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Talk Nerdy to Me: Jason Brick Talks RPGs

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Note from Alex: Please welcome Jason Brick to the blog for today’s Talk Nerdy to Me post. Jason talks about one of the favorite geek past times: the ever-popular Role Playing Game. Take it away, Jason!   About a month into our relationship, the woman who would become my wife called me her “Boyfriend of […]

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The Right Kind of Talking

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Over the last few weeks, as an experiment, I’ve been talking to a writing coach, specifically, Cathy Yardley of Rock Your Writing. I started out just wanting some accountability, you know, I will get this thing done by next week. Then next week comes and she asks me, “Did you get this thing done this […]

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A Great Week

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It’s been a great week. I finished revision on the Mindspace novella on Friday and sent it to my editor! I will pause while you rejoice with me I got Jesse Feldman, my old editor from Penguin who is now a freelance editor, to agree to edit both the novella and Book 5! So they […]

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Exhaustion & Updates

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So I’m coming up on the halfway mark for this whole gestating-a-human-being thing, and I’m learning (slowly and painfully) that I can’t do quite as much creative work as I would like to do at any given time. Pregnancy is exhausting, for one. Bone-crushingly exhausting. I literally spent ten minutes this afternoon fantasizing about taking […]

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Returning to Odyssey

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I was fortunate enough to be asked to return last week to teach at the Odyssey Writing Workshop, my alma mater, four years after I graduated in 2011. It was an incredible experience to see the workshop from the other side of the table, to interact with the students, and to see student critiques. The […]

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Talk Nerdy to Me: James Knapp Talks Text-Based Video Games

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Hi All, Please welcome James Knapp to the blog. He’s here to talk about the nerdiest of nerdy video games… the text based ones Oh, and he has a new book out called Alice in No Man’s Land – with a giveaway! So check out his site for details. Thanks for joining us for Fun With […]

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Talk Nerdy To Me: Featuring Eric R Asher

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Before we had “Revenge of the Fallen”, “Dark of the Moon”, and “Age of Extinction”… they were simply “More Than Meets The Eye”… TRANSFORMERS by Eric R Asher When they killed Optimus Prime in the 1986 Transformers movie? Quite possibly the most traumatic moment of my childhood. It all started back in 1984. My parents […]

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Reader Question: Why Hasn’t Adam “Fixed” His Addiction?

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I had a reader contact me today with a question I’ve been asked a few times now, why Adam doesn’t just “fix” his addiction or have it “fixed” by the Guild Structure people. This is a good question! And I love that my readers are thinking deeply about the world and the rules of the […]

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Talk Nerdy To Me: Featuring Jennifer Estep

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Today’s “Nerdy” guest has a passion that I feel many of us share,  to some degree. In some tiny (or maybe NOT so tiny) nook or cranny of our homes/offices/attics… we’ve got them, we love them…  and today, author Jennifer Estep is going to share hers with us. I’ve always loved superheroes. The action, the adventure, […]

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The Great Expecting

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Hi all, I have some great news! I am preggers. Pregnant. Expecting. Knocked up. It’s traditional to wait until the end of the first trimester to tell everyone, but I’m impatient, so you guys get to find out now (at 11 weeks). Yep, you can totally wish me mazel tov. (I’ll wait ) This is […]

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