Monthly Archives: August 2019

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Rediscovering Silence

I’ve recently developed a renewed appreciation for silence. During the week, I work in an office with an open floor plan. It’s rarely quiet. Even when no one is talking, we have music playing. When I’m home, I usually play either a podcast or music. I listen to podcasts while driving. But since starting this job back […]

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A World War II Scientific Thriller

In last week’s blog post, I mentioned several of the podcasts I listen to mainly for pleasure, including Science Friday. In one of life’s cool twists of fate, a couple of days after that post, I listened to a back episode of Science Friday. One of the segments was an interview with Sam Kean, the […]

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My Favorite Non-Writing Podcasts

I listen to a lot of writing and publishing related podcasts, many of which are listed on my resources for writers page. But sometimes I want to listen to something different.  Here are the non-writing and non-business podcasts I listen to the most: Science Friday – My go-to podcast for when I’m driving. Sometimes the science […]

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Characters Do the Darnedest Things

The other night I was writing a chase scene for my latest book. The hero had stolen a box from the bad guys and was running away from them on foot. ​I’d planned to have an exciting chase through the streets, with the heroine joining ​in at some point.  I was writing this just before bed and […]

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August Issue of The KierDevil News Is Out!

The August edition of my KierDevils newsletter went out on Thursday, August 1st. It includes an update on my latest research. If you’re a subscriber and don’t see it in your Inbox, please check your Spam or Junk folder. For Gmail users, it might also be on your Promotions tab. If my emails are consistently ending up […]

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