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John R. Cobb John R. Cobb's blog:
Touch me if you dare
Arid desert, here I fare
Spiky thorns will snare

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Published on May 21, 2018 06:44 • 1 view
C.J. Allison C.J. Allison's blog:
All books will soon be available from other distributors. I've also reduced the prices on some. They are in the process of updating.

I've decided to venture out and not limit myself exclusively on Amazon.

Hopefully I'll get to reach more readers!
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Published on May 21, 2018 06:29 • 1 view
Sherry Rentschler Sherry Rentschler's blog:
Happy Monday!

This week I was caught up in all the romance of the royal wedding and so I thought about all the negatives that are associated with...wait...you're wondering, what negatives? Ha, just kidding. But all the beauty put me in mind of all the negatives that make our characters and what b... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 21, 2018 06:25 • 1 view
Jessie Pinkham Jessie Pinkham's blog:
Hello friends! His for Keeps, Tea and Empathy Book 3, releases Friday. This one is, ahem, rather heavier on the sex than the previous installments. It's about guys who find each other through a kink site, so it really must feature more sex scenes. ;)

I thought I'd tease you all with the first chap... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 21, 2018 06:24 • 2 views
Samantha Wilcoxson Samantha Wilcoxson's blog:
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Published on May 21, 2018 06:11 • 7 views
Meredith Wild Meredith Wild's blog:
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Published on May 21, 2018 06:09 • 7 views
Joanne Guidoccio Joanne Guidoccio's blog:
Four iconic actresses—Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen—come together in this breezy movie about relationships, aging, and sexuality.

Each actress plays a role closely tied to her own persona: High-strung Diane (Diane Keaton) is dealing with recent widowhood, Vivian (Jane... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 21, 2018 06:06 • 7 views
Guillermo Stitch Guillermo Stitch's blog:
We live in uncertain times. The rise of nativism in Europe and North America. Rumblings from the Russian bear. The emergence of China as a global superpower. None of us can assume that the road ahead will be an easy one.

To provide some shelter from the coming storm for at least one individual, I... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 21, 2018 06:04 • 10 views
Joanne DeMaio Joanne DeMaio's blog:
Castaway CottageI’m happy to share that my new novel CASTAWAY COTTAGE is now published and available in paperback and eBook. A shingled New England cottage leads to an unexpected summer for the beach friends.

You can now purchase CASTAWAY COTTAGE here:
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2J0EjL5
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Published on May 21, 2018 06:00 • 12 views
Christopher     Long Christopher Long's blog:
THE TOP 10 ALBUMS
THINK YOU
SHOULD LISTEN TOby Jesse Tanner Long
(Guest Feature)
__________

Pop culture kingpin, social media
aficionado and ice cream master
chemist Jesse Tanner Long returns
with his latest "Top 10" music list.___________
I absolutely hate picking favorites. This list was a tough one... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 20, 2018 17:40 • 7 views
Shabana Mukhtar Shabana Mukhtar's blog:

Continuing on my May reading spree, I finished a few books that I had marked “to read” on Goodreads. Incidentally, most of the ones I completed, were by Umera Ahmad.


The stories I finished were:



Man o Salwa
Band Kiwaro Ke Aage
Hum KahaN Kke Sachhe Thhey
Koi Baat Hai Teri Baat Mein
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Published on May 20, 2018 22:17 • 6 views
David Brin David Brin's blog:
Heather Rose Jones Heather Rose Jones's blog:
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 14:51

Those of you who follow me on Twitter or Facebook got the first informal initial squee on this last weekend, but now the official annoucement is up at the Gaylactic Spectrum Award website, naming Mother of Souls Best Novel for 2017. I can't express how very happy this...

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Published on May 20, 2018 14:51 • 1 view
Ann Patchett Ann Patchett's blog:
Want to get Americans fired up? Show them a list of “the best” anything. The best colleges. The best burgers. The best movies. Or in this case, the best books. PBS recently announced America’s 100 best-loved novels, as chosen in a public opinion survey. The survey was the first step in The Great... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 21, 2018 04:00 • 12 views
Alastair J. Roberts Alastair J. Roberts's blog:

This is probably my last video for a month or so. Within it, I discuss the difficult chronology of Genesis 38. I’ve written a lengthy post here, which gets into some of the typology of the chapter in its context. I also mention the Judah and Tamar narrative in the context of this video on Ruth th...

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Published on May 21, 2018 04:24 • 9 views
Adam Kirk Smith Adam Kirk Smith's blog:
Lead Different Personality Types

This is a guest post from Devin Morrissey. He has been a dishwasher, a business owner, and everything in between. You can follow him on Twitter.


Being a leader is a commitment to being empathetic, motivating, encouraging and communicative at all times, as well as allowing those you’re leading to...

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Published on May 20, 2018 22:01 • 1 view
George Saoulidis George Saoulidis's blog:

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I had a discussion yesterday about people’s belief systems and Jung and Freud. An idea got dropped at the table: What if people had none of the spiritual influences, what would happen then?


What if we started tabula rasa, with no symbols or mythology to base our beliefs on?


Well, I be...

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Published on May 21, 2018 00:35 • 6 views
A.L. Mabry A.L. Mabry's blog:

Gillian Gilchrist is the main character of my new book, Moss and Clay. As the title suggests, she is a doll made of moss and clay from the Underhill. Mab’s blood, as Fae queen of shadows and midwife of the Fae, and her magic give Gillian life. But she isn’t a soulless automation. Instead, she
Deta...

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Published on May 20, 2018 15:28 • 6 views
Mia Myllymäki Mia Myllymäki's blog:

Vuosi on lähtenyt vauhdikkaasti käyntiin! Olin viikonloppuna viimeisessä kandiseminaarin tapaamisessa Jyväskylässä. Koska olen suorittanut opintojani avoimessa yliopistossa, varsinainen tutkinto antaa vielä odottaa itseään, mutta nyt olen positiivisissa fiiliksissä, että työn ja kaiken muun ohell... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 20, 2018 10:25 • 7 views
Travis Bagwell Travis Bagwell's blog:

Hey everyone!  So we’re getting really close to the launch date for AO: Evolution.  The ebook will go live on May 28th – or at least I’ll hit publish then.  It may take Amazon some time to set up the book page.  Print will follow closely.  Again, I’m a bit limited by Amazon’s processing times so...

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Published on May 20, 2018 12:13 • 10 views
MaryLu Tyndall MaryLu Tyndall's blog:


The Old Testament is so rich! If you're not reading it, not studying it, you're really missing out.  I'm currently reading some of the minor prophets, and check out this gem I found in Zephaniah 2:3

Seek the Lord [search diligently for Him and regard Him as the foremost necessity of your life,
al...
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Published on May 21, 2018 00:30 • 1 view
Cat Skinner Cat Skinner's blog:

Lilac Wine


My grandmother had twelve children, eleven of whom survived through infancy. She lived with an alcoholic husband, and dealt with all of the hardships that come with such a life; poverty, violence, heartache, fear, before finally realizing her power. Each May, she’s in my thoughts. Her birthday w...

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Published on May 20, 2018 13:46 • 9 views
N.R. Walker N.R. Walker's blog:

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What an absolute crazy week it’s been. Yes, I’m currently in Sydney. Well, when this post goes live, I’ll be driving home (I live five hours from Sydney). I’ve been here for a Fantasy Writing course at the NSW Writers’ Centre, hosted by the very lovely and extremely talented CS Paca...

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Published on May 20, 2018 15:26 • 10 views
Allison Hurd Allison Hurd's blog:

Guess who has two thumbs, an unfortunate amount of eye liner smudge, and a cure to this bout of writer’s block?


This chick, right here!


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I’M BEAUTIFUL.


For me, writer’s block means something that came before isn’t right–the foundation is unstable. It’s a simple matter of going back to the thing I did...

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Published on May 20, 2018 19:59 • 6 views
Carolyn Astfalk Carolyn Astfalk's blog:

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Because fiction excels at creating empathy, books that involve deeply personal, emotionally-intense issues help readers consider situations in a whole new light. Over the years, I’ve read many books that touch on life issues – both at its beginning and end. These books are ones that...

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Published on May 21, 2018 02:30 • 7 views
Abby  Knox Abby Knox's blog:
Be kind to yourself today!

You are not your likes.
You are not your number of followers.
You are not your reviews, good or bad.
You are not your number of ratings.
You are not your page reads.

You ARE:

An author.
In the trenches.
Doing the work.
Writing words, pages, books.
Doing your best.
Reading great wr... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 21, 2018 04:01 • 8 views
J.T. Ellison J.T. Ellison's blog:
Hi there, chickens, welcome to Sunday Smatterings. Lots of bookish items this week, so buckle up, buttercups, let's get reading.Here's what happened on the Internets this week:
The 2018 Summer...

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Published on May 20, 2018 05:45 • 5 views
Gabriella Messina Gabriella Messina's blog:

Welcome back for another weekly update here in the Land of Muchness. Lots going on, so let’s get right to it.


So, it was a momentous week for me… I’d set myself a goal to finish two short stories, and two super short stories by the end of May, and yesterday I finished the last one. It’s being beta...

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Published on May 20, 2018 20:36 • 6 views
Jim   Lyon Jim Lyon's blog:



















Bionic Lover

Listen to a Sample


Review ― Bionic Lover

It has been far too long since I last read a book by M. Christian, but Bionic Lover instantly reminded me why I love his work so much. The man has a way with words that borders on the poetic, but which remains blissfully accessible. This is not... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 21, 2018 03:58 • 9 views
Sean  Dietrich Sean Dietrich's blog:

DEAR SEAN:


My sister sent me some of your writings, and I don’t mean to be a jerk, but you’re not much of a writer… Now, I’m not saying that you’re awful, but your stuff needs work.


… I have a master’s degree in English, I have written three books, and I know what it means to be a writer.


Again, I’...

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Published on May 20, 2018 22:27 • 7 views
Scott Oury Scott Oury's blog:
I’ve posted a poem a week for two years on my Facebook page, but without saying anything about what makes poetry special as a form. So here’s a start.

Of all the written forms of language, poetry communicates faster and more deeply—to everyone, not just the clever, the smart, the highly educated,... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 21, 2018 04:13 • 10 views
K.S. Villoso K.S. Villoso's blog:

Most of my blog posts, in case it isn’t obvious, are inspired by conversations with fellow writers. One such thing recently is how self-publishing is a sink or swim situation. If you can’t even doggy paddle, you’re shit out of luck.


I had an interview with The Tome and Tankard where I talked about...

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Published on May 20, 2018 08:16 • 6 views
Blaze Ward Blaze Ward's blog:

Okay, a bit of a background on the term. Pulp Speed refers to the Pulp era authors like Lester Dent and others, who frequently wrote a short story in a day and mailed it off to a magazine the same day. They didn’t rewrite. They didn’t agonize over every word and sentence. They just wrote. And pub...

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Published on May 20, 2018 16:00 • 7 views
Emily Skrutskie Emily Skrutskie's blog:

Digital review copies are available for request on NetGalley here and Edelweiss here!

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Published on May 20, 2018 16:25 • 6 views
Monica  James Monica James's blog:
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Published on May 21, 2018 03:41 • 35 views
Roseanna M. White Roseanna M. White's blog:


Nice. Such a simple word, so well known...and so surprising! I happened to click onto it on www.etymonline.com because it was a trending word, and I was so shocked to see its evolution!
Did you know that nice used to mean "foolish, stupid, senseless"? Apparently it's from the Latin nescius, which... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 21, 2018 02:30 • 9 views
Jean M. Heimann Jean M. Heimann's blog:


Today is the feast of Mary, Mother of the Church. This new feast, recently established by Pope Francis, which occurs at the end of the Easter season, is a reminder of the eternal relationship of the mystery of salvation and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Redeemer and Mother of the Redeem...

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Published on May 21, 2018 00:39 • 7 views
Emmi Lawrence Emmi Lawrence's blog:

[image error]You have the thirst
though not the power
You claim the courage
Yet waste your hours

You have a dream
But not the will
You live a life
Yet aren’t fulfilled

You have tomorrow
but lost today
You see the goal
But not the way

You find your voice
When no one hears
You fac...

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Published on May 20, 2018 07:05 • 9 views
Julia  Kelly Julia Kelly's blog:
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Meet Lavinia Parkem.



















Her life is...complicated. 

She’s a talented seamstress on the eve of a royal visit which means she has lots of orders to fill. She’s also got a charming but disreputable brother, and a landlord who really wants her to become his mistress because he’s awful like that.

Oh yeah, a...

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Published on May 21, 2018 02:00 • 2 views
Steve A. Wiggins Steve A. Wiggins's blog:

[image error]It hardly seemed credible, from what I heard in high school, that anyone would read Shakespeare if it weren’t required. I’m not completely naive, but I do wonder if we insist on introducing kids to the Bard before they’re ready for him. The real stumbling block is the unfamiliar word...

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Published on May 20, 2018 03:56 • 11 views
Kerry Madden Kerry Madden's blog:
Sat, 18:32 : RT @LidiaYuknavitch: Beloved MISTRESS OF BAD ASS Dorothy Allison :: https://t.co/C6k7tLwzUY Sat, 19:50 : RT @erin_heremeroar: “Write something inappropriate, however you define the term,” she prompts. “I give you absolute license,” she says. ht… Sat, 19:51 : RT @ameliabaldwin: Mee... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 20, 2018 12:00 • 10 views
Jenn  Webster Jenn Webster's blog:
Yes, just as this title suggests, there is nothing quite like a rainy day to help keep a writer busy; Over the weekend it had been indeed been nothing but rain, rain, rain, but I see to the fact that staying home because of the rain has given me free time to write, so over this past weekend I had... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 21, 2018 03:17 • 53 views
Hazel McNellis Hazel McNellis's blog:
Schreibjournal 8/52

Ich habe es geschafft!

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Published on February 25, 2018 08:17 • 7 views
J.B. Rockwell J.B. Rockwell's blog:
By now you guys know the drill: I watch a bad movie (which is usually much, much worse than I expect it to be) I spend endless amounts of time ranting about it, and you guys just sit back and laugh. Yup. That's what I'm here for: cheap laughs and disgruntled muttering. 

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Published on May 20, 2018 09:03 • 6 views
Jamie McFarlane Jamie McFarlane's blog:
Chapter 10





Below, you’ll find Chapter Eleven of the Uncommon Bravery short story. If you’re interested in reading the chapters as they’re released, please subscribe to my newsletter.















Chapter 11 – Keyhole

“Clara, what are you doing up there? You need to clear out. I’m almost done here.” Frank Daws’ v...

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Published on May 20, 2018 12:17 • 7 views
Ana  Escudero Ana Escudero's blog:
Reseña 92. Lo primero que me viene a la cabeza al pensar en esta novela es que tiene una trama complicada de seguir con soltura. Es de esas novelas en que puedes perder el hilo fácilmente, de esas que solamente debes leer si no tienes la mente en otros asuntos, porque si no me haces caso segurame... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 20, 2018 12:07 • 8 views
Steve Dustcircle Steve Dustcircle's blog:
This is an excerpt from the 2018 Steve Dustcircle book, Trump’s Cabinet: The Rise of Each Appointed Deplorable, available in ebook and paperback from Amazon.com. The book contains links to multiple references and citations. STEVEN MNUCHIN — SECRETARY OF TREASURY There are two positions within the... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 20, 2018 14:07 • 2 views
Reet Singh Reet Singh's blog:
This fabulous, roomy handbag was gifted to me by a dear aunt, Veena Mehta.

The PG tag stands for Purificación García – I had never heard of the label before, but now I’m all for it. The bag has withstood every insult including me filling it with sharps like keys and pens and pencils – these things... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 20, 2018 19:18 • 7 views
Leo X. Robertson Leo X. Robertson's blog:

This is the last one in the series!

In the last post, I wrote about how we are what we mostly do. In this post, I’ll write about the ways in which we’re passively “running in the background” of other people’s lives. I find it a life-affirm-tastic exercise!

There are a complex multitude of ways in w...

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Published on May 20, 2018 21:34 • 9 views
Jonathan  Dunne Jonathan Dunne's blog:
Ladies and gents, proudly announcing the title of my upcoming book, "The Violin", which is an unconventional love story, both twisted and beautiful. The book will follow the lives of two orphans, Daniel and Layla, and how they are inextricably linked through the haunting, pain-killing music of La... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 21, 2018 02:53 • 19 views
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