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Matthew E Nordin
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  Paint Me a Picture of Poison Pre-Order now on Amazon (Release date 07/08/17) An award-winning short story that will bring you to the vapors of death. In less than 5,000 words, you will discover why this won the Adult Professional Short Story Contest at…

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Elantris by Brandon Sanderson Elantris: a book you can judge by the cover. The massive walls depict the looming city that once housed the greatest people chosen to become immortals. Their culture and magic were renown throughout the land until the Shaod…

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I recently purchased a mandolin and have been able to pluck out a few songs. Some of the two-finger C, D, and G chords I can play with some skill. And though I am learning and having fun with it, there is one song that both my wife and I have enjoyed…

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This past weekend was my first official “Book Tour” for my poetry book, Musings of the Northern Poet. We had originally planned to meet at a couple different places in the Lincoln and Omaha area. However, the venue in Lincoln closed without warning (okay,…

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The Return of the Dragons by Kenneth Kappelmann. Shram returns home to a shattered land. The kingdom is oppressed by goblins and other forces of a darker power. He must seek the aid of friends and childhood companions to hinder the evils corroding his…

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5 Steps to make a tasty First Draft (recipe included) #writingtips #firstdraft

Making a good story is a lot like making a good soup. You have to have the right ingredients to get things started. However, when it comes to mixing it together, everyone has a different approach. You may be the type to measure every pinch of salt or…

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The Grace Raven (a parody of The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe) in memory of @GraceUniversity #poem

During my time at Grace University, poetry became one of my passions. Many of the poems found in Musings of the Northern Poet came from my experience there. As such, one poem that I performed during a talent show became one of my favorite parody pieces.…

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Everyone likes free gifts, especially if it’s something you can use. And lucky for you, I know exactly the best gift you could every want. See how cute and furry it is? Oh, I’m sorry. I forgot you were allergic. What’s happening to your face?     Giving a…

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Book Review: Make-Shift Angel by Arden Ellen Nixon

I’ve met Arden Ellen Nixon at a few conventions in the past. Her artwork always drew my eye toward the darker colors and details. She truly has a gift for paintings. This gift bled onto her typewriter as she crafted an incredible story. Here is my review…

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3 ways to develop a good writing habit (if it can be considered a "good" habit) #amwriting

Although the NaNoWriMo challenge is a good start, it doesn’t fully develop a good writing habit. That is, if a writing habit can be considered a “good” habit… I’ll leave it open for interpretation. Research has shown that it takes at least 2 months to…
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