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Quote of the Week – May 27

Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have ~ Thomas EdisonOriginal link

Inteachán – Book Five: The Tallest Tower Crane 5: 17 ‘an eventual rhythm’

Everything always finds an eventual rhythm and the end of the world is no exception.The sky is now so black that day and night are only useless memories of a time.Before.Where once beautiful clouds thrilled their audiences by floating low and slow across the city and then out to sea, they now lay sullen and black.And heavy and still.There is only rain now.Hateful hellish rain.And winds strong enough to make you walk double as you go about your pitiful business.Original link

Pulp Fiction, Detectives and Authenticity: Open to Submissions

The legendary crime fiction writer, Raymond Chandler. wrote in his 1950 essay, The Simple Art of Murder: “Fiction in any form has always intended to be realistic.” For me, pulp fiction, detectives and authenticity go hand in hand. You may now breathe a sigh of relief now you know I am referring to detective or […]The post Pulp Fiction, Detectives and Authenticity: Open to Submissions appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link

Special Guest Interview with Carmen Radtke, Author of Walking in the Shadow

Available on Amazon UK, Amazon USand Amazon AUQuail Island, 1909. Jimmy Kokupe is the miracle man. On a small, wind-blasted island off the east coast of New Zealand a small colony of lepers is isolated but not abandoned, left to live out their days in relative peace thanks to the charity of the townspeople and the compassion of the local doctor and matron of the hospital.I'm pleased to welcome author Carmen Radtke to The Writing Desk:Tell us about your latest bookMy latest book is in reality my oldest. I wrote Walking in the Shadow while living in New Zealand. I’d come across the ruins of the lepers’ camp on Quail Island in 2010, during a day trip with my child. We had a picnic where these m...
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WIP Wednesday

Since I’m now in edits with my publisher for Two Princes, book one in the When We Were Young series, a LGBT YA romance, I thought I’d post one more excerpt.  You can find the two previous excerpts here and here.  The third excerpt continues on where the second excerpt ended. Check out the third … Continue readingOriginal linkOriginal author: Maggie Blackbird


Abigail and Hyperion uncork a murder . . .Tea and Tarot room owner Abigail Beanblossom is used to running interference for her socially-awkward former boss, tech billionaire Razzzor. So when he invites her on a stakeout to investigate the sale of counterfeit wine from his latest venture – an upscale winery – she barrels on in. But the two stumble across the corpse of a wine merchant, and new wine in old bottles is now the least of their problems. Good thing amateur detectives Abigail and her partner, tarot reader Hyperion Night, have a nose for murder. Their investigation takes them from elegant wine cellars to chic tea parties on the California coast. But just as the investig...
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Project Gutenberg can’t be reached from Italy

The big news of the moment is, the Italian authorities have sealed all accesses to Project Gutenberg, the famous open library of classical texts – if you are in Italy, what you get when you hit is a warning sign from the Guardia di Finanza, that the website you are trying to reach violated copyright laws.What’s up?, you might ask.Well, it turns out our authorities have cracked down on those websites where you can illegally download ebooks, and in particular those that allow the downloading of magazines and daily papers. Now, how to find these websites?Apparently the investigators made a list of all the URLs that were traded on certain Telegram channels.Project Gutenberg was men...
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The Doctrine of Media Untruth

I spent nearly 30 years of my life working as a journalist. It was an honor to be a member of what some have called The Fourth Estate.I began my career in the Windy City at the Chicago Tribune. At the time, Chicago was probably Journalism’s toughest and most merciless proving ground. I had just graduated from the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas. It was a good education, but when I arrived inexperienced and unproven in the cavernous Tribune newsroom it didn’t take long for me to realize that I had a long way to go before I earned my journalistic chops.Chicago, I quickly learned, was a damned tough newspaper town.I worked five years covering every kind of s...
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Be Present

Henry Be | Unsplash Being present is choosing to have your attention in the here and now. It’s what allows you to hear what the person in front of you is saying, and not just with the words being spoken. Being present is the ultimate gift you can give to another. It’s how you say: I see you. I hear you.It’s also the ultimate gift you can give to yourself.Original link

The little sister for breakfast

This morning I woke up at 6 a.m., brew some tea, checked my email, and then went and watched the 1969 movie Marlowe, featuring James Garner in the title role. The movie is based on ray Chandler’s novel The Little Sister, and is a tight neat little neo-noir.Just what I needed to start my day.I grew up with The Rockford Files, still my go-to basic reference when hardboiled detective style is concerned – better people than myself have noted how hardboiled fiction is something one might need in their late teens, to try and make sense of what’s going down, and in this function, Jim Rockford on the TV served as a guide in my teens just as much as Philip Marlowe in books and movies.The 1969 movie b...
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Inteachán – Book Five: The Tallest Tower Crane 5:16 ‘a single pleading stream’

Imagine a single pleading stream of hopeless angry frightened desperate voices captured and then eventually set adrift across the darkest darkness of Time and Space forever more.‘We are very sorry.’‘Isn’t there someone who can stop this?’‘Queríamos envejecer juntos.’‘Who is in charge ‘round here?’‘I can’t find my mammy.’‘Je ne veux pas mourir.’‘Can we talk about this?’‘Are you’s all angels like?’‘What did we do to deserve this?’‘Are you kind-of like aliens?’‘How dare you!’‘Please don’t do this to us.’‘My wife died this morning.’‘We’re not afraid.’‘I think my parents are still alive.’‘Et absterget Deus omnem lacrimam ab oculis eorum. Mors ultra non erit neque luctus neque clamor neque dolor e...
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N.R. Walker – Pieces of You

Today, I’m hosting author N.R. Walker and her latest release Pieces of You, book one in the Missing Pieces series, a m/m contemporary romance.  Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway. **** Title:  Pieces of You Series:  Missing Pieces Series, #1 Author:  N.R. Walker Publication Date:  May 22, 2020 Genres:  Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance Blurb:  … Continue readingOriginal linkOriginal author: Maggie Blackbird

A Plugin Ooopsie.

I am so, so sorry.Original link


Alexander Calder, Sumac V. 1953.   A glow in the night will lead me astray from the moon’s light to where I can’t say.   Bloody prints mark the way to a small town on the shore. At the end… Continue reading →Original linkOriginal author: Susanne Leist

Introducing Sales Tax on Patreon

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May Update: I’ve been quietly working…

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Patreon Goal: DIY Funko Pop Figures Video

Here is the promised creation video. As I settle into being half-moved and having to #stayhome, I’m assembling a working schedule to get caught up on everything. I’d like to offer a HUGE thank you to Nick Mower for all his hard work on this vid, and on animating my logo. “The Korpes File Series” […]Original link

The long and short of it

I write mostly short stories and novellas. The main reasons, I think, have to do with time – on one hand, I often write to pay my bills, and writing fast is OK, but shorter works can be mailed out to publishers faster. But there is also another element, and it’s got to do with my impatience – as I often write to see how the story will go and what will happen to the characters, by writing short I get my answers sooner.The same goes, I believe, with reading – as I grow old I find myself more attracted to short stories and novellas than to longer works, and I tend to prefer one shot novels to lengthy series.But there are exceptions.Two names come to mind immediately, and they are Neal Stephenso...
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A Brand New Series + Rafflecopter

I have a brand new series releasing today. I really enjoyed writing this one and I cannot wait to hear everyone's thoughts. Don't forget to scroll to the bottom and enter the famous drummer. A homeless teen. It’s hard to tell which one is the savior.When Jessie Thunder, a famous drummer, learns a homeless person has been sneaking into his home, Jessie decides to help him out. The eighteen-year-old “boy” is too old to go in the system, and Jessie can’t stand the thought of anyone going hungry. He also hopes rescuing Theo will ease his soul. Otherwise, there’s nothing redeeming left of him.Even though Theo doesn’t trust Jessie’s help, he doesn’t have an...
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Music Monday: “Old Siam, Sir”

I debated about skipping Music Monday this week before (obviously) deciding to make the post. Today is Day 4 of the challenge: a song by a band you wish was still together. This is Wings, from 1979’s “Back to the Egg” album. The personnel are Paul McCartney (bass and vocals), Denny Laine (rhythm guitar), Linda McCartney (piano), Laurence Juber (lead guitar) and Steve Holley (drums). This was the year Laurence became my favorite guitarist, and he remains so to this day.Original link