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Ed’s Casual Friday, 6/29. Plus, a Freebie.

Two things.

First, for my Friday column over at Indies Unlimited I celebreate a birthday by grumbling and grousing about my likes, dislikes, foibles and failings as a reader and writer.

Second, if you can still stand me as a human being after that, The Sable City is FREE today and tomorrow (6/29-6/30) on Amazon US and Amazon UK, in celebration (or blatant exploitation) of volume four being released. 😉

 

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Devil Town, Book IV of the Norothian Cycle

Now available, Book IV of the Norothian Cycle. Muskets, Magic, and Matilda Lanai. 🙂

(also: devils, demons, swords, a katana, Zeb, the Underway, a frying pan, a gnome, a half-Lamia who wants to be Queen, dragons, Uella, Fitz, a minotaur, cannons, crossbows, a language professor, a matched pair of ivory handled wheel lock pistols, a goblin, Emnaketetha, Karza, a river named Ay River, Fire Priests, Focaru tribes, shipping contracts, farmers, another Lanai, an ex-ninja / now priestess…)

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008FB93X6  Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008FB93X6

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2012 in M. Edward McNally, The Norothian Cycle

 

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Devil Town, Book IV of the Norothian Cycle. Chapter Seven (excerpt)

Hmm…with volume four of the Norothian Cycle: “Devil Town” available in just about a week (6/29/12), I think I’ll post a wee bit of an excerpt, just for giggles. 🙂
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Chapter Seven

Around noon on the Twenty-third Day of Fourthmonth, the score of Shugak hobgoblins stationed atop the wall at the northern gate of the city that had once been Larbonne were called away grumbling from a meal of frog stew. Hobgoblins don’t particularly like frog stew, but eating it vastly annoyed the bullywugs with which the hobgoblins were ostensibly allied. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2012 in M. Edward McNally, The Norothian Cycle

 

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“I’ll probably drunk-dial my boyfriend…” Tag Line Tuesday with LB Clark

Today, Tag Line Tuesday is happy to welcome the author of the Rock ‘n Roll / Urban Fantasy Romance series, “Jukebox Heroes.” Let’s hop right in for the introductions.

Ed: Hello there. As I hear writers are creative people, please answer each of the following bio questions twice. Once with the truth, and once with a lie. Name?

LBC: LB Clark, or Oddstocks McWeirdo El Tutti-Fruitti.

Ed: I think I’ve got some McWeirdos on the Irish side of the family, too, So where you from? Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Ed’s Casual Friday 6/8: Self-editing tips

Today over at Indies Unlimited, I offer a few helpful tips that may help get your work in shape enough to send it on to an actual editor, who hopefully will then be less inclined to point at you and laugh.

http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2012/06/08/eds-casual-friday-do-not-self-edit-but-when-you-do/

 

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Once there were giants…

“I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.”

– Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 6, 2012)

 
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Posted by on June 6, 2012 in Writing

 

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“Those things best left unexamined…” Tag Line Tuesday with Yvonne Hertzberger

This week, Tag Line Tuesday is happy to welcome…you’ll never guess…a writer! Let’s dive right in.

Ed: Hola! As I hear writers are creative people, please answer each of the following biographic questions twice – Once with the truth, and once with a lie.

Name?

YH: Yvonne Hertzberger, and….”Hey you,” “When’s dinner,” “Whats for supper,” “Mom,” “Vonnie,” “Circle Nazi” – (that last one has a story attached, but you have to ask)

Ed: I’m totally calling you “Vonnie” from here on out. Where you from, Vonnie?

YH: A cramped, wet, dark place. I really had to get outta there.

Originally Gouda, Holland, then Nova Scotia, then a couple dozen places in Ontario, finally Stratford, which I love. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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