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"Tempting the Beast, Feline Breeds 1" by Lora Leigh

If you’re a stickler for detail and plot is your big thing, I recommend seeking out another book. However, if you’re looking for some really hot sex scenes, a couple of fun characters, and a rather nifty premise, I think this book is great for an afternoon’s reading. Call my rating a 3 for the former group and a 4 for the latter.

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Helplessness

Perhaps you’ve heard about today’s crop of helpless youngsters. Free-write for five to fifteen minutes exploring a character based on a prototypical member of this group. Then, drop him or her into a dangerous situation, and see how he or

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A discussion on writing style, publishability, marketability, and constructive criticism

As evidenced by my many posts on writing, as well as all of my reviews of books for writers, I have some strong opinions on the field. Recently I got into an interesting discussion with web comic author Ananth Panagariya

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Prompt: World Building in the Twilight Time

This morning I made a blog post titled World Building in the Twilight Time. It was actually a reference to a world building article in a zine called Twilight Time, but the title of the blog post got me thinking.

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"Lirael," Garth Nix (Abhorsen Trilogy 2)

On top of all that it’s an absolutely riveting read, packed full of exciting action, wonderfully “real” people, tension, humor, fear, caring, and so much more.

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"Wormwood," Poppy Z. Brite

Ms. Brite’s stories rarely work out the way we expect them to, but not because of some quick twist at the end. No, they start out in left field, in a place we have trouble understanding yet can see as plain as the shadowed murals of that abandoned church.

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