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Christine Royse Niles — Changing the world one word at a time

A New Gift For You

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Being a writer can get overwhelming, can’t it?

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Fiction Friday: Sinkhole


Jody snapped back in his seat when the car’s tail hit the bottom of the hole. Jagged pavement, torn re-bar, and broken glass now framed the bright blue sky. He whipped his gaze to Jen, dozing in the passenger seat just seconds before. Now she stared toward him, eyes wide, breath frozen.

How to Survive (and Thrive) in a Large Facebook Group

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Facebook groups can be a great way to connect with other people with similar passions or interests. But they can also devour your day if you’re not careful. Here are three easy steps to take back your newsfeed.

Fiction Friday: Maw

A speculative micro-flash fiction story from the inky deep.

Empty Shelf Challenge – Week 1

Sharing what I’ve been reading as part of Jon Acuff’s Empty Shelf Challenge

How I Hope To Screw Up in 2014

In 2014, I hope to screw up new things. To learn from experiments, and to try things big enough that even if I fall short, I still manage to make a difference to someone, somewhere.