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Paul Roetzer Paul Roetzer's blog:

Working Backwards: How to Set Client Goals & Expectations [Podcast]

John BoniniEditor's Note: This article was originally featured on Databox and has been republished with permission. The author John Bonini (@Bonini84) is the Director of Marketing at Databox. He's passionate about building brands that tell great stories. 

Between the two of them, Jessica Miller and Sandie...

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Published on May 13, 2019 05:10
Jennifer Wilck Jennifer Wilck's blog:

Welcome Olivia Arnold

Join me as I get to know fellow Rose, Olivia Arnold, writing as Liv Arnold. 

1.   What is your writing style or schedule?
I give myself incentives to write – an ice-cream or junk food reward whenever I finish a page, or I treat myself with reading a chapter of a book. Anything to keep me motivate... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 22, 2019 04:00
Randy Alcorn Randy Alcorn's blog:

Thoughts in Response to a Ministry That Might Be Required to Host Gay Weddings at Facilities Rented from the Government







I recently received this question:


Our ministry is setting up a retreat center for Christian leaders, and has the opportunity to long-term lease some beautiful facilities on government property. However, their requirement is that the general public also be able to use the facilities, which are c...

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Published on May 22, 2019 00:00
Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox's blog:

FIVE EYES AND THE REST

Five Eyes and the Rest Gouache on paper 56 x 76 cm

The Five Eyes is an intelligence alliance of five countries - Australia, USA, UK, Canada and New Zealand. Its formation stems from a post World War 2 "multilateral agreement for co-operation in signals intelligence (SIGINT), known as the UKUSA Ag... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 23, 2019 00:22
Roger E. Olson Roger E. Olson's blog:

The American Religion: Moralistic, Therapeutic Deism (MTD) Part 1

The American Religion: Moralistic, Therapeutic Deism (MTD) Part 1 Several years ago sociologists of religion Kenda Dean and Christian Smith announced their discovery of the religion of most American Christian teenagers in Almost Christian (Oxford University Press, 2010). They labeled it “Moralist... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 22, 2019 07:26
Tracy St. John Tracy St. John's blog:

TBT: Alien Redemption


She knows what she wants...


Govi says I might join the lottery very soon.  She hesitated, then in a flurry of typing asked, Do you think perhaps your clanmates would consider me?  Would YOU consider me? Conyod read the words, and his smile returned.  Heaven and earth, she loved it when he smiled... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 22, 2019 21:00
Lisa Morton Lisa Morton's blog:

WITCH HUNTS banned from Facebook

And now a few words from my co-author on Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times:

Adventures in Censorship
A blog post by Rocky Wood, 29 May 2013


On Tuesday US time Facebook notified Lisa Morton, Greg Chapman and myself that the Facebook page for our graphic novel, 'Witch Hunts: A Graphi... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 29, 2013 00:00
Mano Singham Mano Singham's blog:

How the Democratic party establishment thinks

(From Ruben Bolling)
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Published on May 22, 2019 15:19
Noah Baird Noah Baird's blog:

Don’t Read This Buhlog

I still don’t want to write a buhlog.


My book isn’t selling well. Let me rephrase that: My book isn’t selling. I’ve been trying everything I can think of to generate some publicity. Some how start a ground swell that will eventually form a surfable wave. Right now, a ripple would be nice. I don’t...

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Published on September 07, 2011 16:39
R.B. Wood R.B. Wood's blog:

Meet the Irregulars: Cameron Garriepy

Thirteen Questions with CAMERON GARRIEPY



Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?

 I do write under a pseudonym sometimes.



What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?

Two of my dearest friends, Mandy Dawson and Angela Amman, are my publishing pa...

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Published on May 22, 2019 07:00
Andrew Hickey Andrew Hickey's blog:

On Telling

As I started to write this a while back, there were council elections going on in much of England and Wales. Tomorrow, there will be another set of elections, as we vote in European elections for what will hopefully not be the last time. And so there’s a good chance that as you go to vote you’ll...

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Published on May 22, 2019 16:12
Wayne Basta Wayne Basta's blog:

Rogue Squadron- Aethersprite Guide


Welcome to Rogue Squadron, pilot! In this series, we will be looking at the ships you can fly in Fantasy Flight Games X-Wing miniatures game. We’ll take a look at a chassis and what makes it unique along with some upgrades and squadron combos. Strap in and get ready to fly.



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Published on May 22, 2019 05:00
Ruth Frances Long Ruth Frances Long's blog:

Angels everywhere

I got a wonderful email today to let me know that A Crack in Everything is on a list of 10 Glorious Young Adult Fantasy Books About Angels. There’s a super list of books featuring angels and apparently an AI … Continue reading → Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 22, 2019 08:43
Michael  Kelley Michael Kelley's blog:

Wednesday Links

Here are a few links to some things you might have missed, or at least ones that caught my attention this past week:


1. Chip Away at Your Children’s Spiritual Growth


This was hugely encouraging for parents like me who can easily get frustrated at the seeming lack of quick progress in their kids’...

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Published on May 22, 2019 04:30
Preeti Shenoy Preeti Shenoy's blog:

A happy day of SON-shine :)

Hey there!

Mothers and sons always have a special bond. (Just like mothers and daughters do)

I am super super excited just now, as I am leaving for the airport, to receive my son. It's been almost 6 months since I saw him. My daughter will come home probably next month or so. Some of you who have b... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 22, 2019 08:13
James Ishmael Ford James Ishmael Ford's blog:

Celebrating Harvey Milk

      American politician, San Francisco City Supervisor, and civil rights activist, Harvey Milk was born on this day in 1930. I note this annually. It’s important. He would have been eighty-nine today. However, in 1978 he was assassinated together with San Francisco Mayor George Moscone. The rea... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 22, 2019 01:00
Pedro Brieger Pedro Brieger's blog:

Ecuador: miembros de la ONU y la CIDH piden explicaciones sobre la detención del ciudadano sueco Ola Bini vinculado con Wikileaks

En carta dirigida a Lenín Moreno, Ola Bini cuestiona su prisión La defensa de Ola Bini, experto en informática y acusado de conspirar contra el gobierno y de nexos con WikiLeaks, esperaba el miércoles que Ecuador esclarezca a organismos internacionales las razones por las cuales fue detenido el s...

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Published on May 22, 2019 16:57
Zena Shapter Zena Shapter's blog:

A Poem for the Trees – saving nature with art

Gloria Florez



Last week, I had the pleasure of working with local artist-in-residence and forest ambassador Gloria Florez. As part of her six-month artist residency at the Eramboo Artist Environment, sponsored by Northern Beaches Council, she’s been using sustainable printmaking methods and unique...

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Published on May 22, 2019 15:25
Jonathan Moeller Jonathan Moeller's blog:

Yet Another Kindle Unlimited Experiment, But This One Worked!

Today I’m going to write about some book marketing mistakes I’ve made, so feel free to skip if the topic doesn’t interest you. Though I suppose it’s human nature to enjoy reading about the mistakes of others, so I suspect most of you will stick around.

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Published on May 22, 2019 05:57
Margaret McGaffey Fisk Margaret McGaffey Fisk's blog:

Shadowblade by Anna Kashina

Shadowblade is a wonderful story about loyalty, honor, and doing the right thing in an environment ripe with treachery and scheming. While having some similarities to high fantasy, this world has a distinct Arabian Nights feel in both the scenery … Continue reading → Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 22, 2019 15:34
Andy Gavin Andy Gavin's blog:

Quick Eats – Little Prince

Restaurant: Little Prince

Location: 2424 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405. (310) 356-0725

Date: April 20, 2019

Cuisine: American Cafe

Rating: Tasty, but lots of carbs

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I have tried several times to test out Little Prince but in LA new breakfast spots can get really busy — and I refuse to wait.
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Published on May 22, 2019 06:52
Ooligan Press Ooligan Press's blog:

Recommended Reading for Editors

This hot new track (read: listicle [still hot and new]) is for the editors out there. So, editors, grab that special style manual or manuscript and head to the dance floor (or, more appropriately, your desk)—we're about to break it down for you with a sweet little recommended reading list. Oh, ye...

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Published on May 22, 2019 09:00
Deborah J. Ross Deborah J. Ross's blog:

BayCon 2019 Schedule

Here's my schedule for BayCon 2019
Besides these events, I'll be around on Saturday the 25th, so please say hello!How To Write A Heroine26 May 2019, Sunday 14:30 - 16:00, Connect 5 (San Mateo Marriott)
Tips for writing strong female protagonists in sci fi/fantasy (or YA sci fi/fantasy).
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Published on May 22, 2019 01:00
Cheryl Morgan Cheryl Morgan's blog:

Target Achieved

I’m delighted to report that I have now hit the £450 target that I set for raising money for One25. I still have around 21 miles to walk to meet the 125 miles requirement, but there are plenty of days left in May. So here’s what we are going to do.


I’m going to set a new target of 155 miles (that’...

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Published on May 22, 2019 05:44
Avery Aames Avery Aames's blog:

Salad Dinner any way you like it! #recipe from author Essie Lang


I think it's safe to say that spring has finally arrived. At least we're being treated to some long-awaited warm temperatures -- for now, anyway. So, in celebration, and because I wanted something light for dinner, I tried a new combination for my salad.

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Published on May 22, 2019 21:30
Simon Ings Simon Ings's blog:

“A wonderful moral substitute for war”


Oliver Morton and I belong to the generation sometimes dubbed Apollo’s orphans. We grew up dazzled (rightly) by Apollo’s achievement. It left us, however, with the unshakable (and wrong) belief that our enthusiasm was common, something to do with what we were taught to call humanity’s “outward u...

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Published on May 22, 2019 12:56
Jen Yates Jen Yates's blog:

Bohemian Wrecksody

Is she a real wife,



...without the letter E?


 


Post-marital strife?


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Buy a cake from the bakery!


 


Open your eyes,



 


Watch the monster cry,



"Cookieeee!"


 


He's just an old man!



He needs baked sympathy.


 


Because he's easy come,



 


Easy go,



 


Little high,



 


Little low!



 


Any kin...

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Published on May 22, 2019 06:00
Arefa Tehsin Arefa Tehsin's blog:

The Indian Express: World Turtle Day

World Turtle Day: How turtles are different from tortoises and other facts It is quite easy to tell them apart just by looking at their limbs from a distance. Turtles have webbed feet and tortoises have firm, rounded feet. Turtles have been around for nearly 220 million years. (Source: File photo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 22, 2019 23:59
Brenda Whiteside Brenda Whiteside's blog:

WIP Update #RomanticSuspense #Series


I’ve been a slug about reporting on the progress of my Work In Progress. I’m not stalled, but I haven’t made a giant leap in the last two months either. Life gets in the way. I am happy to report FDW is now fully capable with two hands. His only therapy is at home and he’s as good as new. Other... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 23, 2019 00:30
Ryan Hall Ryan Hall's blog:

Want to Brake Less with Each Footstrike? Get Your Elbows Back.

Focusing on your upper body is a quick way to better efficiency in your stride. Here’s how to make your arms into secret weapons.


Read the full article at Want to Brake Less with Each Footstrike? Get Your Elbows Back. on PodiumRunner.

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Published on May 15, 2019 11:05
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