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James Jay Thomas James Jay Thomas's blog:

1.24.20

Greetings all,
I chose the year 1904 to begin my research for my next book’s setting. This article was written in 2004. I hope you might find this look-back interesting:

“Life in 1904: Dying at 47, 4-cent sugar
By Judith Sutherland -
December 30, 2004

As we close out the year, it is interesting to loo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 24, 2020 08:40
Armand Inezian Armand Inezian's blog:

2020 Reading- A Gentleman in Moscow

#2020reading excited to be delving into Amor Towles excellent novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, a novel of identity that delves into the story a royal count exiled for years to a posh Moscow hotel. Towles’ writing is charming and brilliant.


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Published on January 24, 2020 08:30
A.J. Sky A.J. Sky's blog:

Choosing Character Names that MATTER

I’m a name nerd, almost problematically obsessed with tracking down ‘the one’ name for every prominent character in my books (sometimes changing main character names five times throughout the plotting/writing process).

For me, a name needs to fit its character both in sound (being able to pronoun... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 24, 2020 08:30
Catherine Coulter Catherine Coulter's blog:

January 24, 2020

Friday, 24th January -- all of you were right on -- the new iPad smooched my old iPad and everything was instantly transferred over. Only problem, having problems buying apps. It says confirm by pressing above (something like that) -- Huh? Anyone know what this is all about? There is a sort of bu... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 24, 2020 08:27
Aubrey Law Aubrey Law's blog:

Forgiveness

Even though she’d done nothing at first to stop the White Witches from executing me. Skye had stood by while allowing them to strap me down in a chair and I'd almost been burned alive by their sorcery. But I knew exactly why she’d turned her back on me. It was because I had betrayed her with lies... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 24, 2020 08:08
Carolyn Elizabeth Carolyn Elizabeth's blog:

Dirt Nap Release

Phew!

The build up to a book launch is somewhat anxiety inducing. It takes months or years to write it followed by a year of waiting for a release date (for us trad pub authors) while we distract ourselves by moving on to the next WIP. Then comes the last nail biting few months and weeks trying to... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 24, 2020 07:57
Dan Zukowski Dan Zukowski's blog:

My thoughts on Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast"

A Moveable Feast A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


After taking a taxi from Charles de Gaulle airport to my hotel on rue Mouffetard one early October morning, I walked the short two blocks uphill to one of the cafes bordering Place de la Contrescarpe. As I decompressed from the overnigh... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 24, 2020 07:53
Neil Walker Neil Walker's blog:

Best of the 2010s Book Recomendations

No. 3 in the Best of the 2010s Book Recomendations Top 20!

3. Drug Gang series by Neil Walker

Holy heck, this book series is WILD! If you love Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and the Godfather, you’ll love this series. While I wanted to include the last book in my 2019 summary, I couldn’t leave out t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 24, 2020 07:42
June Ahern June Ahern's blog:

DID YOU SEE THAT?





HAVE YOU HAD A GHOSTLY ENCOUNTER?AN NDE?


2029 Poll Reveals45 percent of Americans expressed a belief in ghosts. Many believe that ghosts and spirits can come back to haunt certain places on Earth. About four in 10 (43%) US adults say they think ghosts can come back and haunt people or places. Wo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 24, 2020 06:56
Alexa Spagnoli Alexa Spagnoli's blog:

The City the Mafia made

Long before today's mega-corporations made corporate profits out of the money that flows so freely in the Las Vegas of 2020, the city was created by the Mafia to launder their dirty money. It started back before Meyer Lansky ever sent "Bugsy" out to look at it. Between 1929 and 1935, Los Angeles... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 24, 2020 07:27
Constance Meccarello-Gerson Constance Meccarello-Gerson's blog:

Summertime Murder at Hassle High

hI, my. new book in the Hassle High series Summertime Murder At Hassle High is for sale on Kindle and paperback on Amazon. I am currently running a Give away on Goodreads!enter to Win a Copy!
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Published on January 24, 2020 07:23
Jerome Segundo Jerome Segundo's blog:

Note to Goodreads giveaway winners

Congratulations on winning the Goodreads giveaway!

By now, you should have received your free copy of Sweet Holy Motherfucking Everloving Delusional Bastard.

The book comes with no strings attached. You’re free to use it however you see fit: as a snarky Valentine/breakup book, a conversation star... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 24, 2020 07:21
Cecily Wolfe Cecily Wolfe's blog:

Author Friends!

Are you a self-published author or thinking about taking the plunge into becoming one?

I made some investments in my author career in 2019, and easily, the most transformative were the ones led by Sarra Cannon. Her Publish & Thrive course is now open, and I can't say enough about how much prac... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 24, 2020 07:21
Kim   Todd Kim Todd's blog:

Disciple or Believer

What is the difference between a person that believes in God and a disciple of God? Many people go to church when it's convenient or occasionally read their bibles. But God is not the Passion and Purpose of their lives. A person can believe in God, but not really make a difference in the world ar... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 24, 2020 07:18
Ariel Keyes Ariel Keyes's blog:

FREE

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Published on January 24, 2020 07:07
Stephen Burckhardt Stephen Burckhardt's blog:

Friday Funnies: Pet Edition

Happy Friday, Posse! I hope you all had a great week! P.R. got to work from home
again this week, which was great because next week P.R. has
to go on another business trip so it will just be me and Shaggy
here for the week. Tonight we are ordering dinner delivered
and sitting down together to... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 24, 2020 06:33
C.D. Gorri C.D. Gorri's blog:

Coming soon!

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Published on January 24, 2020 07:02
Jeaniene Frost Jeaniene Frost's blog:

Quote of the Day combo edition!

You get two quotes today because I neglected to post the one from yesterday on my website. I posted it everywhere else, but *sighs* apparently being forgetful is what you get when you combine Deadline Brain with New Book Release Brain. Anyway, here are the quotes. The first one's a little spicy,...

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Published on January 24, 2020 07:02
Josh  Roberts Josh Roberts's blog:

Making the Modern Spooky Middle-Grade Novel

Last year, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Rebecca Moody over at WritersRumpus.com about the growing popularity of spooky novels aimed at tween readers. Here’s an excerpt from our wide-ranging discussion.

Rebecca Moody: Why did you want to write a spooky middle grade novel? When you wer... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 24, 2020 07:13
Glenn   Williams Glenn Williams's blog:

Harbingers is LIVE!

As promised, the eBook and paperback versions of Harbingers are now available on Amazon.

eBook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0844R1J4T

paperback:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083XW5ZY6

Harbingers is a part of KDP select, so for folks with kindle unlimited, it's 100% free to read. Make sure to check it ou... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 24, 2020 06:45
Steven   Harvey Steven Harvey's blog:

Jill Talbot at THE

We're excited about this week's commentary which is a first for The Humble Essayist: a video essay based on a paragraph by Jill Talbot.

The Paragraph of the Week is from her essay “On Going (Back)” published in Brevity. Read Talbot's paragraph and our first video commentary at www.the-humble-essay... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 24, 2020 06:25
Eldred Wormwood Eldred Wormwood's blog:

The Book of Swedish Black Arts


“Svartkonstböcker: A Compendium of the Swedish Black Art Book Tradition”
Thomas K. Johnson

The late Thomas K. Johnson is something of an anomaly in the world of occult scholarship. His story is one of a man who started down a path, in his case to explore the history of vernacular works of bla...

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Published on January 23, 2020 08:40
Stephanie Dickison Stephanie Dickison's blog:

Open/Closed: Toronto Restaurant News January 23-29, 2020

OoenClosed January 23-29 Toronto Restaurants Stephanie Dickison.jpg













Looking for new ways to tantalize your tastebuds? This week’s +10 arrivals have got you covered, from classic French fare and old school Italian to healthy plant-based bowls and Japanese tapas.

And there’s some colossal closures.

What a week.

Here’s the very latest:

OPEN

Zero waste grocery s...

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Published on January 23, 2020 11:24
Teresa Dudley-Leslie Teresa Dudley-Leslie's blog:

Apple Cake…with Bourbon

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You’re probable thinking that I must bake all the time. Not true. I do try to keep something sweet in the house but I do not have a sweet tooth that rules what I eat. Shocking! I like a bite or two of a sweet after dinner and occasionally mid-morning, but it’s just not something that...

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Published on January 23, 2020 11:20
George Dobell George Dobell's blog:

Jofra Archer ruled out of fourth Test after recurrence of elbow injury

Fast bowler distraught after failing to come through pre-match warm-ups at Johannesburg
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Published on January 24, 2020 03:58
Ramona Depares Ramona Depares's blog:

Tattoo, Malta, History – GO

Wondering about the history of tattoo art in Malta? This talk about tattoos and Japonism may be up your street.




REL•INK looks at the tattoo art of elderly Maltese male informants aged 75 years of age and over, who worked on ships or on the waterfront. These included stevedores, fishermen, longshor...

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Published on January 24, 2020 03:19
Jonathan Liew Jonathan Liew's blog:

Smiling Solskjær offers empty cliches to defend Manchester United | Jonathan Liew

Fifth place feels about right for United but problems lie in the difficulty of separating sporting and commercial ventures

The protest songs began around the hour mark, shortly after Burnley had scored their second goal: swelling and swirling around the tired, peeling old ground like hymns to a ha...

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Published on January 23, 2020 11:33
Temitope Keku Temitope Keku's blog:

Prayer Treasures Day 23- God’s Plan for You

Welcome to Day 23 of Prayer Treasures.Do you believe God has a plan and purpose for your life? Scripture TreasureThere is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord. Proverbs 21:30 Let me share how this verse came to life for me during one of the many visits to the Emergency... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 23, 2020 12:30
Margaret   Todd Margaret Todd's blog:

Book Review - Raven Thrall


An excellent fantasy that all ages can enjoy!
Raven Thrall by J. Elizabeth Vincent
I thoroughly enjoyed this book right to the end. It was a genuinely heartfelt story of friendship and doing what is right. The plot is very well constructed and flows smoothly. I like that the author did a superb job... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 23, 2020 19:06
Steven Hassan Steven Hassan's blog:

Lev Parnas, Michael Cohen, Omarosa Manigault Newman, George Conway, Anthony Scaramucci, Rick Wilson and Others: Trump is a Cult Leader


Lev Parnas, during his interview with Rachel Maddow on MSNBC, described himself as waking up from a cult and Donald Trump like a “cult leader.” Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal attorney for twelve years, expressed similar thoughts and feelings. Omarosa Manigault Newman, in her book Unhinged, descr...

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Published on January 23, 2020 09:54
Michael L. Brown Michael L. Brown's blog:

When a Drag Queen Has to Lecture Woke Parents on Morality

You know that American culture has hit an all-time low when it takes a drag queen to tell “woke” parents to keep their kids out of drag bars. Who would have thought?
I just did a search for “drag...

The post When a Drag Queen Has to Lecture Woke Parents on Morality appeared first on AskDrBrown.

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Published on January 23, 2020 16:53
Simone Braverman Simone Braverman's blog:

IELTS Speaking test in India – January 2020

Our friend S took an IELTS speaking test in India and below are the questions that she remembered and shared:


Speaking test IELTS test in India


Part 1 (Interview)


– What is your full name?

– Where do you live?

– Do you like living in the countryside?

– What do you do there?

– Would you want to live there in the futu...

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Published on January 24, 2020 02:30
Debra Fear Debra Fear's blog:

Only today free shipping from my Threadless acct - check bio...



Only today free shipping from my Threadless acct - check bio from one stop shop of Art of a Debra Fear links

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Published on January 24, 2020 05:28
Christine Monteith-Dunlop Christine Monteith-Dunlop's blog:

World of honesty

Truly what it’s all about! Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 24, 2020 05:08
Ginger Schenck Ginger Schenck's blog:

Free for a Limited Time


The ebook version of The Birthing Tree is FREE for a limited time. Grab your copy now!

You can get your copy HERE

The Birthing Tree weaves together my experiences growing up on a haunted farm with a dose of folklore and a sprinkle of imagination. This easy to read paranormal novel has a unique an... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 24, 2020 04:09
Stephen Roney Stephen Roney's blog:

Poilievre and the Bottom Drop Out





Something has to be going on behind the scenes in the Tory leadership race.

It was not so surprising that Jean Charest took a pass, after earlier reports from Tom Mulcair that he was definitely in. But then Rona Ambrose dropped out right after him. Weird; Charest dropping out gave her a clearer... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 24, 2020 05:25
Earl Chinnici Earl Chinnici's blog:

Relaxed Friday 16

It’s Friday! Here’s the scoop on#CleanWIP Relaxed Fridays.





Featured image is a minor adaptation of a photo byAaron Burden.







There’s no #CleanWIP theme on Fridays, but we still publish a fun article. Use the hashtag to share INTERESTING teases from a WIP or published work (book links encouraged on Fr...

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Published on January 23, 2020 21:02
Khayri R.R. Woulfe Khayri R.R. Woulfe's blog:

"Don't think, just do." — Horace

"Don't think, just do."
— Horace
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Published on January 23, 2020 22:05
Margaret   Walker Margaret Walker's blog:

TERROR ON THE HIGH SEAS Part 2 - From HMAS Ovens to the U27


Penmore Press 2019Submarine art U27 Danijel FrkaMy challenge in the novel was to write a chapter that stemmed directly from my experience in HMAS Ovens (‘Terror on The High Seas’ posted 6 Jan 2020). It had to be written from the perspective of someone who knows little about submarines. That som... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 18, 2020 17:26
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