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Karlene Pitters Karlene Pitters's blog:
When I was an in college, I changed my major numerous times.I wanted to be a Marketing Executive, Business Manager, Lawyer,Archaeologist and Sociologist. I wasn't passionate about any of those careers at the time. I lacked direction in my life, and it happens to many people.

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Published on August 31, 2015 17:19 • 10 views
Jordan L. Hawk Jordan L. Hawk's blog:

Dangerous Spirits


If you’re on my mailing list, you’ve already seen this, but for everyone else, here’s an excerpt of the first chapter of Dangerous Spirits!


Click here to read the excerpt!

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Published on August 31, 2015 06:32 • 1 view
Lee Rene Lee Rene's blog:
An interesting post from Indie writer and artist, Michelle Rene Goodhew

How to Write a Character Sketch

A sketch is a starting point. In the visual arts, artists carry around sketch pads to practice and develop the fundamental skills of their craft with the aim of producing paintings that seem to j... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 31, 2015 17:11 • 6 views
C.S. Harris C.S. Harris's blog:
(Missy Nora being cute.)
We haven't done this for a while, so it seems time for another go around.

If you have questions you've been pondering, here's your chance: Ask me anything about my books, my writing process, my cats, whatever, and I'll answer if I can. To keep things from getting out of ha... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 31, 2015 08:54 • 1 view
Giovanna Fletcher Giovanna Fletcher's blog:


Proud wives. Fabulous friends! xxx

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Published on August 30, 2015 17:02 • 1 view
Jennifer L. Holm Jennifer L. Holm's blog:
WOOT!!!!!!



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Published on August 31, 2015 14:11 • 3 views
Katie French Katie French's blog:
Review by Genevieve Ali Picture Kindle edition of OLGA will be free from9/1/2015-9/5/2015!

GENRE:Fantasy,Illustrated,Myth-Based
AUDIENCE:Middle Grade
WORD COUNT:40-60k(short)

The Rundown

Who would’ve thought a stuffed elephant could lead to so much adventure…and trouble? In his debut novel,Olga, Ted Kelsey... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 31, 2015 03:05 • 1 view
Lane Hayes Lane Hayes's blog:
This news is a teensy bit old, but it is good nonetheless! Better Than Safe is available for pre-order at Dreamspinner Press. The official release date is September 25. Mark your calendars! Also, for fans of Better Than Good... check back in on my blog for a brand new short story featuring Matt &... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 31, 2015 16:53 • 6 views
Sonya G. Elliott Sonya G. Elliott's blog:

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There have been a lot of changes going on in my life, and thoughbasketball and writing are still priorities for me, it’s been, and will continue to be, a challenge to settle into a new path.

Last springI left my position as head basketball coach at the high school in my neighborhood and start...

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Published on August 31, 2015 16:36 • 1 view
Arnon Grunberg Arnon Grunberg's blog:

Kidnap

First time in Rio. Infection in mouth is slowly getting better, I managed to eat an apple this morning. Kissing remains easier than eating.
I feel the urge to get kidnapped in order to free myself of most if not all of my responsibilities.



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Published on August 31, 2015 16:28 • 3 views
Edward Lorn Edward Lorn's blog:

I’m a hugeNightmare on Elm Street fanboy, but my absolute favorite film of his isThe People Under the Stairs. So brutal, so weird, so my speed.



What’s your favorite Craven film and why?



Rest in peace, Wes Craven (1939-2015). You were one of my heroes.




Original post:

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Published on August 30, 2015 20:49 • 3 views
Sunny Mera Sunny Mera's blog:
For me writing the story All in Her Head is a piece of a greater narrative about mental illness in this country. I am part of a movement seeking to humanize people like myself who suffer from the spectrum of brain disease. For literally hundreds of years people like me have been silenced, relegat... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 31, 2015 16:44 • 14 views
Wednesday Lee Friday Wednesday Lee Friday's blog:
I do the overwhelming majority of the cooking around here, since H can only cook bachelor food. His fave meal that I make is chili, because I am the ace at it. I think my chili con carne is so good, that I'd enter it into cookoffs if they happened anywhere near me. But I'm certainly not schleppin... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 31, 2015 13:36 • 1 view
Melissa Landers Melissa Landers's blog:

You guys have been SO PATIENT regarding a third book in the Alienated series, and I thank you for it. I feel awful that it’s taken this long to give you an answer, but publishing is a complicated business—one that tends to move at a glacial pace. Believe it or not, there’s still a lot going on be...

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Published on August 31, 2015 04:54 • 5 views
Ken Liu Ken Liu's blog:
I’m going to keep this simple and short. My position on slates is perfectly captured by Elizabeth Bear and Aliette de Bodard in their respective blog posts. TL;DR: First of all, I’m going to state up front that I will never willingly participate in a slate. If I learn that I have been included on...
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Published on August 31, 2015 08:09 • 1 view
Rachel  Morgan Rachel Morgan's blog:
Dearest readers :) Exciting news! The release of A Faerie’s Revenge(Creepy Hollow #5) is less than 2 months away, the book has a gorgeous cover, and there are AWESOME preorder bonuses on the way! Check out the details below.

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PREORDER LINKS:

Amazon US / Amazon UK / iBooks / Nook / Kobo

A FAERI... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 31, 2015 13:37 • 6 views
Gerald  G. Griffin Gerald G. Griffin's blog:
What's happening? Where has everyone gone? In the old days, this place was jumping with action! Where has the new action gone? Did I not serve decent martinis -- always with two olives among the merriment of gleeful toasts, happy fellowship, lively laughter and hearty discussion?

Now all that's is... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 31, 2015 16:13 • 7 views
Kallypso Masters Kallypso Masters's blog:
(Reposted from my Facebook Author Page)

I worked 20 years in academia as an admin assistant and editor and this had a whole different meaning then. But in the past few weeks, I've had a number of conversations with my author friends about stress, poor health, and other problems arising from the p... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 31, 2015 08:12 • 1 view
Sabrina Chase Sabrina Chase's blog:

I and a bunch of other authors are planning a Labor Day weekend promotional event, so stay tuned!


Here is a hint of what’s in store…


Indie Author Sale Banner

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Published on August 30, 2015 19:37 • 2 views
Kameron Hurley Kameron Hurley's blog:

THE FIFTH SEASON

In a land where geological apocalypses recur every 100-300 years, one society has survived by enslaving the planet’s geomancers to try and prevent apocalyptic events from disrupting their lavish society. Get ready for a ruthless, pulls-no-punches exploration of slavery, madne...

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Published on August 31, 2015 08:46 • 6 views
Samantha Young Samantha Young's blog:

Braden and Joss


Can you believe it has been three years since ‘On Dublin Street’ first released? I can’t! My gosh, a whole tribe has been born since then!


To celebrate Joss and Braden’s anniversary I’m giving away 5 signed copies of the mass market paperback edition of ‘On Dublin Street’. You can head on over...

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Published on August 31, 2015 13:31 • 9 views
Nora Roberts Nora Roberts's blog:

Rain comes and washes away the smoke. Sunday morning’s sky shows breaks of bleached out blue, but it’s sky, it’s blue. And we can see the mountains, still hazy but clearer through the last of the smoke.

Sunday sunrise by BW Sunday sunrise by BW

I hope this means the fire areas got rain as well.

Workout and walk for...

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Published on August 31, 2015 01:00 • 6 views
Shannon Messenger Shannon Messenger's blog:
I'm officially in that panicked home stretch, trying to race to The End of LET THE WIND RISE. So my brain is a blur of wind wars and sylph world building. But here's an attempt at this week'sMMGMlinks:

- Mary Kincaid joins the MMGM fun with afeature on HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL. Click HERE to w...
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Published on August 31, 2015 03:30 • 4 views
Kate Aaron Kate Aaron's blog:
I’ve had this blog well over fouryears now, and I’m quite proud of it. I enjoy having my own space in which to rant or celebrate or discuss the news of the day. I can spend hours playing with widgets and plugins and colour schemes. What I don’t do is blog consistently, and I know […]
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Published on August 31, 2015 05:30 • 4 views
Amelia June Amelia June's blog:

Another day of PAX Prime 2015 is over, and that means another wrap of Bell and Melissa showing us all how to play “BattleKasters.” (I think they’re getting the hang of it!)


To review: “BattleKasters” is a mobile, location-based game that allows players to close portals and cast light or dark magic...

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Published on August 30, 2015 22:01 • 2 views
Sam Crescent Sam Crescent's blog:

Hi all,


It has been really crazy, and I’ve been trying to keep up with all the storylines that have been bombarding me. I’m not complaining, I promise. I love writing, and I love all of my amazing readers. Thank you all so much.


I will try to keep more posts, and keep you all updated on everything...

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Published on August 30, 2015 16:00 • 6 views
Mary Calmes Mary Calmes's blog:
Cheers, everyone, and many thanks for dropping by Mary's place to check out the books we loved in the month of August.

As always, The Novel Approach is giving one reader the chance to win an e-copy of TWO of this months chosen titles, so be sure to click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 31, 2015 10:29 • 6 views
Jennifer Niven Jennifer Niven's blog:


This is one of the loveliest things I’ve ever seen.

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Published on August 31, 2015 09:39 • 2 views
Lacey Louwagie Lacey Louwagie's blog:

The Stop Procrastinating App recently released the following info-graphic which details results of a survey of writers on powering through writers block. I’ve used almost all these tips at some point, and I’m still writing! (I do think writer’s block is sort of a copout — for me it’s just about n...

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Published on August 31, 2015 11:56 • 9 views
Rachel Hartman Rachel Hartman's blog:

It’s always hard to get back to the blog when you’ve been slacking. And I really have been slacking, although not always without reason. I cut my finger quite badly at the end of July — three stitches, I named it “Frankenfinger” — and then I had to sulk for a while, even after it healed, because...

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Published on August 31, 2015 10:02 • 14 views
Sarah L. Johnson Sarah L. Johnson's blog:
Curry’s debut is the first English-language novel about the controversial courtesan Sai Jinhua, whose unusual life path reached a crisis during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion.

At seven, after her mandarin father’s execution, she is sold to a cruel brothel-mistress, who trains her as a “money tree” (pro... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 31, 2015 11:43 • 3 views
Lily Harlem Lily Harlem's blog:

Masturbation Monday has been going for a whole year - Happy Birthday! - and it's only now I get round to joining in... here goes...


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The life of a broken hearted supermodel can get pretty dull - there's only so much champagne and caviar one can handle. So, when the opportunit... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 30, 2015 22:00 • 2 views
Bianca Sommerland Bianca Sommerland's blog:

There have been plenty of times I’ve needed to hear that. Plenty of times where those simple instructions seemed the hardest thing in the world. What’s a deep breath gonna do? When things are a mess, when it all goes to hell, why tell me to do what I gotta do anyway?


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Published on August 31, 2015 09:41 • 2 views
Rebecca Zanetti Rebecca Zanetti's blog:
Guest Blogger-Augustina Van Hoven

Hi all! I’m Charly, Rebecca’s assistant. We thought it’d be fun to do a ‘Romance: The Good, the Bad, and the Disastrous’ theme with guest bloggers throughout the summer months. Every Monday and Thursday, we’ll have a guest blogger talk about fun stuff like horrib...

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Published on August 31, 2015 01:00 • 5 views
Beth Barany Beth Barany's blog:
Ezra and I are preparing for the October “Plan Your Novel” course, and students are looking forward to writing their novels. Several of you wrote me last week and let me know you...



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Published on August 31, 2015 13:06 • 3 views
Leigh Bardugo Leigh Bardugo's blog:










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Hope you’ve enjoyed our week full of Wylan! If you didn’t
catch the excerpt we released on Wednesday go to grishaverse.com to read it.
And you can always see more character inspirationson @lbardugo’s Pinterest
board!

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Published on August 30, 2015 20:16 • 3 views
Rosemary Kirstein Rosemary Kirstein's blog:

You remember Mary Alexandra Agner, right? I’ve mentioned her before: Science writer and poet — I signed up as a buck-a-month patron of hers on Patreon.


Mary sent out an email recently to her Patreon patrons, alerting us to the fact that she had two poems in the January issue of The Cascadia Subdu...

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Published on August 30, 2015 17:38 • 1 view
Jennifer Crusie Jennifer Crusie's blog:

So the blog and website are stable again. Not in their final form, but at this point, stability is a HUGE step forward. I like the simple interface for now, it’s a bigimprovement for tablets and phones, and the whole mess has been a wake-up call for both the blog and website. So here’s what’s c...

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Published on August 31, 2015 13:11 • 1 view
M.C.A. Hogarth M.C.A. Hogarth's blog:
As Daughter now has "Drop Everything and Read" time at school, for which she has been required to bring either a book or a "reading device (kindle)" to school every day, I have gone ahead and bit the bullet and bought her a kindle of her own, capitalizing on the "kids bundle" special Amazon was r... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 31, 2015 14:55 • 3 views
Erynn Mangum Erynn Mangum's blog:
So, I'm not sure how long it will take for the disbelief to fade, but I'm still right smack in the middle of it!! I was SO sure that this was Boy #3 for us...I just knew it!

We got to know the sonographer really well with all of Parker's cord issues that we had to keep checking on, so it was very... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on August 31, 2015 13:06 • 4 views
Brian Keene Brian Keene's blog:

By now, those who purchased LIBRA NIGRUM SCIENTIA SECRETA by myself and J.F. Gonzalez have had a chance to read it (if not, there are 1 or 2 copies here). And they know that most of the back story in our mythoi has now been filled in. What they probably don’t know is that there is a chapter missi...

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Published on August 31, 2015 09:41 • 2 views
Chuck Wendig Chuck Wendig's blog:

this owl is judging you



This past week I put up a post about some mistakes I see in the stories of new(er) writers, and it’s one of those posts that went furtherand wider than I expected — and for the most part, the response was pretty positive. But there’s this other effect that happens, and som...

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Published on August 30, 2015 17:11 • 7 views
Libby Fischer Hellmann Libby Fischer Hellmann's blog:

The endof August can be demoralizing. Technically, there are still 3weeks of summer left, but it often feels as if the season has flown, and I haven’t done any of the things I promised myself. Back-to-school sales are ubiquitous; so are pre-season football games, and my weekly trips to Dairy Quee...

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Published on August 31, 2015 06:35 • 4 views
Kim Fielding Kim Fielding's blog:

020This is not Europe.


Now, hold that thought. We’ll get back to it.






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More pleasant things first!


My thirteenth novel, Rattlesnake, has just released from Dreamspinner Press. You can buy it in print or ebook versions. I’ve told you already–probably repeatedly–that I’m extra excited about this one. So...

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Published on August 30, 2015 21:25 • 7 views
Danielle Steel Danielle Steel's blog:

Hi Everyone,


I tackled a massive project recently: my desk. On the corner of my desk is a stacked “outbox”, where everything seems to wind up, bank information, literary contracts, birthday cards from my children, poems I’ve written, Christmas lists, and religious articles. Anything I’m not sure...

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Published on August 24, 2015 10:00 • 2 views
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