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Anne Schlea Anne Schlea's blog:
Being a writer is fun.  You can share your stories, no stress if anyone reads them or not.  Being an author is a different beast all together.

There is business to writing for an author (an author is, by definition, someone who has published work).  I have email to respond to, fans to interact wit... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2019 04:28 • 1 view
Wendell Whitney Thorne Wendell Whitney Thorne's blog:
A master negotiator doesn't use force or power or exert any kind of overt influence on the other party. The master negotiator makes the other party want the deal as much as the MN. It's like the old Churchill-attributed quote about going to Hell. "A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to h... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2019 04:20 • 2 views
Natașa Alina Culea Natașa Alina Culea's blog:
Te-am iubit ca o furtună, urlând ca un lup la lună, Spintecat în lupte multe, cântecul păsării muteTârând trei cruci nevăzute, val de sânge de cucuteȘiroia din cer, din munte. Și a mea din spini cunună.Ah, Beáta, nu tu, ci lumea-i nebună! Ce-nceput tâmpit pentru-amândoi: cântec-mesaj,Știind că nu... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2019 03:17 • 1 view
K.D. Winchester K.D. Winchester's blog:
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For our month on love stories and romance novels, Kendra and Sachi discuss First Comes Marriage by Huda Al-Marashi and An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.

Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. Follow along over on Instagram, join the di...

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Published on February 20, 2019 03:00 • 2 views
Ronny Kjelsberg Ronny Kjelsberg's blog:

I min mer eller mindre tilfeldige surfing på Facebook, kom jeg over denne saken:



Det er ganske utrolig, men det bekreftet gang på gang hvordan håpløst kunnskapsløse synspunkter på et område korrelerer så godt med håpløst kunnskapsløse synspunkter på andre områder.


Derfor er det ikke overraskende...

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Published on February 14, 2019 00:46 • 1 view
Jonathan  Clements Jonathan Clements's blog:

IT ISN���T EASY sticking to a budget. I get it. Surprise expenses pop up all the time. How can you possibly be expected to live on a strict dollar amount each and every month?


The answer is, you don���t. But the key is to make sure you have enough financial breathing room, so you aren���t living p...

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Published on February 20, 2019 00:00 • 2 views
William Meikle William Meikle's blog:
The Auld Mither grew initially from a short story I co-wrote with Graeme Hurry, The Blue Hag, but it always felt worthy of a longer look, and here it is in a new edition from Unnerving Press.
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Published on February 20, 2019 03:45 • 1 view
Deren Beck Deren Beck's blog:
This will be a longish one because it deals with two distinct topics I am trying to merge.

“Good” and “bad” writing have their fans for various reasons. I like good and bad myself for different reasons at different times. Some people prefer one or the other almost exclusively. That’s okay, too. So... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2019 03:43 • 6 views
Nanna Foss Nanna Foss's blog:
Nyt SPEKTRUM-postkort + smugkigs-afstemning på Patreon Tusind tak til alle jer dejlige mennesker der allerede har meldt jer under Patreon-fanerne for at give mig mere tid til projekt SPEKTRUM. Det betyder virkelig meget! Siden jeg oprettede Patreon-siden i starten af februar … Læs resten → Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 20, 2019 01:22 • 7 views
Marcha A. Fox Marcha A. Fox's blog:
Newsletters are one of the best ways to connect with your readers and fans directly. There’s no panacea in marketing, but this is one way that comes highly recommended. One way to add interest to them is to include games … Continue reading → Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 07:00 • 4 views
Yetta Yvette Yetta Yvette's blog:
Never get too comfortable in relationships, jobs, and in life period. Sometimes, siuations can change within the blink of an eye, for the good or the bad! Have an awesome day!

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Published on February 20, 2019 03:16 • 21 views
Najibah Abu Bakar Najibah Abu Bakar's blog:
 

Setiap buku yang dihasilkan, mampu bercerita tentang pembuatnya dari segenap aspek, bermula daripada pengarang, penyunting, pembaca pruf, pereka letak, penerbit malah pembacanya.

Oleh itu, buku itu sendiri merupakan artifak budaya yang penting, melahirkan suatu bidang rentas disiplin yang diken...

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Published on February 19, 2019 16:57 • 6 views
Bethany-Kris Bethany-Kris's blog:


Hey, all! We’re back for another round of you asking me questions, and me trying to answer them as best I can. Do enjoy.

And if you have a question for me, drop it in HERE.

Onto the Q’s for the week.

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1. Do you have an plans for another interracial relationship for one of your characters?

I don’t “... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 07:42 • 5 views
D.E. Haggerty D.E. Haggerty's blog:

For the past two or three years, industry ‘experts’ have been pushing audiobooks. It’s the fastest growing market segment, they tell us. Although I’m interested in increasing my market share, I’ve been dragging my feet at jumping into the audiobook market. I’m not exactly jumping up and down at t...

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Published on February 20, 2019 00:37 • 1 view
Evie Gaughan Evie Gaughan's blog:
Who needs chocolates and flowers when you can spend an arbitrary date in February curled up with a beautiful book?! So for all you sleepy-heads who missed reading The Story Collector the first time around, you have one week to download it for just 99p! ‘Told with all the warmth and charm of a fai... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 13, 2019 01:47 • 4 views
Duncan M. Hamilton Duncan M. Hamilton's blog:
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Hey everyone! We’re running a giveaway for some advance copies of Dragonslayer over on Goodreads at the moment. If you want to get your hands on a copy in advance of release, this is a good way to try! You can find the giveaway entry page here:





https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sho...

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Published on February 19, 2019 08:32 • 5 views
Mitch Albom Mitch Albom's blog:

**** #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR MITCH ALBOM returns to nonfiction with  CHIKA: A little girl, an earthquake, and the making a family ****

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (New York, NY – February 19, 2019) – In November 2019 Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, will publish CHIKA: A little girl, a...

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Published on February 19, 2019 09:00 • 9 views
Jane Lindskold Jane Lindskold's blog:
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Transformation Moments?


What do my second grade teacher and DreamForge magazine have in common?  They both believe that there is power contained in stories.


Last week, I told you about Sister Stephanie, my first grade teacher.  My second grade teacher had just as great an impact, alth...

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Published on February 20, 2019 00:00 • 7 views
Dahlia Adler Dahlia Adler's blog:

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday, started at the Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana, the Artsy Reader Girl! I rarely do these posts anymore simply because I don’t have the time, but topics like these are so close to my heart, I can’t not. (Plus, they don’t require me to write any explanation,...

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Published on February 19, 2019 09:00 • 8 views
Mariachiara Cabrini Mariachiara Cabrini's blog:


Questa autrice mi era stata fortemente raccomandata dalla mia amica Azzurra, che mi aveva consigliato di leggerla da tempo. Ti piacerà, aveva detto, ma io ho tentennato e ho tenuto i suoi libri a lungo sul comodino, perchè non sempre sono in
vena di un fantasy e non sempre di un fantasy che prend...

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Published on February 19, 2019 10:41 • 1 view
Hadena James Hadena James's blog:

The measles outbreak in Washington keeps getting more distressing. Currently, there is a small selection of doctors willing to give exemptions to parents just because. I believe these doctors should be punished, because they are risking a lot of lives. There are currently 325 million people in th...

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Published on February 19, 2019 06:45 • 1 view
Ann Leckie Ann Leckie's blog:

The Raven Tower is out next week!


And Orbit is running some cool giveaways! Copies of The Raven Tower, and some cool swag!



There’s an Orbit Loot giveaway here, that runs until the 28th, and a Goodreads giveaway that runs till the 25th! And keep an eye on Orbit’s Instagram for another chance to w...

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Published on February 19, 2019 10:43 • 9 views
Xavier Àgueda Xavier Àgueda's blog:


La viñeta de hoy en El Periódico era tan mala que he intentado mejorarla tres veces. La versión de aquí arriba es la original, lo juro, yo todavía no he editado nada.


Esta de aquí abajo es igual pero con otra propuesta de texto:



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— Listo Entertainment (@listocomics)...

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Published on February 19, 2019 11:41 • 7 views
Martina Urbanová Martina Urbanová's blog:

Ďalšia nálož mojich obľúbených komiksov. Tieto sú dosť rôznorodé a vždy ma bavili z úplne iných dôvodov. Tak snáď sa vám niektoré z nich zapáčia a ak aj nie, tak nevadí. Mne sa budú páčiť aj naďalej...


Geoff Johns – Aquaman (The New 52!)V poslednom čase skúsila čítať mnoho hrdinských komiksov... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 06:57 • 8 views
Andrea R. Cooper Andrea R. Cooper's blog:
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Let’s catch all those sexy foxes! Fox shifters have been on my mind lately, with the publication of Ruthless Misfit and with Ruthless Outlaw coming out next month! The heroines in those two books, Erena… Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 13:06 • 7 views
T.A. White T.A. White's blog:

"That's a mighty fine cape he had. Very spiffy," she said, changing the subject. She gave Graydon a once over, taking in the defined muscles even his armor couldn't fully hide. "Why don't you have one like that?"
Graydon's lip curled. "His cape is ridiculous. An opponent can grab it and strangle h... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 07:10 • 14 views
Lauren Gilley Lauren Gilley's blog:
A veeeeeerrry premature Teaser Tuesday today, and one that's unedited, raw text to boot. While I work on edits for Dragon Slayer, and wait for me beta to catch up, I'm also doing some writing on book four, Golden Eagle, which takes us back to New York with exciting new storylines for that whole c... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 08:38 • 3 views
Max Frei Max Frei's blog:
В личку мне пришло приглашение принять участие в "марафоне начинающего писателя". Бесплатно! То есть, ни копейки с меня не возьмут. Наконец хоть кто-то оценил мой юношеский задор. Добрые люди предлагают опубликовать в сети своё творение на их "нормальную или бредовую тему" (цитата!) и дать им ссы... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 04:55 • 1 view
Colin Wright Colin Wright's blog:
We tend to use things to fill perceived gaps in ourselves and in our lives. Feeling unhappy? Buy a thing. Feeling incompetent? Buy a thing. Feeling incomplete in some currently unnamed way? This thing will complete you; buy one. We use new acquisitions, new things, to introduce change into our li... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 18, 2019 13:54 • 6 views
Rachel  Thomas Rachel Thomas's blog:
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Published on February 20, 2019 01:45 • 2 views
Jessie Lane Jessie Lane's blog:
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Published on February 19, 2019 08:31 • 5 views
Jake Jackson Jake Jackson's blog:

So here we are, back at the beginning. 10 years ago I started writing fiction again after a 20 year hiatus. I write Sc-fi-fantasy adventures, in a specific universe with quantum concepts, ancient creatures and humankind spread across time and space. After writing 7 books (yes!), 15 short stories...

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Published on February 19, 2019 06:05 • 4 views
Nimue Brown Nimue Brown's blog:

I’ve been going to a Tai Chi class for a few weeks now. One of the ideas my teacher reminds us of every lesson, is the principle of giving about sixty percent. Don’t go for the maximum you can do. Don’t push your body. Don’t over-extend or try too hard. Just relax, and do about two thirds of what...

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Published on February 19, 2019 02:30 • 7 views
Nicola L.C. Talbot Nicola L.C. Talbot's blog:

For those of you who don’t know, I write both fiction and text books. These involve very different writing styles.

Creative writing involves metaphors, similes, double entendres, sub-text, hyperbole, synecdoche, litotes, aporia, aposiopesis, intertextuality and so on. Readers often enjoy discoveri...

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Published on February 20, 2019 01:39 • 14 views
Jamie Oliver Jamie Oliver's blog:

The Wine Fight is held on the morning of the 29th of June each year in the historical heart of Rioja just outside the town of Haro (pronounced Aro), and is an exuberant, liberating and totally awesome experience.





Unlike the Running of the
Bulls and San Fermin in Pamplona or the La Tomatina Tomato F...

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Published on February 19, 2019 05:47 • 1 view
Peggy Jaeger Peggy Jaeger's blog:

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The prompt for this week’s blog experience is What to read to learn about X. A little vague but I’m gonna take it to mean something to do with how we, as writers, do research. ( Fingers crossed I’m correct about this!)


If you’re a follower of mine you know that I approach everythin...

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Published on February 20, 2019 01:15 • 23 views
J.C. Daniels J.C. Daniels's blog:

Yay!  Another twitter rant!

Yay! Another plagiarism scandal!

This time, the ‘author’ claims that she worked with a ‘ghost writing’ partner she hired on Fiverr.

I’m calling bullshit! First…well, Fiverr is a TERRIBLE place to hire a professional GW. I say that *AS* a GW. I’ve been doing that on the...

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Published on February 19, 2019 08:55 • 6 views
Cal Newport Cal Newport's blog:
Photo by Sam Harris.



A few weeks ago, on his podcast, Sam Harris interviewed the actor and comedian Stephen Fry. Early in the episode, the conversation took a long detour into the topic of mindfulness meditation.





Harris, of course, is a longtime proponent of this practice. He discusses it at length...

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Published on February 19, 2019 14:46 • 13 views
Hallee Bridgeman Hallee Bridgeman's blog:


 


Hello! Welcome to Monday morning coffee and chat!


I really appreciate all of the questions that I get from my readers. Today I’m appealing for reader’s help with an upcoming book.


Join the discussion and get entered to win the prize!




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Published on February 18, 2019 04:25 • 1 view
Red Phoenix Red Phoenix's blog:
Master's Fate is only 1 month away from release!In less than a month, the story of the particularly large cowboy with a precise bull-whip will be released! Find out how he discovers his passion for BDSM and learns just how much pleasure the human body can achieve. Love and humor awaits you in th... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 15:21 • 2 views
Max Allan Collins Max Allan Collins's blog:

I am pleased to announce that my filmed version of the play Eliot Ness: An Untouchable Life is now available in HD on Amazon Prime, and included as part of your membership. Here’s a link so you can watch it at your leisure, and I hope you take time to give it a nice rating (as in five star). [Not...

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Published on February 19, 2019 06:00 • 4 views
Steve Hockensmith Steve Hockensmith's blog:

John 2aOnce in a blue moon ��� or really it's so infrequent it's more like a plaid one ��� I like to swing the spotlight away from myself here and do a Q&A. This seemed like a good time for it because I already had some Q's lined up for my partner in an exciting new venture: John McLain, narrator of...

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Published on February 19, 2019 06:55 • 6 views
Eric J. Guignard Eric J. Guignard's blog:

It’s not quite the announcement of a new child, but near enough, with a Summer, 2019 delivery date:
JUST SIGNED THE PUBLISHING CONTRACT FOR MY FIRST FULL-LENGTH NOVEL WITH JOURNALSTONE PUBLISHING!!
Thank you to publisher, Christopher C. Payne, acquisitions editor Jess Landry, and copy editor Scarle... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 10:24 • 6 views
Scott Kelby Scott Kelby's blog:
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Happy Wednesday everybody! I just thought I would share a couple of short video projects I worked on recently. I partnered up with two local Nashville businesses to create quick-hit promo videos for them so people can see what they’re all about.











First up is Gift Horse, a quir...

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Published on February 20, 2019 00:00 • 4 views
Jillian Dodd Jillian Dodd's blog:
A single sentence is muttered from the lips of an assassin dangling from a four-story building,“It starts in Montrovia.” That sentence led Black X to send a spy to protect Prince Lorenzo. And that sentence haunts Huntley as she realizes her time is running out.  When athletes from around the worl... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 10:00 • 10 views
Leigh Bardugo Leigh Bardugo's blog:












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@sixofcrowsnet heist: fairytales — AYAMA AND THE THORN WOOD





“Do not behave as a tyrant and then tell me to scold a tyrant to behave. Show mercy and mercy you may be shown.”


“My father never taught me mercy.”


“And can you not learn?”




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Published on February 19, 2019 13:36 • 39 views
Laura Kaye Laura Kaye's blog:

Friends! I’m excited to share that the audiobook for Fighting for What’s His is now available – and like the first book in the Warrior Fight Club series, Billy and Shayna’s sexy, funny, and emotional roommates-to-lovers story is narrated by the amazing Andi Arndt! So you need this! Here’s everyth...

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Published on February 19, 2019 13:04 • 5 views
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