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The Critical First Draft

Some compare writing a book to building a house. Before you put up the framework, you have a blueprint made so you know just...
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Secondhand Sight – Book Review

A mystery has to have to have me reading and wanting to finish the book. I have to discover all the secrets. Rocky Leonard...
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ART – a Review

Will the world of art be able to stomach this new bloody collection?  The one getting it ready is convinced that the time has...
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Blood Drama – Book Review

I have to admit that I was thinking my life was tough and my day was pretty bad until I began reading this book....
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Clichés in Horror That Everyone Loves

Let’s face it, most all of us love to be scared whether it be on thrill rides, extreme sports or horror flicks and books....
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Contronyms from Apology to Custom

Contronyms are another category of confusing words. Each word is its own antonym. When you offer someone an apology, are you saying sorry or...
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Friendly Ghosts

Do friendly ghosts roam our world or are all ghosts cunning and evil? As children many of us watched Casper the Friendly Ghost and...
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Curveball – Book Review

Okay, there are a lot of books I like. Even if they aren’t my type, but they are well written I will give them...
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Interview with Author Kate Policani

It’s wonderful to welcome author Kate Policani here to The News In Books. Sit back and enjoy this new author and learn a little...
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Confusing Words from Draft to Ere

Would you drink a draft or a draught?  Would you use a sword to fight a dual or a duel?  Will the prisoner be...