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How Amazon Destroyed Publishing. Or Did It?

In my previous post, How Amazon Destroyed Barnes & Noble, I explained how Amazon (alone) could not be held responsible for the bookstore's troubles. This post addresses another common complaint, that Amazon has destroyed publishing. Again, things are not as black and...

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When Will They Ever Learn?

A lot of my friends have a pretty bleak outlook on life. Gun massacres, polarizing politics, climate change... the list of horrors goes on. Given humanity's bloody history, one may be excused for wondering why we haven't figured out what's good for us yet. A possible...

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A Heaven for Toasters: Chapter 6

After relaunching A Heaven for Toasters, complete with new cover, I promised to publish it here in installments.  Note: You can find a link to all published chapters at the end of this post or read more parts on Wattpad. A Heaven for Toasters What if your perfect man...

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August 15, Dormition of the Virgin

The Dormition of the Virgin is the third greatest celebration in Greece (and the Greek Orthodox tradition), after Easter and Christmas. Greeks celebrate it in their usual boisterous way: large family gatherings, public festivals, and loads of lamb eating. Some escape...

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Ideas For Keeping Your Blog Fresh

Struggling for blog ideas? Photo by Tirachard Kumtanom // CC0 1.0Blogging consistently for days and years takes its toll. The mind struggles to generate ideas strong enough to keep the blog fresh. Over time, even a well-intentioned blogger who makes a fair effort to...

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Dealing with Vampires the New England Way

In early 19th century rural New England, there was little doubt about how to deal with vampires: you dug up the corpse, took head and limbs, and rearranged them on top of the ribs in the design of a skull and crossbones. That would stop the mischevious spirit from...

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600+ Power Words

Jon Morrow is a famous blogger who recently compiled an impressive list of 600+ power words -- words cherry-picked to give your readers an emotional response. In a way, his article is similar to my own Emotional Beats, only he's focusing on words rather than phrases:...

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Online Writing Jobs

You may remember Ben Taylor from his guest post, 5 Things I Learned About Marketing my First Book. Ben has built Telecommute Now, a website dedicated to information about telecommuting. It has an impressively exhaustive article on online jobs, listing 50 of them....

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Nellie Bly, Pioneering Female Journalist

With all the controversy surrounding fake media and fake news, it's easy to forget that real journalism not only has existed for a long time but has many forgotten heroes. One of them is Elizabeth Cochrane, a pioneering female journalist who's finally getting her...

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Short Story: The Egg, by Andy Weir

I came across The Egg, a lovely short story, thanks to Nat Russo. Written by Andy Weir, better known for The Martian, it's proven pretty popular. I hope you enjoy it as a great example of a tongue-in-cheek tone, a sharp twist, and a brave choice of second-person...

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A Heaven for Toasters: Chapter 5

After relaunching A Heaven for Toasters, complete with new cover, I promised to publish it here in installments.  Note: You can find a link to all published chapters at the end of this post or read more parts on Wattpad. A Heaven for Toasters What if your perfect man...

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RIP, Basta

I've been putting writing this post for over a week now, but I think it's time I did so. You may remember our cat of 17 years, Basta. I've mentioned him a couple of times and he indirectly features in my author bio as one of the two cats who were fighting with the wee...

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