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Mette Ivie Harrison Mette Ivie Harrison's blog:

So, we writers complain a lot that writing is hard. And it is. It can be really, really hard. It can be so hard we think about quitting. Maybe more than sometimes. Our dearest companions sometimes may suggest to us that we do something other than writing, temporarily or permanently because of our...

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Published on July 23, 2014 15:09 • 1 view
Janette Rallison Janette Rallison's blog:

It probably doesn’t surprise you to hear that after a book is published, I never want to read it again. I’ve wrestled with writing it and rewriting it so many times, I’m sick of it.


I recently got the rights back to Just One Wish, and knew there were some mistakes to fix. (I had my character leave...

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Published on July 22, 2014 23:36 • 1 view
Wil Wheaton Wil Wheaton's blog:

I’m packing for Comic-Con, finalizing my set for w00tstock, getting all kinds of excited for Syfy’s Sharknado 2 party on Friday night, and locking down my character choices for the Welcome to Night Vale / Thrilling Adventure Hour crossover show on Saturday night.


I fold some jeans and put them int...

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Published on July 22, 2014 16:33 • 5 views
Kim Harrison Kim Harrison's blog:

There’s not much sadder than a reader pinning away, knowing that cool stuff is happening and not being able to be a part of it. And it doesn’t help that they keep tweeting about it, either! (pout)


So to help ease the pain of missing out on the swag and freebies, I’ve got a special discount on most...

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Published on July 23, 2014 09:25 • 2 views
Rachel Manija Brown Rachel Manija Brown's blog:
I will be on a panel on portal fantasy at Sirens this year. I need to read portal fantasy!

Panel description: Portal Fantasy: Threat or Menace?

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Everybody knows about portal fantasy, where characters from the "real world" cross into a separate fantasy world. It is a classic trope that still... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 23, 2014 09:51 • 1 view
Jeri Westerson Jeri Westerson's blog:

CupofBlood_final_NoBleedIt's the seventh time and I'm just as happy about it as the first time. Oh, a bit more casual, perhaps, knowing now what I know, but here I am, with boxes of stuff to drag with me this weekend. There are the decorations--large wooden candle sticks to hold my (electric) candles, cups, plates, napk...

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Published on July 22, 2014 18:58 • 1 view
Gail Carson Levine Gail Carson Levine's blog:
Before the post, this is a call for questions. My long list is running down. I know I don’t add every question that comes in to my list. Some I don’t have a lot to say about, or I may have answered something similar recently. But if there’s anything about writing that plagues or confuses you or t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 23, 2014 05:01 • 1 view
N.E. Wilson N.E. Wilson's blog:
So, for those of you who are planning on or have already read my first novel The Persian Door, I'm excited to let you know that I'll be doing an overhaul on that piece. I know, it's far from perfect, but I want you to know I appreciate your support and value you as a reader. SO! I'll be taking wh... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 23, 2014 16:25 • 10 views
Gail Carriger Gail Carriger's blog:
I will not be at San Diego Comic Con this year. Much as I enjoyed my experience in 2012, I feel it was a once in a lifetime thing. I'm not one of those who can go regularly.

However, my publisher is planning on attending. If you are excited about Prudence I highly suggest you swing by the Orbit bo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 23, 2014 08:58 • 10 views
Beth Kephart Beth Kephart's blog:
With every book I read, I learn not just more about the world but more about my mind and how it receives or won't receive language. Some books rushing through me like a wind, some pooling in my soul, some remembered not at all for plot but for their mood. Some saying, Stay awake, stay awake, the... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 23, 2014 14:13 • 5 views
Anne Brooke Anne Brooke's blog:
There are currently BIG discounts on all my fiction at Omnilit Books, so don't miss out!You can choose from a range of gay and lesbian fiction, romantic fiction, erotic fiction, literary fiction, comedy, science fiction and thrillers. Happy reading!

Anne Brooke Books
Gay Reads UK
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Published on July 23, 2014 13:41 • 2 views
Cherie Priest Cherie Priest's blog:
Here's today's progress on my witchy art-deco horror novel about Lizzie Borden thirty years after her parents' deaths - now featuring ghosts and non-ghosts alike, anti-Catholic conspiracy nuts, supernatural political shenanigans, the mafia, and a Bonus! space-worshiping murder cult hiding behind... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 23, 2014 15:46 • 11 views
Laura Anne Gilman Laura Anne Gilman's blog:
Today I wrote some words (about 2K, split between two projects), and fielded some email, arranged an interview for next week, herded gishcats, and took down the recycling.

And that's it. Meh.

I blame this relative lethargy on the fact that it hit 89 degrees and 70% humidity Out There, and even with... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 23, 2014 14:23 • 6 views
Shannon Hale Shannon Hale's blog:

Enna-newpbNo one can relate to Enna's actual position at the beginning of this chapter, but I believe we've experienced times when there seemed to be no options. When we were trapped by the choices we'd made and the circumstances we were in. Inside those moments, all can seem impossible. As I hope it seems...

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Published on July 23, 2014 10:04 • 6 views
Dave Barry Dave Barry's blog:

Arguably, the craziest people on the internet, unless there's some unknown not-crazy thing about knitting toilet paper.


(Thanks to Cindy K., who claims to recognize "when to stop" and then offers to knit one of these for The Blog)

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Published on July 23, 2014 12:46 • 1 view
David Brin David Brin's blog:
== The real war is against reality ==
WAR-EXPERTISEAll right, I keep returning to this recurring theme, but it needs to be hammered... it's aboutthe War on Science… andagainst all smartypants professions.

Forty-three years ago, when Richard Nixon was president, almost forty percent of scientists and twenty-si... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 23, 2014 14:06 • 7 views
Ilona Andrews Ilona Andrews's blog:

Magic-Breaks-UKSeveral of you asked about UK edition of Magic Breaks. There is no print version. You have to order US edition from Book depository or Amazon. The ebook version will be uploaded 24-48 hours after US release.

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Published on July 23, 2014 13:29 • 28 views
Yasmine Galenorn Yasmine Galenorn's blog:
People often ask me how much of the mythology in my worlds comes from actual mythological sources, and how much have I made up. The answer isn’t a simple one. Yes, I do pull from mythology—from pantheons of all kinds, from Chinese to Celtic to Egyptian. But…I also alter them as I need to, and […]
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Published on July 23, 2014 08:00 • 2 views
Lauren Willig Lauren Willig's blog:

If you’re in the Houston area, come see me, Beatriz Williams and Susan Elia MacNeal at Murder by the Book tomorrow (Thursday) night at 6:30.


After Houston, I’ll be heading on to San Antonio where you can find me at the Twig Book Shop at 1:00 on Sunday.


The details are:


Houston, TX


When: Thursday, J...

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Published on July 23, 2014 04:10 • 8 views
Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho's blog:
At 23:15 on the 23rd of August I went to Lourdes so that at exactly 00:05 of the 24th, the moment I was born, I could be at the grotto of Our Lady to thank her for my life up to that moment and ask her to protect me from that moment on. It was […]

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Published on July 22, 2014 17:48 • 8 views
Lilith Saintcrow Lilith Saintcrow's blog:

Mantra I started using the Headspace app over two weeks ago. So far it’s good–there’s an issue with it not clocking my “run streaks” effectively, but considering that I’m not doing this for app achievements it’s probably okay.


I began seriously pursuing meditation during my treatment for anxiety, and ne...

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Published on July 23, 2014 09:06 • 8 views
Ashlyn Kane Ashlyn Kane's blog:
So as you may have heard, Morgan James and I got a contract from Dreamspinner Press for our hockey romance Winging It. Since I had to fill in a lengthy form and work out a rough blurb anyway, I thought I'd share.



Gabe Martin’s life plan goes something like this: get into the NHL; win the Stanley C... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 23, 2014 08:20 • 1 view
Lorelei James Lorelei James's blog:

This rock formation is found here in the Black Hills on the popular Needles Highway. Look closely. Yeah, maybe I just have a dirty mind, but I’m thinking this should formation should be rdnamed Cock Rock or perhaps….Needle Dick :)


needles highway

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Published on July 23, 2014 07:46 • 1 view
Gerald J. Kubicki Gerald J. Kubicki's blog:
Hey everybody my lastest book, A Dubious Crime, is now available at Amazon.com in the Kindle format. It's a story about the Japaneses secretive "Unit 731".
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Published on July 23, 2014 16:08 • 8 views
Jim C. Hines Jim C. Hines's blog:

On Friday, WisCon posted a statement that read in part:


The WisCon committee has completed our harassment review process with regard to Jim Frenkel, who engaged in two reported violations of WisCon’s general and harassment policies at WisCon 37, in 2013 … WisCon will (provisionally) not allow Jim...

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Published on July 22, 2014 18:05 • 13 views
Michael J. Sullivan Michael J. Sullivan's blog:


(Now that I sent out critiques, I’m receiving responses to the First Five Pages Project. No suicides, so that’s good. A few of the writers mentioned having read and appreciated the writing advice essays I’ve posted on this blog and are presently ensconced in the bar on the right. I had no idea m... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 23, 2014 11:56 • 12 views
Setta Jay Setta Jay's blog:
Okay, so I'm mostly through the back story on my heroine for Conn's book. Nothing had been feeling quite right, but now I feel like we're on track. I'm so excited about this one! SO excited! It seems to have taken forever to understand her, but I'm hoping to have somewhat smooth sailing from here... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 23, 2014 15:49 • 12 views
Lesley Livingston Lesley Livingston's blog:

I have no excuse for the tardy posting of the winners of my two giveaways other than I’ve been busy writing. More books. And… um… you guys are okay with that, right?


Okay! I’ll assume the answer is “yes!” and get right to it.
The Random Number Generator has spoken and the results are in!


The first c...

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Published on April 03, 2013 13:51 • 12 views
Nenia Campbell Nenia Campbell's blog:
I got an Ammy giftcard! So I am making a list of the ebooks I plan to buy. :D

Crimson Kiss (Crimson, #1) by Trisha Baker

Insanity (Asylum, #1) by Lauren Hammond

Sinister Kisses (SKALS, #1) by Adriana Noir

Claiming the Courtesan by Anna Campbell

Untouched by Anna Campbell

Dark Desires (Dark Gothic, #1) by Eve Silver

More to be added later. :D Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 23, 2014 14:41 • 14 views
Alretha Thomas Alretha Thomas's blog:
What’s the Crying Doves Syndrome? Remember Prince’s mega hit song, “When Doves Cry?” It’s the lead single on his Purple Rain album. Music aficionados are probably rolling their eyes and shaking their heads right now, saying, “Who doesn’t know the song.” Well, let me not digress. The one line in t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 23, 2014 14:41 • 48 views
Ambra Celeste Ambra Celeste's blog:
Mildew frames scattered over the walls
Shattered glass inflicted into rotten wood
Windows dangling, desperately holding onto the panes
Blankets of dust
Cobwebs drapes
Dissolved by raindrops filtering through the cracked roof
In there
Its dweller sitting on the damp floor
Shivering cold
There is more
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Published on July 23, 2014 14:24 • 24 views
Glen Hirshberg Glen Hirshberg's blog:
Final Motherless Child East/Midwest Tour Stats:



Read to: I don't know, maybe 400 people?

Sold: didn't keep track. Decent number of books. Would have sold more if there had actually BEEN books at Readercon or in Toronto. But it's a long game...

Met: At least thirty people I did not previously know (a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 23, 2014 14:11 • 13 views
Abdulazeez Henry Musa Abdulazeez Henry Musa's blog:
It was a very emotional day in the Kingdom of the Netherlands today as the first bodies of around 200 international victims of the MH17 plane massacre arrived in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The bodies were greeted by grieving relatives and members of the Dutch royal family which includes King Willem-... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 23, 2014 14:00 • 3 views
Jack     Rollins Jack Rollins's blog:
A short time ago I was approached by fellow author Stuart Keane, to take part in the Character Blog Tour. Before I jump into the insights into a new character of mine, here is a bit of information about Stuart:

Stuart Keane fell in love with the written word at aged 7, when he discovered his first... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 23, 2014 13:30 • 59 views
Jim   Dooley Jim Dooley's blog:
When I was writing my first eBook destined for Amazon Kindle, the thought that always crossed my mind was: 'Is this work any good?' Or: 'Why am I doing this, is it a case of my ego taking over?' For me, the journey of writing a novel is full of fears and insecurities. You really have no idea what... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 23, 2014 13:12 • 7 views
Patrizia Viselli Patrizia Viselli's blog:
Hi!

I posted something new to facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ma...

All the best!
Patrizia :)
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Published on July 23, 2014 12:56 • 27 views
Steven G. Lightfoot Steven G. Lightfoot's blog:
We are in a war. Not a physical war, but a spiritual war. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

Romans 8 says,... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 23, 2014 12:49 • 15 views
Alan Robinson R. Alan Robinson R.'s blog:






Preview pages from V-Wars #3 (IDW). Written by Jonathan Maberry, with art by me and colors by Jay Fotos.

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Published on June 18, 2014 16:33 • 1 view
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