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Re: RSS buttons
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2007, 01:14:52 AM »


James Ellroy did it with his mother.  You're a writer and writing is the way you naturally process the major events of your life.

Nothing to be ashamed of.  A non-fiction piece on how a crime of violence ripples out and affects so many other people might be a worthwhile idea.  It wouldn't be exploiting your cousin's death or your family's grief, the way Ellroy seemed to be exploiting his mother.  It would a way of drawing something positive out of the tragedy.


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Re: RSS buttons
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2007, 09:15:12 AM »


I'm with Jim.  There is nothing sick about wanting to follow the investigation - it is human nature to want to make sense of the unknown, especially when it's scary and close.  It also is a useful way to cope with the information you are gathering.  To keep it from becoming overwhelming. 

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Re: RSS buttons
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2007, 03:11:11 PM »

Thanks you two for the reassuring words. Not much of a book until we find whodunnit. Will keep the idea in the back of my mind.
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Re: RSS buttons
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2007, 05:38:28 PM »

How do I use a RSS button on a newspaper website? I want it to email me any relative stories about my cousin's recent murder. But when I click on the RSS button like my friend told me to, I get a page full of HTML code like links and I don't know what to do with them.
Can anyone explain this in plain, non computer geek language? I know the RS stands for Real Simple, but evidently I need REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY Simple.
Thanks in advance.
Brenda B.


Here is a site that will explain about RSS in plain English.  ;D

Hope this helps.


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