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Finally, my review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

This is going to be a stream of thought, rather than a planned out, book-report style review. I hope to cover several points, but, if I miss or neglect some, I'm sure you won't care—you've already read far too many reviews of this movie anyway. So, does it really matter that yet another unknown is throwing his Two Cents into the wind for whoever to read? I didn't think so. And, to further the point, the next time something like Star Wars gets placed in my lap, maybe then I'll have real room to critique. This is just for fun and because I'm a geek. For me, blogging about this stuff is the next best thing to sitting around with friends and going over and over all the little details for hours on end. I mean, I'd like to stay married. :)

Ok, first things first: I enjoyed this movie. To me, it was a solid B (reasons to follow) I enjoyed the return to Old Movie Magic. I enjoyed the equal mix of CGI and FX and Costumes and Settings and all that jazz. It was good.…

New Amazon Review

This was a great read from cover to cover,
December 15, 2015 By  ImA Contradiction (Kindle Edition) This was a great read from cover to cover. The depth of the world created by the Author left me feeling spellbound after the final chapter. In reading the story I found that I became caught up in the lives of the characters as well as in the imagery used to pull me into the world itself. I quite literally felt like I was inside their world, seeing everything as they saw it. I enjoyed the multiple characters POVs because it allowed me to see even deeper into the world created by Garrett. I will be looking forward to more installments in the series.

New Amazon Review.

4 Stars: Slow-Burning, Subtle and Unique!
by Author Dave de Burgh

Wade has written a considered and carefully crafted tale here, one that merges different genres not only well but in interesting and exciting ways.
He allows his characters to grow in the reader's mind, giving them to space and time to continuously define themselves, while also expanding and exploring the world they live in without dumping info on the reader or bogging down the narrative.

His tale also creates new cultures and magic while subtly twisting our own history, so don't be surprised if you read about something that sounds familiar.

My only issue is that the book is a slow read, but that may be because I'm used to reading fast paced tales - one thing is for sure: this is a novel that builds subtly and consistently, showing Wade to be a writer and storyteller who has great control and a vast imagination.

The NaNoWriMo Diet—Guest Post: Michael R. Fletcher Author of Beyond Redemption

  The NaNoWriMo Diet

It's tempting to let this devolve into a humor piece and talk about my love affair with whiskey and how sometimes, when my brain won't shut-up and let me sleep, I bludgeon it into submission with liberal doses of Jameson. But no. I'm gonna keep this serious. Well, mostly serious.

My suspicion is that successful writers all have at least a little OCD. Who else would sit for hours on end mashing away at the keyboard with their face? What, you don't type like that? Weird.

Smarter writers (or at least those capable of obsessing over more than one thing at a time) will pay attention to their physical and health-related needs as well as their daily word count. Unfortunately I'm not one of those. I can either obsess about my health or work on a book. In the past I would write a book and then, in the time between writing and editing, exercise like mad in an attempt to shed some of the gained pudge. I used to joke that I gained ten pounds with every novel …

Isaac Asimov, Harlan Ellison, Gene Wolfe on SCIENCE FICTION 1982

I hope to make this list one day :) *Congrats All*

Tanner Greenring / BuzzFeed 1.The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss DAW Books It’s not an understatement to say that this is the very best fantasy series currently underway. It’s only two books in at the moment (well, two and a half), so it’s a perfect time to jump in and get started. A rich and compelling story of a brilliant young man’s rise to become a legendary magician, framed by a present where he is middle-aged and seemingly powerless. 2.The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson Tor Books Another series that only has two books so far, so now’s the time to get involved. The one issue is that they’re BIG books, so the two Stormlight Archives feel more like four books. Luckily, they’re incredible, so you’ll tear through them. RIYL: really big swords, sorcery, and massive battle sequences. 3.A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin Bantam Books A Song of Ice and Fire, the series that A Game of Thrones belongs to, is a modern clas…