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Brandon Sanderson Brandon Sanderson's blog:

It’s that time again, so I’m just going to post the same thing I did last year.


Many of you know that I teach a creative writing class at Brigham Young University once per year, Thursday evenings each Winter semester. As an undergraduate I took this class from David Farland when he was teaching it...

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Published on December 20, 2014 11:02 • 3 views
George R.R. Martin George R.R. Martin's blog:
Discussions of North Korea, cyber war, the corporate cowardice of Sony Pictures, and THE INTERVIEW have been taking over the airwaves these past two days, and millions of words have been devoted to the issues. I won't try to rehash them all here.

The most important words, and the truest words, wer... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 10:04 • 7 views
Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho's blog:
John Heilprin The Associated Press GENEVA – The bestselling author said in an interview Friday with The Associated Press that he was prepared to make himself an example — even if it meant inviting criticism and potential threats — if Sony Pictures had taken him up on his $100,000 offer for the ri... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 07:28 • 1 view
Leah Braemel Leah Braemel's blog:

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Back in 2008, I wrote a short story, FIRST NIGHT, as part of Samhain’s newsletter The Samhellion’s Holiday celebration. Since my first book, PRIVATE PROPERTY–a story about a couple who had previously been in a no-strings-attached affair had just gotten amped to relationship status–was due to be...

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Published on December 20, 2014 07:00 • 1 view
Laurie  Brown Laurie Brown's blog:
When I was little, still riding a tricycle little, I was chit-chatting with the boy next door who was black and I said, "I'm vanilla ice cream and you're chocolate ice cream." I thought this was a brilliant observation...an observation, not a judgement and if it was a judgement, which is wasn't,... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 19:00 • 21 views
Blake Alma Blake Alma's blog:
By Blake Alma
About the Book:

This is a story of how a young boy, named Thomas, who was hopeless and friendless found something that changed his life forever. Even though it is a cold an bitter world, there is one on earth who gives great hope to people. His name is Jesus Christ. Even though Thomas... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 18:51 • 6 views
Robert  Jacoby Robert Jacoby's blog:
Last week Gina left town. Went to Sweden to see her son's graduation ceremony (Master's degree in chemistry; he's in his doctoral program now). She'd be gone three nights.

Three nights I had alone. Three chances for dinner of my choice. God help me.

Say the word with me: Fatburger.

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Published on December 20, 2014 18:48 • 6 views
R.M. Romarney R.M. Romarney's blog:
Hi everyone, I'm R.M


I was wondering if you would like to play a part in a poem anthology... The Poetry of Wasted Words... please post your poem in the comments https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... with your name at the end... see the beautiful in our world.


Wasted Words

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Published on December 20, 2014 18:46 • 6 views
Rival Gates Rival Gates's blog:
Sculla was positioned in the middle of the front rank. His men stood at attention; awaiting their leader’s command. “Javelins!” Sculla yelled. The men each grasped one of their javelins and hurled the weapon at their enemy.
The salvo was accurate and lethal. Nearly the entire first line of goblins... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 18:44 • 6 views
Warren Fahy Warren Fahy's blog:
Read about the science behind Fragment and Pandemonium: http://tinyurl.com/dy9frw6
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Published on December 20, 2014 18:29 • 6 views
Laura Lee Laura Lee's blog:
New Contemporary Fiction available for review: Identity Theft by Laura Lee. Author of Angel (and 15 other books).

This novel is to be released in January. You can read more about it on Pubslush.

When a bored employee in a rock star's office starts an online relationship with a fan in the guise of... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 18:15 • 41 views
Sara  King Sara King's blog:
Forging Zero went on sale the 18th, which (holy crap) saw it launch into the top 40 books on all of Amazon!! If you have friends you still need to get Christmas presents for, this is the ideal time. The book's gonna be $0.99 for only another couple days, then it's back to the regular $3.99.

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Published on December 20, 2014 18:10 • 7 views
Monica Burns Monica Burns's blog:


via Monica Burns http://ift.tt/1zfeKP7 So do you have someone in the family that you adore, yet has less than what you personally consider good fashion sense? Do you like funky, tacky Christmas apparel? via Facebook Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 22:40 • 6 views
Gina Marinello-Sweeney Gina Marinello-Sweeney's blog:
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"The only way that your work will truly find an audience is if it is genuine."










Author Gina Marinello-Sweeney was recently interviewed by leading entertainment website New Release Tuesday. Take a look at the link below!

http://www.newreleasetuesday.com/arti... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 18:04 • 9 views
Cynthia D. Witherspoon Cynthia D. Witherspoon's blog:
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I was not expecting my response to this book. At all. I thought I'd read a few short stories about Christmas, maybe find one that I liked, and keep moving.

No. You can't pick just one. And you can't just keep moving. You have to learn more about the Spellbound world.

Krys. Noah. Lachlan.

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Published on December 20, 2014 18:04 • 5 views
C.K. Dawn C.K. Dawn's blog:


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Published on December 08, 2014 00:25 • 7 views
Brandy Jeffus Corona Brandy Jeffus Corona's blog:
ARC sign ups for Midnight Outbreak is up!
If you love the Walking Dead you will love this! It's completely different from my other works, not a love story, but a zombie story!!

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Published on December 20, 2014 17:55 • 7 views
A.Z. Banda A.Z. Banda's blog:
Kindle Free Book Promotion for fantasy Arturo's Ghoul ends 11:59 pm December 21, 2014, Pacific Standard Time.

Click here.

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Published on December 20, 2014 17:52 • 6 views
Romina Russell Romina Russell's blog:

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Now that ZODIACis out in the world(s), we’ve embarked on a blog tour that’s thus far taken us to someamazing destinations (full list detailed below). Of all theinterviews and guest posts we’ve done, the most personal piece so far has beenoneabout our journey to here. If you’re an aspiring author...

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Published on December 20, 2014 17:20 • 11 views
Billy Roper Billy Roper's blog:
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Published on December 20, 2014 17:13 • 5 views
Charlie Fenton Charlie Fenton's blog:

We all know how Christmas is celebrated today, with a tree, lights and Santa leaving presents on Christmas Eve. But what was Christmas like in Tudor times?


First, for the four weeks leading up to Christmas (Advent), people would fast until Christmas Day. Christmas Eve was particularly strict and T...

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Published on December 20, 2014 15:03 • 8 views
C.J. Anderson C.J. Anderson's blog:
West raced ahead of the group of soldiers advancing to Vasquez's position. He moved very fast for a large man. Unleashed. Unarmored. Unprepared for her accuracy. He ran with his blade in the air like some backwoods bloodspilling hatchetman.
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Published on December 20, 2014 16:42 • 52 views
A.C.  Williams A.C. Williams's blog:
I don’t do fancy very often. It’s usually only for weddings (for people I love very very much). Most of the time you’ll find me in blue jeans. My company’s CEO recently announced a change in our company’s dress code—now we can wear jeans all the time! Sure for certain occasions it needs to be… Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 04:52 • 6 views
Kate Heartfield Kate Heartfield's blog:

This isn’t exactly an awards recommendation post, because I have a stack of reading (and re-reading and mulling) yet to do myself and can’t even begin to guess what will be on my own nomination lists. I will cram, right up to the last minute. Most of my reading time this year has been dedicated t...

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Published on December 20, 2014 07:49 • 6 views
Simon Hugh Wheeler Simon Hugh Wheeler's blog:
If you're not doing much this Christmas, or you need some time away from the festive hysteria, check out the movie, Almost Human.

When you're suffering from too much Christmas spirit, (ie, whisky, vodka, brandy, etc.) your head will be able to cope with the intricacies of the plot: man is abducted... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 16:26 • 10 views
Zoltan Istvan Zoltan Istvan's blog:
A new extensive interview on the Transhumanist Party and transhumanism on a popular #French site: http://8e-etage.fr/2014/12/17/a-la-re... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 16:25 • 5 views
Beth Flynn Beth Flynn's blog:

I’ve been asked more than once if music was a big influence for me while writing Nine Minutes. The answer is “absolutely yes!”


The songs I’m listing here help me to find my way to a different time and place. They help me to get in the mindset to write about Grizz. Some just remind me of him (for o...

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Published on December 20, 2014 14:30 • 12 views
Soraya Naomi Soraya Naomi's blog:

I’ll be doing an author takeover on December 20at 6 p.m. EST, and I’ll be giving away copies of For Fallon and For Luca.


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Published on December 20, 2014 01:37 • 5 views
Talina Perkins Talina Perkins's blog:
In between coordinating the Christmas Book Bash (which was a hit BTW! :)), preparing the family for the holidays and my night job of graphic designing I've been writing on not only Blake and Bella's full-length novel, but also two other novellas. The muse is a curious thing and when the words flo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 08:14 • 5 views
Justin Dennis Justin Dennis's blog:

That might sound a bit hyperbolic, but I'm serious.

And if you're going to read on, you should know that there will be SPOILERS, so go catch up on the Legend of Korra right now. There are four seasons, each only like 13 episodes that are 20 minutes long, you could easily catch up in a few dedicat... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 00:50 • 6 views
Patrick Parker Patrick Parker's blog:


BBC News, Africa (http://bbc.in/1sBZLqX) posted a very interesting story, Floating arsenals: The boats full of guns for hire against pirates, 17 December 2014. This story is about pre-positioned floating armories, operating in international waters and catering to private maritime security compani... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 05:00 • 4 views
Kimberly Brouillette Kimberly Brouillette's blog:
I have been thinking about creating an author blog for about 2 years now. I would always put it behind other projects, and it never would get further than a few moments of time at once. Finally, I set my mind to it and I finished it. I'd love for you to check it out and let me know what you think... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 16:07 • 28 views
Beau Taplin Beau Taplin's blog:
“It hurts my head to think of how many things had to happen for our paths to intersect. Of all those numberless little fortunes that led me to you. A broken alarm clock, a delayed train, a sudden downpour and there we were. You and I, sharing coffee, our whole lives ahead of us.”

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Published on December 20, 2014 02:30 • 7 views
Barry R. Strohm Barry R. Strohm's blog:
As I discuss in my book, Afterlife, What Really Happens on the Other Side," the reader is introduced to the concept that a path was selected prior to coming back to an incarnate life. Free will determines how closely you follow that path.
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Published on December 20, 2014 16:05 • 6 views
Robert F. Dorr Robert F. Dorr's blog:
In my novel "Hitler's Time Machine," my heart was set on having an evil American scientist named Doctor Pauli.

The name comes from the 1949 "Captain Video" television program. I was ten years old when Americans watched television for the first time and prime-time dramas were acted out "live" on c... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 16:02 • 7 views
Todd Strasser Todd Strasser's blog:
I'll probably be writing a lot about this novel, which won't be released until late in 2015. But I'd like to begin by gratefully acknowledging my daughter Lia, who created the cover for this book, and my son, Geoff, who read a nearly 500-page version of the manuscript and made many insightful and... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 15:54 • 7 views
C.H. Lawler C.H. Lawler's blog:
Per benignitatem, pacem. More on that later.
In The Saints of Lost Things, I mention the Second Vatican Council, which among other things allowed the Catholic Mass to be celebrated in vernacular (native) languages. I was raised a Methodist and became a Catholic late in life. I call it being a Cath... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 20, 2014 15:47 • 6 views
Maureen O'Leary Maureen O'Leary's blog:
My urban fantasy novel The Arrow is coming out soon through Geminid Press LLC and I cannot wait for you to read it. I loved writing this story, and I am loving finishing the sequel even more. These are characters I have fallen in love with, and I hope you will too.

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Published on December 20, 2014 15:43 • 5 views
Susan Fanetti Susan Fanetti's blog:
Hi again,

As promised, I've posted a teaser for my upcoming release, the first book in a new Night Horde series.

Find it on the FCP blog here: http://tfcpress.wordpress.com/2014/12...

Cheers!
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Published on December 20, 2014 15:34 • 13 views
Judith Starkston Judith Starkston's blog:
Favorites around the web this week. In archaeology: a bronze age tomb in Thessaly, Greece, an exhibit of pre-classical Greece in France, 8,000 yr old Israeli olive oil, recreating Egyptian bread. In historical fiction: a post about his fic series with some of my favorite authors in it, a review o... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 15:15 • 6 views
Arthur D. Robbins Arthur D. Robbins's blog:
Which Democracy?

By Arthur D. Robbins

Which #Democracy? There are so many to choose from: Rhetorical Democracy (R.D.), Civic Democracy (C.D.), Economic Democracy (E.D.), Political Democracy (P.D.), Social Democracy (S.D.). Let’s start with rhetorical democracy.

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Published on December 20, 2014 15:29 • 5 views
Sandra  Steiner Sandra Steiner's blog:
Guest post by Teresa Watson! As the daughter of a Methodist minister, Christmas has always meant more to our family. My father is blessed with a beautiful singing voice, and every year meant listening to him sing “O Holy Night”...
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Published on December 20, 2014 07:20 • 5 views
Jack     Rollins Jack Rollins's blog:

Jack Rollins:

Happy 250th, The Castle of Otranto…


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As a child, Horace Walpole frequently heard it said of himself that surely he would die soon. Bo...

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Published on December 20, 2014 06:50 • 7 views
Nicholas C. Rossis Nicholas C. Rossis's blog:
I have often mentioned the “show, don’t tell” rule in my blog. MMJaye, a regular around here and a great …

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Published on December 19, 2014 22:05 • 5 views
Lucas Hargis Lucas Hargis's blog:
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Kate L. Mary Kate L. Mary's blog:
The Future Without Hope The World Without End, Book 3 Nazarea Andrews The Future Without Hope, is the third book in The World Without End series, but not the last to come. Sadly, it will probably be the last book for me. While I really enjoyed the first and second books in this zombie/romance ser... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 19, 2014 22:44 • 6 views
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