No, I didn't mean NaNoWriMo. I don't work at that pace, I don't have anything new that I need outside incentive to start, and word count is not my problem. (Ahem.) But I ran across someone doing NaNoEdMo--National Novel Editing Month--which seemed more helpful. Then I realized I was stalled on my current revision of The Stowaway because I needed to do some specific research before I could continue, and aha--NaNoReMo was born.
This part of The Stowaway has been a…
Added by M.F. Webb on November 30, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
The blogosphere is the home for many fashion blogs. There are many niches to focus on, from kids’ apparel to fashion articles dedicated to women and men, touching every single piece of wardrobe anyone could think of.
There are some heavy names in the industry and the competition is fierce. Wondering how these bloggers manage to stay on top and…Continue
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After being rejected and left alone, Alexandria, finds herself going down a moral line. Slightly…Continue
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What are you telling yourself? Are you telling yourself things that make you happy? Do you encourage yourself? Do you see the glass as half-full? Do you treat yourself like your own best friend? If not, why not?
We have a choice in this life. We have the power to make ourselves happy- or to make ourselves…Continue
Added by Deborah Ailman on November 30, 2015 at 1:23pm — No Comments
Good editing is vital for a good book. If you really want your book to shine, you need a professional editor. Editing your book yourself is great and all, but getting another, professional set of eyes can make a huge difference.
If you're publishing traditionally, your publishing house likely has its own editor(s) on hand to work on your book. However, if you, like me, are self-publishing, you need to find an editor yourself. So how do you do that?
I consider myself very lucky,…Continue
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Many people, authors included, tend to capitalize words that shouldn't be capitalized, probably because they aren't aware of the rules. Here's a quick refresher course regarding mistakes I see all the time:
Job titles are capitalized only when they come directly before the person's name. For example:
Added by Maria Murnane on November 30, 2015 at 7:57am — No Comments
I resisted reading Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” I’m skeptical of organizing schemes. Also, “tidying up” sounds too much like housework. Yet, I kept hearing good things about the book, and when NPR called it one of the most important books of 2014, I gave…Continue
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Posted a talk on poetry by Baron Wormser:
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winter bare her soul.
medieval trees reach up
for solstice and better days.
sing in silence and simplicity.
sing for those in remembrance .
dark winter bares the soul, those
that believe. sing in silence.
one voice breaks.
Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on November 30, 2015 at 12:23am — No Comments
You know what? Life will end soon enough so you don't have to try to make it go any faster- stop and savor the small moments as they unfold- that is some of the stuff that makes life worth living.
You know what? If you keep say stuff like "I'll be happy when..." you'll find that when your "when"…Continue
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Good morning everyone. Today I was thinking that if we all were just a little kinder how much better this world would be. Let's give up our place online to the elderly man struggling to stand with his cane; let's make a donation to our favorite charity; let's spend a moment sending good thoughts to those…Continue
Added by Deborah Ailman on November 29, 2015 at 6:27am — No Comments
We hope everyone will enjoy a great Sunday and each step on the end of the day will bring you to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show s goo.gl/uiY32o…Continue
Added by Halli Casser-Jayne on November 29, 2015 at 5:50am — No Comments
carrying the book, gently,
i find that jesus
is off the wall again.
breeze from the doors
blows him and cobwebbed minds
as i write the small book,
on black keys of words.
gentle here this morning,
sun dreams in,
quiet in all the rooms,
and arms held high,
i come into the morning,
with string and sealing wax.
Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on November 28, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments
I gave an interview about Hollywood and how dumb it is because I'm woefully behind in getting my second book out. But I've done this show in the UK before so the host, Neal Veglio, decided to have me back anyway, and will rebook me when my book is out. I just hope we'll all be alive by then.
It might just be me but I swear Neal sounds like one of the Beatles. I don't know exactly which one, but one of them. Not John. Or…Continue
Added by Suzy Soro on November 28, 2015 at 6:50pm — No Comments
This meditation on love, heartbreak, and gratitude was written originally about ten years ago; it was edited and updated for Thanksgiving this year.
I'm convinced that love, a right-brain function, drives much of our…Continue
Added by Jo Anne Valentine Simson on November 28, 2015 at 6:33pm — No Comments
Can it be scary? You bet. Can it make us anxious and uncomfortable? Definitely. Is it worth it? What do you think?
Do you think it would be better for you to spend your life in your…Continue
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