Archive for December, 2013

cARtOONSDAY: “tAKING a sHINE tO”

December 31, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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Stranger Than Fiction: 10 Unbelievably Odd Brain Disorders | Brain Training Blog, Brain Fitness Blog, BrainHQ Blog – Posit Science | Your Brain Health Headquarters

Stranger Than Fiction: 10 Unbelievably Odd Brain Disorders | Brain Training Blog, Brain Fitness Blog, BrainHQ Blog – Posit Science | Your Brain Health Headquarters. Maybe you or one of your characters is touched by one of these conditions.

December 31, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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Monday (morning) writing joke: “War is….”

Ambrose Bierce, author of The Devil’s Dictionary (1842-1913): “War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” Updated corollary: I guess since Americans score poor on world geography, we haven’t had enough of them lately. Final conclusion: Drones anyone?

December 30, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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Take Two ‘Normal’ People, Add Money To Just One Of Them, And Watch What Happens Next

Take Two 'Normal' People, Add Money To Just One Of Them, And Watch What Happens Next. View this as a character study. Information to be used when building a story character.

December 29, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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Brain function ‘boosted for days after reading a novel’ – Science – News – The Independent

Brain function 'boosted for days after reading a novel' – Science – News – The Independent.

December 29, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing: Konrath’s Publishing Predictions 2014

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Konrath's Publishing Predictions 2014.

December 29, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer | TIME.com

Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer | TIME.com.

December 29, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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His First 4 Sentences Are Interesting. The 5th Blew My Mind. And Made Me A Little Sick.

His First 4 Sentences Are Interesting. The 5th Blew My Mind. And Made Me A Little Sick.. All this from a writer. Not bad.

December 29, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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‘Losing yourself’ in a fictional character can affect your real life

'Losing yourself' in a fictional character can affect your real life. Traveling with the mind expands the possibilities.

December 29, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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Saturday poll: unicorns or cockroaches?

[Editor’s note: This is a first attempt at a poll. We will see how it goes. You have one-week from the posting to vote. The “winning” answer just becomes an item of curiosity. Have fun.] Which are there more of in the world: __ Unicorns __ Cockroaches __ Given the state of phenomenological affairs, it […]

December 28, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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