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Book review: The Black Lizard Big Book Of Pulps, edited by Otto Penzler

Today I am here to review a very long, but very good anthology that I finished a few days ago. This book is called The Black Lizard big Book of Pulps, and it was edited by Otto Penzler. Although this talking book was over 75 hours long, the stories, novellas and the full length novel were rivitting. There were a few stories that I didn’t like, because of the way they were written, or because I just didn’t get the concept, however, many of these stories were the inspiration that has kept me going during NaNoWriMo.
Not only were the stories by authors like Earl Stanly Gardner, Raymond Chandler, and other great pulp writers of the 1920s 30s and 40s outstanding works of nnoire fiction, but I want to publicly thank Ray Foushee, a narrator from The American Printing House for the Blind, for doing an outstanding job with the narration of this book, including the fabulous description of the Sally the Slooth comic strips found in the Dames section of the anthology.
When you read the first comic strip you need to pay attention, or you may think you’re reading one thing when the character is saying something else entirely. Happy reading, and have a fun filled mystery solving day.

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A NaNoWriMo update, and a survey question

Hello everybody,
Ann Here with some good news, and a question for my readers. First of all, the news. I am over halfway to the NaNoWriMo finish. I have reached over 33k words so far, and I’m slowly but surely pushing my way to the finish.
Now for my question. When you read a book, which format do you prefer, ebook or paperback? I am asking this question, so I will know how to market my books, and AWETHOLOGY LIGHT, where my story The Big Climb is published.
Happy writing and reading, and have a blessed day.

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My Story is writing itself!

Yeah, you read right!
Hey everyone, it’s me again with another NaNoWriMo update. Today is only the fifth of November, and a hot one I might add, but I am proud to share some exciting news with you. I’m already up to 13783 words, and I have already written the ending to my novel.
The reason I say that this story is practically writing itself, is because when I get an inspiration, it is not forced and I can’t seem to get the words on the computer or my phone fast enough. Night before last I had a strange dream but the only thing I remember is a voice in my head saying “Follow my lead.’ I don’t know if that was the still small voice of the Holy Spirit, or one of my characters talking to me, but all of a sudden I had written one entire chapter and most of another one. Before I knew it, it was after three o’clock before I went back to sleep.
I will admit that yesterday I was a bit tired, but it was well worth it to write with the muse as it fed me the words to my story. I had another inspirational writing session before I even ate breakfast this morning. and just before lunch. Will that happen again, I’m not sure, but if it does, I won’t take it for granted.

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NaNoWriMo update

Hey folks,
I’m here with an update on NaNoWriMo. I tried to publish a post earlier, but for some reason it didn’t work, so I’ll try it again.
I am up to 6303, words so far, almost three thousand of which were written today. I will keep you posted at least once or twice a week, if not every day.
Happy writing, and let’s increase our word count if you’re participating in NaNoWriMo with me.

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NaNoWriMo update

Hello everybody,
Today is day two of NaNoWriMo, but as you know I got a bit of a head start a day or two early, because I had to take my daughter back to be with her Dad yesterday, and I was extremely tired from riding all day. Now, this morning, I have written almost three thousand words in a few hours My WIP is up to 6303 words so far. I’ll keep you posted on my NaNo progress, if not every day, at least once or twice a week.
Happy writing and let’s get those words out onto the screen or the paper.