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Scribings 4 Giveaway at Goodreads — last day!

Scribings 4 Giveaway at Goodreads — last day!

Today is the last day that you can enter for a chance to win one of six signed paperbacks of Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations at Goodreads. We have the books signed and ready to ship once we get the list of winners. :)

Goodreads Book Giveaway Scribings, Vol 4 by Jamie Alan Belanger Scribings, Vol 4 by Jamie Alan Belanger

Giveaway ends August 15, 2014.

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at Goodreads.

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Prince Edward Island road trip photos

Prince Edward Island road trip photos

Finally! Yes, it took me a very long time to get around to editing and posting these, but I finally managed to do it.

Last summer, I took a road trip with my brother Paul, our mom, our sister Lynn, and her husband Ralph. We drove (!) from Old Orchard Beach all the way to Prince Edward Island, then back, and then went up to Magog to visit family before returning home. It was a grueling trip with…

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New Photos on Flickr

New Photos on Flickr

It’s been a while since I’ve posted new photos, and actually been a while since I’ve taken new photos. Some of these have been sitting on my computer for a long time. I’ve been meaning to share them, I’ve just been busy with writing and publishing.

First are some pictures from December 2012, from a trip I made to the Ringling Museum in Sarasota FL with my mother. These are some of the last…

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Writing Update For July

Writing Update For July

Burned? Fizzled.

I finally stopped writing, almost cold turkey. I was feeling burned out but still trying to force myself to write every day, and then around the halfway point in this month, I finally just stopped. I started book 7 of my fantasy series, but didn’t get very far into it. I still want to write, but even this blog post took me a few tries to compose.

I suppose it was inevitable. I…

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Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations paperback released!

Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations paperback released!

Scribings 4 ebook cover

The paperback edition of Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations is now available at CreateSpace and Amazon.

CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/4897873

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Scribings-Vol-Jamie-Alan-Belanger/dp/1936489201

Also, two other pieces of news for today:

The ebook edition showed up at Scribd, so if you have an account there you can read the whole book today.

You can also enter to…

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A Month With Scribd

A Month With Scribd

What’s Scribd?

Scribd and services like it have frequently been explained as “Netflix for ebooks,” and I feel this is a fair description. They have a lot of ebooks and you can read what you want for a single flat fee (currently $8.99 a month for Scribd).

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Scribings 4 Giveaway at Goodreads

Scribings 4 Giveaway at Goodreads

We’re giving away 6 signed copies of the Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations paperback at Goodreads!

Goodreads Book Giveaway Scribings, Vol 4 by Jamie Alan Belanger Scribings, Vol 4 by Jamie Alan Belanger

Giveaway ends August 15, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Half a Million Words (A Special Writing Update)

Half a Million Words (A Special Writing Update)

Oh yes…

It’s true…

Today I passed that milestone. I’ve written more than half a million words of original fiction so far this year.

I’m excited at the accomplishment, and a little apprehensive about having to edit all of this fiction. At least it will give me something to do for the next few years, lol.

What? How?!

If you’re a writer and/or wondering how in the hell I managed to write this much,…

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Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations ebook now available!

Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations ebook now available!

Scribings 4 ebook cover

This morning we published the ebook version of Scribings, Vol 4: Miscreations in the Smashwords and Kindle stores. I and the other members of the Greater Portland Scribists have been working hard on these stories for months, and we’re overjoyed to announce that they are finally ready for publication. It’s been a long road, and we delayed the publication several times, but our reason was…

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Jamie’s Writing Update for June 2014

Jamie’s Writing Update for June 2014

Day Skipper

I’ll admit, I skipped a few days of writing this past month. The first two were understandable, as I was helping my brother and sister-in-law in New Hampshire move. The third day I skipped, however, was just a total lack of motivation. I didn’t even feel bad about it; I just didn’t write. Twice I opened a document and stared at it, then closed the program and did something else.

I’m…

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