“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale
One of the most spectacular night-sky shows will kick into high gear this weekend when the Orionid meteor shower peaks early in the morning on Oct. 20. It will continue to dazzle until just before dawn on the 21st. . . http://goo.gl/HmbJn
A Memory of Light – Robert Jordan (Author), Brandon Sanderson (Author) – Release Date: Jan 8 2013 – http://goo.gl/TYHW6
Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, readers have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over forty million copies in over thirty-two languages.
When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork. With The Gathering Storm (Book 12) and Towers of Midnight (Book 13) behind him, both of which were # 1 New York Times hardcover bestsellers, Sanderson now re-creates the vision that Robert Jordan left behind.
Edited by Jordan’s widow, who edited all of Jordan’s books, A Memory of Light will delight, enthrall, and deeply satisfy all of Jordan’s legions of readers.
The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass.
What was, what will be, and what is,
May yet fall under the Shadow.
Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.
How to Show (Not Tell): A Writing Lesson from John LeCarre – By Mary Jaksch – Write to Done – http://goo.gl/qSIEN
3 Simple Steps for Staring Down Writer’s Block – By Mark McGuinness – copyblogger – http://goo.gl/b4N8j
Quote(s) of the Day
The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story. – Ursula K. Le Guin
“To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.” – Anatole France
Writing Contest – Pen/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction – By Pen American Center – Deadline Dec. 31. 2011 –http://goo.gl/RMthb
Writing Contest – VCU Cabell First Novelist Award – Deadline January 15, 2012 – http://goo.gl/0ldGF
Sci-fi/Fantasy – Republic of Thieves – By Author Scott Lynch – Coming soon for Christmas.
After their adventures on the high seas, Locke and Jean are brought back to earth with a thump. Jean is mourning the loss of his lover and Locke must live with the fallout of crossing the all-powerful magical assassins the Bonds Magi. It is a fall-out that will pit both men against Locke’s own long lost love. Sabetha is Locke’s childhood sweetheart, the love of Locke’s life and now it is time for them to meet again. Employed on different sides of a vicious dispute between factions of the Bonds Sabetha has just one goal – to destroy Locke for ever. The Gentleman Bastard sequence has become a literary sensation in fantasy circles and now, with the third book, Scott Lynch is set to seal that success.
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