An angry uterus heating pad, an F-U-terus pin, a box of chocolates, a girl power hat, a coloring book of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: these are some of the gifts recently suggested by Teen Vogue as ways that girls can show their “care” to teenage friends who just had abortions.
“The...Read more of this blog post »
I woke up to a nice surprise this morning.I received an email from The Artist Unleashed accepted my writing advice article, and it went live. So here I am to tell you my struggles and how I overcame them. I hope they help you. Please visit and answer the question, How do you manage your writ... Read more of this blog post »
Before the Internet rose to mass use through the 1990’s, just finding a list of places to -maybe- send hard copies of your writing to involved a trip to the library (or the purchase of an expensive directory that listed writing markets), and a lot of time to go through a thick book (or several) a...Read more of this blog post »
Finally caught the biopic about Johnny Cash and June Carter, and I’ve got a couple of thoughts.
I love movies about artists because there’s often some bit about creativity that jumps out and speaks to me. In this one, for me, about the most powerful scene is when Cash and his band are at their fir...Read more of this blog post »
Some people have little care for words. Some learn a few that stick to them like bubblegum to orange hair, they end up using the same words over and over on television or Twitter. Surprisingly, one such person apparently managed to convince millions, mesmerised by his words, to vote...Read more of this blog post »
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With my latest Black Library audio Asurmen: The Darker Road just released, it seems like a good time to talk a bit about what goes into writing an audio drama. More specifically, we can take a look at what makes a good audio drama different from a good prose short story.
In form, the audio drama i...Read more of this blog post »
It’s no more sensible to talk about a single category of programmers than it is a single category of writers. Yes, an intimacy with the language is (usually) shared amongst writers, but otherwise journalists and poets don’t have a whole lot in common as...Read more of this blog post »
It’s hardly theological novelty or historical oddity to suggest we should be wary of presenting the immaterial God in physical form. This was the point of my recent article on The Shack movie in which I expressed my concern that its portrayal of God the Father and God the Holy Spirit is a violati...Read more of this blog post »
This is the first of two blog posts I’ll be making today. The next one is all the great stuff that’s happening, but this is more important, this goes first.
You know we’re in the middle of a run on Vampirella? Well, this is one of the variant covers to #3, which just went out there as being soli...Read more of this blog post »
There are two real problems with this attitude:
First, drawing lines. Problems aren't linear, people don't fit into boxes. Lines are not nuanced, flexible or particularly well-informed. A line is a shortcut, a lazy way to deal with a problem you don't care enough about to truly understand.
Most of...Read more of this blog post »
It’s time for the next installment of Happier with Gretchen Rubin.
Update: In response to our discussion in episode 102, listeners told us the different “missing puzzle pieces” they’d managed to find.
Try This at Home: Leave on a high note.
Happiness Hack: The Metropolitan Museum has introduced an...Read more of this blog post »
Tor has done a number of these rereads of popular series. You can find them all there in... Read more of this blog post »
I got into Pinterest in a big way last year, Gentle Reader, and yes I am aware of all the annoying things that keep people off Pinterest ~ the closed and proprietary nature of the venue, the lack of organization and ability to cross pollinate, to name only a few.
You know why I’m aware?
Because th...Read more of this blog post »
I spent my childhood in libraries. Their stacks, their people, were my sanctuaries, the safe and nurturing places where my real community lived (rather than these changing cities where my family seemed to continually be moving). So it makes sense to me that libraries are now declaring themselves...Read more of this blog post »
So excited about this new cover!!
A star quarterback is torn between his love of the game—and the woman who may be the love of his life.
Nathan Riley is ready to follow in the footsteps of his famous football player fath...Read more of this blog post »
I can’t tell if this secret video is real, but it purports to show a scientist proposing to develop a military-grade virus that would eliminate extreme religious thoughts in people as a way to end terrorism.
The scary part is that it would probably work.
We know which parts of the brain deal with...Read more of this blog post »
We saw Feral Hog Apocalypse open for the Clash.
(Thanks to Chris Johnson and Jeff Meyerson)Read more of this blog post »
I am completely thrilled to announce my new book, The Sunshine Sisters. I started this book last year, then abandoned it for a while, unsure of where it was going. Earlier this year I went back to it, pleasantly surprised at it being much better than I remembered. I rewrote what I had, and hunker...Read more of this blog post »
The Crown Tower (Riyria Chronicle #1) - $4.95 rather than $27.99Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations #1 & #2) - $8.95 rather than $... Read more of this blog post »
Available for free Amazon download for one day only: Feb 25.
If you are in the northern hemisphere, this is the perfect antidote to frigid weather and short days.
If your are elsewhere, it is still a fun read.
Enjoy! Read more of this blog post »
Very soon, it will be time for kids to Read Across America, and to observe this celebration, we can introduce... Read more of this blog post »
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There is something I must explain to my readers before I begin my review of Joanne Van Leerdam’s “Nova”. Having a young adult son who is a published poet, former National Poetry Slam (NPS) finalist, and winner of numerous poetry awards, I tend, as a rule, not to not to gravitate toward books con... Read more of this blog post »
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