Author: Michael Medlen

How To Win At Forge of Empires

The following is the lesson I learned while navigating the fun and very addicting simulation game Forge of Empires. Are you Ready! Follow what you’re told to do! Honestly, it’s that simple. The objective of the game is to progress through your empire, travelling the various western civilized cultures and acquiring new knowledge along the way. And while there are side quests, guilds to join, and the occasional trade to be made, the honest to god truth is just do what you’re told. Need to research a new production building? Research it! Oh, what’s that you say… you don’t have enough forge points? Here’s the second lesson…   Patience The hook of the game is the need for diamonds, which is a red herring. So far, I’ve navigated to the Early Middle Ages without spending a penny on this game… How you might ask? Wait! That’s it. Just wait for more research points. Every day, without clicking a single mouse button, you can earn 10 forge points for just having a kingdom. No bullshit, no hidden …

Reminder: Brave and Reckless Breath and Bone Writing Prompt Challenge

Originally posted on Brave and Reckless:
Mark you calendars– the deadline Brave and Reckless’ third writing challenge is coming up on July 9th. Writing Prompt: “I Am More Than Breath and Bones” borrowed shamelessly from TrE at a cornered gurl— check out her writing– it’s amazing Using the writing prompt above, write a 100 to 800 word original, previously unpublished piece that integrates the writing prompt.  It can be poetry, prose, short fiction or even essay.  The prompt can be used as the title, you can use the phrase intact, or break it up however you want within the written piece. Pick out an image to go with your submission Write a brief biography Send the following to christine.e.ray@gmail.com by midnight EST on Sunday, July 9, 2017: Your original piece suggested image brief biography link to where you post your writing (blog, Facebook page, Instagram, etc.) Submissions will be judged by me and at least one guest judge.  If you are interested in being a guest judge for this challenge, let me know! I will publish all submissions on Brave…

I am open to Book Review Requests

Hi People, I’ll keep this short. I have been blogging now for four years and I have written numerous book reviews, interviewed some of the best selling authors (like The Martian’s Andy Weir). I publicly announce that I am open to give my honest feedback over your book/manuscript in the form a review. Why? The reason is simple and distinctive: I want to explore more genres and help writers at the same time. There are many books out there that are underrated in terms of audience and appreciation. We, the readers, all love a jolly good book but sometimes a good amount of books fail to reach us. I want to help such books and their masters. Before you ask, I am a big fan of interesting plots/storylines and characters instead of genres. Terms? Of course, there is only one thing for you to consider. Before sending me a request: YOU MUST read the review policy! Note: I am also offering promotional and advertisement offers for writers to promote their books and spread the words among the readers…

A Helpful Book to Becoming a Better Disciple of Christ

Review of The Rhythm of Renewal Sleek and elegant, this simple book is jam packed full of simple techniques to help you become a better disciple of Christ, and just perhaps, a true Christian. I have provided the link below for you to peruse, and would encourage you to check out this easy book on practicing the faith set forth by Christ in the Gospels. Compliments to Curtice Carnes for directing me to this book and God bless. The Rhythm of Renewal

A Shout Out To My Favorite Film Website

After the debacle that was the Amazing Spider-Man franchise, it was reassuring to see Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) get back on the saddle with Gifted, starring Chris Evans (Snowpiercer) and an adorable Grace McKenna (Designated Survivor). Unfortunately, his next film The Only Living Boy in New York, about a young college graduate (Callum… via It is Time to Issue an Expiration Date on the Intellectual Man-Child — Pajiba