Book Review: Nerd Do Well – Simon Pegg

The point where I realize that my book review format is definitely skewed towards fiction and decide to ignore it and keep the format anyway. Author Simon Pegg Title: Nerd Do Well Pages: 368 Formats: Trade Paper, Kindle, Audio Book Availability: Amazon Website: Peggster Book Blurb The unique life story of one of the most talented and inventive comedians, […]

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November 28, 2015

Book Review – Working for Bigfoot

Author: Jim Butcher Title: Working for Bigfoot Pages: 163 Formats: Hardback, Paperback, Kindle, Audio Book Availability: Amazon Website: Jim Butcher Book Blurb: Chicago wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden is used to mysterious clients with long hair and legs up to here. But when it turns out the long hair covers every square inch of his latest client’s […]

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November 20, 2015


Anatomy of an edit: Less might not be more, but sometimes it’s better

This week’s Flash Friday prompt inspiration was “Pilgrim’s Progress” and the Elements that were given almost wrote the story in my head… only with 100 words +/- 1.. I had my work cut out for me. The first draft started out nicely: Good and Evil walked together last night, down that long and winding road. They talked about […]

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November 17, 2015

Welcome to the insanity that is: NaNoWriMo

It’s that time of year again: friends vanish for long stretches of time and start obsessing about word counts and write-ins, all in the name of NaNoWriMo.  For those of you who haven’t heard about it, November is National Novel Writing Month, and for one month writers all over the world try to write 50,000 […]

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November 12, 2015


Book Review: Accidental Alchemist

In honor of today’s author’s book launch announcement (the  Masquerading Magician… book two in the series being available in January) and pre-sale kick off – I’m posting this book review a little early) Author: Gigi Pandian Title: The Accidental Alchemist Pages:  360 Pages Formats: Book, Kindle, Audio book Availability: Available now Website: Gigi Pandian, The […]

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November 12, 2015

Story: Count Down

This story first appeared yesterday for Siobhan Muir’s Thursday’s Threads. A slightly longer, better edited version follows: Staring anxiously at the timer, Beth let her breath out slowly. “The clock is running out,” she said in a husky whisper, as if she thought being quiet would keep the thing from going off. “I know,” I answered, […]

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November 7, 2015

Book Review – A Man of Character

Author: Margaret Locke Title: A Man of Character Pages: 334 Pages Formats: Kindle, paperback Availability: Amazon, B&N Website: Book Blurb What would you do if you discovered the men you were dating were fictional characters you’d created long ago? Thirty-five-year-old Catherine Schreiber has shelved love for good. Keeping her ailing bookstore afloat takes all her […]

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November 6, 2015

Windows 10 – One feature that makes it worthwhile

When I’m not writing, or writing about writing… I’m a software developer with enough slashes after it to cover all things software, and more than a few hardware oriented geekly tasks.  It means wearing a lot of different hats, and having a big heaping pile of open windows on my desk top at any given […]

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November 5, 2015