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Happy Monday. I’ve been trying to catch up since my vacation the end of April, and I’m starting to see light at the end of the tunnel. *Happy Dance*
I couldn’t let today pass without pointing you toward Harmony Kent’s excellent post on “Harvesting the Crop of Your Writing.” You can find it on St...
Along with the bonuses that come with preordering my new book, I’m sharing some of my favorite lessons from Real Artists Don’t Starve. Here’s the first:
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The Deep Life of John Grisham
As longtime readers know, I enjoy tracking down the deep work habits of well known and highly accomplished individuals. This is why I was happy to recently stumble across a pair of interviews (here and here) in which the novelist John Grisham describes his professio...Read more of this blog post »
The wonderful folks at Borderlands Bookstore in San Francisco put the very nice poster for Fata Morgana in their front window, looking out on Valencia Street. Thank you, guys!
If you’re in San Francisco and read fantasy, science fiction, or horror, I can’t recommend Borderlands enough. The store...Read more of this blog post »
Colossal Cave Adventure was the origin of many things; the text adventure game, the dungeon-crawling D&D (computer) game, the MOO, the roguelike genre. Computer gaming as we know it would not exist without ADVENT (as it was known in its original PDP-10 incarnation).
Long ago, you might have pl...Read more of this blog post »
Soundgarden in Dublin, 2013, the last time I saw them.
It’s Friday evening. I’m 17. I jump on my bike and swing out of our drive, past the yellow field in which we drink, through my sleepy, sun-warmed village and onto the road to my friend’s house. It’s the place we all meet before heading into Ch...Read more of this blog post »
BOOTH HH 307
Natalie Wright at Phoenix Comic Con 2017, Booth HH 307
While I’ve been busy revising (aka rewriting!) the next installment of H.A.L.F., I’ve also been getting ready for my first appearance at Phoenix Comic Con. I’ve heard so many great things about th... Read more of this blog post »
- Justin Talks Books is talking about RYAN QUINN AND THE REBEL'S ESCAPE. Click HERE to see what he thought.
- The B.O.B. is back with a featur...Read more of this blog post »
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) May 23, 2017
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If you read my recent series, My Own Ever... Read more of this blog post »
Thinking so much of everyone in Manchester and sending love, love, love ❤ #manchester #lovenothate #love #peace #westandwithmanchester (at Sydney, Australia)Read more of this blog post »
The pig’s perspective. Will probably tinker a little more, but this one’s pretty much done. Along with Delicate Donkey and the Marquis, this is a small piece, around 22 cm/8.5″). Edition will probably be 8 or 12, and I think I’ll try out a pale patina.
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Saving His Wolf by kerry Adrienne(Mated anthology)
USA Today bestselling author Kerry Adrienne’s exciting novella in the Shifter Wars series about a woman who is seeking her fate and a man determined to help her discover her true nature.
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There’ll be a cover reveal for THE EMPTY GRAVE, #Lockwood 5, tomorrow at 9am! Here’s a glimpse of the UK jacket. Who can it be?
Here’s a story you probably haven’t read before. It’s one of those you only hear by word of mouth. When my brother-in-law was in the army, he had a long car ride with someone who worked abroad for the Dept. of Agriculture. When asked about Ezra Taft Benson, the guy got a smile on his face and...Read more of this blog post »
In March I wrote a review of James Serpell’s 2nd edition of The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behavior and Interactions with People. In the review I said “This chapter [on social cognition] is the ultimate updated resource on social cognition in dogs, and is practically worth the price of the bo...Read more of this blog post »
That there is a macro of a toy Temmin “Snap” Wexley figure. I like it.
I HOPE YOU LIKE IT TOO.
Let’s see. What’s going on?
I might have the blog up and down this week as I try to get through and figure out the whole “suddenly it’s sending mails from WordPress and not terribleminds” problem.
I’ll h...Read more of this blog post »
Salire su una mongolfiera è un’esperienza straordinaria, perché volando tranquillamente, a bassa quota e a bassa velocità, possiamo sorvolare “l’aiuola che ci fa tanto feroci” a una distanza sufficiente sia per osservarne le bellezze, sia per dimenticarne le brutture. Un’esperienza ancora più “el...Read more of this blog post »
There’s a lot of advice swirling around out there on “How to talk to your partner” – a thousand techniques to chip past their defensiveness, speak loudly enough to be heard, be nice enough to encourage niceness.
And it all falls short if your partner sucks.
Truth is, there’s basically two types of...Read more of this blog post »
How does someone who is blind to the glory of God come to see him for who he really is?
To be sure, the natural eyes and ears and brains are part of the process. Without them we cannot even see or hear or construe the natural things that reveal God’s glory: creation, incarnation, gospel, Scripture...Read more of this blog post »
I hope you’ve had a great week. I’ve had a fun, varied, busy one. A wonderful Mother’s Day with my kids a week ago, and busy days since then. I’m in a frenzy of spring cleaning, cleaning out closets, getting rid of clothes I don’t wear (some very entertaining—-and embarrassing—-fashi...Read more of this blog post »
I started writing journals in 1990. I was 15, and I dreamed of being a novelist.
But I didn't seriously commit to writing my first novel until 2009 when I was 34, nearly 20 years later.
Sure, I had plenty of ideas, and I read a LOT of writing books and went to all kinds of writing classes. B...Read more of this blog post »
Here's another interesting passage for our on-going discussion of 'writers and place" -- from an essay by Susan Cooper, the British-born author of The Dark Is Rising series:
"When I was twenty-six years old," she writes, "I left every aspect of home: place, friends, occupation, nation -- the...Read more of this blog post »
So. How are people planning to publish their work in progress? How does that compare to years past?
Let's get to it!
Our starting place was 2013, where the percentage going traditional-only was 22% and self-publishing die-hards were 10%.
That largely held in 2014...
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When I was asked to try my hand at writing young adult paranormal, I was scared to death at the thought of writing in another genre. However, I love a challenge. So, I gave it my best shot. Ten books later, I can say I’ve learned quite a lot. And while many of you are fans who just love to read,...Read more of this blog post »
Romance, Adventure, Danger!
These three words are on the banner of my author homepage and are a good description of my writing. I’m a romantic suspense author who loves adventures, both in my fiction and in my travel life.
My first adventure was an airplane ride when I was two months old. It wa...Read more of this blog post »
Andy Grove, the former CEO of Intel, implanted paranoia as a virtuous neurosis in a generation of managers with his famous quote: “Only the paranoid survives”.
Since then, it’s been an article of faith amongst much of the business world that you should be working in constant fear and suspicion of...Read more of this blog post »
Every four years another Olympics begins and the whole world becomes obsessed with activities they haven’t thought about since the last games. Suddenly we find ourselves waking up early and staying up late to watch athletes pole vault and throw javelins and dive into pools. We can’t help but chee...Read more of this blog post »
(Washington, D.C.) — Wow. Readers of this blog know I have never been shy about expressing my concerns about President Trump when necessary. But the President deserves a great deal of credit for the speech he delivered yesterday in Saudi Arabia to the leaders of 50 Muslim-majority c...Read more of this blog post »
TELFORD VICE in Cape Town
THE last time South Africa won a bilateral one-day series in England the teams wore white and the ball was red.
It will be 19 years ago on Tuesday, and that May 1998 rubber marks the solitary time South Africa have taken a one-day series off England in Eng...Read more of this blog post »
And here’s Jeffrey Veregge’s subscriber variant…
There’s a new interview with me about the project he...Read more of this blog post »
FESTIVAL TAKING PLACE OVER THREE DAYS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND (MAY 26-28, 2017) AT THE GORGE AMPHITHEATRE (downloadable version HERE and viewable HERE)
Sasquatch! 3-day and single day tickets are available for purchase atSasquatchfestival.com
Created in 20... Read more of this blog post »
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