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The Fire in Fiction: Book Review

Donald Maass is a master. I think a lot of people have long since agreed on that. He’s seen a lot of great and not-so-great books go by, and he’s learned to see the differences. I’ve been meaning to get

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My One-Star Review

My One-Star Review

If you follow writerly circles on the internet, you’ve probably seen it before. Someone posts less-than-kind things about a book. The author of the book responds. Maybe it starts out as a reasoned discussion (though not necessarily), but generally it

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Firestorm

I don’t read nearly as much as I used to–not fiction, anyway. I work full-time, I’m a single mom, I’m a writer. I like sleep. That doesn’t leave much time for reading. A smart girl, as I like to think

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Creating a Website: The Missing Manual

First, let me mention I got to blog today over at Turtleduck Press about why I write space opera. Now for the review! The slogan for the Missing Manual books is “the book that should have come in the box.”

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Sparklebrain Reason Two: Great Review

Sparklebrain Reason Two: Great Review

So yesterday I was already in not-so-stable shape (shut up) because of Wendy Pini-induced sparklebrain that kept me from sleeping properly. Then I saw this: Reviews by Jessewave (NSFW due to pretty boy-pictures! No pr0n, though.) We’re just not gonna

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Did I Tell You About Starfighter?

Did I Tell You About Starfighter?

Because if you love mansmex and I didn’t tell you about Starfighter, you may now thwap me. I don’t want to say much, because really, I haven’t read much. The author/artist (it’s a webcomic) posts a page when she gets

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No Plot? No Problem!

No Plot? No Problem!

Pardon me while I try to plow through my library books. I do not like to return them unread, and I do not like to upset my librarians by keeping them overlong. So. No Plot? No Problem: A Low-Stress, High

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