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Stephen Clary
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Magic and Gravity
           Spear Bearer Flash Fiction                The big motorcycle, all black leather and chrome, leaned on its kickstand near the hitch of Gordon’s trailer. The magician sat on a short plastic stool and wiped a cloth over the fuel tank. Beads of sweat...
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The Words We Choose
   I like words. Tiny words and sesquipedalian words. Hoary words and nascent words. Repurposed words like ratchet (maybe a corruption of ‘wretched’...used pejoratively in the sentence ‘that girl is ratchet’); words that once were in but now aren’t so phat....
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My Appeal to Writers for Lower Audio Book Pricing
   So...Amazon and Hachette Publishing have been having a big battle. The cynical side of me thinks that this is essentially two big companies fighting over a bigger piece of the publishing pie. Amazon want's a bigger piece of the pie so they want e-books t...
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How to Stop Your Self-help Book Addiction in 12 Easy Steps
   Here is an outline on my forthcoming book: How to Stop Your Self-Help Book Addiction in 12 Easy Steps Chapter 1: Get off your lazy butt    You’re not going to take that next step toward self-actualization sitting on the couch eating Twinkies and watching...
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Writing Advice
   Step 1) Read Strunk & White's Elements of Style .    Step 2) Read Brown and King’s Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Edition: How to Edit Yourself Into Print . Repeat.    Step 3) Write a short story or novel and take it to the critique boards. Get...
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The Story behind The Globe
Katelynn and Rosie, the sisters in The Globe, are loosely
based on my daughters Katie and Abby. I didn’t make it a secret. Maybe I should
have. At one point while I read the story to them, Katie burst
into tears. “You don’t think I’m that mean, do you?” Oop...
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ABNA--My Second Place Prize
I received my Publisher's Weekly review for my novel The Globe today. While not all the Quarter-Finalist's reviews were positive, I am very happy with mine. There are a few critical words at the end, but I don't think you can take a review seriously if it s...
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