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As you have probably heard, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced do deah.

I am remarkably conflicted about this.

I have work to do, but I suspect I shall be writing about this later.
 
A jury in Boston voted Friday to execute Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, refuting his lawyers' argument that he was pulled into the plot by his radicalized Muslim older brother and overcoming Massachusetts' popular opposition to the death penalty. #bostonbombing   #DzhokharTsarnaev   #BostonMarathon  
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Well, get some toast points and clean that shit up.
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People doing stupid shit in Revere Beach? I'm shocked!
 
"Brawl" in headlines, the correct: "Riot" was used in the news piece.  

http://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Enormous-Brawl-on-Revere-Beach-in-Mass-303230711.html
Police say more than 100 people were involved in a fight near the band stand on Revere Beach
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Hey, if any of you have mothers, you might be interested in this Mother's Day e-book sale from +Curiosity Quills Press.

I haven't read everything here, but I have read Going Through the Change which I read mostly because it's a menopausal superhero novel and who can resist something like that?

It's fun. You should read it. Or, you know, get it for your mother or something.
 
Late shopper for Mother's Day? Check out this book sale! Going Through the Change and several other wonderful titles from +Curiosity Quills Press are on sale for 99 cents all weekend!
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There's been some talk about Patreon lately in some dark corners of the internet so I thought I would share this post from Kameron Hurley about the details behind her successful campaign.


What’s it Like to Be a Creator on Patreon? My First Month http://www.kameronhurley.com/whats-it-like-to-be-a-creator-on-patreon-my-first-month/
I’ve never crowdfunded anything before now, though not for lack of thinking about it. I have contractual obligations on everything novel length at this point, and with Tor’s new novella imprint pay...
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I just finished Going Through the Change, a menopausal superhero novel by +Samantha Dunaway Bryant​ and it's really fun, a little silly, a little sad, but mostly just fun.

I'll write a real review sometime when there are more hours in the day.
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+Amy Knepper​ is posting today with her #IndispensableWritingBook and its hood stuff. Go forth and read.
Amy Knepper originally shared to The Writing Life:
 
Indispensable Writing Books: The Artist's Way
I'm finally starting my series of #IndispensableWritingBooks , a series that +Gregory Lynn and I dreamed up because we keep recommending the same books over and over to new writers.

I'm starting with an odd pick, since it's not JUST about writing. This is the book I recommend when people talk about being "blocked." "What do you do when you have writer's block?" "I have a story I want to write, but I don't know how." "I want to be a writer, but my family thinks I'm being crazy." Those are the types of concerns this book will hit, and it hits them hard.

It's not a quick and easy book, and it doesn't have magic answers. It's pretty woo-woo and it's total self-help. But if you do the exercises and spend some time being honest with yourself, I'm pretty convinced it will change your life. Why? Because I've facilitated 3 groups of people through this, and I've watched people grow in some spectacular ways. Before my first group, I hadn't written a creative word in almost a decade. About half of the people drop out halfway through. It's hard. It dredges up old memories and hard times and asks you to do difficult things. 

But being a writer usually does the same thing, yes? Dredges up old memories and forces you, if you ever want to finish a book or finish a painting or make that album of songs, to work hard, day-after-day, even when it sucks and even when you don't want to and even when you cry all the way through it. 

So. The Artist's Way. My top pick for #IndispensableWritingBooks . Blame Greg for the unruly hashtag.

Pick it up at Amazon: http://goo.gl/RKBILM (affiliate link)
or wherever you get books. 

Happy writing! 
My friend Gregory Lynn from Tales From the Mad Monk has an ongoing series highlighting his favorite books on writing. He and I came up with the idea several weeks ago, and I'm finally sitting down ...
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I just watched the #AgentsofShield finale. It was phenomenal and heartbreaking.

Poor Fitz.

And from a writing craft standpoint, it's phenomenal how they built an entire season of a superhero spy show around the question of how far we go for love.

And for those of you who saw it, did you notice the evil Whedonism at the end?

Maybe I'm missing myself, but I think Simmons might be recruited for a new team next season.
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Hey. Calm down now. It's not like I took Whedon's name in vain or anything.
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Alex Speier's 108 Stitches newsletter is really good stuff and if you like Red Sox baseball, you shoudl go subscribe.

Today he includes the tidbit that this is the 100th anniversary of Babe Ruth's first home run. It came while he was hitting 9th and pitching, of course.

The weird thing is, with all his success, Ruth didn't bat higher than 9th until 1918. He murderized the ball every time he hit and they didn't bat him higher than 9th for three years.
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Being eaten by a dragon is on my to ten list of ways to die.
 
Have you or someone you know been killed by dragons?
#funny   #dragons  
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Look, mom, no swearing!
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A Star Wars move marathon?

I could live tweet my entire childhood.
 
While it’s not an “official” re-release of each movie leading up to Episode VII, AMC will be holding a marathon of the six movies(Bluray version) prior to the premiere of The Force Awakens.
Following AMC's massive Marvel movie marathon of eleven movies for the release of Age of Ultron, the theater chain is planning the same thing for Star Wars.
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AMC does good marathons.
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I just started reading this. I am amused.

This, by the way, is a novel about some women for whom menopause means they get superpowers.

It contains this line, "There, resting against her thigh was, unmistakably, a penis."
 
I'm very excited to announce that my superhero novel, Going Through the Change is officially for sale starting tomorrow! It's been my dream to be a working writer as long as I can remember, and the release of this novel makes it very real!

Here's the back of the book blurb: 

Going through "the change" isn't easy on any woman. Mood swings, hot flashes, hormonal imbalances, and itchy skin are par for the course. But for these four seemingly unrelated women, menopause brought changes none of them had ever anticipated-super-heroic changes.

Helen discovers a spark within that reignites her fire. Jessica finds that her mood is lighter, and so is her body. Patricia always had a tough hide, but now even bullets bounce off her. Linda doesn't have trouble opening the pickle jar anymore...now that she's a man.

When events throw the women together, they find out that they have more in common than they knew-one person has touched all their lives. The hunt for answers is on.
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Ruh roh, someone is building a lab in the basement. This cannot possibly end well.
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In first grade, my teacher asked the kids to vote on what book she was going to read to us during story time. I raised my hand for one thing. The entire rest of the class raised their hand for The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.

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