Category Archives: General

Christmas Listening: ‘Merry Christmas From the Heartbreakers’ by Mur Lafferty

Mur writes a Christmas story every year for Escape Pod, but this one stands as my favorite, and I make a point of re-listening to it every December. Continue reading

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On Religion and Human Tragedy

Today, one preacher had a golden opportunity to reach out to his listeners and give them the warmth of God’s love. And he blew it. Continue reading

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How To Write a Great Book: It’s That Easy

If I can raise the stakes for my characters to a high enough point that readers will care, trace character arcs that change in reaction to the events of the story, and get the pacing right, I think I’ll produce a book worth reading. It’s that easy. Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: ‘Bloodroot’ by Amy Greene

This is a fine young writer whom we would all do well to emulate. Continue reading

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Book Trailer: ‘Toothless’ by J.P. Moore On Sale for Halloween!

Another podcast author goes to print. Continue reading

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Get Your Query Right

Gabrielle Harbowy, associate publisher for DMP and the person about to be deluged with queries from hopeful writers, has offered a helpful list of tips for how to write the queries. Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: ‘Horns’ by Joe Hill

I absolutely love the characters in this novel. Continue reading

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Things That Go Bump in the Night

I have always loved scary stories. Continue reading

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‘Geist’ Haunts Bookstores on Oct. 26

Tomorrow marks another milestone for authors who release their work via podcast. Philippa Ballantine, the author of Chasing the Bard, Digital Magic, and Weather Child, and the force behind the Parsec-nominated Erotica a la Carte, hits bookstore shelves with Geist, … Continue reading

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The Joy of Performing

Even with the big five-oh looming closely over the horizon, I can still make someone smile with a good song and a nice turn of phrase on my guitar, at least once in a while. Continue reading

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