress bloggers with many more views and followers than I have.

If you’re not there yet, don’t worry. You can get there, too.

I’ve created multiple blogs and webpages with WordPress, BlogSpot, GoDaddy, etc. By far my most successful blog or webpage is this WordPress blog. We’re fortunate that…

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pibarrington:

Yes, Futurists, I AM giving you some fuel for your adventure!

Originally posted on The Happy Lifeaholic:

This week’s THL guest post is by author Patti Barrington, from the blog Future Imperfect. Here’s what she wrote:

Do you harbor big dreams? Dreams so big they seem impossible to aspire to let alone achieve? I’m here to tell you that they’re not. How do I know? I’ve achieved my dreams twice.

And they were big. Very big. And they weren’t achieved through luck either. I worked my way to them starting with the decision to realize them. I think pretty much any dream can come true whether you dream of being an actor or an ambassador.

Let’s say you want to have an acting career. You want to be an actor but where do you start? Acting classes of course! You start in perhaps in middle school or high school drama classes and or clubs and then you move up to college. Perhaps you graduate with a…

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pibarrington:

Futurists: my opinion and views on e-books and print books are in the comments section of this blog post…if they show up!

Originally posted on Write of Passage:

ebook-vs-printI used to work with a girl who never bought books–NEVER bought books.

Before you light your torches and sharpen your pitchforks I should probably mention she does READ books–she reads all the time; however, she only reads e-books, and only if they are free.

I’ve known people on both sides of the spectrum: those who only read e-books (old coworker) and those who only read paperbacks (my mother).

I’m sure most of you, like me, fall somewhere in the middle.

My personal philosophy: It doesn’t matter as long as you read.

Let me make a confession: I was once one of those people who used to touch, dust, and eye-caress my paperbacks, swearing to them I’d never betray them by downloading an e-book. Yeah, well I also swore I’d never join Facebook and twitter, so . . . (cough, cough)

Life changes and so do we. Granted, I didn’t buy my first e-book until last year…

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pibarrington:

I do the same and encourage authors, especially new authors to read this important post!

Originally posted on Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing:

… or friend you on Facebook, or like your page, or connect with you on LinkedIn, or add you to my circles on Google+, or subscribe to your blog, or invite you to promote yourself and your book on my blog, Reading Recommendations:

I recently added the following comments to an excellent blog post written by Tricia Drammeh, Author Etiquette for Contacting Book Bloggers. (This is just an excerpt of what I had to say. Please go to the link to read the rest of my comments as well as Tricia’s very informative list of DOs and DON’Ts when approaching book bloggers.)

(In a profile) If I read, “Author of the breathtaking new novel XXX”, I will not follow. But if someone describes themselves as, “Writer, reader, promoter of fellow authors”, I’ll not only follow, but will probably offer them promotion on my blog.

By the way, for…

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5 self-publishing truths few authors talk about.

Listen up Futurists! This is for YOU.

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