“Blowing Off Steam: When It Rains It Pours” Book Review

Sci-fi meets meets the American West in this enjoyable genre-bending novella by Ethan Russell Erway.

The charm of the classic westerns merges with the tropes of sci-fi that will delight readers and leave them wanting more after reading Blowing Off Steam – When It Rains It Pours.
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Time Management is the Blogger’s Greatest Tool

Although this article was originally written about blogging I think the principles still apply to podcasting so I’ve included it in my series Don’t Forget to Press Record.

The one thing I’m learning on this blogging experiment is that time management is crucial. In fact, it’s probably the most powerful tool a blogger has in their arsenal.

I’ve found that when I blog is just as important as what I blog about. I’m not talking about timing the release of my blog articles, I’m talking about when I sit down to do my writing.

Content and timing are very important, especially if you’re not generating any “evergreen content” but writing when your brain is firing on all cylinders is crucial to staying motivated and writing great articles.
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“X Marks the Spot” Hits the Spot

Cover art by J.C. Hutchins

Scott Roche‘s latest short story, X Marks the Spot, fills the reader with nostalgic memories of a gone-by era.

The main character, a middle-school student, unearths a box in the woods and discovers a valuable treasure. Telling you any more would simply spoil the story. Suffice it to say that you’ll soon discover the treasure is more than our young protagonist was expecting.

Reading this story made me think of the movie Goonies, a movie from my childhood about exploration and buried treasure. This short piece encapsulates the memories I have watching the movie and it’s a prime example of Scott’s writing talent.

X Marks the Spot is available at Smashwords.com for 99 cents. Buy it today, read it over your lunch break and enjoy the memories that flood into your mind from an age of innocence and wonder.

X Marks the Spot
Ebook By Scott Roche
Rating: Not yet rated.
Published: April 16, 2010
Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Words: 2205 (approximate)
Language: English

X Marks the Spot Hits the Spot (mp3)