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Veteran’s Day – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds

“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.” – Peter Marshall

Thank you to all the veterans who have served and have done what is right.

This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:

(the above image found on Pinterest)


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Wizard, Magician, Magic-User, Sorceress, Witch, Warlock, Caster, Etc.

Legends of Windemere

It seems there are so many words out there to denote practitioners of magic.  That’s only the arcane side of things and not the holy ones too.  Imagine if we add priests, priestesses, paladins, druids, and the rest of those who tend to use magic in fantasy.  Even with all of this, people tend to only really use ‘Wizard’ and I put the blame squarely on these two:

Gandalf and Dumbledore

Because of the popularity of certain fantasy series, people tend to only use wizard and not even acknowledge the others.  It gets even messier when you factor in some Harry Potter fans accusing Tolkien of plagiarism, especially when it comes to the Hocus and Pocus up there.  Let’s not get into that one because it really only shows how many people don’t bother learning the history of the genre.  That and how they can’t look up which series came…

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Author Central Has Changed



If you haven’t already done so, when you next visit Author Central, it will ask you to sign up (even if you are already signed up). This part should be easy. It found my previous information and quickly transferred it over. I checked my biography and author photos, which were the same (although I noticed a couple of duplicate photos and deleted the duplicates). At first, it seemed like my blog feeds were missing, but when I proceeded to add them, I saw that they were still there.

The way that books, reviews, and sales ranks are displayed has changed, and it is not as clear how to edit a book’s information.

(With thousands of authors currently checking out the new Author Central, it’s possible that you will experience delays or that the site will appear to be temporarily down when you visit. This happened to…

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