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Outputstream: Brilliance
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What is brilliance? Some say it's a flash. A flash of what? Bright light descending from heaven, imparted through the glow of one's aura which is proposed to exist but has never been seen. New age mumbo jumbo meant to...
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Autumn Road
Novels novels everywhere and not a minute to write…
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Today's "something shiny" is a novel I started about four years ago. I didn't get very far with it. In fact, what you see below is all there is. Nevertheless, I'm intrigued with this cast of characters and I'd like...
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Noah Gabba Gabba and April Wrap Up
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It's been a busy spring at the Thomas residence. This past week was particularly...interesting? I came down with a cold last Sunday and missed a total of 8 hours of work between Monday and Tuesday. As soon as my fever...
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‘Kindled Hearts’ Preview
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For reasons probably related to temporary insanity, I wrote a Christmas-themed inspirational romance novella during NaNoWriMo. For reasons definitely related to temporary insanity, I plan to release it SOON. In the meantime, here is Chapter 1. I hope you enjoy!...
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Friday Poetry: Transfusion
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TRANSFUSION by Jessica E. Thomas, May 2015 How can I write words with no pulse? Blank lines on a prosaic path to nowhere. But you don't depend on a stilled hand. You speak in spite of me. Words poured from...
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Requiem
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for Chris Coyle (November 10, 1974-September 25, 1994) I can’t do this anymore. I can’t do it. I just can’t. Everyone in my family has gone to a psychiatrist. It’s my turn. I don’t want to write this. I can’t...
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Indie Book Marketing Step Three—Early Readers
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Even as I write this post, I freely admit my own indie book marketing sometimes falls short and misses the mark (kicking myself for low sales this past month as we speak). Marketing techniques change all the time, and the...
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Rules for the Gig
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One of the tragic consequences of social media on my brain is that I can only think in sound bites and each short thought is succinct from the other. Well, succinct is an understatement because sometimes I just stop mid---...
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Stuff Worth Sneezing For
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Stuff’s going on. Stuff I don’t want to talk about yet, but I will soon. It’s good stuff, mostly, but I manage to worry about stuff anyway, even if it’s good stuff. As far as my writing goes—brutal honesty time—I’m...
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Indie Book Marketing—Step One (Editing)
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Before I launch into this series, I just want to elaborate that these are my pre and post-publication marketing strategies as of today. The big news no one wants to speak aloud is this: Your marketing strategies will change over...
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