Posted on March 15, 2014 by billyraychitwood
We Got a Lot of Class
There are so many of us who carry through life certain angst, anxieties, doubts, emotional experiences, and guilt. If there was truly a way to quantify these feelings the numbers might shock us, or, at least, g... Read more of this blog post »
Nick @ Nick’s Book Blog (Excerpt)
Zandalee @ Valley of the Book Doll (Excerpt)
Anna’s Book Blog (Excerpt)
Kayla Veras @ My Book Muse (Playlist)
Ambur @ Burning Impossibly Bright (Character Interview)
Jessica @ Thoughts at One in the Morning (Teaser Poster)
L... Read more of this blog post »
Writing forums can be lots of fun and full of useful advice from your fellow writers. From my many years of reading them I’ve come up with a list of 10 things not to ask on them.
1) “Would you read this?”
Well maybe I would, maybe I wouldn’t, but so what? What does that tell you about the merits...Read more of this blog post »
This past week, I read a blog post on Terri Windling’s blog: “Being Normal is Over-Rated.” In it, she quotes from the writer Dani Shapiro on the writing life:
“I need to live by certain rules in order to protect my writing life. When I was starting out, I didn’t understand this. A friend would cal...Read more of this blog post »
Talk about awesome reinforcement timing! This past month, in some weird universal coincidence, big lots of people (okay, a couple) asked me exactly this–when did I start training? How? And now here we are, officially chatting about it for the Blog Event!
So here’s my easy answer: I start my puppi...Read more of this blog post »
Lots and lots and lots of good stuff. Let's get started.
Should books come out faster? The idea has long taken hold with self-publishing, but it's percolating elsewhere. Even traditional publishing imprints are experimenting with... Read more of this blog post »
Welcome to FANtastical Friday!
This week on FANtastical Friday, we are giving away 3 SIGNED copies of POSSESSION by J.R. Ward
Major fangirl in the house!
One word, baby. Zsadist. *thud*
I’d planned on contacting the Warden for an interview, but apparently the charges are still “pending.”...Read more of this blog post »
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On a January morning six years ago, Jonny Benjamin walked halfway across the Waterloo Bridge, in London, stepped to the edge, and prepared to jump. Benjamin, who was then twenty, had just been given a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder; he felt that all the days ahead were doomed. As he was a...
If it’s Friday, it must be France …
I’m deep in my writing cave with some self-imposed deadlines, but I simply could not miss sharing this wonderful video with you. I discovered it thanks to the über-magnifique Ida Young-Bondi, french instructor extraordinaire and founder of t...Read more of this blog post »
Here I am with the whole Whiting Village School, PreK-8!
The kids were delightful and sweet and even invited me to go sledding at recess with them. If I hadn't worn a skirt, I totally would have!
Thank you, Island Readers and W... Read more of this blog post »
Happy Friday! I hope you’re all enjoying the pre-Shadowbound festivities – I’ll have another excerpt and giveaway Monday, and the “official” playlist later in the week. I might even do a third giveaway whichever day I do the playlist.
Anyway, I’m back to share the next six pages of my 30 Days of L...Read more of this blog post »
Books for 2014
1. The Spiral Dance by Starhawk — Amazing how much I’ve changed since I read this the first time.2. Keeping Sir Thorne by Sean... Read more of this blog post »
We received a good bit of feedback after our post-PANDEMIC tour discussion, saying it was nice to see “behind the curtain” a little.
As we always aim to please, we’re planning to chat about the ins and outs of Empty Set about once a month, as the schedule allows.
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There are a bunch of new Kindle deals today: The Essential Works of E.M. Bounds ($0.99);Supernatural Living for Natural People by Ray Ortlund ($3.99); The Hidden Life of Prayer by David McIntyre ($3.99); He Gave Us a Valley by Hellen Roseveare ($3.99); The Life of A.W. Tozer by James Snyder ($2.9...Read more of this blog post »
Finally, some new concepts floating around the web and some serious beauties coming up this year!
I love Jessica Brody’s ‘Unremembered’ series. Both the UK and US covers for Unremembered and Unforgotten or just beautiful! The blue really stands out to me with the water themed color scheme even th...Read more of this blog post »
Harvey Woolfe, a regular consumer of Real Meals, writes to suggest that I tackle the vexed question of cinema food. He observes that whereas there are tintinnabulating warnings in advance of every screening that patrons should put their mobile phones on silent, there is nothing done about the cla...Read more of this blog post »
Here’s a post Sherwood Smith put up over at Book View Café a couple of years ago. Here’s the bit I want to quote:
“At a LosCon panel a few years ago, a surprising number of people said that they don’t read science fiction any more. They read mysteries—fantasy—historicals, whatever. Not SF. The th...Read more of this blog post »