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    Outline Maven Tirjasdyn's Avatar
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    Verbena Pond Publishing

    Ernie and Mary Carwile have started a new meetup in the Denver area...charging 25$ per session to teach folks to write and publish books. It looks like they are through Verbena Pond publishing...

    From their website it looks like they are the only authors published by this company and it may be their own.

    http://www.erniecarwile.com/

    http://www.verbenapondpublishing.com/

    http://thestoryteller2.com/

    http://thestoryteller1.com/

    http://thestoryteller3.com/

    They even posted a form letter from Obama as a review...sigh...this so looks like a scam...any info?
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    Outline Maven Tirjasdyn's Avatar
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    Here's the link to their meetup group:

    http://writers.meetup.com/1013/?gj=wg2_ej1b
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    I used to be amused by Utopians. With life experience, I have grown to fear them. The great failing of Utopians is that they can never accept that someone else might not want to
    be a part of their utopian vision. Like ill-mannered tourists, they assume that if you don't agree with them, it must be because they're not explaining it simply enough, or often enough, or loudly enough, or ultimately, because you're stupid. Utopians always think achieving Utopia is simply a matter of education—and then re-education—and then coercion, legislation, litigation medication conditioning threats book-burnings eugenics surgical modifications hunting down the counter-revolutionaries killing the reactionaries genetic engineering—and ultimately all Utopians, no matter how nobly they begin, always end up at the same conclusion: that the only thing that keeps Man from building a secular heaven here on Earth is the nature of Man, therefore we must build a New and Better Man.


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    Outline Maven Tirjasdyn's Avatar
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    And look they have a contest:

    http://www.freelancewriting.com/cont...ks-entries.php

    Scary quotations:
    Writers with a finished manuscript, but no money to publish have a 1 in 250 chance to see their work in print - for free.
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    I used to be amused by Utopians. With life experience, I have grown to fear them. The great failing of Utopians is that they can never accept that someone else might not want to
    be a part of their utopian vision. Like ill-mannered tourists, they assume that if you don't agree with them, it must be because they're not explaining it simply enough, or often enough, or loudly enough, or ultimately, because you're stupid. Utopians always think achieving Utopia is simply a matter of education—and then re-education—and then coercion, legislation, litigation medication conditioning threats book-burnings eugenics surgical modifications hunting down the counter-revolutionaries killing the reactionaries genetic engineering—and ultimately all Utopians, no matter how nobly they begin, always end up at the same conclusion: that the only thing that keeps Man from building a secular heaven here on Earth is the nature of Man, therefore we must build a New and Better Man.


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    Hmm, well so far membership is 1. I hope, probably in vain, that it was stay that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tirjasdyn View Post
    And look they have a contest:

    http://www.freelancewriting.com/cont...ks-entries.php

    Scary quotations:
    A $100 entry fee?!?! Yikes!

    The wording on their meet-up website sends up so many red flags.

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    3 people joined already : /
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    Meet-up group is gone, and website hasn't been updated since '08.
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    Has published a couple more books, but still only their own.
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