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  1. One social network site I was fairly active on had so many people being careless with their postings the moderator had to remind us that we were all writers. Her thinking was that we should have known better.
  2. quietspirit

    Working On A Devoitional For Folks W/chronic Pain

    I have had fibromyalgia. It is called "The Invisible Disease." Maybe you could create a title that includes the invisible aspect of chronic pain. Just a thought.
  3. About those abbreviations. I read where I needed to spell out the names of the books of the Bible. This was dealing with submitting a manuscript.
  4. I love #2. The others don't 'speak to me.'
  5. quietspirit

    What's The Protocol

    The Christmas song, Jingle Bells is not under copyright. It was written by James Pierpont (1822-1893) and so, allowing for the 70-year European copyright rule, (music being in copyright up to 70 years after the death of the composer), James Pierpont's music has been in the public domain for a long time.
  6. quietspirit

    What's The Protocol

    Lynn: I ran into this when I wrote my first Christmas play, I wanted to use Christmas carols sung by the audience as the scene changed to give the actors time to change the scenes, I received a letter that stated I had to tell the music company how many copies would be printed and that there WAS a fee to use each of the carols about which I asked. With the help of some people involved with music at our local church, I chose carols that were in the public domain. As I remember, had I used the copyrighted carols, the fee would have been expensive. Woman of Hope: I understand your dilemma and agree with those who directed you to public domain songs. Copyright law is good for the life of the author and 75 years after the author passes on.
  7. I like this idea. I need to create or find photos for a children's picture book. Thank you for the reminder.
  8. quietspirit

    Giant List Of Power Words

    I looked at that list. I need to know those power words to enhance my writing. Thank you, Lynn, for sharing it with us.
  9. of the four you present, I like the autumn picnic table best. The colors are great. The picnic table shows weathered wood. A person would not necessarily like to work on something so brittle. Just my thoughts.
  10. quietspirit

    Joining The Navy

    Seth: I am fairly new to this group. My husband was in the Navy back in the 1960's. I have friends at my church who met and married in the Navy. They have a son who is on his second enlistment. His first enlistment was spent on a submarine. Their oldest daughter is in the Navy Reserves. She attended boot camp and then a specialized Navy school for her occupation specialty. Their youngest daughter has voiced that she would like to be a doctor in the Navy. I will add your name to my prayer list.
  11. quietspirit

    Minor Car Accident

    I understand your heart. We have had times when events happen and we get discouraged. "Dear God, Please help Alley and her family through this time of uncertainty about their vehicle. Wrap Your arms of love around them, draw them closer to you, and whisper words of comfort, love, and encouragement into their ears. In the Name of Jesus, I pray, AMEN."
  12. quietspirit

    You Should Be Writing

    I plan to go to the library to do some research in order to do some writing. Just thought I'd respond to the picture.
  13. quietspirit

    Calling Independent Self-published Authors

    I have been wondering about this myself. With the GDPR from the European Union, I am a bit squeamish about collecting too much information. I do have at least two blog readers who live in the EU.
  14. quietspirit

    Take Control

    Thank you for sharing this. I really needed the reminder that I control my time. I should not have forgotten this thought,
  15. quietspirit

    Calling Independent Self-published Authors

    I published my first book, a Christian devotional. last summer. I had a few book signings last fall but really didn't have success with them. I have done somewhat better with people at my church approaching me and telling me they want a copy. I am seeking God's guidance in the marketing process.