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Alan Good Alan Good's blog:
There's a new humorous essay up on Malarkeyweb called "69 Rules for Novelists": http://malarkeyweb.com/humor-1/.
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Published on December 18, 2018 08:33 • 1 view
Roxanne Rhoads Roxanne Rhoads's blog:
WIP it Real Good: Meridian Chronicles by MD Fryson + giveaway #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/M2Ot30n1LNk

Holiday Recipe Orange Bubble Loaf by Katherine Moore #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/8aPL30n1MiK

Conversion by Maria Hammarblad #bewitchingbooktours http://ow.ly/gfsa30n1Lww

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Published on December 18, 2018 08:24 • 1 view
Kaje Harper Kaje Harper's blog:
I'm delighted to announce that the audiobooks for Life, Some Assembly Required and Building Forever are finished, proof-listened, and submitted to ACX/Audible. I'm told the time to process and release can be anywhere from a couple of days to 14 days, so they should come out this month.... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2018 07:59 • 5 views
Mike Thorn Mike Thorn's blog:
Stephanie and Rachel are joined by Devin to discuss their reading year of 2018: successes, failures and everything in between. Also, Rachel has a huge announcement with regards to the podcast in 2019. This episode was recorded live, with the participation of their patrons.

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Published on December 18, 2018 07:50 • 4 views
Mia Belle Mia Belle's blog:
The Boys Who Cherished Me is now available! Grab a copy and enjoy :) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07LFV47MQ
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Published on December 18, 2018 07:42 • 2 views
Jimmy Pappas Jimmy Pappas's blog:
My Blog Begins

Today--December 18, 2018--is my 72nd birthday. I have decided to celebrate by starting a Goodreads blog. It remains to be seen what wisdom I can impart after all of those years.

Here is a list of some of the topics I will be writing about:

Poetry
Writing
Politics
Vietnam War
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Published on December 18, 2018 07:32 • 8 views
Barbara Avon Barbara Avon's blog:
Whether you're in the Christmas spirit, or not, this book is for you.

"The Christmas Miracle" is available everywhere.

Teaser video

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Published on December 18, 2018 07:30 • 6 views
Angel M.B. Chadwick Angel M.B. Chadwick's blog:
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I won for Best Female Author in Fantasy in the Majestic Awards 2018 on Wattpad for my multi-genre steampunk/science fiction novella Traveling Salesman: Astronomgonist. I am so excited. And my following continues to increase. That's another award I can add to my book. It has... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2018 07:22 • 10 views
Megan Smolenyak Megan Smolenyak's blog:
Seton Shields Genealogy Grant #208: Donna J. Weathers



My latest grant has been awarded to Donna J. Weathers.

Donna is creating a digitized record of the men who served as Surfmen in the U.S. Lifesaving Service. In her own words:

"About a year ago, I stumbled upon the records of the U.S. Lifesaving S... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2018 07:10 • 1 view
Allen M Werner Allen M Werner's blog:
The second book in the epic fantasy series, The Crystal Crux, is titled Blue Grotto. I created an unnerving event in the grotto. There will also be a scene involving the Blue Grotto in the next to be released prequel to the series. Follow the link here and check out my blog on The Blue Grotto.
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Published on December 18, 2018 07:05 • 5 views
Barton Jahn Barton Jahn's blog:
One Key Point 1

Abraham is a wealthy herdsman in Canaan.

But the people in Canaan who know the personal facts about Abraham…despite his worldly wealth and success…might still look down their noses at him for failing in this one culturally all-important area of not producing a male heir.

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Published on December 18, 2018 06:49 • 4 views
Marra Roscoe Marra Roscoe's blog:
I live in MN and it is a week before Christmas. We just broke our record high temperature this last Saturday. Officially the temp in our area was 48 degrees. Unofficially our therm. read 51. It felt like Spring. We capered like colts turned loose in a bright green field.

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Published on December 18, 2018 06:45 • 5 views
Jenn Sadai Jenn Sadai's blog:
Ever shutdown during a conversation because the other person is telling you something you DON'T want to hear?

I had that urge while I was talking to a sweet, helpful woman last week. I sent my sixth book to several readers/writers, because I was lacking my usual confidence. Two publishers raved ab... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2018 06:39 • 5 views
Kristina Gallo Kristina Gallo's blog:
I started as an indie author before a year ago. Like every writer, I met with various kind of people. Many of them supported my work and I am very grateful to them. Also, some authors underestimated me, in a way “you need to learn a lot, to read more books from other authors, don’t rush with your... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2018 06:12 • 4 views
Leandro Guimarães Faria Corcete Dutra Leandro Guimarães Faria Corcete Dutra's blog:
The Intolerance of Tolerance
The Intolerance of Tolerance by D.A. Carson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Ðere is ſomeþiŋ about Carſon’s writiŋ ſtyle ðat irks me — perhaps he is a little itſy bitſy too didactical, wiþ quite a few references to former or furðer parts of the ſame books, perhaps a lack of confidence in his articulation... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2018 04:40 • 3 views
Alan Jacobs Alan Jacobs's blog:

A note for those of you who don’t look at my micro.blog: I have deleted my TinyLetter account and moved my newsletter to buttondown.email. If you have already subscribed through TinyLetter, you should also be subscribed to the new one. If you have not subscribed, you may do so here

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Published on December 18, 2018 05:14 • 7 views
Nick  Morgan Nick Morgan's blog:

One of the great pleasures about finishing a book is getting to leave your writing desk and find the audience, people who share your interest in and enthusiasm for the topic.  Finishing Can You Hear Me? was no exception.  Perhaps one of the items I had most trepidation about was the use of emojis...

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Published on December 18, 2018 04:58 • 2 views
Carly Phillips Carly Phillips's blog:
Ethan had insisted on going back to work almost immediately, so for the rest of the family and their employees, life went on as usual. Except for Sebastian, who now had to deal with Ashley being around, at the office and at his brother’s apartment, a constant fixture, taking care of Ethan.
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Published on December 18, 2018 05:53 • 6 views
A.J. Sefton A.J. Sefton's blog:
As a literary experience I enjoyed this more than I expected to, it is written as journals and letters which was hard to adjust to but I eventually settled into it. Some sections seemed dreary and pointless until I realised that characters and relationships were being drawn up which became releva... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 13, 2018 10:32 • 6 views
Molly Krause Molly Krause's blog:

A writing student sent a question to my inbox that I thought you may be interested in:


Hello Molly,

So exciting to see you “ in the arena”. Fighting the good fight!. 

I have something I need a little help/ push with. I’ve noticed how deeply sad all my stories are at their core. I know I ca...

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Published on December 18, 2018 05:11 • 1 view
Michael L. Salvador Michael L. Salvador's blog:
What if human-beings on this world are actual androids that take commands and execute programs from an outside source to see how we (the people) react to it and others?

I am not sure if I mentioned this before, but this world is a testing ground for humans and souls. Based on whatever choices or a... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2018 05:42 • 6 views
Jana M. Light Jana M. Light's blog:

There are few things I enjoy more in relationships than giving someone something that I picked out just for them, that I know (or suspect or hope) they’ll love, that makes their lives a little bit brighter. I take gift-giving very seriously — probably too seriously? OR NOT SERIOUSLY ENOUGH.

My ph...

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Published on December 17, 2018 11:00 • 2 views
Tara   Johnson Tara Johnson's blog:

I stood in the kitchen, watching the repairman duck his head into our broken dishwasher. How many times had it fallen apart now? Two? Three? Whatever the  number, I was becoming a proficient hand washer of dirty dishes. 


The repairman eased back out of the washer’s cavern and pointed, his thick mu...

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Published on December 17, 2018 08:59 • 6 views
Janice Hardy Janice Hardy's blog:
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

Holiday prep had me buried all weekend, so let's dip into the archives today with how to look at your first draft.

There's something exciting and rewarding about a first draft. The story that's been in our heads is finally down on paper and we can see how it develop... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2018 03:00 • 4 views
Emily Kocken Emily Kocken's blog:

Vroeger toen ik nog op schrijfles* zat, in een klas, met een heuse schrijver als leraar slash inspirator, was er een opdracht die werkelijk iedereen leuk vond: schrijf een kort verhaal over een vaas. Een vaasje mag ook. Vanuit verschillende perspectieven. De ene keer ben jij de vaas, of je schrij...

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Published on December 17, 2018 06:47 • 3 views
Joseph Max Lewis Joseph Max Lewis's blog:
Friends We’re at the end of our list of movies about dogs and I saved the best for last. And the best is . . .

Lassie of course!

The dog movie that started them all! The 1943 movie "Lassie Come Home" centers on the profound bond between a young boy, Joe Carraclough, and his rough collie, Lassie.... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2018 05:28 • 7 views
Paromita Goswami Paromita Goswami's blog:
I consider my self entertainer. I love to entertain people  through my words, my writings, my videos, storytelling and for the first time attempting to entertain by singing.

I grew up listening to Bollywood songs and they have been a part of my life as well. Singing is very natural to me however,...

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Published on December 17, 2018 19:04 • 3 views
Michael   Bradley Michael Bradley's blog:
For the past couple weeks during my daily commute, I've been revisiting an audiobook series that has been a long-time favorite, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Many of you may know this best as a book or even the 2005 movie. But, what you may not know is that this series began back in 1978... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2018 09:00 • 6 views
Emmy van Ruijven Emmy van Ruijven's blog:

Onlangs verscheen mijn recensie van Animax, welke ik heb mogen lezen voor het verschijnen. Fans van Pokémon mogen dit boek absoluut niet missen! Iets later viel het boek op mijn deurmat. Nou ja, boek.. Boeken! Ik kreeg namelijk nog een exemplaar van uitgeverij Wolf & Dragon toegestuurd. Een g...

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Published on December 17, 2018 22:00 • 3 views
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Kimberly Brubaker Bradley's blog:
Ten minutes ago I finished reading the contract for my new middle-grades novel, the one that started  as an unplanned stream-of-consciousness rant because I was so unbelievably angry and frustrated over the Brett Kavanaugh hearings and the basic inability of our nation to discuss sexual abuse, PS... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2018 11:02 • 6 views
Kyle Robert Shultz Kyle Robert Shultz's blog:

 

[image error] even though I still planned to tune in for the Thirteenth Doctor's first episode. That article dealt with my concern that, in short, the Thirteenth Doctor would no longer be “The Doctor.” Based on how the series was being marketed by the BBC, I expected Thirteen to put the emphasi...

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Published on December 17, 2018 13:38 • 9 views
F.R. Jameson F.R. Jameson's blog:

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If, like me, you grew up with a well-thumbed copy of Michael Wheldon’s superb THE PSYCHOTRONIC ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FILM, then you’ll have felt something of a gap in your life because that book was published in 1983. (Yes, I know there was the video version [and I have that too] but I ne...

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Published on December 17, 2018 06:28 • 2 views
Chris Hardwick Chris Hardwick's blog:

There’s a lot going on in the world. People are still debating whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie, and mac and cheese candy-canes are being made. So, for this holiday list, let’s go for something undisputed and non-controversial. Let’s take a look at some warm and fuzzy holiday TV episo...

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Published on December 17, 2018 23:00 • 4 views
Tracy  R.L. O'Flaherty Tracy R.L. O'Flaherty's blog:
The gifts of the Universe – gifts presented to you in the morning rays of light – the gifts presented as you walk upon Mother Earth – each inhale of Divine Presence – the stars to wish upon – the moon to shine a glow so grand – have you pondered the gifts of the Universe – have you pondered Onene... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2018 04:54 • 8 views
Ton van 't Hof Ton van 't Hof's blog:
De natuur is de natuur niet meer. Zij bestaat niet langer buiten ons. De wildernis is finito. Er is geen enkele plek meer op aarde die niet door menselijk handelen geschonden is. Natuur en cultuur zijn één pot nat geworden. We leven in het Antropoceen. Woorden als natuurbehoud, natuurbescherming... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2018 07:09 • 3 views
Gina McKnight Gina McKnight's blog:
Monday Creek PublishingQuotes, Quips, and Wisdommondaycreekpublishing.comFollow us on fb Monday Creek Publishing








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Published on December 18, 2018 01:15 • 3 views
Jennifer Derrick Jennifer Derrick's blog:

Whoop! Today is the release day for the first book in my new Legacy of the Book Mesmer series. (Sort of. More on that in a second.)

You can find more information about The Library of Absolution on its page, plus you can read the first chapter for free!

I’m super excited about this series becau...

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Published on December 17, 2018 02:00 • 3 views
Karen Hugg Karen Hugg's blog:

One of my favorite things to do is hang out on the couch and flip through picture books about Paris. If I can’t be there in person, at least I can be there in spirit. My fascination with the city is about art, romance, architecture, food, history, plants, and leisure. I loved Paris before I lived...

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Published on December 17, 2018 12:18 • 5 views
Jessica Merchant Jessica Merchant's blog:

[This pear mug pie is sponsored by Harry and David!]


Well if this pear mug pie isn’t the coziest thing you’ve ever seen…


This pear mug pie is the coziest way to enjoy warm, caramelized pears. Topped with vanilla ice cream and the cutest, quick puff pastry stars, these are a great dessert for a dinner party or an easy one to make for yourself on a Saturday night! I howsweeteats.com #pear #mugpie


I don’t know what is! A pear mug pie that is easy to throw together and topped with the cutest little crust stars? I can’t! I just can’t.


This pear mug pie is the coziest way to enjoy warm, caramelized pears. Topped with vanilla ice cream and the cutest, quick puff pastry stars, these are a great dessert for a dinner party or an easy one to make for yourself on a Saturday night! I howsweeteats.com #pear #mugpie


Today I’m partnering with Harry and D...

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Published on December 18, 2018 03:45 • 3 views
Aaron J. Knoll Aaron J. Knoll's blog:

For the first time ever— in the history of Google. This December, Gin surpassed vodka in terms of search volume. For years, many have predicted that we would see peak gin. Thus far, those predictions seem overzealous— or at the least— premature.

In November 2018, Gin Queries surpassed those for V... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2018 09:39 • 3 views
Robert Kirkman Robert Kirkman's blog:

Hey there, retailers! FOC for December 17th is a giant one, so let’s get to it! DIE!DIE!DIE! #7, EVOLUTION #13, HARDCORE #2, OUTCAST #38 & OUTPOST ZERO #6 are all on this week’s FOC! Order up so you’re not caught without these books. Log in to your retailer account to see more info on these n...

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Published on December 17, 2018 09:42 • 2 views
Elinor Abbott Elinor Abbott's blog:


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Victorian era tattoo, by Sutherland Macdonald

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Published on December 18, 2018 02:14 • 3 views
Ana Spoke Ana Spoke's blog:

I said “no” to a major promotion.


This may not be such a big deal, but I’m still in disbelief over my own audacity. I mean, I got tapped on the shoulder by an executive and was offered to take on a major project, the likes of which my organization has not yet seen. When I wondered out loud about h...

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Published on December 17, 2018 07:00 • 6 views
Tricia Mingerink Tricia Mingerink's blog:

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I finish arranging the chairs around one of the large, oak tables in Nalgar Castle’s Great Hall and straighten all the name tags by the seats. Jaye did such a great job hosting all the characters in Ilyon. I want to do just as good a job here in Acktar. Never mind the fact that I’m...

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Published on December 17, 2018 05:00 • 4 views
Susy Tomasiello Susy Tomasiello's blog:
Ciao a tutti amici lettori.
Manca davvero pochissimo a Natale, come va la caccia ai regali? Alcune cose sono facili, vado a colpo sicuro mentre su altri ci vuole più tempo, quindi speriamo riesca per bene a scegliere.
Nell'attesa però parliamo di libri, in particolare dell'ultimo di Ornella De Luca... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2018 00:00 • 3 views
J.N. Morgan J.N. Morgan's blog:
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Well then... I basically woke up automatically at the typical time my alarm clock wakes me up (quarter to 7) but I managed to get back to sleep a few times until eventually getting up for good just now at basically quarter to 8. Yeah, I'm not drinking tonight. Got a cup of coffee brewed alr... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2018 04:05 • 4 views
Shantelle Mary Hannu Shantelle Mary Hannu's blog:
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Jaye L. Knight’s newest novel, Bitter Winter, and companion novella Lacy have been released! Bitter Winter is the fifth book in the Christian fantasy series, Ilyon Chronicles . Tricia Mingerink's newest novel Decree is also releasing! Decree is the fifth book in the Christian fantasy/kingdom adv... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 17, 2018 08:00 • 5 views
Erin Stair Erin Stair's blog:
Some of you know that I created the ZENBand, which is a 100% cotton headband with removable, flat pillow speakers that are comfortable while lying down or resting on your side. It also functions as an eye-mask. I originally created it as a tool for stress relief, meditation and hypnosis. In fact,... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 18, 2018 04:03 • 6 views
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