“I can think of nothing heavier than an airplane/I can think of no greater conglomerate of steel and metal/I can think of nothing less likely to fly” - @saulwilliams
If you like sliding down chimneys and you don’t mind being pulled by a dear.
I know of a job you can apply for that will be available soon this year.
You must like spreading joy and laughter and you’ll need a beard that’s white.
The rest of your appearance is not important, but you can’t give the...Read more of this blog post »
For a long time now, I’ve been working behind the scenes on doing a serious revamp of my flagship product, Fluent in 3 Months Premium.
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I’ve always wondered what Native Advertising is. It seems to be one of the new buzz words, but no one defines it. Until now!
I found this infographic on a HuffPostarticle called the Native Age. Not only is the infographic great, but the article is a wonderful r...Read more of this blog post »
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu today(24 November) unveiled a new cabinet stacked with loyal allies of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan–including his son-in-law who was named energy minister.Councilof Ministers Annou... Read more of this blog post »
Novelist and Drunk Grillmaster Victor Gischler writes books. Here are the best.
You may remember a few months ago I was so enamored with Dragon Age: Inquisition’s Trespasser DLC that it inspired me to do something previously unthinkable and start a second play through, this time as a Qunari rogue.
In the process, I learned a few interesting things about the story, characters,...Read more of this blog post »
Character Interview: Lisbeth Carslake, Countess of Blackhurst (Cassandra Samuels) As the Black Raven, she’s cold, distant, and alone, untouched by the gossip and scorn of her aristocratic peers. Until he enters her house – and her life – and … Continued
Nov 25, 2015 is release day for my Christmas novella “Midwinter Night’s Dream”. Here’s my desktop of images that inspired me.
First, of course, is Micah Springfield, one of the MCs in the story. Micah is Hank’s brother from “Unwrapping Hank”. He’s a laid-back, hippy kind of guy...Read more of this blog post »
I’m in Miami at the moment, bouncing between tennis court, working on the Ever Never Handbook, and the new series proposal, so things are a bit nutty. But stay tuned for a special Thanksgiving-themed Ever Never TV tomorrow, where I finally meet the amazing puppets… Things get messy as y...Read more of this blog post »
I just did something I’ve never done before. I feel naughty, a bit guilty, but I’m so damned excited and pleased that I did.
I wrote the finale scene for my current WIP out of sequence.
*people calling for pitchforks in the distance*
No, but wait! I have reasons!
My sister and I were raised to be really close. It’s been hard to be so far from her after living so close together most of our lives and in some cases living together. I miss her every day and I love her tons. But it’s only a matter of time before we are together again. My sister has been throug...Read more of this blog post »
Someone asked recently about Cassie/Dory merchandise. I talked to Rio, who has her own design site now and we are in the process of getting some cute designs made for the website. I’m not putting these on Cafe Press or a similar site, because their prices are kind of ridiculous these days. Instea...Read more of this blog post »
“This is an excellent resource for parents trying to help their children learn what prayer is really all about.” -Michael Joshua”
Reverend Bill McBri...Read more of this blog post »
So, yesterday in the US was Thanksgiving Day. Now, obviously here in Europe we don’t have it, but still, it made me think about what I’m grateful for these days. I really gave it a thought yesterday, while I was working with my colleague Bruce to organise the Supernatural Fog’s blog tour. So, her...Read more of this blog post »
During her ordeal with the Sect, Estelle Bailey dreamt of escaping back into the arms of the sea—and Azariah. But freedom came at a price, and though sh...Read more of this blog post »
Or thereabouts. Since I don’t outline, halfway can be a somewhat nebulous concept until I get to “The End”. But I figure I’m close to about the middle of WAR OF MAGIC.
As usual, for a discovery writer, things in the remaining half are moving a bit from what I originally envisioned. I think it wil...Read more of this blog post »
I made a mistake this morning.
I turned on HBO and saw that a documentary was on. I didn’t know what it was about, but decided to watch anyway. Turned out, it was called ‘3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets’ and was about the murder of Jordan Davis,and the so-called ‘Thug Music Murder Trial’. You remember...Read more of this blog post »
Everyone needs a hero.Read more of this blog post »
That’s what Detective Molly Masters tells me. “What we need,” she says, “what the whole world needs,” she pleads,...
Everyone needs a hero.The only thing I want to talk about with Mo... Read more of this blog post »
That’s what Detective Molly Masters tells me. “What we need,” she says, “what the whole world needs,” she pleads, “is a champion.”
I don’t usually post personal life type of stuff here. This place isn’t for that. This place is for, you know, writing and writing-related news. But, since this is a weird, in-between bit of of personal life and writing news…here I go:
It’s possible this place has been around for years, but I only just noticed it yesterday. It’s on Bleecker Street, about four or five blocks from my apartment. Were those real cupcakes, just sitting out on the street, where anyone could have grabbed one? Even if they weren’t real, a pretty faux c...Read more of this blog post »
After his second year of graduate school at Princeton, Richard Feynman faced his oral examinations.Feynman was not yet the famous physicisthe would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, “His Feynman aura…was still strictly local”), so he took his preparation seriou...Read more of this blog post »
Usually it’s hard for me to pick a book to review, because my tastes are so varied. I’ll read anything if it’s well-read. No genre is off-limits. I found Claudia Hall Christian’s series a long time ago, and I probably read the first book because it was free. I was so hooked I immediately bought t...Read more of this blog post »
Perhaps you heard about the pregnant pastor’s wife who was murdered in her home? Amanda Blackburn, 28, was shot and killed in her Indianopolis home during what police now maintain was a home invasion gone wrong. The Blackburn’s one-year old son was found in the home unharmed.
The killing hap...Read more of this blog post »
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I do my best to keep this awesome quote by Oprah in mind everyday. With so much going on in the world, I find taking the time to simply reflect on how incredibly fortunate I am brings a clarity like nothing else. Indeed, I have a wonderful family who I love and who love me in return, fantastic f...
As I write this, the website of the British Medical Association is utterly failing to load. I’ve sat and poked it, hit refresh, and no, it’s not coming up. And I wonder whether this is in any way connected with the announced strike for junior doctors on December 1st?
Juniors doctors are striking o...Read more of this blog post »
In this week’s Success Newsletter, I would like to reveal 6 tips to take charge of your own mind and overcome fear.
First a quick update:
A Gentleman Undone, the second book in my Blackshear Family series, is on sale for 99¢ at all fine e-book retailers!
Barnes & Noble Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-gentleman-undone-cecilia-...Read more of this blog post »
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