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Tom Fowler
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New blog post about the nature of heroes in our books and movies.
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New blog post about how social media makes the world smaller, and the joys of promoting more than just your books and yourself.
Disney had it right: it IS a small world, after all. Our ever-evolving communications technology has made that possible. We've gone from the telegraph and telephone to social media, FaceTime, and Skype. I have a couple of sma...
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New blog post on how critique groups challenge us as both readers and writers.
I had a try-out, of sorts, for a local critique group today. That probably makes it sound weird. It wasn't. They invited me to their group to see how they work, then asked me some questions at the end (and I got to return the...
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New blog post about lessons learned from NaNo, and moving forward with goals.
When it comes to NaNoWriMo, at least. At the rest of life, I'm #winning like Charlie Sheen, just without the tabloid shenanigans and drug-aided psychoses. I didn't get to 50,000 words this year. This marked the eighth year I'...
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The fourth in my ongoing blog series.
Let's talk about reading. We're all writers, so it stands to reason that we're all readers, too. Is it possible to be a good writer without being a voracious reader? For 2012, I set a goal of reading 35 books. I stopped count...
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Can we still rip things from the headlines if we can't find a newspaper?
"Ripped from the Headlines~!" While I everything with "2" or "II" in the title really should have the subtitle "Electric Boogaloo," I wanted to be (semi-)serious about this. This post was going to be about writing while o...
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New blog post about respect (and chafing against) the writing process.
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New blog post about my ongoing search for a writing group...
My recent foray into joining a writing group didn't work out. They liked me, and I think they liked what I wrote. Their issue was not wanting to make the group too genre-heavy. It's a shame. I liked the group and I think I wo...
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Welcome to the writing world of 2014.
It's 2014. Do you know where your stories are? Hopefully, they're on your pages, e-pages, or on a bookshelf somewhere.  In my last post, I talked about setting realistic writing goals for yourself. It's common for people ...
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New blog post about the value of NaNoWriMo, and how I spent week 1.
"Wait, wait," I can hear you say. "This is the 11th. Week one of National Novel Writing Month passed a few days ago." Indeed it did, Dear Reader. You are as perceptive as ever. However, your humble scrivener didn't start putt...
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A (late) blog post in my August series. 
I'm close to finishing another first draft. There are probably two more chapters to go. This will make six books in my mystery series, and eight overall. Yes, at some point, I'm going to have to get around to doing something ...
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Part of a weekly blog series this month. This one is about superheroes, the past, and sparking creativity.
Five Fridays in August I: The Superhero Exhibit This weekend, we're going to the superhero exhibit at the Baltimore Jewish Museum. It's a traveling exhibit that's in town thru August 18. The exhibit celebrates the early com...
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Perfectly adequate food. Look, this is the Chinese version of a fast food joint. All things considered, it's pretty good. They have a good selection of entrees and things to pair with them. I think my daughter would eat here every day if she could. The honey walnut shrimp are good and worth the upcharge (and occasional wait).
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
This place is a family favorite. The burgers are good (I get a veggie burger) and fries are thin, plentiful, and tasty. There's food for the kids in the form of sliders and grilled cheese. Employees have always been good to us. One potential dagger is parking--when the Costco is open, parking near that part of the mall can be hectic. If you can go off-hours with respect to Costco or find a good parking spot, this is a great spot to eat at the mall.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Everything is great here! The pho is delicious and can be made with a variety of broths--even vegetarian. Noodle dishes are terrific. And when you're finished eating, you have to try the fried ice cream. It's a lot different than the kind you get at a Mexican restaurant. Excellent food and friendly staff make this a must-try.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
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Generally a good market. Selection of foods is solid. Prices are decent and can be better if you have the Safeway card. The employees I've dealt with have always been courteous. My largest complaint is the lines at the registers--sometimes they're long and slow-moving and management moves just as slowly in terms of opening new lines.
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reviewed 7 months ago
Every Flippin' Pizza we've been to has been great. Their pizzas are huge and very tasty. We usually add red sauce to the tomato basil pizza and it's fantastic. I like the fact they don't use artificial ingredients when making them. They have good lunch specials every day. The restaurant is on the small side.
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