Whispers and Warnings for 12/07/2016

Whispers and Warnings for 12/07/2016

I don’t care who you voted for…a website CEO doing this is absolutely disgusting.
Social media site Reddit censors Trump supporters.
“Reddit’s CEO, Steve Huffman, secretly used his administrative access to the site to alter angry comments directed at him – changing the text of the comments to make them appear directed at Trump supporters”


Will Germany take a stand?
Angela Merkel Calls for Ban on Full-Face Veils in Germany
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that Germany should ban full-face veils, and that it would not tolerate any version of Shariah law.


Blocking rigged markets – or blocking free speech?
Supreme Court makes prosecution easier of those who ‘gift’ insider information
The case before the Supreme Court involved an investment banker, the brother who pestered him for insider information, and a brother-in-law who made a bundle of money.


Punished for speaking out – Our Veterans Deserve Better.
VA retaliation proves that free speech I fought to defend is under assault
From 2013 to 2015, the office reported a 75 percent increase in whistleblower reprisal.


So, You Wanna Be a Ghostwriter - How To Make Money Writing Without a Byline

Many freelance writers find it difficult to break into the publishing world. What they don't know, however, is that there's a faster and easier way to see their words in print. It's called ghostwriting, and it's an extremely lucrative, fun, and challenging career.

But how do you get started as a ghostwriter? How do you find new clients who will pay you to write their material? How do you charge? And what kind of contracts do you need to succeed? All these questions and more are answered in So, You Wanna Be a Ghostwriter...How to Make Money Writing Without a Byline.

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7.625 STRATEGIES IN EVERY BEST-SELLER - Revised and Expanded Edition

At this moment, thousands of would-be authors are slaving away on their keyboards, dreaming of literary success. But their efforts won’t count for much. Of all those manuscripts, trade book editors will sign up only a slim fraction.

And of those titles--ones that that editors paid thousands of dollars to contract, print and publicize--an unhealthy percentage never sell enough copies to earn back their advances. Two years later, most will be out of print!

Acquisition Editor Tam Mossman shares seven essentials every book needs to stay in print, and sell!

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33 Worst Mistakes Writers Make About Blind Characters

I admire any writer who wants to tackle a blind character. But so many writers take up this challenge and FAIL. They research blindness by reading other fiction books, by observing their blind colleagues and acquaintances, and by tying on a blindfold and pretending to be blind themselves.

I understand the challenges your characters face, their triumphs, their hopes and their fears, because I've lived them. I work with people who have varying degrees of blindness every day, so I've seen every challenge, every situation you could imagine.

Let me share my knowledge to improve your writing. You can create blind characters that readers will fall in love with.

~Stephanie Green