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TOP SECRET: A Letter From the Resistance The Sequel Dilemma When Stories Attack YA Grab Bag Sweepstakes More Stories...

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More Stories The DVD of Ender’s Game came out on February 11th. Have you seen it yet? Finished copies of Words of Radiance have arrived! Want to party with Brian Staveley, Ramona Wheeler, James Cambias, David Edison, and the staff of Tor Books? Come join us on February 24th in NYC. John Scalzi’s Redshirts is coming to TV! There are more details from Scalzi on his blog. Last, but definitely not least: come join Jenna Black, Mindee Arnett, and Kristen Simmons on tour.
TOP SECRET: A Letter from the Resistance
by Kristen Simmons

Federal Bureau of Reformation
Keyword: III
Personal correspondence, found in remains of III resistance stronghold

It’s Tuesday night and I can’t sleep.

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The Sequel Dilemma
by Mindee Arnett

With the pending release of my second book in the Arkwell Academy series, The Nightmare Dilemma, I’ve been thinking a lot about sequels. You know, the basic questions, like what makes a good one and what doesn’t. I suppose one could argue that the simplest way to ensure a good sequel is to not set the bar too high with the first story. Take Star Trek: The Motion Picture, for example. After that snoozefest, The Wrath of Kahn could’ve been about Kirk and his crew battling it out with rabid, zombie Tribbles and it would’ve been successful.

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When Stories Attack
by Jenna Black

When I worked a “normal” day job, there was always a very clear delineation between work time and leisure time. Work time was when I was in the office. Everything else was “leisure,” to be divided between whatever life responsibilities I had outside of work, and free time/recreation.

These days, I don’t have a “normal” day job with regular office hours. Every hour of every day is a potential work time, and I find myself working even when I’m not in my home office.

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