Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Queen’s Gambit Review

The Queen’s Gambit by Deborah Chester Jakob’s Goodreads Rating: (3) of 5 Stars – “Liked It” Recommended for: Fantasy Readers of the Sword and Sorcery variety Book description: The throne was her destiny-until Princess Pheresa lost her groom, Mandria’s heir, … Continue reading

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Preparing for NaNoWriMo

It’s almost time for that thing again.  You know, that thing where all those writers get together (either in person or online) and hunch themselves over their preferred writing device (notepad and pen, notebook, laptop, slate and chisel) and write … Continue reading

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The Silver Ship and the Sea Review

The Silver Ship and the Sea by Brenda Cooper Jakob’s Goodreads Rating: (2) of 5 Stars – “It was ok” Recommended for: Scifi Readers Book description: The colony planet Fremont is joyous, riotous, and very wild. Its grasses can cut … Continue reading

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Guest posts and contributing writers

There are now a couple of writers who have contributed posts to Epic Plains.  It seems like a good time to discuss why I am having others write for this blog and, if any readers are so inclined, how to … Continue reading

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Why I like Goodreads

You may have noticed the “G” logo on my social homes menu to the right.  That is the logo for Goodreads.  Some might be familiar with it, others might not be.  Goodreads is a site that is a social network, … Continue reading

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Childe Morgan Review

Childe Morgan Review by Katherine Kurtz Jakob’s Goodreads Rating: (3) of 5 Stars – “Liked It” Recommended for: Fantasy Readers Book description: Alaric Morgan has been pledged to the king’s service. His Deryni blood makes him ideal to safeguard the … Continue reading

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Scrivener for Windows

I was excited to get this email today. Scrivener is my favorite writing application. It is how I like to organize ideas, brainstorm, outline, write, etc. To date it has been a MacOS X only application. Seeing as I don’t … Continue reading

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Writing Excuses Podcast

Today I would like to take a look at the Writing Excuses Podcast.  If you aren’t familiar with what a podcast is, take a look at this definition for more information.  Basically it is a web radio talk show that … Continue reading

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Three Cups of Tea Review

Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time By: Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin Paige’s Rating: (3) of 5 Stars Recommended for: Educators, Non-fiction Readers Book Description: In 1993 a mountaineer named … Continue reading

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Reviewing the ad policy

As you may or may not be aware, this site has an advertising policy.  When I launched the site in December of 2009 I came up with the policy.  I wanted to be clear for readers what I was trying … Continue reading

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