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Aug 26

Book Review: Kick Your Fat in the Nuts

Kick Your Fat in the Nuts by T.C. Hale I got this as a free book through BookBub, and despite the horrible title and bad cover, I picked it up because I am a sucker for self-help books, especially self-help books for problems I don’t have. I also love non-fiction books about science, and anything …

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Aug 21

Alternate Susan — Chapter Six

Chapter Six       “Any luck on finding your mom?” Zoë asked. She was sitting on the couch, watching reruns of some home improvement show with the sound down low. She must have run out of money for renovations, because she was wearing a leather bra and her popcorn bowl rested on black leather …

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Aug 19

Small Dark Smiley Ball

I made a new batch of smiley balls to give to my friends who helped edit my last novel.  I used some leftover clay I had from a year ago, so the smiley balls are all different colors.  Some turned out better than others.  I’d like to have some good models to work from, but …

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Aug 19

Book Review: Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus

Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus by Bill Wasik I really enjoyed this book. Not only did it hit some of my favorite -ologies (epidemiology, anthropology, folklore) but I found it well written and engaging. It starts out with historical accounts of rabies, known as “lyssa” by the ancient Greeks and …

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Aug 15

Book Review: Self-Editing for the Fiction Writer

Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself Into Print by Renni Browne Like most writers, I have a whole shelf full of books like this. I saw this particular one plugged on a site for indie authors. By “plugged” I mean they basically said they wouldn’t even look at your stuff unless you had …

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