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This review of the Firefly board game sounds promising!
Good tips to improve your creative writing!

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The idea for this post came from the awesome Ferrett Steinmetz, who told me he thought choosing stories for an anthology was like making a mix tape. So here's what I think of that. There are different kinds of anthologies. Re...

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Feeling very discouraged today. My most recent article (which received a purple star for excellence) is doing poorly in search results because a scraping site got ranked using my content first. The site has been taken down but who knows how long it will take for Google to reorder the ratings and give me my proper place in their results? :-(
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Don't worry -- it will just take a little longer, that's all.
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Readers and writers: check out this Kickstarter for an upcoming anthology of fantasy fiction!
Good advice for writers about critiquing!

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Fact or Fiction: #WorldWaterDay2013

Fact: 85% of the world population lives in the driest half of the planet.

Fiction: To help highlight the importance of World Water Day, the amazing writers of the #FlashFictionProject have created some brand new works of flash fiction for your reading pleasure.

Please consider sharing this post, both to promote the writer below and to encourage your friends to learn more about World Water Day
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Bev and I had the water discussion again this morning. It seems like we have it every week now. I keep telling her she doesn't need to do laundry every day, and she sure doesn't need to set the machine on “super load.” Or triple-rinse.
If there was a way to disable the super load setting, I'd do it.
Bev can't wrap her head around the idea of a water shortage. The city is under restrictions for the summer – no watering the yard on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Sunday.
Bev gets mad when I tell her she can't water the plants every day.
I think of Bev's mother, how extreme she was in her late years. I wonder if that's where Bev's heading.
I hear water running long enough that I go to the kitchen to investigate. The tap is wide open and Bev is across the room, digging through the fridge's vegetable bin.
I picture my mother-in-law washing her hands, lathering them over and over while the water runs and runs.
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Cheryl loves chocolate, cake, chocolate cake, blue jeans, board games, good books, rocking string quartets, writing fiction, and other weird and wonderful things.
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