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Lions and Tigers and Acquisitions OH NO…

April 1, 2013
By Bliss
Sign dollar and the books on scales. 3D image.

I’m nothing if not one to get on a bandwagon…I mean come on, a wagon, a band, sounds like a party.  So this is me jumping on the Goodreads/Amazon commentary bandwagon. I’m just going to assume that you know that Amazon has purchased Goodreads apparently for a TON of money.  I wandered the interwebs a…

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Interview! Today with Julia Michelle Dawson…

March 11, 2013
By Bliss
Interview!  Today with Julia Michelle Dawson…

Julia Michelle Dawson is the author of Geneva, A Novel of International Intrigue. 

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Keldane The Cursed

March 7, 2013
By Bullish
Keldane The Cursed

Today, it’s my pleasure to introduce a wonderful children’s book, Keldane the Cursed, written by Jeffrey Hollar. Keldane’s struggles to survive school and live up to the expectations of others…

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Reading Teaches Me Writing!

March 4, 2013
By Bliss
(Photo by Alberto G. (c) 2006)

So I’ve been reading some very disparate books lately and as a result I have noticed some very interesting writing stuff. So book the first is an Elmore Leonard book,…

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Guest Post By Daniel Swensen

March 1, 2013
By Bullish
Guest Post By Daniel Swensen

Reviewing Books Like a Boss: A Guide So you’ve decided to write a book review. First of all, let me offer my condolences. I’m kidding, book reviews can be fun…

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How Do Your Characters Cope?

February 27, 2013
By Guest Post

  When presented with challenges, obstacles and threats, how do your characters respond? The ‘fight or flight’ coping mechanism is a fairly standard response to these kinds of situations. To…

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Turning A Problem Into A Good Exercise!

February 25, 2013
By Bliss
sbi type

So one of my WIPs is a collection of vignettes that involve various mythological characters.  One of them involves a couple of characters from a children’s story that I thought…

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Guest Post By J. Whitworth Hazzard

February 22, 2013
By Guest Post
Guest Post By J. Whitworth Hazzard

A Beginner’s Guide to Blogging Book Reviews (or Reviewing your way to Fame, Riches, and Love) by. J. Whitworth Hazzard   Book report. Book report! Book report!!! Okay, now that…

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LOVE BITES Blog Hop WINNERS

February 19, 2013
By Bullish
LOVE BITES Blog Hop WINNERS

Last week, we invited you to rain on Cupid’s Parade and to our delight you flooded us with two dozen playful, frisky, mischievous stories! Thank you to everyone who participated.…

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…And Then A Whole New Character Showed Up!

February 18, 2013
By Bliss
sbi pens&pad

If any of you checked out Ruth’s blog during NaNoWriMo this year you might have seen the amazing video she made that showed her novel notebook.  She has developed this…

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LOVE BITES Vote-O-Matic

February 15, 2013
By Bullish

Sharpen Your Pencils and Cast Your Votes   Fan Favorite Contest Open for votes Friday, February 15 through midnight (est) Sunday, February 17 Vote for your favorite entry in the…

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LOVE ♥ BITES ♥ Blog ♥ Hop

February 12, 2013
By Bullish

View as slideshow Love hurts… 00Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email Xanetia · Sat, Mar 27 2010…

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LOVE BITES Blog Hop

February 8, 2013
By Bullish
LOVE BITES Blog Hop

This Valentine’s Day, we invite you to join us in thumbing our noses at Cupid, Love and the Whole Schmaltzy Holiday!! Introducing … LOVE BITES: An Anti-Valentine Blog Hop Hostesses:…

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Showing Up

February 4, 2013
By Bliss
SBI Comp Pic

I had a post planned for today about using Character Sheets to clarify your characters and how that has brought so much more to my Work In Progress than just…

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Friday Five: Top-Notch Television

February 1, 2013
By Jules
Friday Five: Top-Notch Television

In general, television is a vast wasteland of inane sitcoms, recycled plots and all-too-often, downright lazy writing. However, there are some bright spots and today we’re tipping our hats to…

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Let Me Tell You About This Book…

January 28, 2013
By Bliss
SBI Bookshelves

Today I want to do a little promotion for some books/writers that I love…

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Un-Moderated Isn’t For Me

January 21, 2013
By Bliss
Pile of books one opened, copy space

There’s an article in the New York Times today that I will link to here. 

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Kaleidoscope

January 18, 2013
By Bullish
Kaleidoscope

The world shrieks and sinks talons into our hearts. This we call memory. ~Tim O’Brien~   Robyn’s hand shook as she snapped the cell phone shut. Too late now to…

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Kickstarter; Enter The Bluebird

January 16, 2013
By Jules
Kickstarter; Enter The Bluebird

Brendan Halpin is heading into the last days of a Kickstarter campaign for his new book “Enter The Bluebird”. If you don’t know what Kickstarter is, it’s a funding platform for creative…

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