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Nat Morgan is unrememberable. Literally. If you leave his presence, in sixty seconds you’ve forgotten him entirely. He’s been this way since birth; the only reason he survived infancy was his mother’s recognition of the problem, and her determined writing…
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Braxton Wright is no war hero, no matter what the newspapers say. He’s just the engineer who was aboard the Union battle walker Monitor at the Battle of Parkersburg, and who drove the Monitor across enemy lines, disrupting their formations and winning the…
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Allegedly, Miami is called “Magic City” because the city sprouted up overnight due to a flood of immigrants. Since Juan Ponce de León rolled through here in the sixteenth century looking for the Fountain of Youth, though, I think the vibe might predate…
Allegedly, Miami is called “Magic City” because the city sprouted up overnight due to a flood of immigrants. Since Juan Ponce de León rolled through here in the sixteenth century lookin…
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I recently ran a meme generation contest, which I announced to my mailing list (you can sign up for my mailing list here). The Space Balrogs judged the entries. The Second-Place Winner (and recipient of an ARC of THE KIDNAP PLOT) is Jaren Rencher, who…
I recently ran a meme generation contest, which I announced to my mailing list (you can sign up for my mailing list here). The Space Balrogs judged the entries. The Second-Place Winner (and recipie…
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Prince Xander Rhii, fresh out of the academy and headed for his new post overseeing workers (slaves) on Vertullis, has been called Davi by his mother all his life. Like the unique necklace he wears, he bears the name as a mark of his royal upbringing…
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The characters in Peter Orullian’s Trial of Intentions curse by gods who are not there; dead gods, mute gods, deaf gods. This is a world abandoned by its creating gods, the Framers, who also sealed humanity apart from the rogue god Maldea (renamed Quietus…
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Second Paradigm‘s title refers to a new paradigm for thinking about time, time travel, and paradox, and its story is an exploration of that paradigm. The challenge in trying to tell you about a book as intricately plotted as this one is that just about…
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The Dandy Boys Mysteries are the cast of Downton Abbey trying to prove that Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a figment of Mina Harker’s imagination. This gothic mystery tale styles itself a publication of excerpts out of the journals of Friedrich Von Helsing, and…
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As of the middle of the night last night, StoryBundle has a new bundle of books available. This one is a particularly huge bonanza, and I happen to be in it! This is a package of deal of ebooks, designed to allow you to discover new series via extremely…
As of the middle of the night last night, StoryBundle has a new bundle of books available. This one is a particularly huge bonanza, and I happen to be in it! This is a package of deal of ebooks, de…
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Monster Hunter Alpha continues Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter series with all its trademarks: white-knuckle action, gritty gun details, wild swaggering characters on both the heroes’ and the villains’ side, and comic wisecracking in the best tradition of…
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We are halfway through the contest to win one of two ARCs of THE KIDNAP PLOT.  You can read about the contest here, if this is news to you. Here are some of the memes that have been submitted so far:                  
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“The game of science is, in principle, without end.  He who decides one day that scientific statements do not call for any further test, and that they can be regarded as finally verified, retires from the game.” — Karl Popper, The Logic of Scientific…
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I write, I teach, I speak
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  • Acumen Learning
    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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Provo, Utah
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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