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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

Next Up: a Copywriting Book

You may remember Rayne Hall from my previous mentions of her and her work on my blog. Rayne is a trained publishing manager with thirty years in the publishing industry and over fifty books published. You have probably bought some book of her celebrated Writer's Craft...

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Does Marketing Even Work?

If you're like me, you're probably wondering from time to time why you even bother marketing your books. I mean, there have been times when everything I'd try would seem to be in vain. When, at best, I broke even on my Ads. When people wouldn't read my work if I...

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Free Historical Mexican Recipes

I love Mexican food and cook it regularly (including today, actually). So, I was thrilled when I heard on Atlas Obscura that The University of Texas at San Antonio was digitizing the largest collection of historic Mexican cookbooks in the United States. While the...

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Video in Email Marketing

I have written in the past on the subject of using videos in your emails. I now came across a great infographic on the subject, courtesy of One Productions, a corporate video production company in Dublin. Apparently, the average office worker receives 121 emails every...

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Perseverance Blasts Off

A $2.7 billion NASA rover, Perseverance, blasted off into clear skies over Florida’s Cape Canaveral yesterday (Thursday, July 30th) atop an Atlas V rocket, as The Washington Post and The Curious report. The launch marks the start of a nearly seven-month journey to...

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3 Hard Science Fiction Ideas

Many of my readers enjoy science fiction as much as I do. Jacob Baumgardner recently shared an answer about which emerging technologies may have the greatest impact in the near future. He identified three: fusion power, rail/coilguns, and pre-coolers. I imagine that...

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What Is the Oldest English Word?

Someone asked this on Quora and Oscar Tay gave a fascinating answer. The oldest recorded word In English is Gægogæ mægæ medu. The Undley Bracteate In 1982, a farmer in Undley Common, Suffolk, England, was walking across his field when he came across a fantastic bit of...

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Free Online Magazines

Two free online magazines are asking for submissions and looking for new subscribers. If you're not familiar with them, they're well worth checking out! Writer's Grapevine The first one is Writer's Grapevine, created by Patty Fletcher. As I told her when she sent me a...

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Medieval Chess Troubles

Medieval monasteries had a serious problem. Instead of 100% focusing on their spiritual and earthly duties, many monks loved besting each other at chess. The Medieval version of “video games cause violence” was, “playing chess leads to blasphemy.” Things got so bad...

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Some of My Favorite Writing Blogs

I haven't written one of these posts in ages, so I wanted to give you a few links to blogs and websites that have provided me with plenty of writing tips and inspiration. I apologize in advance if you have an excellent blog that's not mentioned below. Charles...

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