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Hail to the King 2019

Hail to the King 2019 Stephen King Reading Challenge

Here's something just for fun: You're invited to join me in a chilling reading challenge for 2019—Hail to the King 2019.The challenge itself is simple: Read a Stephen King book each month in 2019 and

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Slayaway Camp

200+ Ways to Have Fun Slashing Your Day With Slayaway Camp

You ever have one of those days where something just delights you, unexpectedly transforming your whole day? It might be that the cute human you like flirted with you when you bought your favorite caffeinated

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Punctuate This

Improve Your Writing With The “Punctuate This” Challenge

I got this writing exercise from one of my mentors, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, at a workshop I did a few years back. I found it very instructive. It's simple to explain, and much harder to do.

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Writing Prompts

Beat the Blank Page With These Weird Writing Prompts

Welcome! I've written some of my favorite stories with simple writing prompts that have encouraged my imagination to come up with things I probably wouldn't have come up with otherwise. Check back each

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Beholder's Eye

Favorite Author Reread: Beholder’s Eye by Julie E. Czerneda

I've started rereading Julie E. Czerneda's Web Shifters series beginning with the first book, Beholder's Eye. Czerneda is one of my favorite authors and I enjoy going back and experiencing her character's

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How to write amazing characters like Stephen King

How to Write Amazing Characters Like Stephen King

I love Stephen King's books and especially his characters. I once sat on the floor reading Dolores Claiborne instead of packing for a move. I hadn't planned to sit and read the entire book. I picked it

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Is Traveler the Ultimate Distraction-Free Writing Tool?

Astrohaus, the company behind the Freewrite, launched a new crowd-sourcing campaign today for the Traveler. The e-ink writing laptop, billed as the ultimate distraction-free writing tool reached its funding

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Dictation Redux

One of the pleasures of being a librarian is sharing resources with people. When it comes to making recommendations on books, we tend to talk about "readers advisory." I think there is also a place for

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number 42

42 Answers to the Question, “Why Blog?”

The Number 42Few writers have made as much of an impression as Douglas Adams on my imagination. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy remains one of my favorite books.“Forty-two,” said Deep Thought,

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Books Gone Bad Bundle

Books Gone Bad Bundle

The Books Gone Bad Bundle with my story Invasion of the Book Snatchers on BundleRabbit is now available for pre-order at Amazon, iBooks, etc. with a release date of July 27th. I'm excited to have

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