Monthly Archives: September 2015

Ride the Dragon

“Ride the dragon! Only one in a hundred can keep his seat for sixty seconds. Do you have what it takes?” The dwarf’s sweeping gesture indicated the mechanical dragon behind him, currently immobile. Jorrick’s father nodded a greeting to the

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62 Million Girls

I’m going to make one of my rare forays into something political. I’ll preface this by saying I rarely admire any politician. The very nature of their work requires too many compromises. But I believe this campaign can do only

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Interview with Colleen Story

Colleen M. Story writes imaginative fiction and is also a freelance writer specializing in health and wellness. Her first book, Rise of the Sidenah, was released by Jupiter Gardens Press in September 2015. Her next novel, Loreena’s Gift, is forthcoming

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Is Goodreads Good for You?

This is a reblog of Ellis Schuman’s excellent post on the topic. I, too, have been puzzled as to how to use goodreads as an author. Twitter, Facebook, blog–sure, I can see how all of those work into an overall

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Twitter: Getting Over the Two Thousand Follower Roadblock

You may or may not know this, but being able to follow over two thousand people on Twitter can be a pain. According to Twitter Support “… every user can follow 2000 people total. Once you’ve followed 2,000 users, there

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Commas and Parenthetical Statements

It’s time for another fascinating episode concerning the slippery little comma. There’s a good reason it’s the most misused punctuation in the English language. The rules are many and varied. Purdue says: “Use a pair of commas in the middle

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Red Rose

I stopped at the florist on the way to the hospital. I had to wait in line, but that was okay, because I got the last red rose. Mom and I both liked them; it was one of the few

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