كلمن،فصلية ثقافية، عدد 9، شتاء 2014
روى لي صديق لبناني، وقد كان كاتبا، أنه لم يكن يستسيغ ردود القراء على مقالات الكتاب التي تنشر على شبكة الإنترنت. ولسبب يتعلق ببيروقراطية عائلية في المؤسسة التي كان يعمل فيها، وهي مؤسسة صحافية عريقة، استمر موقع هذه المؤسسة على الإنترنت متخلفا عن غيره من مؤ... Read more of this blog post »
[Abstract: This is a really long post about the value of criticism. The point I'm getting at is that a) new authors should be open to it, and b) let's focus on writing really great books and less on what the Internet says. (This second point is somewhat obscure in the short treatise below, but it...Read more of this blog post »
For those of you who missed the live feed on Twitter (Saturday, 15 March from 12-2pm CET) here is my Alphabet of Paris Zombies
Amy Plum’s Alphabet of Paris Zombies
(When the zombie apocalypse starts in Paris, this is who you’ll be running from.)
A is for AGNÈS who tripped on the stairs.
B is for B...Read more of this blog post »
Every morning, before I write, I make a fresh pot of tea, and usually it’s green tea. Here’s why.
First, rituals are powerful. They condition us to expect a certain chain of events. In my case, when I make a pot of tea, I am preparing myself to focus on my work for the next few hours. The work bec...Read more of this blog post »
These cute little numbers remind me of the performance of Brigadoon my mom and I went to see at the local high school when I was a little girl. I’ll never forget the ga...Read more of this blog post »
تكثر الشبكات الاجتماعية ومواقع التواصل الاجتماعي وللباحثين نصيب منها ، هناك مواقع مخصصه فقط للباحثين والأكاديميين وهناك مواقع عامة طوعها الأكاديميون لخدمتهم ولزيادة انتشارهم.المجلات العلمية متوفرة لكنها غير كافية ليصل بحثك الرائع لزملائك من الباحثين والمهتمين ، زيادة انتشارك تزيد من فرص انتشار م...Read more of this blog post »
5 Stars on Amazon:
"What seems to start like a story about teenage woes, grows into a very compelling tale with sometimes very real, raw and shocking details. The author does a great job of developing the characters so that you care what happens to them."
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These 17 shorts are glorious with great art that stands out from most cartoons of the time. It's a fantastic style. W... Read more of this blog post »
There’s a legend that Hemingway once was egged on at a bar to write a six-word story on a napkin. His friends said he couldn’t do it, and they offered a bet to see it happen. Hemingway grabbed a napkin and jotted:
For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
Then he passed it around to his friends as they ch...Read more of this blog post »
It's Day 0 because it's a traveling day. We like to meander our way there for the normally 7 hour drive (which turned into 11 with our meandering). We stopped at Quartzsite, Arizona for lunch at our favorite spot, the Yacht Club, for a little off track betting. We lost.
Then it was off to the wi...Read more of this blog post »
Caitlin Claire Diehl is a fellow member of the Northwest Independent Writers Association, and it’s through NIWA that I first heard about her novel First Daughter. It’s on my queue to read, and I look forward to getting to know Caitlin and her work better!
You must help me! My moth...Read more of this blog post »
stricher on dope makes everything for money & stuff!!! play with me!! play so hard that you will love me!!!! let's just do it to know me!!!
Dicksize M, Cut
Position More bottom
Fucking No entry
Oral No entry
Fisting No entry
S&M So... Read more of this blog post »
Odysseus and the gang escape from Polyphemus. Ya know, I would recommend being a little farther away before you start yelling... Read more of this blog post »
I have a DEAD CAR.
I have a DEAD WASHING MACHINE.
I am SUPPOSED TO BE STREET PASTORING TONIGHT*, but I can’t, because I have a DEAD CAR. This means I’ve missed TWO MONTHS IN A ROW.**
I probably won’t get Wolfgang back till the end of next week . . . which among other things means I WILL MISS MY VOIC...Read more of this blog post »
If you haven't heard, there have been some really troubling stories about manipulative and even possibly abusive relationships between online creators and their fans.
While that situation certainly spurred me to make this video, I also think a video like this is long overdo. We're excited to be...
I recently reviewed Winter in Berlin by Ian R Mitchell for TripFiction, one of my favourite sites (as it should be for anyone who loves both to travel and to read, and thinks the two can be fruitfully combined). I liked the book very much. You can read why here.
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Those who follow me on Twitter saw the announcement last Friday after I got back from NY and already had a few questions.
Any cover pic yet?
When do the arcs go out?
In general, in publishing these d... Read more of this blog post »
Design by Dawn Schreiner
I’m BEYOND EXCITED about my partnership with Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls at the Partyas the host of a new web series called:
Ask! Authors! Anything!
Famous writers. Favorite books. And fangirling.
I’m serious about the fangirling. How serious? My first two guests are SARAH...Read more of this blog post »
*HUGE* thanks to bloggers and tweeters who have been reading, sharing, and spreading the word about TKOD! You are all made of awesome.
Here's what bloggers and tweeters have been saying:
Fire and Ice - “Holy good book batman” was my reaction after t... Read more of this blog post »
I cannot say that I hate rules. I certainly do not like the way those in power misuse and bend them to punish those over whom they seek to maintain control.
I do not know that my mother misused rules. This is a comfortin... Read more of this blog post »
Life changes its surroundings. Beavers build dams that alter the course of rivers. Forests can feed thunderstorms with their moisture. And those changes can, in turn, create new habitats that allow for the evolution of new kinds of life. For my new “Matter” column in the New York Times, I discuss...Read more of this blog post »
Snippets from Broken Soul — #1 Today’s fave lines from BROKEN SOUL (released dat […]...
Soul Searching I posted on www.magicalwords.netyesterday about the so […]...
Black Arts serial release, first chapter, part 8 “I saw her last on... Read more of this blog post »
*This parody, or replication, or whatever it is, probably isn’t legal, so somebody needs to send Deckard out to repress those guys.
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Hello, Sanderson fans! This is Emily, Brandon’s wife and business manager. Brandon is on tour for Words of Radiance (tonight and tomorrow he’s in Arizona), so I’m posting on his behalf today. The purpose of this post is to say thank you.
People are so kind to Brandon at signings, and I’m grateful...Read more of this blog post »
As you probably figured out by now, SWEEP IN PEACE, the second volume in the Innkeeper Chronicles is up on the website. We are going to try to follow the same format as CLEAN SWEEP, with the rough draft being posted in chunks online, followed by an ebook release. As a reminder, the audiobook of C...Read more of this blog post »
I’ve finally begun digging into that book pile! Here’s what I’ve been reading this week:
– Susanna Kearsley, The Splendour Falls
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I’ve had a few minor bits and pieces to deal with the last couple of weeks including a short story now squared away, which leaves me with no alternative but to tackle a third draft of Half the World, curse it. Few weeks ago I was talking about work on the second draft, which focused on getting th...Read more of this blog post »
Okay, so yes: this happened. On Wednesday night, in L.A. It REALLY did! I know, I still can’t quite believe it myself. Let me back up and explain.
So a few weeks back, I was over in my office when I got a Kickstarter update from Rob Thomas about the Veronica Mars movie. Longtime readers of this...Read more of this blog post »
Here’s some video footage of my run at An Tir’s Kingdom Bardic Championship. The videos of “Pastyme” and “Boar’s Head Carol” are from the first day (I missed getting “Three Ravens”!), and “Three Ravens” is from the finals on Sunday.
I apologize for the video quality, these were taken from my iPad,...Read more of this blog post »
[image error]This is the one I've been so excited about, folks. It's brand new. You've never read it in any form. It's due out June 10th* from the new Lake Union imprint of Amazon Publishing. It's called Take Me With You.
And this is its cover.
It's not just me, right? This really is the best cover...Read more of this blog post »
Nothing Sweeter, the second in my Sweet on a Cowboy series, released in January, and I had the wonderful opportunity to blog-tour with the delightful Christie Craig (I know, score, right?). She's not only an accomplished author, but she's a kick in the Wranglers, and a darned sw... Read more of this blog post »
Home Grown is a novella about the developing love affair between a vender at the farmer's market and one of his foodie regulars. It is being published in early fall by Dreamspinner Press.
Crossfire is a short story with a murder and kidna... Read more of this blog post »
Lussuria will be republish with new chapters, content, flashbacks, updated prologue and bonus scenes.
If you have already downloaded this previously after t... Read more of this blog post »