It’s A Beautiful Thing, the Destruction of Words

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So says George Orwell in 1984. If you recall (or if you don’t), the Party aims to make “thoughtcrime” impossible by removing words which describe forbidden ideals, such as freedom, rebellion, etc., from the dictionary. No words, no thoughts. One character remarks on the slender volume with the above quote. Apparently, the New York City public school system (see link …

Kendig’s High-Speed Thrill Ride

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Ronie Kendig is known for her “rapid-fire fiction,” and Firethorn is no exception. Firethorn is the last in her series “Discarded Heroes.” In this installment, the team has been sabotaged. The members have been captured and sent literally all over the world, and it’s up to covert operative Kazi Faron to bring them back together. The first member she rescues …

I. Have. A. Blog.

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To most writers, those four words would be fun. Exciting even. To me, they’re unnerving. Intimidating. I write fiction for a reason. For one, I don’t have to write about myself. I write about characters I have created, and I design them exactly the way I want them. They are as nasty or kind or insecure or silly as I …