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How to Have True Dialogue on the Internet

By Jamie | June 24, 2019
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“Should Roe v. Wade be overturned?,” was the question asked by one of my friends on Facebook the other day. Normally, I would have scrolled on past, sure that if I were to weigh in, it would become a raging inferno of disagreement, insults, and hurt. The divisiveness of our country scares me, but for…

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The Why’s and How’s of Dialogue in the Digital Age

By Jamie | March 17, 2019
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Say you’re scrolling down your Twitter feed, and you come across someone spouting something particularly opinionated, rude, or derogatory. Just a quick scan of their post reveals that it’s about something you heartily disagree with, and/or is expressed in such a prejudicial way that you immediately scroll past it. You think, “Why should I engage…

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Improvement on the way

By Jamie | January 4, 2019
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You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting as frequently as I was in the past. This is due, in part, to a long bout of sickness at our house, marriage problems, the holidays and my full-time job as a book editor. But also, it’s because I’ve been rethinking the direction my blog should…

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Kiss of a Stranger

By Jamie | December 9, 2018
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Bronchitis is not fun, people, but coming “back to life” afterwards is. I’m recovering from a bout of it. The week before, I nursed my kids through croup, pink eye, and a cold. From recent experience, therefore, I can tell you: coughing up a lung is not good, but regaining energy and rejoining civilization is…

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Young Elites by Marie Lu is a Gripping Read With a Disappointing Ending

By Jamie | October 2, 2018
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I am such a begrudging fan of Marie Lu’s Young Elites. This book was so wonderful in so many ways, but the ending was SUCH a disappointment for me. Nevertheless, I’m in the minority, judging by the 4.1/5 average rating from 554 reviewers on Amazon, and the 3.92/5 average rating from almost 100,000 reviewers on Goodreads.…

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Overcoming Writer’s Block with Automatic Transcription

By Jamie | September 26, 2018
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If you’re a writer — of books, essays, scripts, blog posts, whatever — you’re familiar with the phenomenon: the blank screen, a looming deadline, and a sinking feeling in your stomach. If you know that rumble all too well, this post is for you. Maybe it’ll help you get out of a rut; at the very least, it’s good for…

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Want Some Philosophical Sci-Fi? Read Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land

By Jamie | September 20, 2018
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Starting a new senior editor job while still very actively reading, writing my books, critiquing and editing others’, networking with other readers, writers, and book bloggers on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, AND feeding my family, taking care of our house, and helping others is a lot of work, but I’m enjoying it! I like…

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Five Movies That Teach Empathy…And Deals on Each of Them

By Jamie | September 20, 2018
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There are a lot of things people say we need these days: fewer guns, better schools, less rain on the eastern U.S. coast, more rain in the West, a certain person out of political office, etc., etc. I would argue that, above and beyond any and all of those things, what we need is more…

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Happy Books: A Comparison

By Jamie | September 18, 2018
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I’ve been reading several self-help books lately to help me through some tough times, and I’ve reached a decision. Actually, multiple decisions. One: job hunts are not fun. (Fortunately, mine just ended. Yay!) Two: talking things out with close family, friends, and good therapists helps me a lot. Three: all self-help books are different from…

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Book Review: When We Wake is a Refreshing YA Sci-Fi Read for $3.47

By Jamie | September 12, 2018
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Sometimes, you need a fresh perspective on old subject matter, whether it be in life or in books. When We Wake provides a new perspective on what many would consider a very tired genre: dystopian. But this is a refreshing, unique perspective on life after governmental collapse. Why should you read it? Well… What Is When…

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What Writers Say Is Hard About Writing, And Some Suggestions For Them

By Jamie | September 11, 2018
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Recently, in a couple of writers’ groups in Facebook, I asked what some of the hardest parts of writing are. Mind you, I’m familiar with many of them, having been on my writer’s journey in earnest for five years now. But I wanted to capture common writing trials. This is so that I could present…

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Tips For Going to FanX, For Geek and Non-Geek Alike

By Jamie | September 10, 2018
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Note: This post contains an affiliate link, which means I get a small commission if you click through to an advertiser’s website and buy the product.  Otherwise, it doesn’t cost you anything. Comic conventions are a $4 billion industry in the U.S., according to Rob Salkowitz, an author on the subject. That means A LOT…

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Everneath, a YA Retelling of the Persephone Myth: Book Review and Deal

By Jamie | September 6, 2018
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According to myth, the ancient Greek god Hades abducted the goddess Persephone. He took her to the Underworld and forced her to marry him. Hermes rescued her, but Hades tricked her before she could return to the surface. He fed her pomegranate seeds, and by so doing, ensured that she would have to return to…

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