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David Butler
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Justin Case is a wisecracking and flirtatious PI, in it up to his neck with corrupt corporations, drug trafficking mobs, femmes fatales, and secret agents. Justin Case is also a former government assassin, armed to the teeth, skilled in martial arts, and…
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1. Work your butt off. 2. Take your punches. 3. Get lucky. Order may vary, and there may be many cycles of rinse/repeat.
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Forgot be happy but not at the expense of others, life is to be lived not endured. Got your back, brother. 😊 
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The lure of fools, Jekaran’s uncle Ez warns him, is the mirage adventure. The longing for adventure draws youths from their home into danger, death, and even crime. Shortly thereafter, outlaws arrive, after Uncle Ez himself, who used to be one of their…
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Denver, here I come! Look for me at Denver Comic Con this weekend. How will you know where to find me? I’ll be at the WordFire Press booth, as usual, and specifically, I’ll be standing front of the fantastic banner, above. Design by Kathryn Renta. Cover…
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You know, when I was a kid, I wanted to write fantasy novels. I read Tolkien, and then I cracked open my journal and started a story: “Aroon!” The old door opened. As I recall, that was as far as I got at the time.  When I was a senior in high school, I…
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The problem with Scott Taylor is that he acts too much. I’m sure his acting is accomplished and entertaining, that’s not my complaint. The problem is that all his work on the stage has left him too little time to write. With his wit, his easy good humor,…
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My new standard answer to leave it in God's hands is wouldn't doing your own work leave God time for his work? 

Just saying, if someone is doing God's work I want something more than their personal desire fulfilled as a reason for the claim and respect. 
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A thought for you novelists out there: “In industry after industry, the driving force behind a strong core business is a far-above average percentage of… customer advocates.”  — Chris Zook, Profit from the Core Or, as famous author Michaelbert Collings (…
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Jason Hunt is a gamer, a university athlete whose game is a lasertag-esque team shootout, with this twist: because each player sees the game through a computer headset, each athlete is seeing a different skin on the game they play together. While one sees…
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Because I thought you might need a motivational thought today.
Because I thought you might need a motivational thought today.
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One piece of wisdom I’ve heard at many writing conferences goes something like this: “Writing is a job. You have to treat it like a job to be successful.” But that’s wrong. Writing is not a job. A job means somebody pays you and you show up and take…
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    Senior Consultant, 3 - present
    I teach business acumen to employees of large corporations.
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I write speculative fiction. I teach business acumen. I have some experience with the law.
Introduction
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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Eagle, Idaho - London - New York City - Charlottesville, Virginia - Haslemere, Surrey - Farnham, Surrey - New Canaan, Connecticut - New Brunswick, New Jersey - Ithaca, New York - Chicago, Illinois - Salt Lake City, Utah - Brooktondale, New York - Milan, Italy - Monza, Italy - Genova, Italy -
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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

Wizards Duel Painting by Jeff Brimley - Wizards Duel Fine Art Prints and...
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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