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Ren Cummins
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Hello, Disney?
Hello, Disney? I know you're hard at work on creating new canon, new movies, cartoons and so forth. And I realize that I've got a really busy schedule right now, but I'd just like to let you know (in case you were wondering) that I would be more than happy to shift things around so I could write a new novel for you. Just throwing it out there.  Let me know. 
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Was feeling a little generous today, so I made my "Have You Met...Monday" a two-fer! Please meet (if you don't already know) Sufey Chen and Zoetica Ebb! http://www.renwritings.com/news/
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I've mentioned my college professor's advice before, so I won't wander down that worn path again just now. But there is the question of "writer's block." What does one do when the words don't come? I had the privilege of moderating a panel with the marvelous Cornelia Funke, who was asked about writer's block, to which she replied that she didn't believe it existed. She likened the acquisition of a story as going through a hedge maze,...
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In which I explore miracles... 
Ever have that moment where you're walking down the street (or in line for coffee, or at the airport, or whatever) and you make eye contact with a complete stranger... and you think, "that's so weird, it feels like I know them..." Or you're walking through the aisles of a book store, and one cover just seems to jump out at you, from all the rest? Or you're on your way somewhere and you suddenly just feel like you should turn left instea...
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Today's post is for the fabulous Jenny Dantes! Ever meet those people in some random fashion and just realize that they're incredible, like in the first two seconds? Jenny is one of those people. If you've EVER met her, you know what I'm talking about. Also, she knows her sake - that alone is worth taking the time to get to know her. But, as the game show voice says, that's not all! Jenny is an artist, whose focus is on nerdy pop cul...
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Wherein I tell you how you can get your hands on some nifty free ebooks.

http://www.renwritings.com/news/2014/6/14/free-free-i-tell-you
So, one of the great things about having digital books as an available format is that they don't take up any space in a warehouse and cost next to nothing to distribute. And that gives authors a wonderful option of being able to practically give the darn things away as a promotional thing. So this weekend - in light of it being father's day tomorrow and being about a week plus change from one of my many birthdays (I only have one eac...
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My weekly "Have You Met...? Monday" blog series continues - - this week, the Steamgirl herself, Kato!
 http://www.renwritings.com/news/2014/7/24/have-you-metmonday-12-kato
This far into my "Have You Met....? Monday" posts and NOW I do something purely Steampunk? Well, if I'm going to make you wait that long, it might as well be for Kato.  Kate Lambert - probably known more broadly as "Kato", or simply as "Steamgirl" - is hands down one of the more widely seen faces of the modern Steampunk subculture. As a model, fashion designer and all around handyperson, Kato embodies all of the DIY wonderfulness tha...
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Where Did Ren Go?
Goodness gracious. It's been a while since I've been here. I'm a horrible person, you say? Well, not so much, honestly - - - I've been embracing the "I Own A Website" life, and moved my content over to my new digs over at www.renwritings.com - go on over an...
Goodness gracious. It's been a while since I've been here. I'm a horrible person, you say? Well, not so much, honestly - - - I've been embracing the "I Own A Website" life, and moved my content over to my new digs over at www...
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New Blog - - in which I answer some common questions from new authors: 
Okay, I'll be the first to admit I'm not the most veteran author/publisher in the room; but one of the questions I get is for what advice I'd give to new or aspiring authors. It's a fair question, if not a bit broad. My answer....well, it's many answers, all depending on where you are in the process. In light of that, it made me think it's time for a new list.  Yay lists! 1. Stop using the word "aspiring" in this context. An "aspiri...
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Hey, everybody - it's Monday - Have you met... Sonya Lea?
... Sonya Lea?  When you're any kind of artist, every so often you come across someone who is so faithful and meticulously skilled at their craft that you have no choice but to at least momentarily ask yourself what the hell you're doing trying to call yourself an artist. Sonya was that person to me. She's absolutely, simply, and non-hyperbolically a fantastic writer, and, in addition to that, a wonderful person. Her focus currently ...
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Sonya is awesome - this project of hers contains so much of her heart and soul, I can't wait to see it come to fruition. Join in, won't you?
 

Our crowdfunding campaign for EVERY BEAUTIFUL THING is now live, including a witty, smart interview with Lauren Weedman and Warren Etheredge. Enjoy getting to know more about our collaborative venture, and we hope you'll love us up with money, and telling all your friends.
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Is Amazon the Devil?
I like to think back to a time about twenty years ago, before I'd even heard of Amazon.com. It was a funny time, when I used to frequent second hand bookstores, enjoying the feel of the old pages on my fingertips as the tales unfolded across the landscape o...
I like to think back to a time about twenty years ago, before I'd even heard of Amazon.com. It was a funny time, when I used to frequent second hand bookstores, enjoying the feel of the old pages on my fingertips as the tales...
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I work in south america, and my work requires a lot of travelling, I used to carry max 1 book with me and sometimes pirate books (which I hated as I was always taught the value of books). Now with Amazon and Audible I buy books in the language I choose legally with no limit based on what is on the shelves of south american book shops, I read more and enjoy reading more.

As to your point about the 2nd hand book store, I can relate to that from years past, but now I get communities of readers, which I can get reviews from share my experiences with and not just the person in the book shop.
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Steampunk and Synthesizers
Introduction
Author of the YA Steampunk "Chronicles of Aesirium" series, musician, father, husband, anachronologist and recovering religioholic.
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Published 7 books, 1 CD, and once attended the same high school as George Lucas; though many years later. I sport a fairly awesome 'stache from time to time.
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Author, Musician
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  • RenWritings
    Author, Musician, 1991 - present
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Seattle
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Mexico City, DF, Mexico - Modesto, CA - Fond du Lac, WI - Whitewater, MO - Salt Lake City, UT
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