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Issue 30 of is now out! This week I talk about plotting books usisFreemail=false&r=1ep55, how book plots change, and perseverance. You can read here:

https://amostunreliablenarrator.substack.com/p/lisa-writes-stuff-issue-30-perseverance-plottr?publication_id=642579&post_id=141876024&isFreemail=false&r=1ep55

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New: K.L. Noone's MM historical fantasy Midwinter Marriage:

The Honorable Edmund Rookwood needs to get married. By Midwinter. Or his father will disinherit him. Edmund has always tried to be a loyal son and dutiful heir — unlike his scandalous younger brother. But his father’s ultimatum ...

https://www.queerscifi.com/new-release-midwinter-marriage-k-l-noone/

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    In an alternate history timeline, do you think the industrial revolution happens without the Protestant movement?

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    @1dalm One of the more thought provoking books I have read over the past few years is "The Years of Rice and Salt" by Kim Stanley Robinson. Its central premise is that if Europe was wiped out by the Black Death, history would have unfolded roughly in the same manner but in different places. So the Renaissance happened in Samarkand and the Industrial Revolution took place in South India in Travancore. So yes, I think it would have happened.

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    @1dalm In a non-fiction example, in Amitav Ghosh's "The Great Derangement" the author points out that many of the compontents of fossil fuel consumption like the use of oil and coal are actually much older than we think and were used heavily in places like Burma and China. So the point is that things could have gone differently with different circumstances.

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    CARROTS. Red hair.

    A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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    I read a book series and gradually realized that the author didn't understand the area in which she had set her novel at all.....

    https://www.spiritblog.net/i-love-authors-who-do-their-research

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    Monica’s leaving with the kids, but what does that mean for Francisco? Linda Mannheim explores the tragedies of departure in Those Last Days.

    Catch it exclusively at https://fictionable.world

    Image: Bevan Kay

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    Finding Your Self at the Heartbreak Hotel by Alice Huddon & Ruth Field

    Alice Haddon, psychologist of over twenty-five years, and Ruth Field, bestselling self-help author, show us how we can dissect heartbreaks, mine them for strength and live our most empowered life. They also examine how society sets up women to fall into love traps and engage bad habits of self-sacrificing and enabling.

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    Resisting Biopolitics: New Perspectives on the Government of Life edited by Marco Piasentier

    This cutting-edge volume discusses the philosophical, social, and political notions of biopolitics, as well as the ways in which biopower affects all aspects of our lives, including the relationships between the human and nonhuman, the concept of political subjectivity, and the connection between art, science, philosophy, and politics.
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    Ultimate Cyberwarfare for Evasive Cyber Tactics: Unravel the Techniques of Cyberwarfare, Hacktivism and Asymmetric Conflicts for Tactical Excellence With Real-World Use Cases and Strategic Insights by Chang Tang

    The book begins by unraveling the tapestry of today's cyber landscape, exploring current threats, implementation strategies, and notable trends.

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    Fighting Against Western Imperialism by Andre Vltchek compiles ten modified essays that were written during just a few months of the onslaught of the Western imperialism all over the world.

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    Face of Imperialism by Michael Parenti

    The Face of Imperialism redefines empire and imperialism and connects the crisis in the US with its military escapades across the world.

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    Evil Paradises: Dreamworlds of Neoliberalism edited by Mike Davis and Daniel Bertrand Monk, is a global guidebook to phantasmagoric but real places—alternate realities being constructed as “utopias” in a capitalist era unfettered by unions and state regulation. These developments—in cities, deserts, and in the middle of the sea—are worlds where consumption and inequality surpass our worst nightmares.

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    Empires Apart: A History of American and Russian Imperialism by Brian Landers

    A fresh, commanding, and thought-provoking narrative history of the competing Russian and American empires.

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    Women in South Africa’s armed struggle: new book records history at first hand

    https://theconversation.com/women-in-south-africas-armed-struggle-new-book-records-history-at-first-hand-218746

    "In her book Guerrillas and Combative Mothers, political and international studies academic Siphokazi Magadla uses life history interviews to offer firsthand insights into women’s participation in the armed struggle against apartheid in South Africa from 1961 until 1994."

    https://www.routledge.com/Guerrillas-and-Combative-Mothers-Women-and-the-Armed-Struggle-in-South/Magadla/p/book/9781032597249

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    BROTHER OF THE BLADE. A soldier BUSKIN. A player. BUNG. A brewer QUILL. An author. STRING. A fiddler. WHIP. A coachman.

    A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)

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    Robert Sapolsky’s ‘Determined’ is a very thought-provoking, enjoyable book, and a surprisingly easy read for such a hefty tome.
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    14 A 3 Dog Problem, SJ Bennett I like the surmise, that the Queen was a bright cookie and investigate goings on in the palace. In this we have a missing painting a poison pen campaign and a body in the swimming pool. Gradually the strands entwine and there is a pattern that emerges. The fun in these is the interaction between the Queen and her APS (in on the secret) and the heads of the household (in the dark). There's an air of nostalgia, with Her Maj no longer here. @bookstodon

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    Check out this new review of my novel!

    Below the Heavens is a high fantasy web novel series featuring a quick witted protagonist and a world and magic system crafted from scratch, incorporating east Asian culture and influences.

    This indie novel is available for free on Royal Road via the web browser (link in my bio) or their app! Also available on Scribblehub, and I have a Patreon as well where you can read ahead on a sizeable portion of content!

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    I'm reading The Idiot by Elif Batuman and its a glorious, strange RIDE!

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    In Which I Have a Beef With Shirley Bogart Shirley Bogart did the adaptation for Great Illustrated Classics The Time Machine. I do not like this adaptation. @bookstodon @sciencefiction

    https://catchingshadows672971735.wordpress.com/2024/02/20/in-which-i-have-a-beef-with-shirley-bogart/

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