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David Butler
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Mostly I put speculative fiction on the Bookshelf here, because that’s what I myself read (mostly) and write (again, mostly). Long Live the Suicide King is not spec fic. It’s quirky, dark, funny, touching, and ultimately redemptive storytelling about…
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I’m in several segments of this publishing industry, now: self-publishing, indie-publishing, and, releases imminent, big-press-publishing. The segments work differently in many ways, one of which is speed. Let’s set aside the middle ground for this brief…
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Bluescreen launches a series author Dan Wells hopes, in the book’s Acknowledgements, will be “very long.” Well, I hope so too. The series appears to be called Mirador, after its geographical setting. This is cyberpunk sprawl Los Angeles, in a future in…
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I needed a quick short in the arm this week, to get me focused on what I should be doing to get to where I want to go. Kevin J. Anderson’s Million Dollar Productivity did the trick. As Anderson says, not all eleven of his tricks are going to work for me.…
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Larry Correia takes a turn away from guns and monsters (which are awesome) toward India-inspired epic fantasy heavy with prophecy, curses, dynastic politics, oaths, demons, and chivalric orders. This is great stuff. Son of the Black Sword tells the story…
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The Seer is a gripping epic fantasy novel about the curse of talent and the overreaching of power. Sonia Orin Lyris’s debut novel The Seer follows young Amarta, who has a limited ability to see the future. The future is not fixed, shifting with the…
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“But the queer and the strange, the unrestrained, the grotesque is not only interesting: it is valuable. It is not always necessary to purge it out altogether in order to attain to the Sublime. You can have your gargoyles on your noble cathedral, but…
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Teenaged Jack Bishop sees the psychic residue left behind murders and monsters. His gift kicks in for the first time exactly when needed—upon the mysterious disappearance of his father, head of security at the mysterious Helix Corporation. Investigating…
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After getting out of the Army, Ben becomes a private investigator, in which capacity one of his big clients is billionaire pharmaceuticals CEO Alex Jarrett. Ben’s Ranger experience makes him a great PI, tenacious, tough, and clever… but his experience as…
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My blackpowder fantasy novel Witchy Eye: Flight of the Serpent’s Daughter has been acquired by Toni Weisskopf at Baen. I’m excited about it, and am going to start sharing some of the book’s roots from time to time. I was reading David Hackett Fisher’s…
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The Edge of the World is book one of Kevin J. Anderson’s Terra Incognita trilogy. The trilogy is set in a Byzantium / Crusades style world, immediately putting itself beyond the herd of faux-Europe off-the-shelf fantasies. Anderson’s world is dominated by…
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YA literature has been exploding in recent years, but in all its eccentric fecundity, it’s never seen this before: post-apocalyptic all-girl cattle drive. In 2058, the Juniper—that part of North America that used to be Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming,…
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I write speculative fiction. I teach business acumen. I have some experience with the law.
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Amazon Vine Reviewer (anyone else out there?), Home Recording Artist, Gamer, Filk Lover.  Author of Rock Band Fights Evil, City of the Saints, Crecheling, and The Kidnap Plot (forthcoming, Knopf 2016).
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Shopkeeper, 72, will not face charges over florist raid death - Telegraph
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An elderly shopkeeper, Cecil Coley, who stabbed to death a burglar in Manchester will not face charges, as prosecutors reassured homeowne

Collings Notes: Functional Creation: John H. Walton’s THE LOST WORLD OF ...
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First, thanks where thanks are due: I was introduced to John H. Walton's study of the worldview of Genesis 1 by means of D. John Butler&

“He Said, She Said”—Speech Tags in Narrative | JournalStone
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Oh, no. Not another article on speech tags. Why? Perhaps the best reason to talk about dialogue attribution is that when used inappropriatel

Creative Writing: Description Prompt
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Description Prompt. (Hope you like it, Cori ;D Thanks for the challenge~) -------------- His eyelids fought to open against the drug-induced

Creative Writing: Cold Blooded - Draft 1
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Cold Blooded - Draft 1. THIS IS MY FIRST DRAFT. It is very rough and I know that it's bad and has many revisions to go but I figured tha

April Theme, "There's a Unicorn in my Rainbow", by Platte F. Clark
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April is a happening month. I'm not saying that just because my birthday is on April 1st. Here's what it's like being born on Ap

42wd Publishing: Pace Yourself - And Your Reader
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The book I'm reading right now has me thinking about pacing. It's a fiction novel with a historian as the main character. The writin

42wd Publishing: 42wd Publishing Sometimes Daily News
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Tombstone with the words The Web is Dead on it. I don't plan on doing a year in review, I don't plan on doing a 2012 prediction, and

42wd Publishing: Singin' the Rough Draft Blues
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237 pages When December 1 came around, I promised myself I would give it until January to start the edits. The thing is a beast: it's 23

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Wizards Duel Painting by Jeff Brimley - Wizards Duel Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale

Featured New Book: Devil Sent the Rain by DJ Butler » West of Mars
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I met DJ Butler not too long ago, when he dropped into my inbox. A mutual friend had suggested we hook up, and let me tell you, I owe that m

D.J. Butler, HELLHOUND ON MY TRAIL (ROCK BAND FIGHTS EVIL, I)
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In more ways than one, that response seems eminently suitable for Butler's Hellhound on My Trail as well. It is a story that never gives

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Washing Pots in Prison, Looking For...
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EXCLUSIVE: Ever since Rod Blagojevich reported to prison, it's as if he vanished. But FOX Chicago News has learned exclusively that Illinois

E-Tales Read Lately
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I'm gonna repost here the review I put on amazon (on my wife's account) This short story is an excellent introduction into Charles G

On Writing Reviews
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For me, a review has a single purpose: To impel the reader to the book. If the reader has not yet read the work in question, the review shou

Have You Seen This? Great BYU prank |
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Some BYU students get high praise for one of the best pranks you have likely ever seen.

The Legend Thief (A Summary)
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The blog tour is in full swing. A big thanks to Dave Butler Writes for kicking things off yesterday! If you want the gory details about the

Literary R&R: Guest Reviewer Sarah Reviews: Hellhound on My Trail (R...
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Heaven doesn't want them. Do they stand a chance in Hell? Bass player Mike Archuleta is down on his luck in a major way. The shattered s

At last, it can be told. « NATHAN SHUMATE
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I haven't been updating my progress on my novel Black Tears, mainly because I haven't made any progress. Updates here on the blog ar

Collings Notes: Context Counts--D. John Butler Explores the Book of Mormon
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Nephi's small plates are a time capsule from the sixth century B.C., containing a “loser's eye view” of religion that strongly contr