Sequelitis

There are only three more entries in the Hooked on a Feeling miniseries. I’m telling you this for a number of reasons. Perhaps the most important is that I want you to know that the series will not last forever. And,…
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The Birth of Tragedy

Once again, Dr. John Horne joins us on Mr. Horne’s Book of Secrets. He has a PhD in marine biology and writes in a variety of genres.   Right now I’m reading The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nitzsche. I’m not…
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Hokum

All the time, people tell me, “Thanks for all your advice, Mr. Horne. By golly, I’d love to be a scifi/fantasy author, but I can’t come up with any good ideas for such settings.” Well, today is your lucky day,…
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On the widespread use of swearing in kids’ shows.

John Horne is a new contributor to Mr. Horne’s Book of Secrets. He has a Ph.D in marine biology from James Cook University and writes a variety of genres.   It’s pervasive. You hear it all the time. Any show…
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Hooked on a Feeling: Inspiration

It’s a sacrificial rite for writers.

Can a Robot Write a Book?

Gotta get this next chapter written before my batteries run out. And my laptop’s almost out of power, too. Welcome back to Mr. Horne’s Book of Secrets. Our subject today is a particularly prickly one, so once again I have enlisted the…
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How Barnes and Noble could get its Groove Back

A post dealing with the book industry? How novel. More specifically, this post is entirely about a single bookstore. You know its name. You’ve wandered its shelves. You’ve eaten its brownies. And after eating them, you probably sat at the…
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Something Relevant

Hello, all. This post will be short(ish). I don’t post often, because a part of me wants everything I put here to be somehow profound or thought provoking. But doing this makes the site stagnate. So I need to be a…
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Stephenie Meyer is NOT an Agent of Satan

This is not a post I ever expected to write. This is also not a post I ever expected to read, but if I was going to read it, I would expect it to be written by someone else, hosted on…
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