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R. Frederick Riddle R. Frederick Riddle's blog:
Not to long ago I finished my physical rehab. Beginning one week after my heart attack, it lasted approximately two months. During the course of the rehab I saw some principles at work that can also apply to one's writing.

Principle #1 - GOALS
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Published on November 25, 2014 12:36 • 1 view
Paula Coots Paula Coots's blog:
This does happen to me. It's baffling, but good for a laugh sometimes, like this morning.
The mystery word that penetrated my brain before I even made it to the bathroom?
"Chilblains."
Really?
WTF is a chilblain and more importantly where the heck have I ever encountered such a word?
I looked it up. "... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 25, 2014 11:50 • 29 views
N.K. Jemisin N.K. Jemisin's blog:
Note: I will be mentioning a few spoilers in this post. Look away now if you’re not ready for that yet! So, a few nights ago I started Dragon Age: Inquisition, the third game in a franchise I’ve liked a lot over the years. Just for shits and giggles I livetweeted my game for a […]
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Published on November 25, 2014 10:47 • 12 views
أيمن العتوم أيمن العتوم's blog:
لم يكنْ لديّ ميلٌ فِطريّ للقراءة؛ لقد
جاهدتُ نفسي حتّى أصبحتُ قارئًا. وأنا على يقين أنّ الكتاب لن يفتح لك قلبَه قبل أن تفتحَ أنتَ قلبكَ له.
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Published on November 25, 2014 11:42 • 5 views
Mary Doria Russell Mary Doria Russell's blog:

Instead of fighting the crowds on Black Friday, consider ordering signed books from your local independent bookseller. IndieBound.org has a list of authors signing books at stores around the country on Small Business Saturday.


I won’t be in a store on Saturday, but my local shop is Mac’s Backs — B...

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Published on November 25, 2014 11:35 • 4 views
Steve Repak Steve Repak's blog:
With the end of the year coming quickly I wanted to share some ideas on how you might save some money this Thanksgiving as well as for rest of the Holiday Season, while simultaneously think of others!

Idea #1. Put your life in perspective

I have wrote several times that no matter how bad you think... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 25, 2014 11:35 • 6 views
Shannon Hale Shannon Hale's blog:

About thirteen years ago, I was on a work trip with several colleagues when we heard the news of police shooting an unarmed Black man (one of many such incidents in this country's history). The four of us (all white women) talked about this. Three of us felt sick by it and confused too, which I t...

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Published on November 25, 2014 10:01 • 15 views
David Brin David Brin's blog:
Before diving into a flood of great new movies on the horizon... or in the past...

== The Long View of Civilization ==

The Long Now Foundation is one of the funnest expressions of techie zealotry (with a bit of Stewart Brand/Ken Kesey thrown in.) Their new bar-slash-hangout-for-fulture-oriented-fo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 25, 2014 11:20 • 10 views
Brandon Sanderson Brandon Sanderson's blog:

About two years ago, I wrote a little novella called Legion about a man with a very strange psychological makeup. Part of my goal in writing it was to see if I could make my personal brand of... whatever it is I do work in a more contemporary story. The greater goal (as it always is) was to get t...

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Published on November 25, 2014 10:28 • 40 views
Quentin Wallace Quentin Wallace's blog:
I just wanted to take this time to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday. Hopefully you can all get some reading in over the long weekend as well!
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Published on November 25, 2014 11:30 • 5 views
Rebecca Aguilera Rebecca Aguilera's blog:
Only two more days until Thanksgiving. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with food and family. I'll be driving to Bishop, California with my husband, daughter, and dog.

I hope you all have taken a few minutes to think about what you are thankful for. Here is my short list:

1. God... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 25, 2014 11:29 • 22 views
Jamie Dodge Jamie Dodge's blog:
I'm doing this early because for the next couple of days I'm going to be pretty busy cooking.

Thursday is Thanksgiving and it is a time for us to give thanks for the things we have in our lives, I want to share some things I'm grateful for.

My family: We are big and loud and annoying, but I wouldn'... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 25, 2014 11:29 • 22 views
Rival Gates Rival Gates's blog:
The work has started. I have an editor assigned by my publisher to “Quest for the Red Sapphire” to spruce it up for its second edition. I’m not sure if he’ll want to shorten it or not. As I mentioned once in a blog, these works are like my babies and you wouldn’t want someone snipping part of you... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 25, 2014 11:24 • 9 views
Rachel Neumeier Rachel Neumeier's blog:

People do sometimes come up with curious hobbies. And luckily (?) thanks to the internet, we are likely to find out about them.


I mean, we all know that the internet is full of cat pictures and kitten videos. Why, I myself have been known to indulge in the occasional kitten video.


But check this ou...

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Published on November 25, 2014 08:41 • 1 view
Thomas W. Devine Thomas W. Devine's blog:
Wellington based, New Zealand author, Thomas W Devine, has just published his eighth book in the United States.

Fellow author, Tina Shaw, describes it as a “contemporary novel” with “all the makings of a classic kind of New Zealand story, bringing together family and strangers over a hot Christmas... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 25, 2014 11:20 • 18 views
Tracey M. Hook Tracey M. Hook's blog:
With the non-indictment in the Michael Brown case comes frustration for many. There is no getting around that the justice system often feels lacking for many people of color in this country. On a literary level I tried to reflect on this issue. Being a young woman of mixed race in a society where... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 25, 2014 11:07 • 26 views
James Gurney James Gurney's blog:
We arrived at LAX an hour and a half before my flight yesterday, so I painted this study of the aircraft at the gate. It's about 5x8 inches in a Pentalic watercolor journal.
I used just four colors: white, black, cadmium yellow deep, and ultramarine. Although I couldn't paint the red graphics of... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 25, 2014 08:42 • 1 view
R.J. Scott R.J. Scott's blog:

The sixth book in the Texas series has a little of everything. Drama, family and most of all love between Riley and Jack and their children.

Jack is focusing on building an equine therapy school for children with special needs and works hard along side his normal horse training and breeding progr... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 25, 2014 09:30 • 12 views
Mae McCall Mae McCall's blog:
So, today is the day that my very first novel, Weird Girl, is available for download on Amazon, and I am feeling very unprepared. My Facebook page has one post. This blog just got a title ten minutes ago. I haven't taken the time to do my Amazon author page or my Goodreads profile. But I've made... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 25, 2014 10:00 • 1 view
Alexander Laurence Alexander Laurence's blog:

LITTLE BOOTS UNVEILS NEW TRACKS
"HEROINE" AND "PRETTY TOUGH"
"BUSINESS PLEASURE" EP OUT DECEMBER 1ST


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"HEROINE"
"Pretty Tough," is a darkly hypnotic, synth-heavy gem." -SPIN Magazine"Heroine" is a gorgeous production from start to finish, and endlessly replayable... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 25, 2014 09:36 • 4 views
Kirby Larson Kirby Larson's blog:
Thanks, Suzanne Gibbs for playing along with today's Teacher Tuesday! Suzanne is a fourth grade teacher who adores her kids in Spring Arbor, Michigan.

Suzanne, please fill in the blank:

You should never read and (blank)at the same time.

You should never read anddriveat the same time.


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Published on November 25, 2014 05:30 • 4 views
Mandy J. Hoffman Mandy J. Hoffman's blog:

This post contains a few affiliate links. If you purchase through one of them I will get a small commission at no extra cost to you. I only link to items that I myself own or plan to purchase.


Resisting Gossip {a book review} by @MandyJHoffmanThe Overview

I thought I had a fairly good handle on gossip. That is until I read this book. While I was c...

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Published on November 19, 2014 10:32 • 3 views
Sarah Sundin Sarah Sundin's blog:

WTG Wartime SarahChristmas can be a difficult time for the children of deployed members of the military. The holiday focus on family, tradition, and home highlights the fact that a beloved family member isn’t home, traditions may be disrupted, and the child may be in a new and unfamiliar town, far from friends an...

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Published on November 25, 2014 02:00 • 6 views
Peter V. Brett Peter V. Brett's blog:


Check out this creepy yet awesome fan art by DeviantArt user ArchetypeAngel.


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Creepy yet cool. Thanks for sharing!


The Skull Thronewill be released in March in the U.S./U.K. with translations to follow.Pre-order the U.S. edition from Random House today.

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Published on November 25, 2014 05:00 • 8 views
Rick R. Reed Rick R. Reed's blog:
My poignant gay take on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Match Girl" is now out in the Kindle store, just in time for the holidays!

"Matches" is only .99 cents!

BLURB
Christmas Eve should be a night filled with magic and love. But for Anderson, down on his luck and homeless in Chicago's frigid... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 25, 2014 06:23 • 5 views
Cathy Bryant Cathy Bryant's blog:

BlessingsI started off the month with good intentions of expressing my gratitude to the Lord for His blessings via Facebook posts. Unfortunately, life crowded in, and I sadly fell behind. So I’d like to use this post to collectively express my gratitude.


We all have much to be grateful for, don’t we? But i...

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Published on November 25, 2014 08:15 • 22 views
Amanda Meuwissen Amanda Meuwissen's blog:
Fitting that today is my 70th blog post here, as I'm happily part of one of my fellow BWN author's blog tours with Silverbow Promotions.

Michael Young has been one of our dream authors; always on time, always with something new, and with a very fun variety of stories, from historical fantasy, rel... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 25, 2014 10:37 • 27 views
Amy Grech Amy Grech's blog:
Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Don't eat too much Turkey!

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Published on November 25, 2014 08:47 • 5 views
Larry Correia Larry Correia's blog:

I’ve got an Amazon affiliates account set up. What that means is that whenever you enter Amazon through any of the book links on either side of this blog page, anything you then purchase on Amazon from there I get an advertising referral bonus. The prices don’t change for you, but for me it is li...

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Published on November 25, 2014 08:14 • 8 views
Nicole Peeler Nicole Peeler's blog:

Hey folks! Today is release day for JINN AND JUICE and for DEAD BUT NOT FORGOTTEN, a Sookieverse anthology in which you can find my story, “Borderline Dead”.


I thought I’d do something a little different today and, instead of telling you about the books (cuz that’s all over the place), I’d tell yo...

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Published on November 25, 2014 06:48 • 5 views
Paul Elard Cooley Paul Elard Cooley's blog:

The Black is the first book I’ve written that has sold a ton of copies. It’s also the first story of mine to have 45 reviews on Amazon.com. I know I shouldn’t look at the reviews. I know I shouldn’t. But I do. I can’t help myself.


There have been a few that have driven me crazy. I read them, I bli...

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Published on November 24, 2014 21:14 • 6 views
Patrick Rothfuss Patrick Rothfuss's blog:

As I type this, our donation total sits at $275,000. Considering that this is only the beginning of our third week, we are absolutely blowing the doors off this year.


So far we’ve talked a lot about the good work Heifer does by supplying animals to families. But we haven’t talked about the fact th...

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Published on November 24, 2014 22:31 • 18 views
Kathryn Lively Kathryn Lively's blog:
What do you do when a project flops? If you're a masochist like me, you move on to the next thing. While I await the fate of my most recent story submission, I've started a new story and new direction. This will be more romantic and less mysterious. It also means, sadly, I have decided to cancel... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 25, 2014 00:00 • 6 views
Susan Mallery Susan Mallery's blog:

Are you a current member of an active book club? Do you think your book club might enjoy reading The Girls of Mischief Bay, the first book of my new women’s fiction series, Mischief Bay? I have a small number of advance copies available, and I’m looking for Book Club Scouts to read them with the...

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Published on November 25, 2014 10:14 • 9 views
Megan Crewe Megan Crewe's blog:

With the winter holidays approaching, I’m pleased to be offering a little token of appreciate to those who enjoy my books — and who want to share them with others. :)


It’s very simple. From now (Nov 25) through December 25th, if you buy any of my books as a present to yourself or to someone else, I...

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Published on November 25, 2014 06:07 • 5 views
Bradley Poage Bradley Poage's blog:
Everyone,

A new version of Bedtime Tales of Horror: Fear Master has been released.

A special promotion will be up soon!
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Published on November 25, 2014 10:13 • 20 views
DeAnna Cameron DeAnna Cameron's blog:
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Thank you to everyone who entered the Goodreads Giveaway, but there could be only five winners, and here they are:



Heather J., Utah


Tammy P., Georgia


Margie V., Georgia


Debbie W., New York


Connar W., North Carolina



The copies are all packed up and ready to be dropped off at the post office in the morn...

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Published on November 24, 2014 20:44 • 7 views
Wil Wheaton Wil Wheaton's blog:

Yesterday, I went up to our new Geek and Sundry offices, and watched the current cuts of three Tabletop episodes, so I could offer notes and suggestions to our editors as they take hours of raw footage and turn it into the show.


I was reminded, again, how much our show is actually made in post-pro...

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Published on November 25, 2014 09:23 • 31 views
Heddy M. Johannesen Heddy M. Johannesen's blog:

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Pleasant Bay may be 450 kilometres from Halifax but it’s the most beautiful spot in the world. The tiny fishing village has many attractions for tourists, one of them being the new whale museum.


The Whale Interpretive Centre promotes an awareness of whale and marine life by creating a stimulat...

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Published on November 18, 2014 07:47 • 2 views
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