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Strippable Cover Review: The Sandman Slim Trilogy

Reviewing is said to be an easy job, but there are problems. You might have an issue with story and find it difficult to put into words. Conversely, there might be so much to explain that you can’t really get to the process of actually reviewing without six paragraphs of backstory first. Or in some […]

Posted on October 20, 2011 at 21:05 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Two Books Enter: An Assembly Such as This versus A Wife for Mr. Darcy

[Editor’s Note: Many thanks to Lauren at Kid Champ for letting me borrow her “Thundertome” idea for this review series. – TL] When I first got my Android-enabled phone, I searched for something to read on it during a long 45 minute subway commute. A Google search for “free ebooks” took me to Google Books […]

Posted on October 1, 2011 at 11:00 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Author’s Note: Creating Characters, Using Archetypes

I’ve been watching a lot of movies lately. I’m sure this surprises none of you. It has been the summer of fun blockbusters! What I see over and over again are archetypes. Everyone knows what an archetype is, right? The knight in shining armor, the damsel in distress. More practically speaking, an archetype is what […]

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 15:38 by JB McDonald · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Colin Meloy’s Wildwood to be animated by Coraline studio

Decemberists singer Colin Meloy recently published a young adult novel, Wildwood, his first in a trilogy. It follows the adventures of a young Portlandian, Prue, who must go into the city’s impassable wilderness in search of her brother who was kidnapped by crows. In the process we’re given glimpses of a colonial Narnia and an […]

Posted on September 7, 2011 at 22:42 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Strippable Cover Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One Written by Ernest Cline Published by Crown I was a child of the mid 80s, so I was a bit too young for some of the milestones. Still, I remember seeing the familiar barbarian facing a dragon box art of Dungeons and Dragons on the back of my comics, the ratty covers […]

Posted on August 22, 2011 at 22:31 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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Author’s Note: Agent Hunting!

So, last month I told you guys I had just sent off a query letter to an agent. What I skipped was finding agents to send it to, and writing up the query letter. Really, each of those two things is its own column, because each was an equal pain in the butt. I had […]

Posted on July 26, 2011 at 20:12 by JB McDonald · Permalink · One Comment
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Strippable Cover Reviews: Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson The apocalypse has hit in many ways over the years. Zombies. Plague. Creeping Ice-Ages. And of course, there’s always the old stand-by favorite, Robots. We’ve seen them plod slowly through the Terminator films or swiftly dive and tear their way through clunky, barely functional ships in The Matrix. But author […]

Posted on July 4, 2011 at 22:22 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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First-time author to use first book to raise funds for teens in need

When I first dreamed up the idea behind GeekingOutAbout.com, I was determined that one of the key things we would always do is to not only highlight what’s neat and geeky out there in the world but also to highlight those other creative people who are choosing to get up off of their butts and […]

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 12:00 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Author’s Note: Mixing My Alcohol

They say you shouldn’t mix your alcohols, but baby, I have done exactly that. You see, I need a drink. I have just sent my query letter off to an agent, to see if it’s acceptable. That’s right. I sent a query letter to an agent. It’s the first agent I’ve approached since, oh, probably […]

Posted on June 17, 2011 at 15:13 by JB McDonald · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Lincoln’s link of the Day: Samuel L. Jackson reading adult children’s book, Go the F–k to Sleep

Let’s be honest. If you had to choose one actor to read a book entitled Go the Fuck to Sleep who would you choose? It would be Samuel L. Jackson, wouldn’t it? If you’re not familiar, Go the Fuck to Sleep is a parody children’s book aimed at distraught parents. While I don’t have any […]

Posted on June 16, 2011 at 15:02 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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