Thursday, 28 April 2016

The Unanswerable Question: What Gives Writing "Value"? - PASSIONATE REASON

L.E. Henderson
L.E. Henderson says “The Unanswerable Question: What Gives Writing "Value"? ”
passionatereason.com — I should have known better. After all, I majored in art, but somehow I fell into the trap anyway, by asking myself a question more treacherous than the Bermuda triangle during a category 5 hurricane: What gives writing value? At the time, I had just read a particularly thin blog post sweepingly denouncing the fantasy …

Spring 2016 Facebook Fest!

Ian Thompson
Ian Thompson says “Spring 2016 Facebook Fest!: Recently, our Shawn Inmon had some great tips for getting your author Facebook pa...”
www.indiesunlimited.com — Recently, our Shawn Inmon had some great tips for getting your author Facebook page some exposure. Of course, his advice will work for anyone with an FB page, n

Will Spider-Man: Homecoming Be A True Marvel Movie? Here's What We Know

Ian Thompson
Ian Thompson says “Will Spider-Man: Homecoming Be A True Marvel Movie? Here's What We Know: The deal that helped send Spider-Man...”
www.cinemablend.com — The deal that helped send Spider-Man back to Marvel (or, officially to Marvel mfor the first time) raised a lot of hope and awareness� but also, a lot of questions. The wall-crawler had been a major player in Sony�s superhero game. How iwll Marvel be involved now?

Impressions: DayZ Blokey Dean Hall’s Out Of Ammo

Ian Thompson
Ian Thompson says “Gaming News > Impressions: DayZ Blokey Dean Hall’s Out Of Ammo: I suspect the ‘I’d love to see X in VR’ conv...”
www.rockpapershotgun.com — I suspect the 'I'd love to see X in VR' conversations have dried up already. No, we're not getting Dishonored: CorVRo's Birthday Surprise or Total WaVR:

"The Classic Episodes" Anthology Out April 29

Ian Thompson
Ian Thompson says “"The Classic Episodes" Anthology Out April 29: Star Trek: The Classic Episodes, available on April 29 as part...”
www.startrek.com — News - Star Trek: The Classic Episodes, which gathers together the novelizations of 45 TOS episodes into a gorgeous, leatherbound 720-page anthology, will be out on April 29. Details at...

The Monster Within

Shonda Brock
Shonda Brock says “This excerpt may or may not become a full-length novel. I'd love your opinion!”
shondabrock.wordpress.com — In the spirit of my Best Opening writing contest, I wrote an opening for what may or may not become a full-length novel. I’d love your opinion. Do you think I should continue? It’s the search…

Kiss of Death on Twitter

Arla Dahl
Arla Dahl says “Some great lines have been posted! I'm tempted to favorite and retweet them all! ”
twitter.com — “Theme for #1linewed April 27th is: ***pull*** please NO buy links pls have FUN”

Happiness Pills for Today – Wednesday

Catalina de Greiff
Catalina de Greiff says “Happiness Pills for Today – Wednesday”
catalinadegreiff.wordpress.com — Do you know the secret of achievers? They have achieved success from failure to failure. Everything in life is according to the law of trial and error, and the wise learn something valuable from th…

Why I Use the Term ‘Dark Ages’

Anna Belfrage
Anna Belfrage says “Why I Use the Term 'Dark Ages' via @kimrendfeld
kimrendfeld.wordpress.com — What should we call that period between roughly 500 and 1000, which includes the setting of my novels? In my scholarly-like moments, I say early medieval times, but often, I’ll type Dark Ages…

At Our Core, We Long for Mystery - FemCentral

Monica Wilcox
Monica Wilcox says “At Our Core, We Long for Mystery~ ”
femcentral.org — by Monica Wilcox My religion is Mystery. My pew? A seat in the House of Magic. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve never heard of us. Our advertising is solely word-of-mouth; we have no marketing budget and no material goods to up-sell. Our services are delivered spur of the moment. … Continue reading

Speak up about subtle sexism in science

Danielle Freeman
Danielle Freeman says “Why are young women turned off from STEM careers? This might be part of it...”
Female scientists face everyday, often-unintentional microaggression in the workplace, and it won't stop unless we talk about it, says Tricia Serio.

Ways to Recharge Your Creativity

Heather Weidner
Heather Weidner says “Ways to Recharge Your Creativity - Tips for Writers: ”
Are you stuck in a writing rut? Do you need to recharge your creativity? Here are some ways to jar you out of the mundane... 1. Exercise - Take a long walk, dance, run, or str…

The Moth GrandSLAM

D.K. Cassidy
D.K. Cassidy says “Going to this tomorrow night. It should be epic! The Moth GrandSLAM via @thsea
This event is sold out. Standby tickets may be available at the door (cash-only). The Moth’s GrandSLAM returns for another evening of powerful storytelling by talented locals. This…

John McCain: F-35 is 'a scandal and a tragedy'

Lonn Hoklin
Lonn Hoklin says “The defense establishment is bloated on tax dollars. “John McCain: F-35 is 'a scandal and a tragedy’””
Sen. John McCain slammed the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's troubled history Tuesday, saying it "has been both a scandal and a tragedy with respect to cost, schedule and perf…

Reunited – Does It Feel So Good?

Elizabeth SaFleur
Elizabeth SaFleur says “Reunited – Does It Feel So Good?”
By Elizabeth Shore Doubtless as you’ve traveled on this path of life, you’ve discovered some things that are inherently a VERY BAD IDEA. Like telling grandma about a ki…

Desire’s Hostage

Emma Prince
Emma Prince says “What a wonderful review of Desire's Hostage (Viking Lore, Book 3) from the Kilts and Swords blog! Yippee! "[A]...”
Desire’s Hostage (Viking Lore, Book 3) by Emma Prince Overview by Amazon: She is his hostage…  As the daughter of a proud Pict chieftain, Elisead’s duty is to make a marriage allia…

His Robot Girlfriend – Chapter 10

Wesley Allison
Wesley Allison says “His Robot Girlfriend – Chapter 10”
The first quarter of the school year flew by. Despite the fact that classes were larger than ever, the children were more obnoxious than ever, parents were more clueless than ever,…

Book Review: All Of Us Were Sophie by Resa Nelson

Resa Nelson
Resa Nelson says “What an awesome review of my novel (All Of Us Were Sophie) from UberGoofy World of P! Check it out at”
What if human cloning became mainstream?  How would you feel if this became reality? This book review is on a science fiction / murder mystery novel called All of Us were Sophie by…

The Inception of Dreams

Keeper of The Quill
Keeper of The Quill says “A look at where the Sandman leads us each night. THE INCEPTION OF DREAMS @waynegibson298
Suggested Audio Cheddar: Hans Zimmer Inception I’m sure I’m not alone here when stating that, of all the great mysteries in life, none are quite as mind-boggling as dre…

Living with Chronic Illness - Health Management

Katherine T Owen
Katherine T Owen says “Chronic illness calls for a new set of skills and permissions. Good luck.”
Coping with chronic illness requires skill. Learn to say No when you are not well enough. Ask for and receive help. Skills to help with energy and health management for living well…

Hushaby Street

Hans M Hirschi
Hans M Hirschi says “Hushaby Street via @Spafloating
  She slipped in through the open window, the Rock-a-By Lady from Hushaby Street Her curls were tangled around her face, her countenance was calm, quiet, and sweet Her work re…