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Jim Dreis Jim Dreis's blog:
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

― Helen Keller
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Published on December 18, 2014 16:28 • 1 view
David Moody David Moody's blog:

thelastplagueToday I want to recommend THE LAST PLAGUE to you – the debut novel from Rich Hawkins. I’ve known Rich for a number of years now, and it’s been great to see him fulfil his writing ambitions. When we first met, I signed a book for him in Lowestoft (I think). This year, he signed a book for me!


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Brandon Sanderson Brandon Sanderson's blog:
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Hello, all! I recently turned in Shadows of Self, the new Wax and Wayne Mistborn novel. (And, well, something else too. More on that below.) In addition, tomorrow is December 19th—known with fondness as “Koloss Head-Munching Day.” Also my birthday. (I’ll be 39.)


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Published on December 18, 2014 13:32 • 26 views
George R.R. Martin George R.R. Martin's blog:
The cowardice is contagious, it would appear.

In the comments to my last post, several of my readers suggested that we follow the lead of the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin and show TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE at the Cocteau, since Sony has wimped out and pulled THE INTERVIEW.

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Published on December 18, 2014 13:06 • 11 views
Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho's blog:
By Paulo Coelho T.H. Huxley says: “The consequences of our actions are scarecrows for the cowards and beams of light for the wise. The world is a chessboard. The pieces are the gestures of daily life, the rules are the so-called laws of nature.” Although he concentrates on what he is doing, the w... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 16:01 • 2 views
B.L. Newport B.L. Newport's blog:
Hello Friends,

I haven't written a blog post in some time now. Almost 2 years, to be precise; but on the eve of a poignant personal anniversary, I felt maybe it was time to write something in the attempt to reconnect.

As the title says, 2014 was a quiet year - and thankfully so for my sanity's s... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 16:17 • 4 views
C.J. Anderson C.J. Anderson's blog:
They walked into a hailstorm of her bullets and were slaughtered like kamikazic sheep. The luminosity of life within their flesh forever veiled by the passage of searing projectiles. Methodic gunshots killed them all like some bloodwet Reaper soulharvest.
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Published on December 18, 2014 16:01 • 19 views
Kate DiCamillo Kate DiCamillo's blog:
I woke yesterday morning to a raccoon tail draped across the skylight.
The rest of the raccoon was not visible, but from the angle and placement of the tail he seemed to be facing east.
���Hey,��� I shouted. ���Hey!���
The tail did not move.
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W.M. Driscoll W.M. Driscoll's blog:
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Last week I was invited to meet with a local book club that had selected The Living Gods to read and discuss - they were very gracious and welcoming, and their comments and questions were intelligent and not too scalding - all in all, not a horrific experience...
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Published on December 18, 2014 15:38 • 6 views
Victoria Dahl Victoria Dahl's blog:
Why Female Authors Get Angry at Erasure:

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Recently, a male author who co-wrote an erotic romance novel put his foot in his mouth. He claimed, rather hyperbolically, that his book couldn’t have been written ten years ago, and that no book like his had ever been written before. You can re...

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Published on December 18, 2014 09:19 • 2 views
Cate Masters Cate Masters's blog:
I try to limit myself as far as social media sites. I learned from Yahoo email groups that I just get overwhelmed by too many and end up actually participating in none. Twitter still turns my brain upside down too. While I do like Facebook, it's become overly restrictive as far as our own content... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 05:30 • 6 views
Leigh Bardugo Leigh Bardugo's blog:




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Alina Starkov.
Soldier.
Summoner.
Saint.


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Published on December 18, 2014 14:01 • 6 views
Tyler Cowen Tyler Cowen's blog:

The words of Gillian Tett are worth a ponder:


…corporate leverage in regions such as Asia is considerably higher today, relative to gross domestic product, than it was before the 1998 Asian financial crisis, as Frank Neumann of HSBC notes. What is even more alarming is that these numbers might un...

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Published on December 18, 2014 13:02 • 8 views
Jake Yaniak Jake Yaniak's blog:
One of the chief purposes in the study of Logic, as I learned from Richard Whately's 'Elements of Logic', it to avoid fruitless arguments by learning to identify the precise point of disagreement.

So let us get to the point:

Immanuel Kant demonstrated that only syllogisms of the 'First Figure' are... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 15:23 • 40 views
Brittany L. Engels Brittany L. Engels's blog:
The new book in the Kero series (Rompita Kero) is almost done... and I'm so excited! Now the big projects are editing, and those illustrations I've been toying with. (I'm not sure if there will be illustrations). New characters and new adventures are waiting to be discovered in the Dark World. I... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 15:21 • 7 views
Nancy G. West Nancy G. West's blog:
Aggie Mundeen Mysteries
by Nancy G. West

FIT TO BE DEAD #1
Finalist for Best Humorous Mystery

DANG NEAR DEAD #2
"Must Read." Southern Writers Magazine

SMART, BUT DEAD #32015

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Published on December 18, 2014 15:18 • 7 views
Robert R. Mitchell Robert R. Mitchell's blog:
“Dinner time!” he said, as visions of dead rats danced in my head.

“Wow, really? You don’t have to do that.”

He looked up and smiled: “What would be your alternative?” I smiled and nodded sheepishly.

He pulled a medium size aluminum camping pot from the cupboard behind him and handed it to me. “Ple... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 15:11 • 37 views
Jim George Jim George's blog:
When I first arrived at the church where my family spent over 30 years growing as Christians, I was an immature believer. I didn’t have a clue about what God was asking of me as a husband, father, provider, church member, or witness.

So what did I do to get help? I began looking around the church... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 15:09 • 7 views
Darynda Jones Darynda Jones's blog:

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Darynda and Charley tell us what they would do in these situations. What would you do?

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1. In a box you discover a library book 5 years overdue.


DARYNDA: I would definitely take it back (while wearing the cone of shame) and pay restitution for my wrongdoing.


CHARLEY: I would totally reread it. Clea...

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Published on December 17, 2014 15:05 • 12 views
Leo Babauta Leo Babauta's blog:
By Leo Babauta

If you had to make a list of all the habits you’d like to change or create, how many changes would be on the list?


For many of us, we might have more than a dozen habit changes we’d like to make. And we want to make them all right now!


I’ve had several people tell me recently that the...

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Published on December 18, 2014 09:13 • 1 view
Zoltan Istvan Zoltan Istvan's blog:
Good news. I missed this yesterday, but Digg picked up my Motherboard Vice "flying smartphone" story and it's received a whole second wind of life. Some major people have tweeted the story now, including publicly traded software company Symantec to its nearly 100K followers:
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Published on December 18, 2014 14:41 • 7 views
Tim Challies Tim Challies's blog:
Porn-Free Family

This Christmas a lot of children will receive porn from under the tree. It not what they wanted, and not what their parents intended for them to have. But they will get itanyway.


The first iPod, the first tablet, the first laptop—these are today’s coming of age rituals. We give our daughter her fi...

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Published on December 18, 2014 05:38 • 2 views
Atlantic Monthly Contributors Atlantic Monthly Contributors's blog:
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Updated December 18, 4:20 p.m.

In the minutes before a police officer shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, a 911 caller said the boy was scaring people as he sat on a swing and pulled a gun in and out of his waistband.

The weapon was "probabl...

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Published on December 18, 2014 11:48 • 2 views
Kele Moon Kele Moon's blog:
Is coming to an ereader near you March 31st!!

But you can see a few of the teasers that Dirty Girl Romance Blog made here:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

I cannot WAIT for y'all to read this book. . .It is a wild ride. . . The wildest, dark and gritty book I've ever written!

VERY proud of i... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 14:36 • 15 views
Kristine Kathryn Rusch Kristine Kathryn Rusch's blog:

I want to say nothing, but that’s not true. Traditional publishers learned a lot these past few years, and in 2014, started putting their knowledge into action.


Over the next few weeks, I’ll do the traditional media thing, and provide you with my own sort of year in review. All of it will focus on...

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Published on December 17, 2014 23:41 • 8 views
Rachel Neumeier Rachel Neumeier's blog:

A post from Chuck Wendig, who is absolutely right:


Hackers, which may or may not be connected to North Korea, found Sony’s new film, The Interview, quite disagreeable — so much so that they hacked the unmerciful shit out of Sony (thus releasing emails and scripts and other internal company inform...

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Published on December 18, 2014 10:19 • 11 views
Donald Minter Donald Minter's blog:
December 17

Risked Necks…

Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus,who risked their necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks but all the churches of the Gentiles give thanks as well.
(Romans 16:3-4)

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.”
—William G. T... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 14:32 • 15 views
Rita M. Gardner Rita M. Gardner's blog:
The Displaced Nation, an international blog for global creative expatriates, has just posted the "Best of 2014 in Expat Books" list, and I'm pleased to report my memoir, "The Coconut Latitudes" is among the books so honored. I'd like to also mention that I'm doing a Goodreads giveaway of my memoi... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 14:32 • 6 views
Charlie Cochrane Charlie Cochrane's blog:
is the one on the Matt Hampson calendar. Alas I can't find a high quality copy of this year's (yet), so enjoy the 2013 version.

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Published on December 18, 2014 05:29 • 2 views
Amber Kell Amber Kell's blog:

Star by Jan Irving


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I think there’s a certain magic that is always around but is celebrated most strongly during the holidays. It’s like we give ourselves permission to be extra romantic, extra into the fantastic, extra…well, really at core ourselves.


It’s the space where we are our wisest and kin...

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Published on December 18, 2014 00:00 • 5 views
Carly Phillips Carly Phillips's blog:

With the holidays and the release date of my next book, DARE TO TOUCH, growing ever closer, I want you to be able to download books in the series you might have missed at a great price. DARE TO DESIRE on sale 12/18-12/22!



99 cent sale


DARE TO DESIRE .99 Limited Time Sale!

Read Alex Dare and Madison Evans stor...

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Published on December 18, 2014 03:00 • 9 views
Laura     Miller Laura Miller's blog:
Happy Holidays! I wanted to thank you for all your support and kind words this year and to let you know how appreciative I am of you! So, for the first time ever, all four of my books are only $1.99 each in e-book for the holidays!

Butterfly Weeds ➜ http://amzn.to/1wnvWPX
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Published on December 18, 2014 14:10 • 8 views
Melissa Schroeder Melissa Schroeder's blog:

Hey, there, everyone! You got a little snippet of Brando’s book yesterday (One Night with a Santini). So I thought you should know a little bit more about him. His book should be on preorder very soon!


Santini_BK9_600x900BRANDO SANTINI


AGE: 33 yrs old


Occupation: Ground Intelligence Officer- about to start teaching a...

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Published on December 18, 2014 08:12 • 5 views
Eden Winters Eden Winters's blog:
The Angel of 13th Street is FREE today at Torquere Press! Get your copy now!


The Angel. That’s what the young hustlers call Noah Everett, the man who’ll help them get off the streets. Once a hustler himself, Noah doesn’t take his own good advice, which is, “Don’t let this ruin your life.” Haunte... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 02:10 • 6 views
Andrea Michaels Andrea Michaels's blog:
In my many years of doing business, I have competed for clients and specific pieces of business. Little competition challenged me in the early years. As a result, I knew who I was competing against. Today within our industry of special events and meetings (as well as many other industries), more... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2014 14:03 • 8 views
Mary Robinette Kowal Mary Robinette Kowal's blog:

My Favorite Bit iconNicholas Kaufmann is joining us today with his novelDie and Stay Dead. Here’s the publisher’s description.


In this pulse­pounding sequel to Dying Is My Business, Trent, a man who can’t stay dead or retain his memories, tries to uncover his connection to a deadly doomsday cult bent on destroying N...

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Published on December 18, 2014 06:00 • 9 views
Colleen Houck Colleen Houck's blog:

In case you don’t know, I love to read. I am reading constantly and my goal for 2015 is to read 100 books. Most of the books I read are YA simply because I have access to a lot of these books and since I rub noses with the authors, I like to feel like I know what they write when I meet them. Also...

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Published on December 18, 2014 08:00 • 11 views
Harry Connolly Harry Connolly's blog:

My new book, first in a new trilogy, is on sale now. Let me start with a blurb.


“It’s Epic Fantasy that reads like a Thriller” — Kat Richardson


Here’s the description from the back cover:


The city of Peradain is the heart of an empire built with steel, spears,and a monopoly on magic… until, in a s...

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Published on December 18, 2014 10:43 • 11 views
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