General Audience (pg)

Sparky Is My Hero

Originally posted February 13, 2000 on Original BigCloset

Warm Snoopy Hugs
"Sparky Is My Hero"
by Joyce E. Melton
February 13, 2000

And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda

Taxonomy upgrade extras: 

Author: 

Eric Bogle - The Band Played Waltzing Matilda - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG48Ftsr3OI

And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda" is a song written by Scottish-born
Australian singer-songwriter Eric Bogle in 1971. The song describes war as futile
and ...

How To Create a Linking Title Page and Link Chapters Together in a Series or Serial

Forums: 

Taxonomy upgrade extras: 

To link chapters together, you need to create a Title Page for a series or serial. Use the|++Organizer| link at the top of the screen. After you have saved it, you can link it to your Author Page with the |Outline| tab. Open Outline and search for your Author Name in the rolldown. Then Save again.

Selling fiction on Amazon.

Taxonomy upgrade extras: 

Blog About: 

Author: 

I've read some blogs on Bigcloset lately about selling your book on Amazon and Kindle. My question, does it actually work? As in does it actually make money? I'm not talking about a payment of 100-200USD once in a blue moon, I'm asking if it's enough for someone to live in conditions that can be described as middle class in a city like, say, Boston for half a year.

What are the pros and cons or special considerations for selling in such a place?

Dear Diary-Life's Changes Happen And Now I Know Why

I understand that my body is changing. I did not ask for it to change, it is happening anyways. My testosterone levels have been dropping for about ten years now (I'll be 57 in 2 months) and that is normal. But since my wife died 7 years ago I have not slept well. I usually get 3-5 hrs of sleep, in the past few months it's more like 3-6 hrs. Rarely do I sleep more than 6 hrs. I recently investigated the causes of low testosterone in men and found that age 40+ the levels decrease, this is natural.

The risks of being "retconned" ...

Considering the ongoing interest in comics (and the number of comic retcon stories that were posted on BigCloset some months back), I offer this single strip from Evil, Inc., a comic about a corporation run by super villains. This particular strip is part of a series exploring the work of Divided Way, a charity for super villains who have fallen on hard times.

Hope you enjoy!

http://evil-inc.com/comic/divided-way-16/

*hugs*

Randa

A scrap of writing from my virtual attic

Taxonomy upgrade extras: 

Blog About: 

Author: 

Have you ever found an unfinished piece of writing--one you did weeks, months or even years before--and said to yourself, "Did I write this? I didn't know I could write this well!" That happened to me recently, when I came across an old story excerpt that seemed too good to have come from me.

2012 One Winter's Eve Story Contest Results

The 2012 One Winter's Eve Story Contest is over.

But who won?

and what happened after the contest was over?

2012 One Winter's Eve
Story Contest Results

by Sephrena Lynn Miller

No Copyright Intended © 2013

Sussex Border Stories

Taxonomy upgrade extras: 

Blog About: 

Author: 

Once more I have been asked about the list of characters in my stories, so for my small but select and appreciated band of readers I have put together a list of most of the characters in my stories set around the Surrey-Sussex border. I will do my best to top it up, and it is not in alphabetical order, more in clusters of associated people. I have also added a reading order as per one request. Note that most of the books except 'The Job' are available on Kindle via Amazon. Follow the link on the BCTS home page and search for "Sussex Border Stories"

Stuck inside immobile with the sheath-dress blues again

There was a certain amount schadenfreude mixed in with fascination when I read this story on a blogsite.

I don't have the blogsters permission for the link, but I've never heard of a blogger refusing traffic.

XX
AD

Think Small - The Scale of the Universe

Taxonomy upgrade extras: 

The First Annual (And perhaps the Last) February Music Motif Challenge

Taxonomy upgrade extras: 

Author: 

 

February Music Motif Challenge


 
Welcome to the First Annual February Music Motif Challenge. This year’s theme (and likely for years to come) is "I Enjoy Being a Girl." Variations on that theme might include any permutation thereof, including I enjoy being a close approximation of a girl, I enjoyed being a girl, but no longer, I am about to enjoy being a girl for the first time, and for all of you forced femme aficionados, I don't enjoy this at all, can I go now? Rather than award one single winner, owing to fairness, civility and an inability to get an auditor to certify our bogus results, we have given every entry its own unique award to recognize its ....uniqueness. Without further ado, we now present the Entrants, in no particular order other than from top to bottom, here are the "Winners" of the First Annual February Music Motif Challenge. Jill made me do it...honest...I didn't want to...okay...I did, but she was really mean...okay she was okay, but I thought she might be mean...never mind.

Publishing with Microsoft Word

Taxonomy upgrade extras: 

Author: 

Publishing with Microsoft Word
by Puddintane

It's entirely possible to publish very pretty stories using only Microsoft Word and the Big Closet story tools, but you have to be aware of a few tricky things that Word* does that may be confusing.

Spacetrawler

Taxonomy upgrade extras: 

Voting Has Ended for the Terry Awards

Taxonomy upgrade extras: 

Author: 

Voting for the 2008 Terry Awards has ended.

This contest didn't work out for selecting individual winners but there will be future nominations for Best Story Lists. Keep an eye out for them. You never know when they'll pop up.

The Years of Rice and Salt

I just finished an excellent book that I think many people here would appreciate, it even has transgender elements. :) Purchases through the Amazon link below earn BC about 5% but I bought mine at the local Barnes and Noble. It's a good book. It made me think of Aardvark on Kryptonian Steroids.
Subscribe to General Audience (pg)