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Alley

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  1. Alley

    Take Control

    I'm a stay at home mom. I can only dream of days off. Of course, once I get them, I will be wishing for little ones again. Me and an empty nest will not get along. I'm going to need a puppy.
  2. Alley

    Native American Character Names

    We will be waiting impatiently.
  3. Thanks, EL!!! Super helpful and informative. I'd never be able to do narration. Unless they need someone who speaks hillbilly. I got that one down!
  4. Alley

    Native American Character Names

    You're welcome. Let us know if you need any more help. Plus, when you're ready to, place some of it in the critique section. It sounds like something I would like to read. Just don't forget to read the, How To Post, part. Seen a few forget to do that recently.
  5. Alley

    A Post From Called Writers

    Good point. You may get more answers that way. There are lots of knowledgeable people here.
  6. Alley

    Take Control

    This is extremely important! Always put out your best. The readers will know if you only did a half-hearted job.
  7. Alley

    Native American Character Names

    I would recommend contacting the tribe. Is this the tribe you're looking for? http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMENDA_Wendake_Indian_Reservation_Hurons_Qubec_Canada
  8. Alley

    A Post From Called Writers

    What kind do you have in mind?
  9. Alley

    Survey

    I saw these prices but got sticker shock with the other. The world may never know.
  10. Hey is there a way to do this for less than $5,000? I have looked into it, but that seems like a lot to me. Am I wrong, or am I looking in the wrong places?
  11. Sorry I was editing what I said and adding a quote from you, Managed to post at same time. I agree I guess I did not say that well.
  12. You mean bigger than a dictionary? (Insert child-like shocked face here)
  13. He has a point, but he is forgetting something very important. If you do not comply with the laws of a country they hold the right to restrict your content, or even forbid your sales inside of their country until you come into compliance with their laws. While I am not sure if the new laws means any more than a few extra hoops to jump through, I also don't see why you would not want to do a little extra work for the potential to sell there. I mean you research how to market, why would you not want to know how to do that best, everywhere you might sell books? That said I don't think this is as big a deal as everyone thinks. Here is what EL said on another thread, and I agree with him, Not needed. Again, sending out an email stating that is tantamount to admitting that you didn't have consent, to begin with, so if you have a mailing list, you should leave that alone. That's not just me speaking. That's a lawyer, a link to which I've already put up in another thread on this. Please forgive me, but there's something disturbing about this Chicken Little reaction to this whole thing. This is not a big deal. It's not, especially for those of us who only have mailing lists in the thousands or hundreds for some, or even less. The only way this would be an issue is IF someone complains (most won't. They'll just unsubscribe), IF that someone takes it to court (of which there is nil precedence), and IF they try to enforce it (a near nigh impossible thing to do for multiple reasons: no precedence, United States citizen, etc). Most of the material in the GDPR we should already be doing anyway. The privacy policy is just smart business. The best thing to do is just simply send out an email explaining the GDPR and help people on your list by giving a link so that they can change their preferences. Make it easy for them. Other than that, keep going. Don't give in to the massive fear-mongering that is going on about this and walking on eggshells. That's not doing anyone any good. Make the small changes then go and do what you're supposed to be doing: write.
  14. Have not watched yet, (I'll get there) but I think airing on the side of caution would be wisest. I'll let you know more after I've watched it.
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