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Epic Fantasy Book Reviews of May and June Issues of "Dead of Winter"

Here's author and translator Olga Núñez Miret, with review of the two latest novelettes in my monthly serial "Dead of Winter." More than just reviewing, she's helping guide you through this complex fantasy world. Click over and join the conversation. · #TuesdayBookBlog Dead of Wi ...

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Making Difficult Decisions

Here's to making decisions. · Have you ever made a difficult decision? I'm sure you have. There are always hard choices around every corner. · About ten years ago I wrote a epic fantasy novel. As fate would have it, at that same time, Game of Thrones came out, using a tag line th ...

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Let’s Travel In The Cosmos Of Colors, Book Launch | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

I am happy to announce the release of the Second Edition of the book ©RED – A Voyage Into Colors, a book on colors I published for the first time in 2012. · This year, Valentina reworked the book and republished independently the Second Edition of ©RED – A Voyage Into Colors. · A ...

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Where do we go from here?

Thriving Thursdays · “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” asked Alice. · “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. · “I don't much care where—” said Alice. · “Then it doesn't matter which way you go,” said the Cat. · “—so ...

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3 Indredients Serial: Episode 8

Peas, Noodles, · Lemon · As you know by now, this is a spontaneously written culinary mystery serial that I originally posted at my WordPress blog, "Teagan's Books." · That's where you can also read (and/or read about) my current stories, including this feature I was honored to h ...

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3 Ingredients Serial: Episode 6

Turnips, Parsnips, Juniper · Berries · I'm back with another episode of one of the serial culinary mysteries from my WordPress blog. Here's the original introduction followed by the episode. · Bon appetit! · A truly remarkable friend in Albuquerque supplied the "ingredients" for ...

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Keep on Trying (1)

Thriving Thursdays · No matter what... just keep on trying. · Do I really need to · say more? · I've been thinkin' 'bout · All the times you told me · You're so full of doubt · You just can't let it be, but I know · If you keep comin' back for more · Then I'll keep on tryin' · I' ...

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Lost?

Thriving Thursdays · Do you ever feel sort of lost? · Off kilter with time and space? · Out of step with the crowd? · Okay, think for a moment. · Do you really want to be found? · Do you want to be like, think like, and act like everyone else? · Really? · "Not all those who wan ...

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Square Molds - Round Jeans

Thriving Thursdays · It's somewhere between a habit and a compulsion · — my "thing" · about what I call flexing . · When I meet a person, I automatically look for something that allows a commonality — so I can flex and connect with them. · Don't mistake my · determination · for ...

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Are Your Words Beastly?

Words on Words · Are your words beastly? Maybe they should be. One way to animate your writing is to... well… "animalize" it. I caution against over use of this technique, but it really can liven up your text. Here’s a list words you might use. Maybe you can add to it. · Tallyho ...

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From Sparks to Fireworks

Thriving Thursdays · Soon it will be · Independence Day · for the USA. · It seemed fitting that my thoughts should float as tiny sparks · toward the stars — and the words of an astronaut. · " I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger ...

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Taking Baby Steps — Is That Good?

Thriving Thursdays · Oh yes indeed · — even taking baby steps toward your dream is good. · "I like to encourage people to realize that any action is a good action if it's proactive and there is positive intent behind it..." · Michael J. FoxEveryone gets stuck at some point. Howev ...

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3 Ingredients Serial: Episode 7

Welcome back to the 1920s and another episode of The Three Ingredients Serial. · I always imagined the voice of a very young Lucille Ball narrating this "pantser" culinary mystery serial. (That's her in the photo above.) I'm re-posting this from my WordPress blog, Teagan's Books ...

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3 Ingredients Serial: Episode 5

Three Ingredients, Cookbook-1: Murder at the Bijou · Welcome back. I'm re-posting another episode of this completely spontaneously written culinary mystery. Each scene, character, and twist of the plot is unplanned and inspired by "ingredients" sent by readers. · The setting is ...

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Yak-yak-yak

Thriving Thursday · I've heard it said that most people don't listen to understand -- they listen to respond. Personally I think they listen to criticize, but that's just me. · It does seem like it's a lot harder for some people to "listen" than it is for others. · Now that I t ...

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3 Ingredients Serial: Episode 4

Welcome back to the Roaring Twenties and my "pantser" culinary mystery serial. If you've been here before, then you know that every last thing about this story -- the plot, the characters, all of it -- is spontaneously driven by "ingredients" that readers of Teagan's Books left i ...

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3 Ingredients Serial: Episode 3

Welcome back to this 1920s culinary mystery. If you've been here before, then you know that every last thing about this story -- the plot, the characters, all of it -- is spontaneously driven by "ingredients" that readers of Teagan's Books left in comments. · Be sure to watch fo ...

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Be a Lucy

Thriving Thursdays · I'm the first to admit it, from kindergarten through senior-level careers, we're expected to be just like everyone else (but · do more with less and faster than everyone else who is just like you). · Don't you think it is better to be valued for who you are? ...

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3 Ingredients Serial: Episode 2

As you saw last week, I'm sharing with you one of the serials I did at my WordPress blog. · This is a "pantser" story -- purely spontaneous, with the plot driven by "ingredients" (things) readers requested at my blog. · In my imagination I always heard the voice of a very young ...

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3 Ingredients Serial: Episode-1

I thought it might be fun to share one of the "interactive" serials I did at my WordPress blog, "Teagan's Books." This is a · reader-participation-driven story. · For each episode my readers gave me three things (or ingredients) that I used to drive the plot of this spontaneous ...

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