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Satisfied readers. I love this.


Just want you to know our vacation was a family vacation and hubby and I had less down time than usual. He is 1/2 through the book and enjoying 🙂 He is away on business again next week, so by … Continue reading

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‪#‎yournextfavoriteauthor It’s Been a While


It’s been about 9 months since I put anything here, putting together you own author site can do that to old friends. http://www.tonymandolin.com, that is the url of where I’ve been for most of the past year. Writing can be … Continue reading

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Spreading the word


 Probably the toughest thing for an author without a high-powered publicity agency and/or unlimited disposable cash to accomplish is getting recognition. Sometimes it may feel as if the universe is actively working to shield the reading public from your work. … Continue reading

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An open letter to Michael Francis Moore.


Mister Moore, you have gone on the record, yet again attacking a man for doing what you excuse by others. Hypocrisy, in any form is distasteful, but you have managed to turn that particular sin into a disgusting art form. … Continue reading

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Literary Agents as Idiots


I was running over a several considerations the other day and came to the unshakable conclusion that I have yet to find a single literary agent capable of functioning in polite society, much less competent to do little more than … Continue reading

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Ramblings and a Sample


The other day I was sent a copy of a to be published Urban Fantasy by James Hunter entitled Strange Magic. Now I get a lot of offerings and most of them have far more enthusiasm than ability, but James … Continue reading

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When To Stop Writing


Unless you happen to one of the very rare successful full time authors, there comes a time when you should consider putting down the keyboard and picking up another hobby. Believe me, being able to put down your imaginations into … Continue reading

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Galtru The Dwarf


The title of this is the working title for a new series I have in mind. In looking around I can only find one series of books that have dwarves as the central characters, and that series is from Germany. … Continue reading

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Dealing with diety in fantasy


Fans of the show Supernatural will be the first to tell you the writers of the show don’t do much with God outside of allusions to the fact that the creator may still be “out there somewhere”. As a writer … Continue reading

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Making You Magic Logical


Check out any fantasy story, whether it be a multi-volume epic or a three-page short, somewhere in its prose is the use of magic. What makes or breaks the fantasy from that angle is the logic of the magic. Now … Continue reading

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