It is such a good feeling when a book is released and it gets in the hands of readers. This project is near-and-dear to me since it involves a group of my friends who decided to create a project together. It’s been happening over a couple of years and now it’s here! Seven stories about seven gene...Read more of this blog post »
"Бабы новых нарожают", главное - "красота". Даже большевики в годы т.н. "Великой Отечественной" войны не позволяли себе такого мерзкого пижонства. Под пулеметы бросали ротами, батальонами... Read more of this blog post »
I actually purchased the copyright from Kim when I commissioned the design. I own the art and you’re good to go ❤
In the last five days, I’ve led two writing workshops of my own, taken my kids to two more workshops, had a fabulous castle adventure and gone to the cinema with them, and visited the Bristol Aquarium as a full-family trip. So in other words, it’s been an excellent set of school holidays for all...Read more of this blog post »
On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the castle church door in Wittenberg, Germany. “One hammer in the hand of an obscure Augustinian monk changed the world forever,” says Dr. R.C. Sproul. Five centuries later, Luther’s boldness for gospel clarity still echoes.
This...Read more of this blog post »
I am very keen to make reviews a prominent feature of the book promotions and encourage readers to review the books that they buy and enjoy, or not as the case may be. Word of mouth is still the most powerful marketing tool that… Read more of this blog post »
The Journal of Science Fiction currently seeks reviewers for books we receive from publishers. We are looking for reviewers to write objective, academic book reviews rather than the more casual book reviews commonly found on Goodreads, Amazon, and other venues. If you would like to submit a book...Read more of this blog post »
Ellen Huet, writing for Bloomberg, peeks in on the worklife of the people who backstop the bots by reviewing answers and frequently stepping in to provide their own. They are the “humans pretending to be robots pretending to be humans.”
Huet talked to people who filled this role at two services th...Read more of this blog post »
LIVE AT ROUGH TRADE NYC APRIL 25thTickets Available Same Day with Pre-Order of Humanz at Rough Trade NYCAPPEARING ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT APRIL 27thHUMANZ OUT APRIL 28th ON WARNER BROS.
Gorillaz continue to keep the surprises coming with an incredibly momentous week commemorating th... Read more of this blog post »
This is the coolest/most inspiring video I’ve seen in a long time: Bruce Springsteen talking about practice.
Anybody else get goosebumps? How about you, Allen Iverson?
(Big thanks to Lisa Vahey. And also to Cousin Frankie)Read more of this blog post »
In the movie, Peeta is a whiner. I could not understand how Katniss could ever have a moment's hesitation about picking Gale ove... Read more of this blog post »
Hey everyone! The Still Life Contest is going on right now, so if you haven’t entered yet, have at it. Deadline is May 5th. Prizes include books signed by Peat himself and whatever other Demon Cycle related stuff we feel like throwing inRead more of this blog post »
Like many foreigners observing the Moritomo Gakuken scandal play out, I am fascinated by the interplay between Shinto, nationalism, and government. There are questions that come with the scandal: Why is it a problem? Why shouldn’t the school use the Imperial Education Rescript? Why is the worl...Read more of this blog post »
A note on a friend’s computer taught me a giant lesson about writing — and about life. Down with boredom. Whenever possible, skip the boring parts!
In writing all my books, if there’s an aspect of my subject that bores me, I figure out a way to write around it. And no one has ever seemed to notice...Read more of this blog post »
I’ve written another in my occasional series on “fanfiction to publication” over at the SubRosa Writer blog.
In The Writer’s Playground I ask – what has fanfiction ever done for you?? and then proceed to list the things in details and with enthusiasm LOL.
Please feel free to commen...Read more of this blog post »
But first: Be sure to check in with Amy at The Poem Farm to see how our Progres... Read more of this blog post »
Today we were automatically alerted of a minor outage. The culprit was a misbehaving plugin which has been removed. The site should be back…Read more of this blog post »
"New Kids on the Block" Day - declared by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Willem De Kooning was born in 1904, and Barbra Streisand was born in 1942.
Salt fish, soaked in water to rehydrate and remove salt, boiled and served with boiled parsnips and egg-sauce (AKA hollandaise)
Roasted fore-quarter lamb and currant jelly – sliced and served with orange juices, cayenne paper, salt, and butter drizzled... Read more of this blog post »
Finally, after lunch, the pen... Read more of this blog post »
Regular readers of this blog know that I wrote a book about the benefits of systems versus goals. You also might know that I cofounded a startup (WhenHub) using a systems business model approach. I’ll use this blog to keep you updated on how that works out compared to the traditional goal-oriente...Read more of this blog post »
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“…They were a very nasty couple. Bad type. Superstitious, like most crooks. She was the worst of the two, in my opinion. Tried to fix the job so’s it’d look as if the servants had done it. Do you recollect that, sir?”
“Yes,” said Alleyn slowly, “yes.”
“Mind,” said the constable w...
Yes, you read those words correctly, and I'm coming to terms with it. I've been abused, physically, emotionally and 'sensually'. I don't prefer the term sexually because it wasn't my case, I was never raped. Wow, what do you mean by tha... Read more of this blog post »
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