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Finally found a use for The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson: Dropped it on a beetle. Beetle died.
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Despite the book being a hardcover of a thousand pages, it took two drops.

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Look, I know Chris Christie is a shitstain and all, but could we dial back the damn fat shaming a bit? It makes you look like the asshole, not him.
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It seems a right neighborly thing to do. I popped in more than my 'share', but I'm a fairly affluent European, in the end.
 
For those of us in the EU, our fellow Europeans need 1.6 billion Euros to help avoid default. If every European donates 3€ they might be OK. And it will send a very powerful message to the troika. They already have over 156,000€ raised. Let's see if we can get 1.6 billion. It isn't impossible. 

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This post outlines good ways to help indie authors when you like their work. This is what I'm hoping we'll see when my wife's book is published.

And also, you should check out Kimberly's work, it's excellent.
 
You Have The Power To Change Lives!

Whether you buy your books on Smashwords, Amazon, or anywhere else, please please please share and review!  An author's day is made when they see a mostly positive review, and their YEAR is made for a glowing review.  Plus it truly does sell books!

You don't have to write a full book report and don't need to worry about sounding perfect.  Simply post to social media a few sentences about what you really liked about the book and anything you wish was better (if applicable), and then copy and paste that into a review on Amazon and/or wherever you bought it.

This helps your friends and random strangers find new things to read, and it really does help authors.  They get more sales, they learn what readers do and don't like, and they are inspired to keep writing.  Getting enough reviews can make or break a book and therefore a career.  A significant number of my sales are because of G+ friends posting that they enjoyed the book.

Just be kind, please, especially if you're giving a negative review.  Remember that a human being wrote that and will see what you wrote.  You don't have to give 5 stars to something that doesn't deserve it, but you can be constructive in your criticism if giving 3 or less stars.

The truth is, having too many 5 star reviews actually makes a book look bad, because the assumption is it's just the author's friends posting a bunch of ego-boosting crap.  So don't shy away from posting a review of 4 stars if you liked a book but didn't think it was perfect.  Chances are whatever constructive criticism you post is something the author already knows about themselves.

If you want to post a review of my currently available books, you can do so at these links:

Finding Gaia - $4.99
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/180554
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008K82BWE/

Sorrows of Adoration - Free
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/318173  (This one shows why you do need to be careful...someone wrote a really kind review but then gave it one star, presumably in error, and because that was the first review it knocked it down to the bottom of lists and search results until two other folks came along with more stars to up the average.)

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TIL: Carcharodontosauridae is far closer related to Aves (modern birds) than to Abelisauridae. This means Giganotosaurus and Carcharodontosaurus are closer to the common sparrow than they are to the very similar-seeming genera Abelisaurus and Majungasaurus.

This is trick question material.
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It is sad that he died. But, friends, we should stop for a moment, and appreciate the simple fact that he lived.
 
Reposting this oldie in honor of the OG Badass, Christopher Lee.
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A sample snippet of Damsel to the Rescue is available, and this particular one might make you think of a certain wonderful comic featuring a princess who rescued her own damn self. And found the armor situation lacking.
(art by Robin Robinson) In the run up to the release of my novel, Damsel to the Rescue (release date TBD, but probably around August) I’ll be putting up some posts with further information for...
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As usual, ASAN has the right article to link to. Arthur Chu deconstructs the 'mental illness' defense of society and the press, and talks about the real sicknesses underneath: Toxic masculinity, white supremacy, and the other real boogeymen of our communities.
 
Blaming "mental illness" is a cop-out http://ow.ly/Oy2rO
Blaming "mental illness" is a cop-out -- and one that lets us avoid talking about race, guns, hatred and terrorism
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In honor of the Swedish Midsummer celebration.
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Do you think fantasy is compatible with fun? Do you like female protagonists, especially sharp-witted, intelligently written ones? Do you enjoy a good sword-and-sorcery story with heroics and rescues and dark and evil doings? Boy have I got the thing for you.

Or rather, will have. Still working on the typesetting as we speak. ;-)
(cover art by Robin Robinson.) Terrilyn Darkhorse descends from a long line of successful, prince-rescuing damsels. Now that she’s sixteen, she’s expected to uphold the family tradition. But Terri...
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Yep. All the yep. This is exactly what words you hear from people when they're 'aware' of autism. And the other side is exactly the language that is actually constructive and helpful.
 
Language used in Autism Awareness versus Autism Acceptance http://ow.ly/O6mLB
I've said many times that I am not a fan of "Autism Awareness". You can read more here: What does awareness get us?  I will not "Light it up Blue" World Autism Awareness Day  Awareness vs Acceptance Lastly, in my Autism ...
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