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Dear LDSP,

In the past, you’ve complained about not having enough questions to answer. Then you said you were going to start writing posts about writing, but you’ve been posting questions again. Did you suddenly get an influx of questions, or what?

Are you kidding me? You actually took time away from writing your great American novel to ask me this question? Seriously?

Yes, I have gotten a few questions lately. Thank you very much.

Questions will always, always, ALWAYS get priority from me. That is because: 1) if someone takes their precious time to ask me a question, I feel they deserve an answer—even if the question is unbelievably stupid uh… ridiculously silly uh… off tangent; and 2) it’s much easier for me to respond to a question than to try to make up something out of the blue.

So please, keep sending me questions. I am out of them as of today. If you’ve sent me a question in the past and I haven’t answered it, please resend it. In all this restructuring and stuff, things may have gotten overlooked. (Sorry.)

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Pressing Industry Issues!

February 24, 2009 · 33 comments

We interrupt our regularly scheduled posting so that we may discuss an extremely important and pressing issue in the LDS publishing industry.

My new avatar.

Okay, okay. Maybe this isn’t a pressing issue to the entire LDS publishing industry, but it is to me. Please keep reading. There are prizes involved.

It has been drawn to my attention that with the redesign of the site(s), I need to upgrade my avatar. (Scroll down a bit, right hand sidebar under “About Me”) Words like silly and out-dated and downright hideous have been thrown at me concerning my existing one. So, I’m bowing to peer pressure.

I’ve narrowed it down to the ones below. When you picture me in your mind’s eye, what do I look like?

Avatar #1

Avatar #2

Avatar #3

Please vote in the comments section. Embellish with why you think I look like a particular avatar and I will choose someone from the comments to win a prize.

(I don’t want to say what the prize is because it’s a surprise, but trust me, it will be way cool!)

Voting ends Friday, February 27, 2009.

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Blogger Award

February 8, 2008

Tristi gave me the Make My Day award. Thank you. Now I’m supposed to give this award to ten people. This is hard because in my guise as LDS Publisher, I confess, I do not visit anyone’s blog on a daily basis, or on any regular basis. (Personally, I visit a lot of you who […]

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B.O.O.K.

September 27, 2007

Here’s another funny one that I’ve seen posted in several places lately. I know it’s not Friday, so technically is not a “Friday Funny” but I won’t be posting tomorrow. I’ve got an event that is going to take up my entire day. The link takes you to the original posting. Introducing the new Bio-Optic […]

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What it’s really like talking to an editor

September 26, 2007

I’ve seen this on about a dozen blogs over the past week. I think it’s incredibly funny, but then I don’t mind laughing at myself either.

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Editing Induced Dyslexia

June 8, 2007

I’ve heard people say that if you read your story backwards it makes it easier to see the mistakes. Isn’t that hard to do? I mean, reading the words backwards makes them different words, doesn’t it? Even if you start at “The End” it would read, “Dne Eth.” How can that help? Thank you. (yes, […]

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I am Totally Messed Up

June 1, 2007

Did anyone notice that I posted the Friday Funny on Thursday? Thank you for not making fun of me in the comments section. I completely blame it on the local Board of Education, who could have chosen to let kids out of school on a Friday, instead of on a Thursday. I also blame it […]

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I Wish…

May 31, 2007

Another Friday Funny: Can I tell my Bishop I consider writing as my “true calling” and therefore should not have to serve in the ward? Actually, that has happened before. I know of two cases–both authors wrote about increasing spirituality, recovery, parenting, and other gospel topics. Their bishops felt their books were of such help […]

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Book with CD?

May 25, 2007

I have created a soundtrack for my book. Would it be useful to send in a CD of the soundtrack with the book? Should I list the songs and artists at the end of my book as notations for inspiration? I thought this would make a Funny Friday question. But let’s pretend for just a […]

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