Today I’m so pleased to welcome Michael R. Underwood, author of the super fun and super geeky book Geekomancy¬†(Pocket Star, July 10, 2012). I read it this past summer and loved it, and reached out to Mike via Twitter. He was gracious enough to answer some questions about his book, his writing process, path to […]

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Since Monday Hunk Who Reads is now only once a month, I thought I would keep Mondays to topics that would interest readers. Today I thought I would share some geek/nerdy romances I’ve read recently for fellow geeks who love them some nerdy heroes ūüôā In no particular order, well actually, let’s make it the […]

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Song playing right now on my playlist: “I Shall Believe,” by Sheryl Crowe Writing and the Writing Life: Janice Hardy write a great post on verbs you use that imply assumption, but you might not have intended it that way.¬†Seems So: Are Your Characters Making Misleading Assumptions? This post explores the challenges of word choices […]

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Song playing right now on my playlist: “Sally MacLennane” by The Pogues. Writing and the Writing Life: Writing Books is a Lot Like Competing in American Idol Sarah LaPolla takes a look at The Hunger Games and how movies end literary trends.¬†The Trend Games Are you missing opportunities?¬†Putting More Into Your Writing Jody Hedlund explores […]

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Song playing right now on my playlist: “Stray Cat Strut” by Stray Cats Writing and the Writing Life: Dealing with back story in your opening chapter? Linda Clare has some tips:¬†Don’t Look Back: Dealing with Flash Backs Mooderino talks about getting writing advice and how you might be giving or receiving bad advice once a […]

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Song playing right now on my playlist: “Bittersweet Symphony,” by the Verve. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Writing and the Writing Life: Are your characters constantly trying to stand, run, smile? Well did they succeed or not? You could be weakening your prose. Janice Hardy explores this common writer crutch:¬†Do or Do Not. There is No […]

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Since I missed last week, these linkies go back 2 weeks. Enjoy! Song playing right now on my playlist: “A Postcard to Henry Purcell,” from the¬†Pride & Prejudice (2005) soundtrack. Writing and the Writing Life: Roz Morris on why writing rules matter:¬†Love writing? Love the tools of the¬†language A new way of looking at why […]

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Still needing some sleep, but am mostly recovered from Mardi Gras. Since I missed last week, these linkies go back 2 weeks. Enjoy! Song playing right now on my playlist: “The Promise,” from The Piano soundtrack. Writing and the Writing Life: Jami Gold has a trick for finding your POV’s voice:¬†Need Voice? Think Out Loud. […]

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Ah, another Saturday morning and I’m sipping a cup of Yerba Mat√© tea and listening to the sweet sounds of raccoons fighting in the ceiling and walls above and around me. Song playing right now on my playlist: “He Won’t Go,” Adele. Writing and the Writing Life: Jami Gold has an awesome spreadsheet linked in […]

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