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Afraid of Heights Free Preview

The Online Commentary - Joan Jedy

Published: August 19, 2020

IT’S FUNNY HOW many people are so trusting. Some walk with their heads down, eyes glued to their cell phones, minds oblivious to the people around them. They have no idea that someone may be watching them. Others have earbuds in their ears, listening to music as they stroll along. They have no idea that someone may be sneaking up behind them. And it is amazing how many people are so naive around heights. They stand on balconies twenty

Just Being Human Free Preview

The Online Commentary - Colton Nelson

Published: August 14, 2020

The Awards Here is the first chapter of Colton Nelson's Just Being Human Benson sat in the audience. Many people sat behind him. He was given a front row seat, but he didn’t like sitting front row. It drew attention to him. He hated attention. He much preferred being in the background: there, but not noticeable. The stage was freshly cleaned. Shiny, like Bruce Willis’s head. Who, as a matter of fact, was just a few seats to Benson’s left.

King of Dhamma Preview & Cover Reveal

The Online Commentary - Huei Lin

Published: July 14, 2020

Publisher's Note: RCN Shorts are a new kind of reading. Short stories under 50 pages and really cheap. We are pleased to announce RCN Short's first publication King of Dhamma by Huei Lin. Here is a free preview of that. (Find more RCN Media Shorts here.) “May all beings be happy.” The venerable S. N. Goenka squinted.

Virtual Vs Physical Writing Conference

The Online Commentary - Joan Jedy

Published: June 20, 2020

Last weekend I took part in my first virtual writing conference. I was both a panelist and in the audience for some sessions. I have attended physical writing conferences in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton and there is a definite difference between the two. In my opinion each has its own pros and cons . . .

A Kind of Seeing Free Preview

The Online Commentary - Shelley Penner

Published: June 19, 2020

Publisher's Note: RCN Shorts are a new kind of reading. Short stories under 50 pages and really cheap. We are pleased to announce RCN Short's first publication A Kind of Seeing by Shelley Penner. Here is a free preview of that. - Will brooded over his grandmother’s words as he felt his way along the hallway to a side entrance that led into the castle’s garden . . .

Haven Hold: Behind the Book & Free Preview

The Online Commentary - Shelley Penner

Published: May 23, 2020

I began writing Haven Hold about thirty years ago, at a time when my husband was laid off from the lumber industry. I thought if I could write a story worthy of publishing, maybe I could supplement our income. Loosely based on my favorite fairytail, Beauty and the Beast . . . .

RCN Media Letter to the Consumer: April 2020

Published: April 15, 2020

Breaking News: A lot has happened since I made an update, and I was hoping to announce some cool projects here, but it due to recent events around the world, I will not be able to . . .

Both Sides Now Free Preview

The Online Commentary - Colton Nelson & Derek Hanebury

Published: February 15 2020

Both Sides Now is a short story collection from 3 writers who combine have more than 100 years of writing experience. I can't phrase this collection enough. Working with these authors one on one is the current highlight of my publishing career. I present to you the first bit of Lucky Loggers, the first short story in the collection . . . .

RCN Media Letter to the Consumer

RCN Media Updates

Published: January 01, 2020

Hello, my name is Colton Nelson, I created and own RCN Media back in 2015, wow, five years ago. The company has changed so much since I was 16 years old. And I’m sure it will evolve into more amazing things. RCN Media is currently focused on . . .

Here's to 27

The Online Commentary - Kay J Douglas

Published: September 09, 2019

It’s nearly time for the release of my very first book Bob and Avery Help Helga the Witch!! Our incredible illustrator Eric has finished all the images for the book and thanks to the great efforts of this amazing team we got the text put into a first draft . . .

An Author's Dream

The Online Commentary - Kay J Douglas

Published: August 28, 2019

I have been writing for as long as I can remember. Even just as a little kid in my favorite purple crayon (Purple Mountain Majesty - not plum ) I remember writing stories, mostly about princesses, and pretending my story was my real . . .

The Gifted: RENEWED SEASON 2: IS THIS GOOD OR BAD?

The Online Commentary - Colton Nelson

Published: January 05, 2018

FOX Renewed The Gifted early January 2018. Which to me seems kind of weird. If their show is doing well enough for a second season renewal, why not . . .

SOLO A STAR WARS STORY How Much Will It Make at the Box Office

The Online Commentary - Colton Nelson

Published: December 29, 2017

Now How much money will Han Solo make? Well, Rouge One made a nice paycheck of over a Billion. $1,058,000,000. Wow. That's a lot. It made more than I thought. Star Wars has a name. And that name is thought on good terms. Disney knows . . .

THE LAST JEDI: Star Wars Movie Review

The Online Commentary - Colton Nelson

Published: December 27, 2017

Wow. That was . . . AMAZING. Star Wars the Last Jedi has to be the best film I have seen this year. It might even be the best Star Wars film I have seen. This movie was long. But it didn't feel that way. It's hard for me to be taken into a movie. But . . .

Star Wars: Solo: A Fan's Worry

The Online Commentary - Colton Nelson

Published: December 26, 2017

Solo: a Star Wars Story is set for a May 25, 2018 release date. It's had a mean history. Replacing its directors and stuff. Wow. The Disney Star Wars has had some bad days. Almost all the films have had to re-shoot and replace someone and whatnot . . .

How Much Money Will The Last Jedi Make?

The Online Commentary - Colton Nelson

Published: December 19, 2017

The Last Jedi's Box office has reached $500 Million. It's only been out for four days. It has almost broken many, records. But The Force Awakens has out beat it. Personally, I thought that this movie . . .

Justice League Failed!

The Online Commentary - Colton Nelson

Published: December 18, 2017

How much money did Avengers make in it's Box Office Run? $1.5 BILLION. That's "billion" with a big "B". Its sequel is just one point behind it. $1.4 Billion. So DC Comics' Justice League would at least break the billion dollar mark? Right? Come on, sure it will. Did it? . . .

Untouchable - Eminem Review

The Online Commentary - Colton Nelson

Published: December 08, 2017

So it looks likes I was wrong. We are getting an album next week. Star Wars Day, too! This song was well crafted. Well done Em'. He his telling a very big story. And he's 99% right in his whole song. This song takes on racism. It talks about how the white man is . . .

Rhett & Link's Buddy System: Season 2 Release Date & Trailer!

The Online Commentary - Colton Nelson

Published: November 24, 2017

Looks Awesome Already! So as you can see, this ain't a normal season 1 episode. This season, in fact, will be 20+ minutes long, like a sitcom. This show is branching into a normal TV Show style format. This program looks like it could be the best thing . . .

The Cosmere: The Ins and Outs! & Hoid!

The Online Commentary - Colton Nelson

Published: November 23, 2017

Where to start in Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere? All of Sanderson's non-earth based books are in a little universe called the Cosmere. It's like The Dark Tower in that it connects all of the books. But this one is better and planned for the . . .

Turtles All the Way Down - JOHN GREEN - Review

The Online Commentary - Colton Nelson

Published: November 22, 2017

John Green entered my world with Paper Towns. I read this book in 2011 and I loved it. From there I picked up The Faults in Our Stars in 2012. That, my friend, was an amazing book. Turtles All the Way Down is one of the best coming of age stories . . .

Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson: REVIEW

The Online Commentary - Colton Nelson

Published: November 21, 2017

The novella set between Words of Radiance and the upcoming Oathbringer. This novella came out in 2016, but I didn't finish Way of Kings until mid-2017 and Words of Radiance a month later in August 2017. So I waited for the Tor mini hardcover that came out . . .

Lord of the Rings TV SHOW - Amazon Spends $250 MILLION

The Online Commentary - Colton Nelson

Published: November 19, 2017

Lord of the Ring is coming to Amazon Prime as a Multi TV Show. What would the TV Series be about? It looks like they are making a prequel. Or two, maybe three. Or ten. Who knows. Amazon bought the rights to spin-offs as well. With Game of Thrones coming to an end . . .

Justice League Movie Review

The Online Commentary - Colton Nelson

Published: November 18, 2017

League Just come out last night. I was super pumped. I had my tickets two weeks beforehand ready for the first showing at my local theater. Costing me an awesome $39.00 for two tickets. I guess they have to pay back that $300 million dollars (not including marketing costs . . .