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Zombieland Rules

In light of the season and in light of the fact that I am a huge Zombieland and Woody Harrelson fan. If you are a fan, what is your fave part of the movie or what is your favorite rule. Are there any rules you follow in your own life? It’s all fun. Thanks!

#1 – Cardio #2 – The Double Tap #3 – Beware of Bathrooms #4 – Seatbelts #5 – ??? #6 – The Skillet* #7 – Travel Light #8 – Get A Kickass Partner* #9 – ??? #10 – ??? #11 – ??? #12 – Bounty Paper Towels* #13 – ??? #14 – ??? #15 – Bowling Ball* #16 – ??? #17 – Don’t Be A Hero #18 – Limber Up #19 – ??? #20 – ??? #21 – Avoid Strip Clubs* #22 – When In Doubt, Know Your Way Out #23 – ??? #24 – ??? #25 – ??? #26 – ??? #27 – ??? #28 – ??? #29 – The Buddy System* #30 – ??? #31 – Check The Back Seat #32 – Enjoy The Little Things #33 – Swiss Army Knife*

*Rules marked with an asterisk are from promotional material and should not yet be considered canon.

Zombieland Rules from interviews with cast and crew

4 new rules have been mentioned by the writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese but they don’t have numbers associated with them. #??? – Always carry a change of underwear #??? – Double-knot your shoe[lace]s #??? – It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Unless it is a sprint, then sprint #??? – Pack your stain stick

Zombieland Rules from the cellphone game

#2 – Zipplock #3 – Double Tap #5 – Shoot First #7 – Incoming! #8 – Break it up #9 – With your bare hands #10 – Don’t swing low #11 – Use your feet #13 – Shake it off #22 – Opportunity knocks #24 – Use your thumbs

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Twinkie picture found on http://www.freakingnews.com/TWINKIE-Pictures-4934.asp

Are you a Twinkie nut like Tallahassee or as agrophobic as Columbus? I for one have a slight tendency toward “avoiding public restrooms” which by the way this “official” website did not mention. HMMM!!!

thanks, have fun!

children

ImageWhile most of you know, I am foremost, a family man. I have “many” children. Seven children total including my grandson, did I just write grandson? Yes, I am a young grandfather. I have three daughters and three sons. My oldest two are daughters.

My oldest, Angela, my practical child, like me,  is 21 and on her own. She is working and, of coarse, has Aidan, my four year old grandson. She is with a man and I presume is happy with him. Aidan is a bruiser. He is strong bodied and his will is just as strong..Smart! Wow, he will do great things when he grows up.

Victoria is my idealist. She is eighteen years old and wants to become a nurse. I told her she could take care of me in my old age. She has a boyfriend, who is by her side constantly. I say that in a positive way, because he loves her dearly. They reminded me of my wife and I when we were young and first married. I expect her to graduate this December.

Tyler, my oldest son and my most challenging, at the moment. He loves computers. However, to get him to do anything is like pulling teeth. This is expected behavior from a sixteen year old boy ,however. He wants and needs and I keep saying clean the room, get a job, cut the grass and you will have the cash you need. There he sits on the couch perfectly happy doing absolutely nothing. This too shall pass. He is so smart! He is in advanced classes in school and expects to go to college for computers. He will do it! I know it.

Sean, my twelve year old pacifist.He is my gentle one. I love that about him though. Much like I was when I was a lad, he couldn’t think of hurting anyone and I love him so. Even at this age, he still likes to cuddle. He struggles in school. He will do it, just like I did. He won’t be a stellar student, but he will find his niche. He is persuing a military-style activity in school and he seems to like it.

Faith..Oh Faith. I could write a book about this complex four year old’s character. She is so much like her mother it is comical. She looks like her, walks and talks like her. She even thinks like her. She is consumed about thoughts of her appearace. At her age, she will not leave the house unless everything is just so. Her dress has to be pressed, her teeth and hair brished, ect. You get the idea. Her personalaity is caring, explosive at times, but at the same time, she cares about others and what they feel. Again, complex is a great word for this child. I can wait to see how she grows. I want all of my children to grow and develop into who they are going to become. All I can do is help them along the way.

Ethan, my youngest child has had a hard life right from the beginning. He has had health challenges from day one and development for him has always been on the shallow side. We have taken him to specialist after specialist and they can tell us nothing. My wife and I are of the opinion, with God’s help, he will develop how he develops and there is little anyone can do to influence that. We will take it as it comes. He is a genlte child as well. He has a streak in him though. Lately, it has been “How much of a mess can I make in a short time?” More development… More time… More Love..These are the things my son needs.

I love them all; each in thier own and individual ways. They are of the same family, but each child is so much different from the next. Thier interests, what they like and do not like..These are the little lives that God has entrusted to me to ensure they grow and learn. I love them all.

Hoblin Goblin

Special thank you to my readers. I just want you to know where I am in my literary journey. This is a big positive in that journey. I felt very good about “House On the Hill” and obviously so did the literary team on this project. This is my first published literary work and I am very excited!!
BIG thank you to all who purchased Hoblin Goblin yesterday! We sold 14 the first day and ALL proceeds of this go to The Lancashire hospice in the UK. Please share the link so that we can raise as much money as possible for them and on top o…

f that the book is amazing, filled with tales from some of todays best Indie authors to entertain you this Halloween. Find a copy here… http://www.amazon.com/Hoblin-Goblin-ebook/dp/B009QEJFRA/ref=sr_1_25?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1350299618&sr=1-25&keywords=rue+volley AND be sure to come to the website!!!! We have tons of great giveaways going on. Enter to win bookmarks…a ton of ebook titles AND a copy of Hoblin Goblin IN PRINT! Just go and scroll through, enter the giveaways and then at the bottom just tell us your favorite Halloween movie to enter to win a print copy of the anthology! ~ Rue Volley
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“Stop the Press: Half of self published authors earn less than $500.00

It’s an intersting article citing EL James and Amanda Hawking as exceptions to the rule. It also states some of the books published don’t make enough to cover the cost of publishing.

Half the respondents failed to reach $500 in royalties in 2011, and a quarter of the books are unlikely to cover the direct costs of production. “Sobering” news, wrote Cornford and Lewis. “Who’d come back for more?”

I am so glad the cite in this sobering article, it the fact most writers aren’t in it for the money. The hours of knuckle soreness and crossed eyed work is not done for the all mighty dollar. Yes while a check for $10,000 would be nice in an advance, this is not by far the reason I write and not the reason many of my fellow writers create either. If money was the only reason writers create, the artistic method, the muse if you will, would look like a dollar sign and jingle when he walks. I was recently notified my work will appear in an anthology to be named published by a company in the UK.

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing by Maria Popova

From the Brain Pickings Newsletter

Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing by Maria Popova

“Perfection is like chasing the horizon. Keep moving.” In the winter of 2010, inspired by Elmore Leonard’s 10 rules of writing published in The New York Times nearly a decade earlier, The Guardian reached out to some of today’s most celebrated authors and asked them to each offer his or her commandments. After Zadie Smith’s 10 rules of writing, here come 8 from the one and only Neil Gaiman:

  1. Write
  2. Put one word after another. Find the right word, put it down.
  3. Finish what you’re writing. Whatever you have to do to finish it, finish it.
  4. Put it aside. Read it pretending you’ve never read it before. Show it to friends whose opinion you respect and who like the kind of thing that this is.
  5. Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong.
  6. Fix it. Remember that, sooner or later, before it ever reaches perfection, you will have to let it go and move on and start to write the next thing. Perfection is like chasing the horizon. Keep moving.
  7. Laugh at your own jokes.
  8. The main rule of writing is that if you do it with enough assurance and confidence, you’re allowed to do whatever you like. (That may be a rule for life as well as for writing. But it’s definitely true for writing.) So write your story as it needs to be written. Write it ­honestly, and tell it as best you can. I’m not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter.

For more timeless wisdom on writing, see Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 rules for a great story, David Ogilvy’s 10 no-bullshit tips, Henry Miller’s 11 commandments, Jack Kerouac’s 30 beliefs and techniques, John Steinbeck’s 6 pointers, and Susan Sontag’s synthesized learnings. Image by Kimberly Butler

Article posted on Fountainbluepublishing.com by Melanie Fountain.