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An interview with Joannes Rhino

Matthew Arnold Stern at Indie Author Day in AnaheimI was interviewed by Joannes Rhino about writer’s block, fiction, being a cubicle author, and more. Check it out here.

Why you should post reviews

Amiga review on Inkitt

I admit that this post is self-serving. I want to encourage readers of my novel Amiga to post reviews of it on the Inkitt site. Inkitt uses reviews as part of their algorithm to select books to publish. If you’ve read Amiga and haven’t posted a review on Inkitt, please do so.

And if you still need reasons to write a review about Amiga or any novel — as well as any product and service — please read on.

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The cycle of outrage

Hamster wheel (from Wikimedia Commons)Do you feel like you’re stuck in a hamster wheel of never-ending political news? No matter what bad or outrageous thing happens, something comes along to top it. There is no respite and no place to avoid it. It occupies your mind, hijacks your conversations, and shades your relationships.

We are stuck in a cycle of outrage. Let’s look at how it works.

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How (and why) I finally got Freiburg, Germany into a novel

Bridge over the Dreisam River in Freiburg, GermanyIt has been three years since I last went to Freiburg, Germany. Since then, I’ve been trying to find a way to get that southwestern German city into a novel. After some trial and error, I finally did. Freiburg is in Amiga. Here’s how and why (with some minor spoilers ahead).

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Presidents don’t come from God

I didn't know Jesus was this tallI’ve tried to follow my own advice and listen to what Trump supporters have to say. There is no shortage of them on Facebook and Twitter. I have found one issue that needs to be addressed. This issue resides at the core of American government and society. It is an area where we need to come to an agreement before we debate anything else.

Let’s agree that presidents don’t come from God.

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