Brandon Andersen

Bridge over troubled cornfields

If you are a fan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, you are no doubt aware and probably wrapped up in the current debate as to whether head football coach Bo Pelini should be fired for his team’s abysmal second half showing against UCLA this past weekend combined his comments that he made two years ago before

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How Chase saved my first novel’s check from being shredded

At the beginning of July, I received my first royalty check from my first novel. Four days ago, the check was on its way to the shredder. This is the story of how my wife and I got it back.

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What not to do in a zombie apocalypse

10 WORST things to do in the zombie apocalypse

So there’s plenty of opinions out there on what to do during the zombie apocalypse. Build a fortress, flee for the countryside, find Simon Pegg and fight side-by-side with him, etc. But here are some things NOT to do during the zombie apocalypse. In brainstorming this list, it occurred to me that some of the

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Writing endings

You’ve spent months, maybe even years writing a story. Now you’re nearing the end of your characters’ journey and you’re thinking, “How in the hell do I wrap this up?” You’re not alone. Writing endings can be one of the most stressful parts of storytelling. If you’re writing from an outline, you may find that

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20 funny zombie pictures

Okay, this one is just for fun. Here are some funny zombie pictures that I’ve collected over the years. The whole zombie genre is so gory and gross, it’s nice to sometimes break out of the blood, bile and butchery and enjoy a little humor. Probably the most truthful pie chart regarding the zombie apocalypse

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Zombie survival kits – what you need to defend against the undead

Civilization has been brought to its knees by the zombie apocalypse. Now you’re huddled up in your home and the lights in the neighborhood have just went dark. If you prepared for this moment, you’ve got a zombie survival kit and a fighting chance. If you haven’t, you’re a walking cheeseburger. Getting prepared for the

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