Book Review – The Forever Year by Lou Aronica

Author: Lou Aronica Title: Pages: 366 Formats: Hardback, Paperback, Kindle, Audio Book ISBN-10: 1611881005 ISBN-13: 978-1611881004 Availability: Amazon Website: Lou Aronica Book Blurb: USA TODAY BESTSELLERJesse Sienna doesn’t believe that love can last. His parents’ marriage was caring but passionless, and his own romantic history tells him that love can burn bright, but that it cannot burn […]

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February 29, 2020

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38-Valkyrie’s View: A Year Among the Stars

February 7th, 2552 New Protocols Metallurgy trainee/Lab Rat – Katherine ‘Kat’ James Reporting Spending the night onboard the Twilight was— surreal. There’s only a skeleton crew, and everyone there was either sleeping with a spacesuit in hand, sleeping in an escape pod – or simply not sleeping. I spent most of the night dozing in […]

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Renewal

I just got back from the Author Transformation Alliance’s Annual Spring Retreat.  This year it was held at the Natural Bridge Hotel in Natural Bridge, VA (Lexington I believe).  The site was amazing, and I am really glad that I decided to actually go and see the Natural Bridge.  It was gorgeous, but my back […]

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A Moment of Reflection and Upcoming Events

I feel like I’m sitting on the edge of a storm front, things are coming my way, things I’ve worked for and now I’m caught up in a wave…and I just have to ride it out and see where it goes.  I’m learning that it is possible to be excited, and proud and terrified at […]

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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

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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

Trying not to lose the reader

One of the hardest lessons I’ve learned when it comes to Miro/Flash Fiction is keeping it short without losing the story– or the audience. With flash fiction, I’ve learned that you have to limit the scope of the story and not lose yourself in the subplots and details.  I think that’s the first lesson everyone […]

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August 13, 2015