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David Butler
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Craig Nybo remains the Norman Rockwell of American monster fiction, and this collection of his short stories proves it. A Nybo story is usually about a small-town here. Often, the hero is from a blue-collar background: a trucker, a bus driver, a cop.…
Craig Nybo remains the Norman Rockwell of American monster fiction, and this collection of his short stories proves it. A Nybo story is usually about a small-town here. Often, the hero is from a bl…
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SERPENTSPAWN DEPREDATIONS ~ The Pacification of the Ohio Continues ~ Cahokia. Good men and true in the service of HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY, THE EMPEROR THOMAS PENN, are murdered! Honest men have died with their throats cut in their sleep!! their bodies torn…
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Phineas “Finn” Gramaraye is released from twenty-five years’ arcane imprisonment in the Other Realm wondering whether his subscription to Columbia Records’s tape-buying program has continued, and he now owes the company ten thousand dollars. An immediate…
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The Myth Adventures have always been my comic fantasy of choice**. Discworld and Xanth have their places in my affection, but I always cracked up the most to the adventures of Skeeve, Klahd (human) magician, and Aahz the Perv (that’s Perv-ECT, not…
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“I ain’t afraid. I jest don’t relish gittin’ my tongue cut out, and havin’ my fingernails torn off, and bein’ hung from a tree by my own guts. They say he crucified people in the Ohio Forks War. They say he took scalps. They say he’s the one as killed…
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Anthologies generally don’t make a writer lots of money. Instead, their best functions are networking, marketing, and validation. Participation in an anthology introduces you to the writers and editors involved. It can also introduce your work to the…
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Stant Litore’s Zombie Bible is ancient Israelite history, with zombies. Stant’s academic background give these stories deep and sometimes mischievous resonance; his storytelling skills give them vivid human depth. Death Has Come up into Our Windows is the…
Stant Litore’s Zombie Bible is ancient Israelite history, with zombies. Stant’s academic background give these stories deep and sometimes mischievous resonance; his storytelling skills …
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Helen & Troy’s Epic Road Quest is Percy Jackson written for adults with ironic senses of humor. Helen is a minotauress, with the usual challenges: she’s big, she’s awkward, she breaks things, she sheds. Troy is her annoyingly perfect (although, in a…
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“Cal’s already had a ministry of sorts,” Sarah said. “No I ain’t.” “Now you’re jest bein’ modest.” Sarah turned to the monk to explain. “Calvin here was a corn reader.” “Was,” Cal said immediately. “Was a corn reader. I got the New Light now.” Thalanes…
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After the fall of Macbeth (yes, that Macbeth), Scotland is left with a young, conniving, and ineffectual king in the form of young Malcolm. Macduff, the Thane of Fife and man born of no woman, finds himself a relic of the old world, with no obvious place…
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One of the fun things about writing my epic blackpowder fantasy WITCHY EYE (Baen, forthcoming) and now its first sequel (WITCHY WINTER) has been exploring real-world ideas about magic. It turns out, for instance, that right into the nineteenth century (at…
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Winter’s wedding to the mysterious refugee Knot is hard enough for the fact that she’s marrying a human, rather than a fellow elf. When the ceremony is interrupted by the irruption of a gang of thugs, Winter’s marriage and her life are both ripped apart,…
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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