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Stephen L. Brayton
  • Oskaloosa, IA
  • United States
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Something About Me and My Book:
I'm a Fifth Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, author, editor. My first ebook, Night Shadows, will be released February 15, 2011. The second, Beta, comes out October 1, 2011.

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Can You Hear Me Now?

Maybe a more appropriate title would be “How do you hear me?” Or maybe, “Sounds like…” with the proper charades gesture.

What I’d like to discuss is how to add voice or sound to your stories. How do characters speak? What do specific noises sound like? Taking the second question first, it’s not enough sometimes just to write something making noise. To add elements such as mood or emotion, you must show the reader how things sound. You do this by relating the…


Posted on December 16, 2011 at 12:30pm


Some time ago, a friend dropped me an email I thought was just delightful. I had never heard the term, don't know if it's even a real word or something someone made up to fit. But, these are wonderful and shows creativity. Plus, they make great story inserts.

A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. It is frequently used for…


Posted on December 2, 2011 at 7:38am

Children of Paranoia

Children of Paranoia


By Trevor Shane


You read about death every day, see the reports on television. Some are called ‘accidents.’ The murders seem senseless and go unsolved. Did you…


Posted on November 29, 2011 at 5:30am


By Daniel H. Wilson



In tomorrow’s world, more of society is computerized. From robot domestic servants to humanoid peacekeeping soldiers, mechanical, computer controlled weaponry, and vehicles capable of networking to…


Posted on November 21, 2011 at 8:32am

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At 4:41pm on June 18, 2011, Author Aleja Bennett gave Stephen L. Brayton a gift
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At 3:06am on June 18, 2011, Author Aleja Bennett said…
Nice to meet you here in the world of book marketing. I'm Aleja Bennett Author of Ten paper backs and eight available on the kindle. Here is my fan page, stay in touch when you can. I know we both may have hectic schedules at times but I will always follow you back. Below is my fan page hope you like it and thanks again for your support it's appreciated very much. Enjoy the book video

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