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Virtual Vs Physical Writing ConferenceThe Online Commentary - Joan Jedy
Published: June 20, 2020Last weekend I took part in my first virtual writing conference. I was both a panelist and in the audience for some sessions. I have attended physical writing conferences in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton and there is a definite difference between the two. In my opinion each has its own pros and cons . . .
A Kind of Seeing Free PreviewThe Online Commentary - Shelley Penner
Published: June 19, 2020Publisher's Note: RCN Shorts are a new kind of reading. Short stories under 50 pages and really cheap. We are pleased to announce RCN Short's first publication A Kind of Seeing by Shelley Penner. Here is a free preview of that. - Will brooded over his grandmother’s words as he felt his way along the hallway to a side entrance that led into the castle’s garden . . .
Haven Hold: Behind the Book & Free PreviewThe Online Commentary - Shelley Penner
Published: May 23, 2020I began writing Haven Hold about thirty years ago, at a time when my husband was laid off from the lumber industry. I thought if I could write a story worthy of publishing, maybe I could supplement our income. Loosely based on my favorite fairytail, Beauty and the Beast . . . .
Both Sides Now Free PreviewThe Online Commentary - Colton Nelson & Derek Hanebury
Published: February 15 2020Both Sides Now is a short story collection from 3 writers who combine have more than 100 years of writing experience. I can't phrase this collection enough. Working with these authors one on one is the current highlight of my publishing career. I present to you the first bit of Lucky Loggers, the first short story in the collection . . . .
Here's to 27The Online Commentary - Kay J Douglas
Published: September 09, 2019It’s nearly time for the release of my very first book Bob and Avery Help Helga the Witch!! Our incredible illustrator Eric has finished all the images for the book and thanks to the great efforts of this amazing team we got the text put into a first draft . . .
An Author's DreamThe Online Commentary - Kay J Douglas
Published: August 28, 2019I have been writing for as long as I can remember. Even just as a little kid in my favorite purple crayon (Purple Mountain Majesty - not plum ) I remember writing stories, mostly about princesses, and pretending my story was my real . . .
The Gifted: RENEWED SEASON 2: IS THIS GOOD OR BAD?The Online Commentary - Colton Nelson
Published: January 05, 2018FOX Renewed The Gifted early January 2018. Which to me seems kind of weird. If their show is doing well enough for a second season renewal, why not . . .
SOLO A STAR WARS STORY How Much Will It Make at the Box OfficeThe Online Commentary - Colton Nelson
Published: December 29, 2017Now How much money will Han Solo make? Well, Rouge One made a nice paycheck of over a Billion. $1,058,000,000. Wow. That's a lot. It made more than I thought. Star Wars has a name. And that name is thought on good terms. Disney knows . . .
THE LAST JEDI: Star Wars Movie ReviewThe Online Commentary - Colton Nelson
Published: December 27, 2017Wow. That was . . . AMAZING. Star Wars the Last Jedi has to be the best film I have seen this year. It might even be the best Star Wars film I have seen. This movie was long. But it didn't feel that way. It's hard for me to be taken into a movie. But . . .
Star Wars: Solo: A Fan's WorryThe Online Commentary - Colton Nelson
Published: December 26, 2017Solo: a Star Wars Story is set for a May 25, 2018 release date. It's had a mean history. Replacing its directors and stuff. Wow. The Disney Star Wars has had some bad days. Almost all the films have had to re-shoot and replace someone and whatnot . . .
How Much Money Will The Last Jedi Make?The Online Commentary - Colton Nelson
Published: December 19, 2017The Last Jedi's Box office has reached $500 Million. It's only been out for four days. It has almost broken many, records. But The Force Awakens has out beat it. Personally, I thought that this movie . . .
Justice League Failed!The Online Commentary - Colton Nelson
Published: December 18, 2017How much money did Avengers make in it's Box Office Run? $1.5 BILLION. That's "billion" with a big "B". Its sequel is just one point behind it. $1.4 Billion. So DC Comics' Justice League would at least break the billion dollar mark? Right? Come on, sure it will. Did it? . . .
Untouchable - Eminem ReviewThe Online Commentary - Colton Nelson
Published: December 08, 2017So it looks likes I was wrong. We are getting an album next week. Star Wars Day, too! This song was well crafted. Well done Em'. He his telling a very big story. And he's 99% right in his whole song. This song takes on racism. It talks about how the white man is . . .
Rhett & Link's Buddy System: Season 2 Release Date & Trailer!The Online Commentary - Colton Nelson
Published: November 24, 2017Looks Awesome Already! So as you can see, this ain't a normal season 1 episode. This season, in fact, will be 20+ minutes long, like a sitcom. This show is branching into a normal TV Show style format. This program looks like it could be the best thing . . .
The Cosmere: The Ins and Outs! & Hoid!The Online Commentary - Colton Nelson
Published: November 23, 2017Where to start in Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere? All of Sanderson's non-earth based books are in a little universe called the Cosmere. It's like The Dark Tower in that it connects all of the books. But this one is better and planned for the . . .
Turtles All the Way Down - JOHN GREEN - ReviewThe Online Commentary - Colton Nelson
Published: November 22, 2017John Green entered my world with Paper Towns. I read this book in 2011 and I loved it. From there I picked up The Faults in Our Stars in 2012. That, my friend, was an amazing book. Turtles All the Way Down is one of the best coming of age stories . . .
Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson: REVIEWThe Online Commentary - Colton Nelson
Published: November 21, 2017The novella set between Words of Radiance and the upcoming Oathbringer. This novella came out in 2016, but I didn't finish Way of Kings until mid-2017 and Words of Radiance a month later in August 2017. So I waited for the Tor mini hardcover that came out . . .
Lord of the Rings TV SHOW - Amazon Spends $250 MILLIONThe Online Commentary - Colton Nelson
Published: November 19, 2017Lord of the Ring is coming to Amazon Prime as a Multi TV Show. What would the TV Series be about? It looks like they are making a prequel. Or two, maybe three. Or ten. Who knows. Amazon bought the rights to spin-offs as well. With Game of Thrones coming to an end . . .
Justice League Movie ReviewThe Online Commentary - Colton Nelson
Published: November 18, 2017League Just come out last night. I was super pumped. I had my tickets two weeks beforehand ready for the first showing at my local theater. Costing me an awesome $39.00 for two tickets. I guess they have to pay back that $300 million dollars (not including marketing costs . . .