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Helen Landalf Helen Landalf's blog:

For those of you who have been following my writing career – or lack thereof – I’ll soon have news for you. I can’t tell you exactly what’s happening yet, but know that it’s something that I’ve hoped for and worked toward for the past three and a half years. It will be cause for celebration, but...

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Published on August 27, 2015 09:00 • 1 view
Slavoj Žižek Slavoj Žižek's blog:

Below is a translated script of an interview featuring Elisabeth Roudinesco and Marcel Gauchet. Read about intellectual revolt, structuralist breakthrough and the burgeoning neoliberalism of the late sixties. Featured on the Le Monde website first and translated by David Broder.




How did you came a...

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Published on August 27, 2015 14:39 • 1 view
Eve Langlais Eve Langlais's blog:

(Kodiak Point, #2)


It’s all about the rack…


“I’m special.” “You’re special all right,” he grumbled.”

Eve Langlais, Outfoxed by Love



Reid cleared his throat. “Um, I wouldn’t challenge her on this. She once shot Johnny in the ass with buckshot when his mom ended up in the clinic and he wouldn’t go...

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Published on August 27, 2015 05:00 • 1 view
Orson Scott Card Orson Scott Card's blog:
August 13, 2015
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Published on August 27, 2015 14:37 • 6 views
Kate Beaton Kate Beaton's blog:







buy this print!


Guess who just finished their second picture book! It's this guy, right here. Coming your way next fall!



But let's talk about THIS FALL



My lovely publishers and gracious hosts are taking me in and out of North America and the UK in the coming months, to see your smilin' faces and... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 14:34 • 3 views
Angela Korra'ti Angela Korra'ti's blog:

As y’all know already, Worldcon this year saw the conclusion–for now–of this year’s Puppy slate voting. Dara’s documented her reaction to the results over here, so I’m not going to recap what she said. Go read her directly!


I will, meanwhile, note that Natalie Luhrs put up this recap of what the H...

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Published on August 26, 2015 21:28 • 1 view
Jordan Castillo Price Jordan Castillo Price's blog:
I was chatting with a couple of guys in their 70's and 80's today at the senior center and they were telling stories about tapping maple trees and boiling down the sap to make syrup. They'd cook it down over a big fire and stay up all night to tend it. I was so fascinated it got me to thinking ab... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 13:02 • 1 view
Elizabeth Bear Elizabeth Bear's blog:
Elizabeth Bear's How To Title Your Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel or Series: A Tutorial in Three Parts*

(*In which I make fun of my industry, myself, and all of my friends.)


Part the Oneth: STRUCTURING YOUR TITLE

There are a number of excellent titling strategies. For purposes of this column, we... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 26, 2015 18:07 • 1 view
Ilona Andrews Ilona Andrews's blog:

Magic Nine needs a title.


magic9aIn the interests of not looking through thousands of previous title suggestions, I declare them all null and void. This is a brand new contest for the naming of the new Kate book.


What will the book be about?


Kate and Curran are getting married on the July 6 (I know the boo...

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Published on August 27, 2015 06:15 • 8 views
Sarah Monette Sarah Monette's blog:
I got email from a reader the other day, wondering about other books like The Goblin Emperor (what matociquala has dubbed "committeepunk"). I'm kind of terrible at that game, so I did what any sensible person would do. I asked Twitter.

(And thank you very kindly to everyone who responded.)

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Published on August 27, 2015 07:22 • 1 view
Cynthia Eden Cynthia Eden's blog:

I’ve got more book news to share!


UNTIL DEATH is now available at Amazon. For Kindle Unlimited subscribers, the book is free! The regular price of the book there is $2.99.


UNTIL DEATH was originally published in the “Sweet Dreams” thriller anthology (this anthology was compiled by author Brenda Nov...

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Published on August 27, 2015 11:42 • 1 view
George R.R. Martin George R.R. Martin's blog:
About those awards...

Let's begin with another lesson in Hugo history. First stop, 1953. The first Hugo Awards were presented at the 11th worldcon, in Philadelphia. Robert Silverberg tells me that they were not even called "Hugos" back then, just "Science Fiction Achievement Awards." Isaac Asimov... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 12:19 • 5 views
Poppy Z. Brite Poppy Z. Brite's blog:
Due to going through a depressive episode now, I've been thinking about the first time I ever experienced chemical depression. I remember it very clearly, because it was so unlike anything else I'd ever felt. I was seventeen. I had just survived several terrible years at a school where other stud... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 00:40 • 1 view
S. Jane Sloat S. Jane Sloat's blog:
I finished Titus Groan today, the first book in Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast trilogy. It was a great reading experience. The mood is melancholy, the descriptions and vocabulary are marvelous, and the odd characters have evocative names like Sourdust, Dr. Prunesquallor and Lady Fuchsia, to name a fe... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 13:13 • 1 view
Iris Chacon Iris Chacon's blog:
Another comforting sign that clean, wholesome fun has not gone the way of the dodo: the e-novel Schifflebein's Folly has proved popular with readers and critics alike.

Witness this recent review from OnlineBookClub:

“Schifflebein’s Folly” is a delightful story where good things happen to good peop... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 14:28 • 5 views
Linda Westphal Linda Westphal's blog:
Here's something not many people know about me: I'm a slow writer. Probably because I'm a thinker - I think a lot about what I'm writing. It's the only way I know how to write, which means my books take a lot of time and effort.

So, when one of my books is recognized by people I admire - publishe... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 14:00 • 40 views
Barbara Kyle Barbara Kyle's blog:


"I couldn't put it down!" Authors love to hear readers say those words. We live to hear them. So do our publishers.

But what, exactly, is this mysterious literary essence that hooks a reader? What holds them so hard, they simply must keep reading, often long into the night?

In my brief video "Ana... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 13:58 • 21 views
Iris Dorbian Iris Dorbian's blog:
"Perfect book to sit back with and escape the reality of today's times"--from Undercover Book Reviews on "Love, Loss and Longing in the Age of Reagan: Diary of a Mad Club Girl" by Iris Dorbian

Check it out: "Love, Loss and Longing in the Age of Reagan Diary of a Mad Club Girl" by Iris Dorbian
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Published on August 27, 2015 13:24 • 6 views
Rebecca Lombardo Rebecca Lombardo's blog:
My life has undergone many changes since I started this blog in 2013. Some of them have been devastating and made me feel like throwing in the towel. Others have been wonderful, positive additions to my life that I continue to be grateful for. Either way, I know that I am growing as a person. I c... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 13:24 • 9 views
Perry Lake Perry Lake's blog:
THE SHADOW LORD
by Tony-Paul de Vissage

In de Vissage's universe, vampires (he calls them aventurieri) eat food and drink wine, they marry, have children, the children grow up, and they squabble. He makes it clear they're mortal humans who've evolved wings. Blood's nice but not that important in th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 13:23 • 4 views
J.A. Graffagnino J.A. Graffagnino's blog:
Mary turned to Roxie as she walked to the bedroom, “I just left a lot of dead bodies in the Bronx. Don’t push me or I’ll add another one in Brooklyn,” Mary said as she closed her bedroom door.
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Published on August 27, 2015 12:29 • 4 views
Miranda Davis Miranda Davis's blog:
Should've kept my mouth shut about publishing #3 this year.

However, I thought it would be wise to set a goal in the new year. Publicly.

It might still happen -- do note the passive, 'mistakes were made' tone of that.

I'd hoped to be deep into editing the finished draft by now, not still trying t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 11:45 • 16 views
Dianne Bright Dianne Bright's blog:
A brief description of Soul Reader along with a few points of interest for readers:

1) Soul Reader: description

This adult fiction fantasy/sci-fi novel takes readers into a world of over-sized butterflies, supernatural gems, and attractive angels disguised as every day beach-goers.

Set in San Diego... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 11:21 • 20 views
Jake Yaniak Jake Yaniak's blog:
When I began studying logic one of the first things I had to come to terms with was how little I really knew. I resolved to submit myself to the truth regardless of the outcome - and there were days when I did not know what I would believe the next day.

I could not simply say, 'The Bible tells me... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 11:11 • 5 views
K. Michals K. Michals's blog:
Yup, still fighting this chapter. It's odd, some chapters are started and over in 20 minutes, others like this, frustrate me to no end.

I once had a bit that took me two months! I went for walks, i ranted to the boyfriend, i stared at the screen. Nothing helped. I guess when something is ready to... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 11:00 • 42 views
David  Whelan David Whelan's blog:
Well folks its that time of year again in these parts, the launch of a new series of The X-Factor. Each year, most of us look forward to watching a few people make fools of themselves. This begs the question, why on earth do the producers let them through from the applications and unseen audition... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 10:35 • 21 views
David Schwinghammer David Schwinghammer's blog:
The three principal characters in THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN have much in common. They're not very likable, they're depressing, and they don't have much taste in men.

Rachel is the girl on the train. She's lost her job for drinking on the job. Her husband has left her for another woman, and to top matt... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 10:26 • 6 views
K. Michael K. Michael's blog:
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Something strange is going on this this hotel, and maybe that's because--It's not a hotel. By the time Violet and Wanda realize they're not in Denver, it's already too late to escape this strange new place they've found themselves in, where all the captives are held under a nearly inescapable sur... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 10:04 • 9 views
Sean McSweeney Sean McSweeney's blog:
The first semi-automatic weapon appeared in 1885. The American Civil War in the 1860s was the first major conflict when rifled muskets were the principal weapon. The breech-loading gun dates from the 1830s. The revolver, a pistol that allows more than one or two shots without reloading, came into... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 09:49 • 35 views
Lois McMaster Bujold Lois McMaster Bujold's blog:
My nephew, who is an international cargo pilot, sent me this amusing link:


"Ps. Here is a cool link that sort of shows a day in the life of an international cargo pilot ;)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?sns=fb&am...


Bunch of other YouTube entries next to it look like they would be interesting to ex... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 09:45 • 80 views
Setta Jay Setta Jay's blog:
I want to send a huge thank you to Charming Tours and Events for doing Searing Ecstasy's Cover Reveal! :D

Here is the link to the cover and a $100 Gift Card Giveaway! :D

http://charmingtoursandevents.blogspo...

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Published on August 27, 2015 09:39 • 9 views
Dawn Sister Dawn Sister's blog:
So excited. It's fifteen sleeps and counting until the UK Meet for LGBTQ fiction writers and readers in Bristol.

I've never been to a conference like this before. It promises to be so much fun.

What I am looking forward to the most is putting faces to the names of so many people I have met online t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 09:33 • 14 views
Sharon Kay Penman Sharon Kay Penman's blog:
Life slows down as summer ends. The football season has not started yet. Nor as the new television season. We are being bombarded by political lunacy, though, so we are desperately in need of an escape from reality. What better time to do some speculating about the convoluted, arcane Game of Thro... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 09:27 • 20 views
K.T. Waltzer K.T. Waltzer's blog:
Emily settles into her new live-work space when Candy knocks on the door introducing herself. Bad timing, indeed.Catfight

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Published on August 27, 2015 08:53 • 24 views
Matthew Quinn Martin Matthew Quinn Martin's blog:
Screenwriting legends Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot wrote a brilliant piece a while back about making sure that you weren't aiming for "Crap + One." In it they argued that you should alway strive for perfection in your work…even if it seems like only crap movies are making it to the big screen. (fo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 08:44 • 30 views
Emma Donoghue Emma Donoghue's blog:
When your film is in the can (not literally, anymore, of course – more like on the hard drive), it’s time for the screenwriter to get even further out of the way. Of course I was one of the people consulted and shown rough cuts of the film, but basically the editorial process is an intense submer... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 08:43 • 308 views
Simone Salmon Simone Salmon's blog:


Loving all of this publicity for Camille and the Bears of Beisa -Drafnel. The reader responses and reviews have been awesome and Alex McGilvery was kind enough to write a post on his blog,Alex McGilvery's World.



One of the things that I’m working on in the next while is to bring more authors and... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 06:00 • 33 views
C.J. Kline C.J. Kline's blog:
I heard a disturbing story this morning while driving my daughter and her friends to school. One of her friends was called “ugly”, and pushed down in the hall by a small group of girls at school. They have also been doing hurtful things through social media to numerous people. My heart broke for... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 07:57 • 9 views
Samantha Kane Samantha Kane's blog:
RELEASE: 9/1/15

Broken Play

“Get. In. Here.” Marian spoke in that one-word-sentence staccato that had become so popular on television and that she’d sworn she’d never imitate. Now she knew it wasn’t a choice. She was simply so mad she couldn’t get more than one word out at a time. Beau didn’t argue... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 07:55 • 4 views
R.L. Griffin R.L. Griffin's blog:
Quiet Lies is my next book that will be released in November. It's different than anything I've ever written. Every single person who has read it so far has been shocked, baffled, flabbergasted I wrote it after Sunshine & Whiskey. I'm not. I have dark places in my mind that I unleash in books... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 07:12 • 39 views
Rebecca Mildren Rebecca Mildren's blog:
So as some of you know, I've gotten into writing novels in the last few years. I just have to say that writing is great! But writing query letters, not so much. Much easier said than done. But apparently, I have their summary's Hook, Setup, Conflict, and Stakes components stuck on the brain, beca... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 07:00 • 29 views
Jenn Sadai Jenn Sadai's blog:
Today's confession is actually a dirty secret of mine. I love smoking a cigar after a stressful day at work. I'm a runner and advocate for healthy living, but there is just something soothing about puffing on a thin, yet masculine cigar after a tough day. I feel horrible admitting it since I insp... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 06:50 • 8 views
Stacey O'Neale Stacey O'Neale's blog:
Signups are OPEN for the UNDER HIS SKIN Cover Reveal and CONTEST!!!

The Cover Reveal will take place on September 8th. It will include a CONTEST for a $100 Gift Card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble - Winner's Choice!

You do NOT have to be a book blogger to participate. Anyone willing to post links... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 27, 2015 06:48 • 6 views
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