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Friday Poll ~ What Kind of Posts Do You Want To See?


Let’s look at the results of last week’s poll first—Point of View ~ for Readers & Writers.

Vote for the kind of posts you want to see on this blog

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And, a brief example of what Point of View (POV) means:

First Person: “I couldn’t believe what I saw.”
Second Person: “You won’t believe what you see.”
Third Person: “Seeing the miracle didn’t make him believe it.”

For the Readers’ poll:

3rd Person got 54.6%
1st Person got 45.4%
2nd Person got 0%

For the Writers’ poll:

3rd Person — 60%
1st Person — 30%
2nd Person — 10%

Now, this week’s poll—What Kind of Posts Do You Want to See on This Blog?

Naturally, multiple votes are possible; and, the “Other” space is there for answers I haven’t put in the poll

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Friday Poll ~ Where Are You In Your Writer’s Journey?


As always, before the new poll, we’ll look at last week’s results from How Do You Find The Books You Read? 

First place went to “A Friend’s Recommendation”.

Second place had “A Review I Read”.

Third was a two-way tie with “In A Book Shop by Browsing” & “At An Internet Retailer by Browsing”.

Fourth place also had a two way tie: “In A Friend’s Library” & “At An Internet Retailer from ‘Also Bought’ Recommendation”.

Fifth place had “In the Public Library by Browsing”.

Sixth was “Noticing It In A Shop Window”.

Seventh place was a two-way tie with “In the Public Library from An Employee Recommendation” & the “Other” Space which had someone write in “Author’s Blog, Online Postings by Other Readers”.

Last were two which got no votes: “The Star-Rating” & “In A Bookshop from An Employee Recommendation”.

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Now this week’s poll.

Again, you can make multiple votes and the “Other” space is there for unique answers

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Read Some Strange Fantasies
Grab A Free Novel…
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To Leave A Comment, Use The Link At The Top-Right of The Post :-)
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Friday Poll ~ Writers’ Deadlines


First, the results from last week’s poll—What Writers’ Resources Do You Use? 

Writers' Deadlines

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The most voted-on resources were Laptop and Dictionary.

The next most-voted slot was also a two-way tie: Paper & Pen and Internet Search.

Third place was a three-way tie: Thesaurus, Brainstorming, and Active Imagination.

Fourth was Notebook.

Fifth, a two-way tie: Library and Consulting Your Muse.

Sixth, another two-way: Special Software and Post It Notes.

Seventh, three-way: Tablet Computer, Paper & Pencil, and Style Guide.

Eighth, another three-way: Desktop Computer, Mindmaps, and the “Other” space, which had “Randomness” and “artwork, paintings, talking to myself”.

Ninth and last, a two-way tie between Consulting Experts and Travel Research.

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Now, for this week’s poll—Writers’ Deadlines.

Naturally, multiple answers are allowed and the “Other” space is available

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Read Some Strange Fantasies
Grab A Free Novel…
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To Leave A Comment, Use The Link At The Top-Right of The Post :-)
For Private Comments or Questions, Email: amzolt {at} gmail {dot} com

Friday Poll ~ What Writer’s Resources Do You Use?


Let’s start with the results of the first of last week’s polls—What Are You Writing Now? 

Writer's Resource Poll

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Either there aren’t many folks writing now or the poll wasn’t interesting enough to answer :-)

[Edit after I published this, from a Twitter friend:
“writers don’t want to share. The book is to be published but the Idea before that is kept close.”]

Here are the five responses:

“Nothing; just finished the publishing stage”

“microfiction expanded”

“Compilation of Sermons to Share”

“urban fantasy/science fiction”

“my blog”

And, for the second of last week’s polls—What Are You Planning to Write?

Here are the responses:

“a crime novel with historical background”

“micro novel”

“more books set in my universe”

“Sci-Fi/Dectective”

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Now, perhaps, this week’s poll will be of more interest—What Writer’s Resources Do You Use?

As always, you can choose multiple answers and use the “Other” space: plus, once you vote, you can make a Comment:

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Read Some Strange Fantasies
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To Leave A Comment, Use The Link At The Top-Right of The Post :-)
For Private Comments or Questions, Email: amzolt {at} gmail {dot} com

Friday Poll ~ What’s Your Writing Schedule?


First come the results of last week’s pollWhat’s Your Favorite Place To Read? 

We had eight responses—not a lot but definitely varied and interesting :-) 

* Wherever the book is, basically.

* bed, sofa, garden bench

* Cathedral of learning in Pittsburgh

* porch swing

* In an armchair in my study.

* anywhere quiet and I won’t be interrupted for hours

* Snugged-up in my apartment

* A real Cafe with a low buzz going on…

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Now, for this week’s poll—What’s Your Writing Schedule?

The form has 2-hour segments covering 24 hours—plus, one other answer :-)

Check any segment during which you usually write.

Please check as many segments as you normally use.

Also, you can use the “Other” space to clarify or comment…

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Read Some Strange Fantasies
Grab A Free Novel…
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To Leave A Comment, Use The Link At The Top-Right of The Post :-)
For Private Comments or Questions, Email: amzolt {at} gmail {dot} com