Category Archives: Books

A Wise Decision By a Dice Company – Dice Envy Reconsiders Limited Edition Sets

I am glad to see a dice company, Dice Envy – https://diceenvy.com/, has decided to forgo limited edition dice sets – https://diceenvy.com/blogs/news/reconsidering-limited-editions. From the Dice Envy link above: What is new?  1. Customers now have the option to sign up … Continue reading

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Should You Plot Or Not? — Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth YA Author & Book Blogger

via Should You Plot Or Not? — Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth YA Author & Book Blogger. There are a few views on plotting vs. non-plotting. My take is do what works for you. If you need to plot, then … Continue reading

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Book 2 updates & the plague. — Heather Masterson

Let’s see, where are we? I’ve gone through all of the feedback that I’ve received for book 2, and the technical corrections are done — punctuation, spelling, missing words, and the occasional tweaking of a phrase. I also wrote a … Continue reading

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Dante Labs Father’s Day DNA Sale $399 Whole Genome Sequencing

I received this e-mail in the wee hours of the morning and almost missed it – Dante Labs Father’s Day DNA Sale $399 Whole Genome Sequencing – https://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests/products/whole-genome-sequencing. Use promo code FATHERSDAY if necessary. It also applies to their United … Continue reading

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Updated List of DNA Tests Offered Through Helix June 6, 2019

After noticing that Geno 2.0 Next and some other DNA tests were no longer offered on Helix, I decided to do an update on what DNA tests are available through Helix. My last update for Helix tests was October 1, … Continue reading

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National Geographic Geno Project DNA Ending

I was in the middle of working on my Current June 2019 DNA Price post (should be up later today) when I saw that National Geographic was no longer offering DNA kits, either on their website or Helix‘s website. The … Continue reading

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Choosing a Genre—Anatomy of a Best-Selling Story Part 7 — Kristen Lamb

Part of why I stress picking a genre will be a huge factor in driving sales and connecting with readers. We need to make certain we have slotted our product correctly because 1) we want readers to FIND our work … Continue reading

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Online Money-Saving Tips (4/30/19) — Battle Kim of the Republic

I just bought my textbooks for my summer classes, and I thought it would be worthwhile to share with you a couple of the tips I use to help me find lower prices. The first tip is just a general … Continue reading

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How I Wrote My First Book and What I Learnt on the Journey — Sam H Arnold

The inspiration behind The Detective Two and how this became a published book. When I was eight years old, the amazing Michael Rosen came to our school. He spoke about his new book and read to us. He also said … Continue reading

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Today in Literary History – May 17, 1900 – L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is first published — bookworm norm

L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was first published in Chicago by George M. Hill Company on May 17, 1900. Baum gave the first copy that rolled off the presses to his sister, Mary Louise … Continue reading

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