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About meNot a Yankee.
Not a Rebel.

A stuck in the middle of it type person. (Read: Born and Raised within 50 miles of Washington, DC.)

Scribbler, reader (duh), thinker.
(Website links to my blog designed to offer insights to other writers. Its all opinions.)

Outside of that, talk to me to find out more.

Reading threads:
2016 -- Goals (25 books read, minimum 10 physical, minimum 1 nonfiction)
2017 part 1
2017 part 2-- Goals listed in thread now. :)
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2021

Annual book poll (see if you've ever read any books that I have):
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About my libraryMy physical library started as merely a collection of fiction books and a few non-fiction that were interesting to me. Then, I determined that I wanted to try to write that next great novel.

This changed the complexion of the physical library. I can honestly break things down to writing reference, research subjects and fascinations, and fiction. My catalog consists of what I physcially own, save two collections: Read but not owned (library books, for the most part) and No Longer in Library (books I got rid of because they just didn't fit my idea of good books.) If a book was gotten rid of without any reading or review details, I've completely removed it from the library.

I've recently begun gathering digital books through both Google Play Books and Amazon Kindle. They have their own collection to track reading and such. I'll only be adding these as I read.

Just when I think I am done, I am finding books that aren't cataloged that I thought I had gotten.

Tagging pattern (usually):
Broad Category/Genre, Narrowed content, {series, place in series If applicable}, binding (soft or hard), if not read

Groups The Writers, 40-Something Library Thingers, All Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans, Archer's Paradox, Cats, books, life is good., Fantasy Forum, FantasyFans, Forward Motion Writers and Readers, Gamers, Heraldryshow all groups

Favorite authorsPiers Anthony, Jim Butcher, Orson Scott Card, Frank Cho, Suzanne Collins, Christopher Farnsworth, John Grisham, David Weber, Margaret Weis (Shared favorites)

VenuesFavorites | Visited

Favorite bookstoresBay Books, Fenwick Street Used Books & Music‎, Second Looks Books

Favorite librariesCalvert Library Prince Frederick, Lexington Park Branch Library

Other favoritesNational Book Festival

Homepagehttp://swordsvspens.blogspot.com/

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LocationLexington Park, Maryland

Account typepublic

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Member sinceSep 29, 2005

Currently readingHow To Write What You Want & Sell What you Write by Skip Press
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2016: A Tor.com Original by Charlie Jane Anders
Damia by Anne McCaffrey

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