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Book Review: Bleaker House

Bleaker House:  Chasing My Novel To The End Of The World, by Nell Stevens Any fool can make a book–this book is evidence of that, as long as one has the right agent and editor who can piece together fragments … Continue reading

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Book Review: Get Started In Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy

Get Started In Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy, by Adam Roberts One of the notable aspects of writing and reading is that one frequently reads about writing, and that is certainly the case with a book like this. If you … Continue reading

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Book Review: Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction

Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction:  How To Create Out-Of-This-World Novels And Short Stories, by Orson Scott Card, Philip Athans, Jay Lake, and the editors of Writer’s Digest Speculative fiction, which is composed of science-fiction and fantasy, however broadly they are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Now Write!: Science Fiction, Fantasy, And Horror

Now Write!:  Science Fiction, Fantasy, And Horror:  Speculative Genre Exercises From Today’s Best Writers And Teachers, edited by Laruie Lamson In reading a book like this one is going to have areas where one agrees and disagrees with the perspective … Continue reading

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Public Health: Same As It Ever Was

It is not often when the Washington Post and I agree on something, but today I found an example of a case where this happens. The Washington Post reported, as if it was a new and unusual insight, that the … Continue reading

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Will You Chew Until It Bleeds?

In reading a book recently, I came across a passage that discussed the author’s own thoughts about negative interactions with book reviewers. I must say, personally, that I have not yet had any negative interactions with reviewers of my writing. … Continue reading

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Book Review: How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life

How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life: A Novel, by Mameve Medwed This is a mildly amusing novel about a neurotic woman whose unhappy and humdrum life is turned around by a trip to Antique Roadshows where she finds herself … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shaggy Muses

Shaggy Muses: The Dogs Who Inspired Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edith Wharton, and Emily Bronte, by Maureen Adams This book is both interesting and troubling. On the one hand, there is a great deal of interest in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Love Letters Of Elizabeth Barrett And Robert Browning

The Love Letters Of Elizabeth Barrett And Robert Browning, by Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning Reading this book made me feel a bit sad, and I’m not sure that this was the response to the material that the editors were … Continue reading

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Book Review: Waiting For Heaven

Waiting For Heaven: Freedom From The Incurable Addiction To Self, by Larry Cribb [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Adams PR Group in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading … Continue reading

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