So, this is the first time in my NaNoWriMo history that I got to the 50,000 word mark in so short a time span. Yesterday, I hit 51,000 + words. Yay, me!
But I’m not done yet. I’ve got miles to go in word count, plot points, characterization, etc, before this little book in officia...Read more of this blog post »
This is one of my longest breaks between blog posts during my nine years of blogging. For some weeks now I've been feeling reluctant to dish out another opinion when the online world seems so saturated with them. Even Twitter, which forced people to be concise, has upped its word count from 140... Read more of this blog post »
Corporations inside your brain.
Some paranoid individuals have claimed this is already the case but is science fiction is becoming fact?
Recently scientists have been developing technology to i... Read more of this blog post »
I think you call them pantyhose in the US, but here in the UK we refer to them as stockings. Actually, I might be wrong there. Are pantyhose the ones without the suspender belt? We call those tights here. Confusing, isn’t it?
Anyway, they’re sexy right? I’ve asked men what it is they love about...Read more of this blog post »
Reading is easy. Writing is hard. And writing novels is even harder. There are a thousand different ways to do it, and none of them are easy. Don’t be fooled by writers that tell you they love to write. The actual process of writing is shot through with waiting, uncertainty, confusion, discourage...Read more of this blog post »
(The offer is for US domestic orders only, I'm afraid). Read more of this blog post »
Nerve è un romanzo di Jeanne Ryan dal quale è stato di recente tratto un film, diretto da Henry Joost e Ariel Schulman. Ho letto il romanzo prima di vedere il film, come faccio quasi sempre. Ero curiosa di vedere la pellicola perché amo Emma Roberts, che ho conosciuto grazie ad American Horror St...Read more of this blog post »
The story of these updates is that there are some updates that are happening right now. (Guess who’s been rewatching Parks and Rec)
So a thing that happened recently was that I lost my copy of Crush—this being one of my favourite collections, beloved to such an excessive de...Read more of this blog post »
What are your goals for this week?
These are mine, as noted to myself…
Goal One: Do not burn the turkey as has happened in the past. Remember: A turkey should be cooked, not charred black and smoking.
Goal Two: Do not lose your mind in this last month of edits before your book is due or t...Read more of this blog post »
Buon lunedì a tutti, bella gente. Come va questo novembre capriccioso? Non so se avete notato, ma in giro è già Natale. Ecco, avete presente l'ansia da regali e tutto il resto? Io sì, perché vedo tutti super pronti per l'arrivo delle feste, mentre la sottoscritta è in alto mare. Cosa regalarete... Read more of this blog post »
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Purtroppo su Amazon non si vende più nulla. Ci sono troooooppi ebook a prezzi irrisori, troppe storie scarse, meno scarse, gratuite con Kindle Unlimited (se l’autore decide di dare tutta la fetta della torta a mamma Amazon), non gratuite di case editrici che usano la pubblicità di...Read more of this blog post »
[image error]I’m thankful for the mystical things in life. Next month I will be doing a blog series about spirit animals and the role they play in our lives. This may sound completely crazy, but I assure you they exist.
In January I want to do a series about Roman/Greek mythology. I will probab...Read more of this blog post »
1. Go to any of the books on iBooks store that I have written
2. CLICK ON... Read more of this blog post »
*This post contains spoilers for White Wolf*
It seemed inevitable, in the early drafting stages, that in a series built on the principle that a select handful of historical figures are actually immortal, supernatural beings, I would use Grigory Rasputin. The unkillable holy man from Siberia who c... Read more of this blog post »
It’s chilly out tonight. Perfect setting for cuddling up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate and a new, or old, book in hand to dive into for the next hour or so.
Actually, that sounds like a plan and I might just give in soon. But first I thought I’d share another anecdote about...Read more of this blog post »
The hardcover for the latest Powder Mage novella is now available! You can pick it up direct from my website store. It will, of course, come signed and dated. If you're just looking for the ebook, all the usual links are here.
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Doing a spot of vlogging and turned to Ellie to see what she was reading…
You can accumulate an arbitrary number of monoidal values to a single value. An article for object-oriented programmers.
This article is part of a series about monoids. In short, a monoid is an associative binary operation with a neutral element (also known as identity).
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Recall that a binary op...
Το μάταιο κάθε καταγγελίας, το ατελέσφορο της διαμαρτυρίας παγιώνουν την παθητικότητα των πολιτών. Εχουμε όλοι πεισθεί ότι τίποτα δεν μπορεί να αλλάξει. Επομένως, περιττεύει κάθε προσπάθεια.
Αρκετά χρόνια πριν από τη χρεοκοπία, την επιτρόπευση, τη δίχως προσχήματα υποδούλωση της χώρας στους δανεισ...Read more of this blog post »
A true love match for each sister with Christmas weddings to fo... Read more of this blog post »
Yesterday I was on a tram in Edinburgh with what seemed like a million Rugby fans off to Murrayfield to watch Scotland play The All Blacks. (Scotland lost)
We were squashed in like sardines before the doors opened and some more people got on.
What happened next... Read more of this blog post »
Partout dans le monde, le débat sur le sort fait aux femmes prend de l’ampleur, dans toutes ses dimensions, économiques, politiques, sociales et morales. Il en est une, cependant, dont on parle moins que les autres et qui pourtant, conditionne...
L’article Eloge de l’éducation des filles. est a...Read more of this blog post »
Raging wildfires. 500-year hurricanes. Earthquakes triggering mudslides. Sea-level rise.
It’s enough to make you want to bury your head under the covers.
Both the occurrence of these disasters and the detailed and extensive reporting on them have fueled a growing interest in preparing for the wor...Read more of this blog post »
(Trigger warnings for this post: cissexism, transmisogyny, sexual assault, murder, suicide. Also, probably, there should be a trigger warning here for clueless cis man talking about stuff outside his lane.)
This is not a blog post I want to be writing, or wanted to have to be writing. I am a cis m...Read more of this blog post »
[image error]I thought I was excited enough when the lovely folk at Avon told me to expect The Little Village Christmas to reach #7 in the Sunday Times Fiction Paperbacks chart today. Then I bought the paper this morning – and found it at #6!
I officially became a Sunday Times bestselling author l...Read more of this blog post »
Books and other things mentioned:
Finished from previous week:
Joan Didion, Blue Nights / re-read (2011)
The Center Will Not Hold (documentary, 2017): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7253506/
Ashley’s channel @climbthestacks: https://www.... Read more of this blog post »
…it was not to be. My hope was to do a post today with my photos from my recent trip to Lisbon, Portugal, and Morocco, but it’s 1:29 AM and I realize that while I have all the photos in place, I don’t have the full story together yet, and I don’t want to rush through it, so it will probably have...Read more of this blog post »
Today, I spent $150 on an Advent calendar.
Not the mittens. I made those several years ago -- knitted them out of 100% acrylic yarn that I happened to have on hand. Those tiny mittens will still be around when the sun goes supernova. And they were cheap!
No, the thing I bought today is a cleverly-... Read more of this blog post »
Trojans MC, 8
He’s craved her for a long time, and now he’s going to have her.
From the first moment Chip saw Kasey, he knew without a doubt he wanted her. He didn’t even know her name, but she was going to belong to him. Now he is ready to claim her, but one of his club brothe...Read more of this blog post »
கணையாழி மாத இதழும எழுதது அமைபபும இணைநது வழஙகும இலககியவிருதுகள இமமுறை இரு நணபரகளுககு வழஙகபபடடுளளன. சு.வேணுகோபாலின வலசை நாவல விருதை பெறறுளளது.
நரோபா எனற பேரிலும எழுதிவரும சுநீல கிருஷணன பேசுமபூனை எனற குறுநாவலுககாக பரிசுபெறறிருககிறார
இருவருககும மனமாரநத வாழததுககள
சு.வேணுக... Read more of this blog post »
Nocturnal Musings, Volume 2 – Ponderings, Essays, & Meditations
Author: Bev Walton-Porter
Price: 99 cents – e-book version (print version pending)
In the second volume of Nocturnal Musings, author Bev Walton-Porter offers up another... Read more of this blog post »
– Me ainakin luetaan. Ja meidän kaverit. Joka päivä.
Näin teinitytöt vastasivat eräälle nuorten lukemisen vähyyttä päivittelevälle naiselle.
Kouluvierailuilla iso osa käsistä nousee pystyyn, kun kysyn, ketkä lukevat kirjoja.
Lapset ja nuoret kertovat, kuinka lukeminen auttaa heitä rauhoittumaan ja p...Read more of this blog post »
Sometimes, there comes a time when authors tweet. Sometimes, those authors are Sam Sykes and Chuck Wendig. Sometimes, someone collects those tweets into a big pile of tweets — or whatever the collective noun is for tweets, a tortle of tweets or a twibble or a twain maybe — and then that som...Read more of this blog post »
You give glory to whatever captures your heart most. And whatever makes you most happy reveals what really has your heart.Read more of this blog post »
I take note of the recent wailing and gnashing of teeth concerning critics expressing pungent views on a writer’s work. However, I am bound to say that I have never taken a great deal of notice of such criticism myself, let alone taken any of it personally or to heart, whether it be favourable or...Read more of this blog post »
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