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Six of the Best/Worst lists

SIX OF THE BEST… things newer writers should avoid doing

A couple of days ago, my review of Laurell K. Hamilton's latest novel, Crimson Death, appeared on Escape Pod. One of the things that I always complain about with Hamilton's books is that they're more [...]

By |November 9th, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… things about social media (for writers)

If you're a writer, having a social media presence is pretty damn important. After all, where are your readers going to go to learn more about you, your books, what's happening, and what you're working [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… Criminal Minds villains

CBS's Criminal Minds is now in its 12th season, and has made the news lately with the sudden departure of Thomas Gibson, who had been with the show since its inception. I've been a fan [...]

By |October 26th, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… pro wrestlers (in my opinion)

I was having a chat at work today with a co-worker and I realized that, although I'm not a pro wrestling fan anymore, I certainly was one as a kid. My dad and I used [...]

By |October 19th, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… second books in a series

A "sophomore slump" is what happens when the second year (or iteration) of something isn't as good as the first. It implies that the third year or iteration is going to be better. Unfortunately, sometimes [...]

By |October 12th, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… things about health insurance

Health insurance sucks. Just when you think you've got everything covered, you get dinged for something else that you didn't budget for. It's one of the most annoying things about being an American (especially now [...]

By |October 5th, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… books I discovered by accident

I know I've mentioned in the past that I subscribe to an e-book library that often gets pretty big dumps of books for borrowing. It's not quite like going to the bookstore -- you can't [...]

By |September 28th, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… efficiency-increasing Chrome extensions

I've been using Google Chrome for many a year now, and while some complain of its resource hogging, I still feel like it's the best browser for me. Google already knows all of my personal [...]

By |September 21st, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… musical episodes

It's no secret that I enjoy musicals. I can still sing along to most of my favorites, although honestly not very well because I'm not a great singer. I also enjoy musical episodes of TV [...]

By |September 14th, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… examples of corporatespeak

One of the many blogs I used to run was one that lampooned corporatespeak -- the way that companies talk around things using meaningless words and unnecessary phrases. It still happens in most corporate environments, [...]

By |September 7th, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments