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Late night book epiphanies are both unwelcome and desperately needed. So now, instead of sleeping, my brain is going to be brainstorming the shit out of new scene ideas.
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I know the feeling. Got to keep a pen and paper by the bed all the time. You never know when it's going to hit you.
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if i can stay on task for the next week and a half, i should finish editing all of this month's client work by the end of next week. it's a good feeling to know that i'm actually ahead of schedule. :)
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Oh good so I can send you the next three chapters early? ;)

Kidding! Don't want you to kill me in my sleep lol. Great job Brooke!
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This is beyond share worthy because reasons.
 
I ticked off 29 out of 70 on this fucking list! 
If any post was ever NSFW, it's this one.
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Learning new ones was the best part snicker. 
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i just love it when people ask me for "help" regarding the hero's journey, when all they really want is for me to give them answers to a test or essay. ::sigh::
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"Watch Star Wars."

::mic drop::
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ATTENTION UK READERS

The Clockwork Giant is available for a discounted price of £0.99 until April 19th at 8 am, when it will increase to a price of £1.99.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006KYQ9N2
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thank goodness for tea. i don't think i'd survive without it.
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Mmm... tea. Must have another cuppa. Naow!
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i'm apparently suited for New York. these Arkansans just don't know how it's done.

i'm looking at you, church ladies, chatting it up in the middle of the grocery aisle with your buggy blockade.
 
This is spot on.
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Ha! Some of these are so damn true. People who stop at the top of the subway stairs are the worst!!!
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this does not surprise me at all.
 
Princeton releases a political science study that concludes that America is now an oligarchy, not a democracy -- "The preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy."    

Read the summary, and then, if you have the stomach for it, click through to the PDF of the actual study.

http://www.policymic.com/articles/87719/princeton-concludes-what-kind-of-government-america-really-has-and-it-s-not-a-democracy
Scientists have proven that our government is far from what we believe.
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Probably doesn't surprise anyone that pays attention.
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finally finished the backstory for my D&D character Heilagslá

i maybe put too much work into this stuff. the backstory alone is a good 5000 words. and i plan to record our adventuring party's exploits in the same form. when it's all finished, i'll likely have a massive tome. but that's cool.
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It isn't wasted effort even if the character does die. You've got a character you can include in a story later, and elements that can spin off into future characters.

RPGs are storytelling. I ran a GURPS campaign in the 1980s that may be a book or even a series one day, about alternate universe travel. I doubt I could use most of the plot lines as is (e.g., the assassination of Caesar was a conspiracy by an ancient vampire who in life was Tarquinius Superbus, the last King of Rome, and who objected to the idea of anyone else assuming that title), but the framework and some of the characters would be fun to work up in fiction.
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+R.J. Blain and i are fighting.

i'm not very good at it.
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+Karen Conlin I'll just blame the mighty amount of drugs keeping me from weeping in tears of pain for today in general... heheehe XD

Now I have a to-do list item tomorrow to continue this fight with Mrs. Johnson, because I'm not letting her sneakily get out of doing her assignment so her story gets better and better XD

And cuz I sorta need it to do my job right ;) tehehee
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Writer of YA Fantasy and Steampunk
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word wizard. published author. steampunk and history geek.
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I am the author of The Clockwork Giant and Le Theatre Mecanique, part of the Chroniker City books, a steampunk series for young adults. I have several other projects in the works, which I often talk about here on the G+. You can find more information about my books and where to buy them on my website.

Between a geeky fascination with mechanical science and a lifelong love of history and mythology, I was destined to write both steampunk and historical fantasy. Whether it is a world of gears and pinions or one of myths and folklore come to life, I love creating new worlds, writing of places only accessible through the imagination.

When I’m not writing, I divide my time between too many hobbies—drawing, painting, paper-craft, sewing, and baking—a jack-of-all-trades, master of none, in true bardic fashion. In that vein, if this were a world of dice and game miniatures, I would be the studious bard of the party, with my husband as the fiercely-bearded paladin, our dog the cowardly wizard with only a sleep spell in his spellbook, and our daughter, who will certainly choose her class once she’s old enough to roll dice.

We currently reside in Northwest Arkansas, but once we earn enough loot and experience, we’ll build a proper castle somewhere and defend against all manner of dragons and goblin-kind.

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I once ate a caterpillar. True story.
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  • Arkansas Tech University
    Creative Writing, 2007 - 2010
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