The Book of Skulls (Doctresses 1) David Hutchison (Book Review #770)

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The book of skulls is a historical crime fiction with a BAME and LBGTQ slant. The story is set in Edinburgh’s Old Town. Liza and Amulya attend the same Medical School. At a riot, they are helped by a reporter, Hector and a student, Campbell. The two men are in a relationship, but Hector also has eyes for Amuyla.

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Finnegan Found by John Powers (Book Review #815)

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Finnegan is a historical fiction story about a young American soldier who experiences being imprisoned while he is in Korea during the war. The story is set in 1951 and discusses the time where the Chinese had a re-education plan, and the prisoners were forced to partake in these study sessions.

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How “Seeking Equilibrium” Addresses The Mental Health Crisis By Wayman Stewart

How “Seeking Equilibrium” Addresses The Mental Health Crisis

By Wayman Stewart

For years, my struggle with depression and anxiety was a source of secret shame and frustration. In spite of being someone who’s in touch with emotions and unafraid of vulnerable moments, talking about my depression and anxiety was something I was unable to do. Too used to dealing with my problems on my own, I’d push through it with resourcefulness and resilience. However, those traits can also be a major hindrance if they prevent you from reaching out and seeking help or support.

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The Conviction: Enacting Vigilante Justice by John Mathews (Book Review #769)

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The conviction is a short spy thriller vigilante story about a boy taking revenge on being a pawn at a robbery that took place and caused him to go to prison for life. He lures a female prosecutor, two criminal defendants, and a defense attorney into a warehouse set like a maze and plays mind games with them, making them pay for what they did to him.

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Harness the Power of the Invincible Mind by Alex Neumann (Book Review #814)

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Harness the power of the invisible is a self-help book demonstrating a collection of the author’s knowledge and critical thinking. Although he modestly tells you that he isn’t here to teach us anything, he instead shares his insights and perspective, hoping we will see the same darkness as he does and pass-through this phase by seeing the light.

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Nancy Burkhalter – The Education of Delhomme: Chopin, Sand, & La France – Le Mot Juste

Nancy Burkhalter

The Education of Delhomme: Chopin, Sand, & La France

Le Mot Juste

For the historical novelist, thorough research is mandatory. We must make sure that the Union Pacific train ran through Laramie, Wyoming, in 1880 and not the Burlington Northern. Even if it’s anachronistic attire or crops that were never grown in the area, this oversight can have the effect of pulling readers out of the story and losing trust in your writing. Readers will know if you goof up.

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They Lived They Were at Brighton Beach By Iván Brave (Book Review #768)

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They lived they were at Brighton beach is a contemporary fiction book about the coming of age of a struggling artist. Ilya is a 22-year-old dancer at a nightclub. He loses her over a hidden stash of coke and prescription pills. Everything goes downhill from there as he spends the summer trying to get her back and launch his debut EP. The DJ where he works and the security manager there isn’t that supportive and set a few steps backs due to their unsupportiveness.

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On Writing Humor by James Weir

On Writing Humor by James Weir

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When asked by Jeyran to write a guest editorial, I was a bit confused on exactly what I’d talk about.  In looking through the site, I found examples of dozens of great writers, with great opinions, and great insights into the craft of writing.

Then I remembered that great bit of advice to all writers – “write about what you know”.  What do I know best?  How to be a smart-ass.

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1 MILLION VIEWS

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We have reached 1 MILLION VIEWS!

We have reached a milestone on my website: 1 million total views. Thank you to everyone who is reading this, from the long term readers who have been there since the beginning to the ones who just found me today.

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