Fantasy is more than dragons

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" I really can't think of another series that tied the world of fantasy and sci-fi together so well since Pern... a truly original viewpoint of fantasy, and I loved it."
~ Riley Westbrook

Free Content Creation Online Tools

Since I started working as a freelance SEO copywriter, I have been using various online collaborative tools. I am constantly amazed by how many such tools exist and how few of them I'd heard of prior to starting my new career. This guest post by Thomas Glare includes...

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The Real Wild West

We all know of the Wild West. Or do we? There are so many misconceptions and myths surrounding it, and so many of these are repeated in cowboy fiction and Western movies alike. So, here are some common misconceptions about the cowboys, Native Americans, and the Wild...

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Who Loves Tom Swift?

No, Tom Swift is not a person. A Tom Swifty is a phrase in which a quoted sentence is linked by a pun to the manner in which it is attributed. The standard syntax is for the quoted sentence to be first, followed by the (humorous) description of the act of speaking....

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Marketing your Book with Story Origin

This is a guest post by my author friend, Effrosyni Moschoudi. She is well versed in all things Indie and an expert in book promos. She kindly agreed to share with us her experience with Story Origin, a newsletter-swapping service that has helped her promote her work....

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Common Fiction Writing Mistakes

I came across a nice thread on Quora (here and here) about common mistakes in fiction. I am sharing here the ones that I agreed with. I found particularly interesting to see which mistakes different people mentioned, as many of them contradicted each other. This makes...

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How Robots will Change Construction

Back in January, I shared the history of Luddism and predicted that we're bound to see similar social turmoil as robots displace workers and factory lines get increasingly automated. But the future is already here, it seems: BigRentz recently shared a fascinating...

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The Oldest Buildings in the US

I know that most of you share my passion for history, so I thought you'd enjoy this infographic with the oldest buildings in the US I found on BigRentz. They say that the difference between the US and Europe is that 100 miles is a long distance in Europe but 100 years...

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Improving your Sleep Hygiene

Sleep seems to be a recurring theme in my blog, probably because the wee one doesn't let me get enough myself. I have already written about How Better Sleep Can Boost Your Writing, shared an Infographic on Bizarre Sleeping Habits of Famous People, and offered some...

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Rich as a King

Despite what you may have heard from Robin Hood, King Richard I of England may have had the heart of a lion but brains? Hmm... A sloth* comes to mind rather than a rocket scientist. Richard the Lionheart was a brave soldier, a great crusader, and won many battles...

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New Launch: Demon Tracker

Aurora J. Alexander is launching Demon Tracker, the third book in her Council of Twelve series. Demon Tracker Zepheira is the best Demon Tracker working for the Good side. With her unusual looks, her phenomenal sense of smell, and her bravery, she quickly draws ‘The...

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