1. Are these book reviews? An explanation…

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    August 22, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    I’ve tried blogging often and for different reasons, but I’ve never come up with one (blog or reason) that stuck …
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  2. Where to begin…

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    August 20, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    A little bit of tension, and we’re hooked at page one. From Fahrenheit 451  by Ray Bradbury: It was a …
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  3. Where to Begin

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    August 16, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn… This bestseller from 2014 is titled like it’s written: in quick, alliterative jabs. And the opening …
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  4. Where to Begin

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    August 11, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    The Old Man and the Sea… I had to read this in high school, but I’m not sure I got …
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  5. Blood Bound, chapters 1&2

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    July 29, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

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    A couple of things about these opening two chapters (don’t worry – no spoilers here)… 1) Chapter one introduces the …
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  6. D O N E ! Three years in the making, my 3rd novel is now ready.

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    July 27, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

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    I haven’t blogged much lately. In fact, you can look back and see that in the middle of 2013, my …
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  7. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

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    June 15, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

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    Can the narrative mode work better at description than the descriptive mode itself? The opening to Ron Hansen’s bestseller says, …
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