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Netbook versus Tablet

by Larisa Dawn

I Write, Therefore I Am T-shirts and GiftsWhether you are a full-time author or dabble in your spare time in fan fiction, a netbook or tablet can do wonders for your productivity when you are on the go. If you have been trying to decide which would be best for you, then consider yourself lucky! That is exactly what I plan to type about today. Having used both, I do know some of the pros and cons to each. Not all of them, of course, but I believe I can assist you in making the decision that best suits you.


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The Montana Kahuna

bears in the hibiscus by janelle meraz hooperBears in the Hibiscus is a humorous romance novel by frequent Blue Rose Bouquet contributor Janelle Meraz Hooper.

Bears in the Hibiscus is a a book about Mary, a divorced woman in her late thirties who is resisting the dating scene. When her ex-brother-in-law Mark, a Montana Park Ranger, lets her know he’s interested, Mary’s life becomes complicated because getting involved with him would also mean becoming a part of her ex-husband’s family again. When fate puts Mary and Mark in Hawaii at the same time, romance begins to bloom. However, Mary still struggles with her initial feelings about her ex-in-laws. Will she be able to overcome her fear of pressure from Mark’s family and make a new life with Mark?

You can read Chapter 1 of this novel on this Janelle Meraz Hooper’s Web page.

What follows here on The Blue Rose Bouquet is:

Chapter 3: The Montana Kahuna


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There was a Blue Rose on The Sing-Off #3!

Did you see it? The blue rose on The Sing-Off #3? Do you know where it was at?

If not, here it is:


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Phases of the Moon Update

There are now 7 chapters online for the popular Twilight Saga/New Moon-related fanfiction book  Phases of the Moon. (There’s already the infamous “cliff jumping” incident involved and Team Jacob fans will be happy to hear that the “L”-word has shown up on occasion! If you’re curious whether or not college — or perhaps even another prom — will be a part of Bella’s future, you’ll want to read Phases of the Moon.

Phases of the Moon fans now also have a FaceBook Fan Page.

Phases of the Moon fans also now have their own t-shirt and gift idea design! (Notice how the wolf has imprinted on that special someone’s heart.) Please take the time to visit the Phases of the Moon T-Shirt and Gift Ideas Shop.

 

Announcing New Moon Fanfiction

The Blue Rose Bouquet proudly announces the publication of the new Twilight Saga/New Moon-related fanfiction: Phases of the Moon.

Phases of the Moon

by Larisa Dawn

When asked if she was Team Edward or Team Jacob, Stephanie Meyer responded, “I am Team ‘You Don’t Have to Choose When it’s Fiction.’ “Stephenie Meyer questions and answers post Nov. 16, 2009

When I first read the Twilight Series, I couldn’t wait for Edward to return in New Moon. Because I did not read the books until all four books had been published, I already knew there were two more books to follow about Bella and Edward. However, the more I thought about the story later, the more I really started to believe that Jacob would have been better for Bella. I began writing this story as a result of those thoughts.

You see, I don’t consider myself Team Jacob or Team Edward either. I consider myself a fan of a good story. And a truly good story can have more than one excellent ending.

This story begins during the chapter Pressure in New Moon. Bella is lonely, and thinks of going cliff diving without Jacob. We all know what happened in Stephenie Meyer’s version of the story. This is my version….

Proceed to Chapter 1: Pressure-Released

Phases of the Moon Table of Contents

 

Muse Abuse Designs

by Pamela Rice Hahn

Short-sighted sites like m-w.com and Wikipedia limit their definition of a muse as any of the nine sister goddesses in Greek mythology who presided over song, poetry, and the arts and sciences. Things have evolved since the day of the Zeus excuse. (Evidence)


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by Pamela Rice Hahn

You can if you believe you can writer's t shirt and gift ideas designA writing career as a professional writer requires more than just the ability and desire to string words together in an interesting and compelling way.

Even if you’ve had publishing success already, there are still questions that you must (or should) answer before you can realistically make the decision as to whether or not you have what it takes to be a professional writer.


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BILL GATES HATES THIS SITE

For reasons known only to Bill Gates and the CSS fairy, Internet Explorer doesn’t correctly display the contents of this page.

Therefore, to view this page design correctly, you’ll need to use Firefox (Firefox features) or Google Chrome (Google Chrome features).

(I am demanding that Billy G personally apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.)

 

by Pamela Rice Hahn

The online magazine The Blue Rose Bouquet published its first issue in 1998, which was back in the day when it was known as a ‘zine. The Internet has evolved tremendously since that time. In an effort to bring the magazine up to date and create more user-friendly navigation, over the next few months The Blue Rose Bouquet will move to its new home at this location.

In the meantime, you can continue to view the original content at www.blueroses.com. Just keep in mind as you view those pages that any that have been updated and migrated to this new home will automatically update to that story or article’s location. During this transition period, you’ll have to rely on the back button to take you back to your starting point if that starting point was on BlueRoses.com. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

If all goes as planned, all content will be migrated to this site by the end of 2008 and there will be an announcement about the exciting new and improved mission for The Blue Rose Bouquet for 2009 and beyond.

Thank you for your patience during this transition.

[Submission date edited to keep this post at the top during magazine transition.]

 

Pondering | Writing Woes comic strip

 
  The quality writing articles, humor, and fiction associated with The Blue Rose Bouquet have been online since 1998. Also seen on the pages of The Blue Rose Bouquet is pammy the pencil is a character in the Writing Woes comic strip and the Chronic Illness Realities Comic StripPammy, the main character in the Writing Woes comic strip by Pamela Rice Hahn. Pammy also appears in the Chronic Illness Realities comic strip by Pamela Rice Hahn on Chronic-Illness.org. When Pammy dons her gray suit and assumes her counter identity of Thera Pist, you can be assured that something's inspired her to go to work as an Observational Therapist.The Observational Therapist Thera Pist is a character in the Writing Woes comic strip and the Chronic Illness Realities Comic Strip Many of those Thera Pist comic strip observations can now be seen on the Observational Therapist Web site.
The Everything Improve Your Writing Book 2nd Edition by Pamela Rice Hahn
Alpha Teach Yourself Grammar and Style in 24 Hours  by Pamela Rice Hahn and Ph.D. Dennis E. Hensley
 The Everything Low-Salt Cookbook Book: 300 Flavorful Recipes to Help Reduce Your Sodium Intake by Pamela Rice Hahn
 The Everything Diabetes Cookbook: 300 Creative and Healthy Recipes That Put the Fun Back into Cooking by Pamela Rice Hahn
 The Everything One Pot Cookbook: Delicious and simple meals that you can prepare in just one dish; Burst: 300 all-new recipes! 2nd edition by Pamela Rice Hahn

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