“The importance of reading books to kids…they associate it with love.”

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This comment by Kelly on the post Reading Is For Girls

The Mask

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A super-short work of fiction by Mark Sherman that the Woodstock Times called “a great, psychodrama-short story (involving psychoanalysis, no less).”

Flash and Dazzle Part 5: The Chapter About
 Expensive Things and 
Things That Shouldn’t Cost So Much

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Part 5 of a 6 part serial from Lou Aronica and The Story Plant.

My Addiction to Fiction

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17-year-old Ernesto Ponce had never enjoyed reading until the semester he was forced to spend an hour a day actually reading whatever he wanted.

Flash and Dazzle Part 4: The Chapter About Fools and Foolishness

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Part 4 of a 6 part serial from Lou Aronica and The Story Plant.

Flash and Dazzle Part 3: The Chapter About Imagination-Starved Clients and Heroic Solutions

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Part 3 of a 6 part serial from Lou Aronica and The Story Plant.

Flash and Dazzle Part 2: The Chapter About Trying to get Daz to the Office
 (Also Known as the 
Daily Sisyphean Struggle)

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Part 2 of a 6 part serial from Lou Aronica and The Story Plant.

Flash and Dazzle Part 1: The Chapter About Daz (Well, I Guess They All Are)

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Part 1 of a 6 part serial from Lou Aronica and The Story Plant.

Five Authors Men Should Read

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Thomas Pluck picks five novels that you shouldn’t miss.

Into The Valley of Nod

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Steve Jaeger, with a chilling work of fiction about a forgotten way to go MIA in a war.

Lies and Athletes: Why Do We Care?

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They say to “hate the game, not the player,” but sometimes the players bring it on themselves. Carter Gaddis shares his views on athletes, integrity, and the lessons we are teaching.

Why the Zombie Apocalypse Proves We’re Becoming Better Men

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This generation’s guns-and-bunkers fantasy is objectively better than its predecessors.

Should Authors Write Characters Outside Their Race?

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Should an author write characters of a different race than his own? Is that exploitation? Appropriation? Race denial? Or is it the author’s right? A conversation with Bill Cheng and Christine Lee Zilka on writing outside one’s race.

Let’s Stop Blaming Disney

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If adults are complaining that their lives are not fairy tales, we should all be very frightened.

Author Matt Salesses: I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying (Video)

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The Good Men Project is thrilled to share the new novel by our Fiction Editor Matthew Salesses.

The Last Perfect Day: An Excerpt from ON SAL MAL LANE

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“Mr. Niles’s words rang in his ears: Long ago, he was just a boy like you.” By Ru Freeman