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Patricia  Ray Patricia Ray's blog:

End of the show

When I entered the Smut Marathon this year for the first time I had very little expectations about my competitive writing skills. With every round, I started to enjoy myself more and more. I welcomed the challenge of the various... Continue Reading → Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 25, 2019 01:54
K.C. Maher K.C. Maher's blog:

Fiction Readers Create the Story

Before I wrote the article below, I assumed every writer knew that reading fiction is necessary, not only for writing it, but also for its existence, past, present and future!
Likewise, I thought that those who
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Published on October 21, 2019 13:40
Eileen  Moynihan Eileen Moynihan's blog:

Interview with poet and photographer Margaret O’Driscoll – who took the photographs for my upcoming book, ‘ A Posy of Wild Flowers,’ due in 2020. (My sister Angela Corkery Bickley is also doing the illustrations.)





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Can you tell me a little bit of yourself?



I’m a social care worker, mother of seven… the eldest is forty and the youngest is twenty five… I’m grandmother to thirteen!

2. What do you do when you are not writing?





I love hiking, watching documentaries, dancing, and spending precious time with my grandchildren....writing?


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Published on October 21, 2019 12:57
Iván Aranda Maqueda Iván Aranda Maqueda's blog:

Quizá una novela (el sueño marciano) 1

  

Supongo que no escribo personajes femeninos protagonistas en mis libros porque no me hace gracia la idea de tragarme un pene en primera persona. Pensaba cuando comenzaba a escribir esto, buscando una trama potente con su heroína, tratando de hacerle caso a toda la gente que me da consejos para e...

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Published on October 09, 2019 17:39
Frank Walters Clark Frank Walters Clark's blog:

Return To Sender

Every writer has days where nothing seems to go right. Ideas won’t come, words don’t get written, story-telling gets put-off, …


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The post Return To Sender appeared first on Frank Walters Clark.

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Published on October 21, 2019 08:22
Cassandra  Austen Cassandra Austen's blog:

DRACULA, by Bram Stoker

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I was helping edit someone’s Dracula analysis, so I needed to finally sit down and read the whole thing, cover to cover. Before I did, many people told me that it was virtually unreadable and didn’t “arc” properly after the beginning section. But I completely disagree. Thi...stars


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Published on October 21, 2019 12:34
Cleo Coyle Cleo Coyle's blog:

Coming December 3rd!


Brewed Awakening by Cleo Coyle Don't miss Cleo Coyle's brand new Coffeehouse Mystery BREWED AWAKENING, on sale December 3rd! Brewed Awakening.



Shot in the Dark (Coffeehouse Mystery, #17) by Cleo Coyle Now in paperback! Cleo Coyle's bestselling Coffeehouse Mystery SHOT IN THE DARK, chosen as a Mystery Pick of the Month and Star Reviewed by Library Journal: Shot in the Dark.

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Published on October 21, 2019 12:36
Christopher Mott Christopher Mott's blog:

Not Evil, Just Stupid

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And in an age of near universal literacy and information access in the developed world, stupid is an evil all its own. Perhaps the greatest of all evils. This is now abundantly clear with the poorly disguised attempt to smear a veteran and sitting congresswoman as a traitorous Manchuria...

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Published on October 21, 2019 12:21
D.M. Drake D.M. Drake's blog:

Book Giveaway Status

Happy Monday!

My Goodreads Book Giveaway for The Art of Loving (The Carrington Series Book 2) is still going on until October 28, 2019. 1 week left to enter... I love this Contemporary Romance Book and I hope you will too.
The weather is getting cooler and its a great time to read... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 21, 2019 12:21
Terry   Lloyd Terry Lloyd's blog:

Identity.

In life there are not always that many dependable facts, but the assumed and assured point on which you should be able to rely on, is your own individuality. What a shock then to discover that another individual has not just the same as your own first, middle and last name but they also have the... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 21, 2019 12:21
Marie Louise Andersson Marie Louise Andersson's blog:

Lace.


I love this lace top from Killstar. <3 Gothic and romantic. Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 21, 2019 10:16
Louise  Collins Louise Collins's blog:

One For Sorrow

I'm about to start editing One For Sorrow!

Magpie Poem

One for sorrow,
Two for joy,
Three for a girl,
Four for a boy,
Five for silver,
Six for gold,
Seven for a secret,
Never to be told.



It's a dark psychological romance with:

*A serial killer
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Published on October 21, 2019 12:03
Martina Urbanová Martina Urbanová's blog:

Čo všetko dokážeš obetovať? | The Beautiful

Autor: Renée AhdiehNázov: The BeautifulSéria: The BeautifulDiel: prvýŠpecifikácia: temná fantasy plná hier o moc, zrád a ťažkých rozhodnutíSlovenské alebo české vydanie: zatiaľ nie jeHodnotenie na GR: 3.73

“And the infinite captivates us because it allows us to believe all things are possible. That true love can last beyond time.”

Celine uteká pred svojou minulosťou – a zo všetkých možných miest si vybe...3.73
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Published on October 21, 2019 10:51
Bill Bodden Bill Bodden's blog:

Crossing the Streams

I've had occasion to look in on a few streaming presentations over the last few months, and it's really opened my eyes to streaming's potential. For those not in the know. streaming is where people hook up cameras to their computers and broadcast a variety of things using various streaming platfo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 21, 2019 11:37
Michael          Jordan Michael Jordan's blog:

Silver Medal, Royal Palm Literary Competition

Honored to have been named the Silver Medalist in the Royal Palm Literary Competition, Thriller and Suspense category, at the 19th Annual Convention of the Florida Writers' Association!!
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Published on October 21, 2019 11:35
Randy  Green Randy Green's blog:

That’s Just Perfect! – Part 1

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Am I a Good Pastor to My Flock?

Who can give us the answer to that question, Brother Pastors? Everyone has an opinion; but we will never amount to anything of substance, if we follow opinions.

To discover the only true answer, we need to ask how we became a pastor. The answer to the question is t...

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Published on October 21, 2019 09:01
Katheryn Maddox Haddad Katheryn Maddox Haddad's blog:

Monday 10/21 ~ Golden lips

Michel The Fourth Wise Man (Intrepid Men of God Book 6) by Katheryn Maddox Haddad The scripture for today, October 21 (10/21), is Proverbs 10:21 as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:

"The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of judgment."

What do you talk about during the day? What kind of judgment do you use? Do you nourish the spirit of others by what you say to them? Do... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 21, 2019 11:22
Ingar Rudholm Ingar Rudholm's blog:

Adding fuel to the fire: Book Reviews

Rogue authors face an uphill battle to find an audience for our books. We attend book fairs, library events and book signings spreading the word about our stories. We have good sale days and sometimes we bomb. Sometimes I ask myself, "Is it all worth it?"

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Published on October 21, 2019 11:21
Jo Ann Lordahl Jo Ann Lordahl's blog:

A Quick Catch Up

as I haven’t written a blog for a while. Gout, can you believe! And quite painful. Hurt to walk. And then, I guess, procrastination caught me in its even more painful grip.

But, as usual, I’ve been reading, reading. Mystery novels like Louise Penny adding to her Three Pines Canadian se... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 21, 2019 11:17
Akiva Hersh Akiva Hersh's blog:

Boy in the Hole is Having a Promo Sale on Amazon!

Want a deal on a great read? Oct 29th-31st Amazon is having a promo for Boy in the Hole a story about Jacob, a boy growing up in the seventies from the Deep South who emerges from a family of sexual deviancy and alcoholism masked by religion and wealth.

On 10/29 Boy in the Hole will be on sale for $0... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 21, 2019 11:15
Amanda McCrina Amanda McCrina's blog:

TRAITOR release date + pre-order links!

It's official: Traitor will be released on August 25th, 2020! The cover and publisher's description are still being finalized, but pre-order links are starting to go live, so look for a fun pre-order campaign soon—and if you do pre-order (or request a copy for your library), be sure to save your receipt! Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 21, 2019 10:50
Karen Thurm Safran Karen Thurm Safran's blog:

How to Get a Child to Listen and Follow Directions (Simple 3-Step Process)


Want to get your child to listen and follow directions without any power struggles? 

Imagine it. No more morning madness trying to get out of the house. Goodbye to nighttime standoffs going to bed later and later.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if your child avoids melting down, enjoys going to museums, drinks liquids wh... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 21, 2019 10:55
Douglas Hackle Douglas Hackle's blog:

TERROR MANNEQUIN

Greetings, my TINY LITTLE HALLOWEEN BATS! It appears Tabitha King broke into my house, fished this out of my trash can, and published it. Thanks for believing in me, Tabby!

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Published on October 21, 2019 10:47
Ed Protzel Ed Protzel's blog:

THE ANTIQUITIES DEALER Giveaway Under Way!

Running throughout October - chance to win an autographed copy of THE ANTIQUITIES DEALER (A David Greenberg Mystery) - futuristic Middle East tale of intrigue filled with religion, science, and murder.
ENTER AT: http://www.thesuspensezone.com/contests/

Also, find my author interview posted at - http://www.thesuspensezone.com/ed-pro...
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Published on October 21, 2019 10:39
Simon Plaster Simon Plaster's blog:

Bestsellers Word RAVES about Simon Plaster's newest release, WIND!

Review by Dianne Woodman, Bestsellers World

Wind: A Tragicomedic Tale of Trials & Errors is an entertaining book of political and social satire that focuses on the conflict between religious beliefs and science, along with human rights issues. The chapters are split into sections that coincide with the... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 21, 2019 10:38
N.N. Light N.N. Light's blog:

Grendel's Mother by Diana Stout @ScreenWryter13 is a Trick or Treat Book Bonanza Pick #epicfantasy #giveaway

Title: Grendel's MotherAuthor: Diana StoutGenre: Epic FantasyBook Blurb: Set in the late-5th, early 6th century in Denmark, Grendel’s Mother is the journey of a girl who dreams of freedom, with a desire to marry the young many she loves, when her father tells her that she'll wed a widower with yo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 21, 2019 07:00
Alvaro Cubero Alvaro Cubero's blog:

¡Me volví puro cuento...!

En las semanas pasadas, me ha estado sucediendo, irónicamente, lo que al narrador Pensante de las Crónicas de Koiné: tengo tanta información en mi cabeza acerca del mundo que inventé, que no sé por dónde comenzar a escribir.

Ya escribí tres capítulos y sólo el primero me parece adecuado para... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 21, 2019 10:29
Bob    Thompson Bob Thompson's blog:

Keeping focus

When you have a proper job, writing sounds ideal doesn't it? Master of your destiny...able to write what you like... write when you like... and so on.
In practice, what happens is that you trade one set of priorities for another. Setting your agenda means prioritising writing against, for ex... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 21, 2019 10:35
Steven Wood Collins Steven Wood Collins's blog:

Undweyn Maccus de Norseman - later Maxwell and LeRoy

Undweyn Maccus de Norseman - later Maxwell and LeRoy
Birth 1055 in Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
Death 1090 in Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland

25th great-grandfather LEROY-MAULAY-REINE-LA POINTE-MOREAU-GIROUX-MERON-BRULE
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Published on October 21, 2019 10:21
Reed Stirling Reed Stirling's blog:

Reed Stirling Writes

SHADES OF PERSEPHONE is out there and available to all who share an interest in Greek mythology. Quest is the constant in this novel; discovery the hoped for conclusion.
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Published on October 21, 2019 10:12
Sharon Kay Penman Sharon Kay Penman's blog:

A medieval narcissist

I am happy and relieved to report that I was able to finish the page proofs for my British publisher, Macmillan, and I should soon be able to share with you their book cover for The Land Beyond the Sea. Plans are going ahead, too, to renovate and update my website; one of the changes will be send... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 21, 2019 10:07
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What happens when you've done everything right, but you can't pay your bills?



That's one of the questions Barbara Kingsolver probes in her new novel, Unsheltered . Weaving between the present and the past, it follows two families in Vineland, New Jersey, living in different moments of cultural crisis....more

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Dublin crime novelist Tana French has the kind of critical reviews that other writers would…well, die for. Her debut murder mystery, In the Woods , won rave reviews and multiple literary prizes upon its release in 2007. Since then, her books have tended to haunt the bestseller lists, on both sides of the pond, and for months at a time. British newspaper The Independent has dubbed French "The First Lady of Irish Crime," and The Washington Post says she is the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past ten years. ...more

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