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Fun Day


I was out at our south store talking collecting, first with Shelly, then with a great guy who used to own a comic book store in Salem.

Then, as I was about to leave to head out to do errands, a guy came in with some really neat stuff, one of which was a very strange CdV photo. CdV stands for Carte de visite, a form of photography out of France that was put on cards about the size of a playing card. This form became a fad for a time in the 1850s through 1870s.

What was cool about this photo was it looked like a dead photo of a confederate soldier in uniform. Shelly and I are pretty sure it is a studio photo, not a dead photo, but it is clearly a confederate soldier.

Now you don’t see CdV photos that often these days. You see CdVs of Confederate Generals, but never of just soldiers. So that was fun. He also had a couple 1800s postcards that were really cool and a Boy Scout medal from the 1910 or so. I handed the guy some cash. (grin)

Then off I went for errands, fighting my way through summer traffic. Then back to WMG to work on workshop stuff. Home to cook dinner, nap, and work on workshop stuff until about 2 a.m. or so. Then I did some reading for the challenges.

I should be back writing on Wednesday. Still have a few things on taxes to finish up.


August workshops are starting.

I will announce a new workshop for September tomorrow night after all the August workshops are started.

We have 12 online workshops in August.

Any questions at all, feel free to write me. And if you are confused as to which workshop to take first, we have a full curriculum posted on its own page.

Class #13… Aug 8th … Depth #3: Research
Class #14… Aug 8th … Endings
Class #15… Aug 8th … Point of View
Class #16… Aug 8th … Writing Mysteries
Class #17… Aug 8th … Speed
Class #18… Aug 8th … Teams in Fiction
Class #19… Aug 9th … Depth in Writing
Class #20… Aug 9th … How to Edit Your Own Work
Class #21… Aug 9th … Character Development
Class #22… Aug 9th … Writing Secondary Plot Lines
Class #23… Aug 9th … Advanced Depth
Class #24… Aug 9th … Writing Fantasy



This fall major business workshop was full, but as normal, when I started the email group this last week, a number of people had to drop out. Some for business reasons, some for health.

So after I announced this yesterday, one person signed up, so that leaves two spots open in the Master Business class for October 21st -28th. All top level business focused on indie publishing only. Write me if you are interested with what you are doing with your writing and where you want to go. The coast workshops are invite only.



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