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I just want to give notice that I'll be taking down the My Life novel hoping to make something "original" out of it. (50 Shades of Spike! <G>)
I'm going to do it in a week, so if you want to save it, you can still download it till then.

The reason is I don't want all those vendor bots finding the story online and thinking I've plagiarized this person named Ana Ross!

So far in my revisions, I've changed some names:
Spike= Jake
Buffy = Sunny
Angel= Murph

miladyfelicia has been helping me conceptualize a new backstory and all that! Thanks to her! We'll have to see how this works. But if anyone else is trying to make your fanfic fic, message me, and let's discuss.
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anaross
In "Stay" (the total angst short story), someone sings this song for Spike and Buffy, and here at the start of the new year, I'm thinking of the past year, and my dad (who died last year on the 5th anniversary of my mother's death)-- anyway, lovely song, lovely version. Happy new year, glad there's always a new one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeuxV_PzR_s#action=share
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anaross
Hi, everyone! I've been really busy with this book, AND I'm thinking of making an original fic out of My Life Closed Twice. (Okay, hard not to notice that 50 Shades was fanfic and made MILLIONS.)

But first-- Could you all do me a quick favor?
I have just finished a new novel, and I’m trying something new, the Kindle Scout program. And I hope you’ll help me!
Would you nominate my book? All it takes is following this link for my Regency-set mystery novel, set after the war with Napoleon, and clicking the Nominate button (right under the description of the book).  https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/3VWUZJI12YWD8
 This is a new venture for me, and I would be grateful for your help! Thanks! If they choose my book for publication, nominators get a free e-copy. And if you could share with friends, and they clicked that link and nominated me, I would really appreciate it!

Anaross/alicia
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anaross


The nominees are sort of impressive, so I don't think victory is in the future. But it's great!
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anaross
I'm trying to find that old Luminosity vid, Spuffy, The Other Side. Anyone have a link? The old link is dead. :(
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anaross
 
I'm trying to get some reviews for my books on Amazon, so I'm doing
freebies one at a time. Anyway, if you get a chance, could you all
download this? It's a sweet story, nothing too angsty.
 
Free! A warrior returns to wife who waits. Tender love story, happy
ending.  Allegra's Song. Free! http://amzn.to/HhbqEx
 
 
Anaross
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anaross
Me again! More recs please?  I'd like slash involving Spike. Any pairing as long as Spike's in the mix. What's your fave?
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anaross
Anyone going to Comic Con and need a great room near the Convention Center (the Hilton) at a cut rate?  The rooms are $400 a night that week, but...

Well, guess who bought non-refundable hotel reservations before getting tickets for Comic Con (which I couldn't get, it turns out)? Talk about cart before horse thinking. Anyway, I'm stuck with two nights at the Hilton which can't be moved or refunded.  But they said I could change the name on the reservation, so I'm looking to sell the reservation for half-price (2 nights for $400).  Has to be someone reputable that won't trash the room, of course, but I'm sure you all are nice. :)

Okay, I was REALLY dumb. I admit it.  
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anaross
I want recs for the best Buffy fics ever.  Any pairing or none at all.  Of course, I'm Spike!Forever, but enjoy other character stories too. I just want to know what I've missed, and really need to immerse myself in good reading this next week!

So... If you were going to list your 4-5 favorite Buffy fics ever, what would you say?
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anaross

Alicia's March Workshop -- Synopsis Writing

 

Do you have to write a synopsis? Do you dread it?

Are your queries and proposals being form-rejected, and you know you’re writing well?

Is your synopsis too long and you can’t figure out how to cut it?

Well, this class is for you. In two weeks, we’re going to work on creating a sensational synopsis of any length, from the one paragraph version for a query or pitch, a one-pager, or a longer one to go with the proposal. You choose!

The trick is to leave the plot behind. Too many writers get bogged down in events, and end up with a boring chronicle of “this happened, then this happened.” I can tell you from having to evaluate many proposals that this sort of synopsis will bore the editor– yes, no matter how good your story is. Instead, we’ll concentrate on writing a synopsis that reflects your entire story, not just the plot. I call it the SCORE method:

Situation

Character

Organization

Revelation

Epiphany

By focusing your presentation on that, you can weave in plot events but never lose the coherence and intensity of the story. In this interactive workshop, you’ll work on presenting your own story in your own voice, so that the editor will want to read the book.

If you’re facing the difficult job of writing a synopsis, here’s your chance to get expert guidance and feedback. This two-week class will be conducted entirely in an email list, with a limited number of students. SCORE with Your Synopsis will start March 1, and costs $50. To sign up and pay for the class,  go to www.edittorrent.blogspot.com and click the Buy Now button in the sidebar, or email edittorrent@gmail.com.

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