Dancers and Instructors at Harvey Zumbathon in Round Rock, TX

The Zumbathon for Harvey

I wrote this Pantoum-mime poem in honor of the many people inside and outside of Texas who have given any aid to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. by R. L. Copple - 9/4/2017 The call goes...

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Tips on writing.

Getting FB to Show the Right Photo in WordPress

Sharing a drink

Frustrated at the lack of control of images in shared links on Facebook? Me too. Here’s how I solved the problem.

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The Light, The Dark, and the Gritty

R. L. Copple explores the definition of gritty stories.

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How to Write for the Glory of God

R. L. Copple explains why most people who state that as a reason for writing, often don’t understand what it means.

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Traditional, Indie, Profit-Sharing, and Vanity Publishing

Author R. L. Copple evaluates key differences between traditional publishing, indie publishing, profit-sharing publishing, and vanity publishing.

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Show, Don’t Tell?

R. L. Copple answers the questions: Why are many against “show, don’t tell”? Should a writer worry about showing instead of telling?

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Top Ten Ways Authors Bore Readers

R. L. Copple gives his top ten ways that authors tend to bore readers. What bores you?

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Sex Sells

Author R. L. Copple explores the presence of sex scenes in Christian literature.

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Successful Plot Holes

Author R. L. Copple explores plot and fact issues with the recent Star Trek movie.

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How to Identify and Write Honest Reviews

Author R. L. Copple explores how to identify and write honest book reviews.

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Writing for the “Weaker Brother”

Author R. L. Copple tackles the tricky subject of how to write with the “weaker brother” in mind, as described in Romans 14.

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  • Hero Game

    Second book in The Virtual Chronicles. A superhero space adventure!

  • Mind Game

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    First book in The Virtual Chronicles. Virtual reality has never been so real!

  • Reality’s Fire

    Third book in The Reality Chronicles. The exciting finale goes to Hell and back.

  • Reality’s Ascent

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    Second book in The Reality Chronicles. An adventure with consequences.

  • Reality’s Dawn

    First book in The Reality Chronicles. 15 adventures of Sisko to enjoy!

  • Ethereal Worlds Anthology

    25 short stories and flash fictions written over five years by R. L. Copple.

  • Strange Worlds of Lunacy

    Let's go there. It's a silly place. Two flash fictions in this anthology: "Shake, Rattle, and Roll," and "Baby Truth."