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    Question Have you written a book?
    While I know that many of us post so much on the internet (between forums, e-mails, and code) that we have written 100 books 10 times over.

    However, curious as to whether any of our great folks here are actual published authors of books? Not ebooks, but real flesh and paper book(s)?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MeeMaw
    While I know that many of us post so much on the internet (between forums, e-mails, and code) that we have written 100 books 10 times over.

    However, curious as to whether any of our great folks here are actual published authors of books? Not ebooks, but real flesh and paper book(s)?

    Not yet. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexanne
    Not yet. :-)
    LOL! I am pretty much in the same boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeeMaw
    LOL! I am pretty much in the same boat.
    I'm waiting for a publisher to pay me to finish mine. LOL - I have had articles and humor pieces published off line but my novel languishes ... who has time?! LOL
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    Have two dissertations (one - on a philosophical issue I studied at Oxford, another one - on the cult of personality of Stalin that I wrote on at Cambridge) that I'd like to turn into books, but there is just not enough time in the day for me to get to it...

    Some day... I hope.

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    my antiques-oriented directory was originally published softcover back in '93.

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    Hi everyone, I wrote a history book on goldmining in my local area, self published and sold the whole 100 copies..... who hoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geno Prussakov
    Have two dissertations (one - on a philosophical issue I studied at Oxford, another one - on the cult of personality of Stalin that I wrote on at Cambridge) that I'd like to turn into books, but there is just not enough time in the day for me to get to it...

    Some day... I hope.

    Geno

    Stalin was an interesting guy...albeit an evil tard. Kinda off topic, but as a Russian, what do you feel is his legacy to the average Russian or Ex-Soviet? Do the Georgians tend to hold him in higher regard?

    I used to live near Oxford...they got some great musuems.

    As for writing a book, I was working on a science fiction novel called "Resurrection Postcard" for 3 yrs...until an employee stole the laptop the only copy was on...(shows how bright I can be...lol). I'll rewrite it someday, but I put so much effort into the manuscript Im kinda bummed about doing it over. It was to be my first book so I wanted it to make a bang...was about 97% complete. I know the storyline well as I wrote it, but it will be hard to recapture the mood for certain portions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsteitz
    Stalin was an interesting guy...albeit an evil tard. Kinda off topic, but as a Russian, what do you feel is his legacy to the average Russian or Ex-Soviet? Do the Georgians tend to hold him in higher regard?
    I wouldn't know what the Georgians feel for Stalin, but as far as Russians and ex-Soviets, there probably is no single family that hasn't been affected by Stalin's life/work/policy... Lotsa mixed emotions and opinions. He was undoubtedly a great man, as well as a greatly sick man...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geno Prussakov
    I wouldn't know what the Georgians feel for Stalin, but as far as Russians and ex-Soviets, there probably is no single family that hasn't been affected by Stalin's life/work/policy... Lotsa mixed emotions and opinions. He was undoubtedly a great man, as well as a greatly sick man...

    I hear ya. Pretty scary stuff if you think about it. People should never take that it can't happen for granted.

    Kinda like when I think about the Jews being exterminated by the Nazis. I can see myself as one of those poor souls...but what scares me even more is I can see myself as an SS guard leading them to their demise. We all need to be careful in what we are willing to believe.

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    I've written one Sci-fi Novel which no publisher would touch with a ten foot pole it seems....perhaps it was no good, but I had fun writing it. I've been in the middle of my second for about 2 years now. AM seems to be taking up all my time.

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    Question
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    @Geno:

    is Svetlana Stalina still alive?

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    Long before Affiliate Marketing came around, I wrote a bunch of web-site reviews for the "What's on The Web" series. Didn't pay nearly as well though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herb ԿԬ
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    is Svetlana Stalina still alive?
    Yes, Herb, she is. 81 years old now. Living in the US of A. Her book is great fun.

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    I have tried to write books but I need a good editor anyone want to work pro bono and if it gets published I pay you?

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    Has anyone else yet realized that to be a
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    Well, I've written two fantasy novels during NaNoWriMo for the last two years. I just need to sit down and edit them, and get them ready to submit to a publisher. But they will eventually be published, even if I have to publish them myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexanne
    Has anyone else yet realized that to be a
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    Doh! This must be what I'm doing wrong. Well, that, and not really working hard enough

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