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Beth Massey Beth Massey's blog:
Laughter

“So it’s the laughter we will remember.” That lyric written by Marilyn and Alan Bergman for Barbra Steisand’s song and movie “The Way We Were” has always been a favorite. Years later as I indulged in writing Jane Austen Fan Fiction (JAFF), I likened it to a line in “Pride and Prejudice” t... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 11:41 • 8 views
Suzy  Davies Suzy Davies's blog:
We flicker in candlelight,
creep in the dusk,
secret interlopers,
travel in dust.
Ages of carbon
wrought mortal frames,
each one of us unique,
but always the same.
Motion of breath ‘twixt
the tongue and the lips,
I speak a name
and the name, between, slips.
Meeting of eyes,
the I and I knew,
always a surprise,... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 11:32 • 15 views
Lori Allison Lori Allison's blog:
Last Friday morning I rose around 5:00 am, dressed, loaded my suitcase in the car and hit the highway for the 3-hour drive from my house to the airport in Albuquerque. I was spending the weekend with my daughter in Portland, Oregon. She is getting married in July, so we had a day of dress shoppin... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 11:13 • 2 views
Wesley Britton Wesley Britton's blog:
Jacobs Brown Media Group LLC has released their first audio bookof Marc Cushman's astonishing and thorough *These Are The Voyages: Star Trek The Original Series Audio Book.* The nearly 28 hours are narrated by Vic Mignogna (Captain Kirk in the web series Star Trek Continues) taking you into the w... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 10:53 • 2 views
Kinney Scott Kinney Scott's blog:
I'm currently working on a novel featuring Iris - the owner of Northside Grill.
Fresh from a break-up in Trouble Brewing, Iris is ready to take charge of her future. Her popular bar takes center stage in Book Four. The title and a cover are coming soon.
Watch for something edgy to match the unexp... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 10:42 • 7 views
Sharon Kay Penman Sharon Kay Penman's blog:
A quick escape from the copy-edited manuscript morass to say Hi. Copy editing is absolutely essential and I have great admiration for those who undertake this challenging task. It takes a laser-like concentration, a good memory, and a high tolerance for boredom since the copy editor does not get... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 10:34 • 15 views
Harley J. Sims Harley J. Sims's blog:
Language seems magical in a lot of ways, but I became addicted to the true magic of languages in 2001. That was when I pulled George Norman Garmonsway's Old Norse Reader off the shelves at Carleton's MacOdrum Library and fell into an old, new world. The book hadn't been signed out in many years,... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 10:33 • 1 view
Andrés Cruciani Andrés Cruciani's blog:
What to do when your writing life becomes too isolated.Writers can literally carry each other. :)

Well, folks, Andrés Cruciani here of Toho Publishing, and today we have the founder of Palm-Sized Press, Emily Owens, sharing her views on the importance of writing community. Welcome, Emily!

I never a...

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Published on February 12, 2019 08:27 • 1 view
Mike Kowis Mike Kowis's blog:
Attn fellow Authors:
Here's a helpful article I found about SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION for author websites...

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For more helpful tips, check out my books and speeches for indie authors at www.mikekowis.com.


14 Steps to Self-Publishing a Book

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Published on February 19, 2019 10:01 • 9 views
Amanda J. Greene Amanda J. Greene's blog:
Hello lovely readers,

Today's giveaway offerings: two (2) print copies of Caressed by Moonlight (Rulers of Darkness #1). See how and where the Rulers of Darkness series began and fall in love with one of my favorite heroes, Dorian Vlakhos.
The giveaway will run 11/16-11/23. Two (2) winners will be... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 09:40 • 9 views
Nancy Watta Nancy Watta's blog:
This month I published my 2nd book, “Quotes from the Heart for Women Leaders.” I set this book up as Volume 1, which will force me to continue to write. This book is available on Amazon on Kindle and in Paperback.

The book is also available for purchase directly from me, for a discounted price for... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 09:26 • 1 view
Mellanie Szereto Mellanie Szereto's blog:
Stop by the Indy Author Event Reader group Wednesday, Feb. 20, 8:00PM to 9:00PM to chat with me, have some fun, and win some prizes! Hope to see you there!
Indy Author Event
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Published on February 19, 2019 09:21 • 6 views
Lois McMaster Bujold Lois McMaster Bujold's blog:
My niece Molly was (somewhat belatedly) diagnosed with colon cancer on her 23rd birthday, two decades ago. What all she did next was... pretty McMasterish, really. She has finally put her story into print.

https://www.amazon.com/One-Drop-Rain-...

Kindle and print-on-demand editions available here.... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 09:16 • 92 views
Ed Ruggero Ed Ruggero's blog:
I am currently immersed in WW2 London, the setting of COMES THE WAR, my novel in progress. Lynn Olson's CITIZENS OF LONDON and LAST HOPE ISLAND have ben invaluable. Also, ON THE WINGS OF MORNING by Thomas Childers.
I read a great deal to absorb the atmosphere, and I also make notes about interest... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 09:03 • 7 views
Jamey Boelhower Jamey Boelhower's blog:
Writing outside your comfort zone is one way to strengthen your skills. At the moment I am working on a horror short story. I had this crazy idea based on social media. It was one of those ideas that came to me as I was driving. It was one of those ideas that I could have easily let go because I... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 08:58 • 18 views
Rich Garon Rich Garon's blog:
Thank you, Binzento for a fantastic chat! Don't miss out on another great LEE FITTS giveaway!

Via Binzento --> Interview and Giveaway. "Before reading ahead the Q&A with the author, I have a copy of Lee Fitts to giveaway!! Simply follow my Instagram: Binzento and drop me a direct message.... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 08:51 • 8 views
Catherine Coulter Catherine Coulter's blog:
Tuesday, 19th February -- Today I'm sending out the second of six mini-newsletters about THE LAST SECOND, so be on the lookout --
Many of you went ou lala at the mention of Harrison Ford lookalike -- He was totally charming, fascinating life, all the interesting film-related things he's doing and... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 08:50 • 11 views
Scott Olen Reid Scott Olen Reid's blog:
With NA: Bases & Lairs just being published, it is at a serious deficit of reviews on pretty much any site (2 5-Stars on Goodreads so far).

If you enjoyed NA2, please consider leaving a review. I do not pay for reviews, so getting the word out is totally dependent on the readers. I greatly app... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 08:50 • 7 views
Jess Steven Hughes Jess Steven Hughes's blog:
Check out my latest blog entry in which I interview Roman historian extraordinaire, Lindsay Powell about his phenomenal histories about Cesar Augustus, Marcus Agrippa, Germanicus and much more. Don't miss this one! http://www.jessstevenhughes.com/blog.... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 08:41 • 6 views
Joni  Parker Joni Parker's blog:
Three hundred years ago, the United Republics of Mars (URM) invaded Earth and the war destroyed the planet--well most of it. Only one sky city remained and the rest of the population lives in squalor on the planet surface. Dr. Ido (Christoph Waltz) wanders through the scrapyard to salvage parts o... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 07:34 • 29 views
Ivona Walker Ivona Walker's blog:
There are positives and negatives that go with writing the first draft by hand.
For me, one of the biggest benefits of hand writing are that it is much more difficult to try to make every sentence perfect when you can't erase, so it allows me to keep going to get the basic story out and down on p... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 07:33 • 22 views
Ashleigh D.J. Cutler Ashleigh D.J. Cutler's blog:
Last year I had the pleasure of being one of the authors at Keystone Books' Author Alley. You can see the mini-interview here.

I am hoping to be there this year as well, but we'll see. Hopefully the weather co-operates better instead of raining us out. Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 07:31 • 6 views
Melissa Foster Melissa Foster's blog:
What a great surprise! <3 I'm thrilled to see Apple Books featuring BAYSIDE ESCAPE in their New This Month in Romance announcement <3

See all the book and snag your copy of Bayside Escape here:
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#AppleBooksOffician #NewInRomance, #AppleBooks

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Published on February 19, 2019 07:21 • 6 views
Sherryl D. Hancock Sherryl D. Hancock's blog:
Today is the last day of the free promotion for Building Empires! If you wanted to check out the Midknight Blue series now’s the time! Building Empires Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 07:18 • 6 views
Joseph Max Lewis Joseph Max Lewis's blog:
Friends - For the next few weeks we’re going to debunk some common myths about dogs:

Myth 4 - One human year equals seven dog years

Many dog owners automatically give two ages when asked how old their dog is: human years and "dog years" (the latter of which they calculate as human years times seven... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 07:06 • 9 views
Dick Baynton Dick Baynton's blog:
Here’s something you need to do today. That’s yes, today. Here’s why; in the amazing book for all readers entitled, ‘The Handbook of Small Business’, there is a page that is worth reading over and over. The famous words on page XIII (Preface) are worthy of repeating perpetually. As we all know, w... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 07:00 • 6 views
Rev. Tijs Theijsmeijer Rev. Tijs Theijsmeijer's blog:
The other day I saw an add that said: "What is your money worth if you don't get to enjoy it?". We all have to deal with the questions it raises. Jesus was asked several times about it and how it might be rightly used. Obviously money is a necessary aspect of modern life. You need money to pay fo... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 06:54 • 6 views
Julia Maiola Julia Maiola's blog:
Here’s a quick update on the science fiction project:

The second draft is complete, and I will begin working on the third draft this week. While I wrote the first draft, I left notes for myself along the way, and part of the third draft will be addressing those notes. This stage will also involve... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 06:44 • 6 views
Jessica M. Simpkiss Jessica M. Simpkiss's blog:
Chapter Nine excerpt …

The house was as still as the death that lived in it. Lachlan laid in the same bed he had as a child, listening to the ticking of the wall clock on the other side of the room. He remembered how it had lulled him to sleep as a child, but now, every second it recorded with it... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 06:20 • 6 views
Jaka Tomc Jaka Tomc's blog:


My book 720 Heartbeats is on sale. For the next few days you can get it on Amazon for only $0.99.

Give it a try and let me know if you liked it. Thanks! Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 06:13 • 7 views
Barbara Russell Barbara Russell's blog:

The Order of St. MichaelBud Hutchins Supernatural Thrillers Book 1by JB MichaelsGenre: Supernatural Suspense, Urban Fantasy 
What do you get when you pair a smart-mouthed geek with a fake English accent and a disciplined, headstrong woman with incredible powers?
Meet Bud Hutchins, a socially awk... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 18, 2019 11:12 • 3 views
Molly Gaudry Molly Gaudry's blog:



brookelark















This week, I started my new gig and got to observe two classes.

First, a 3000-level philosophy course called “Theory of Knowledge.”

Then a 1000-level nutrition course called “Scientific Foundations in Nutrition and Health.”

In the philosophy class, students were reviewing William James’s “The Wil...

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Published on February 16, 2019 06:30 • 10 views
Victoria Ray Victoria Ray's blog:
Time to choose the best book cover for Dulcinea and The Death Code! Number #1 or #2?  “Aspiring authors, get this through your head. Cover art serves one purpose, and one purpose only, to get potential customers interested long enough to pick up the book to read the back cover blurb. In the inter... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2019 05:20 • 6 views
E.G. Manetti E.G. Manetti's blog:
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Published on February 19, 2019 06:09 • 8 views
J. Zachary Pike J. Zachary Pike's blog:

A man in armor with a shield and sword


This is part of a series examining the gods and powers that shape life on Arth. If you’re new to the series, get started with an overview.


The gods of war, strength, and combat are different from the other gods. When the Creator raised up a number of Titans to become Arth’s gods, there was n...

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Published on February 18, 2019 09:56 • 6 views
R.H.  Tucker R.H. Tucker's blog:

With the release of my newest book, I included this personal letter to readers in the back. I’m posting this to my blog because I want to make sure anyone who enjoys my books knows how much I appreciate them taking a chance on an independent author like me. 

So, thank you.

 

Here we are. Piec...

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Published on February 18, 2019 09:00 • 6 views
Hope Bolinger Hope Bolinger's blog:
I'm scared. My book is up for pre-order in two weeks.Mostly because I worry no one will want to read it. Sure, one-star reviews frighten me, and every criticism ranging from "Is this girl even a Christian? She has characters doing drugs in this book" to "dang, who taught her how to write?" can gr... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 18, 2019 15:18 • 6 views
Peter F. 'Rius Jílek Peter F. 'Rius Jílek's blog:
Publikuje pod pseudonymom Mark E. Pocha a štylizuje sa do roly Charlesa Mansona na českej a slovenskej literárnej scéne. Dá sa však predpokladať, že nie je členom žiadnej nebezpečnej náboženskej sekty a ani potajme nikoho nemučí či nevraždí. Jeho doterajšia tvorba ale potvrdzuje záľubu v hororov... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 17, 2019 15:00 • 6 views
B.  Cranford B. Cranford's blog:
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SHE WASN’T LOOKING BUT STILL . . .

SHE FOUND HIM
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TITLE: She Found Him

AUTHOR: B. Cranford

RELEASE DATE: February 19, 2019

One thing Rose Riley is proud of: standing up for what she believes in while living her best life kindly. 


One thing she’s not so proud of: whacking a man...

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Published on February 19, 2019 04:00 • 8 views
Carlos Natálio Carlos Natálio's blog:


It's all good news now
Because we left the taps running for a hundred years
So drink into the drink, plastic cup drink
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Published on February 19, 2019 03:45 • 6 views
Adrianna Schuh Adrianna Schuh's blog:

Hey lovely readers!


Here’s a book review for you!


[image error]“Twenty-four-year-old truck stop waitress and single mother Catherine Wright has simple goals: to give her five-year-old daughter a happy life and to never again be the talk of the town in Balsam, Pennsylvania: population two thousand...

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Published on February 18, 2019 07:30 • 9 views
Nick Roark Nick Roark's blog:

“Our hope is not found in understanding why God allowed suffering into our lives.


Our hope is not found in the belief that somehow we will tough our way through.


Our hope is not found in doctors, lawyers, pastors, family, or friends.


Our hope is not found in our resilience or ingenuity.


Our hope is n...

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Published on February 18, 2019 09:00 • 6 views
Alan Jacobs Alan Jacobs's blog:

Tomorrow I’ll be teaching Plato’s Gorgias, and today I’ve been reviewing it. It strikes me, as it always does when I read this dialogue, that this is Socrates at his worst, and I find myself asking, as I always ask when I read this dialogue, whether Plato knew that.


Socrates’s chief opponent here,...

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Published on February 18, 2019 13:58 • 8 views
Rick Taubold Rick Taubold's blog:
From Rick: For any would-be author, the decision to write a book falls into one of two categories: hobby or business. As soon as you decide to seek a traditional publisher, you’ve moved from hobby to business because you’ve committed yourself to trying to make money from the book. Writing as a ho... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 18, 2019 17:28 • 7 views
Lucas Vargas Sierra Lucas Vargas Sierra's blog:

Lo primero que aprendió fue a arrancarse los aguijones con los dientes. Lo idea sería tener siempre a la mano unas pinzas, incluso la hoja de un escalpelo para poder drenar bien la herida y prevenir toda alergia posible. Pero, en la precariedad de las eventualidades poco importan los escenarios i...

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Published on February 18, 2019 13:20 • 6 views
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