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The Way of Water or What to Do with My Anger

My anger seethes. In theory, I know it is not healthy, yet I seek out what produces it. It’s an addiction. My anger came to a peak after watching the movie “Welcome to Sarajevo.” Critics claimed it was not accurate and that there are better movies about the Bosnian War. Still, it brought home to me the horrifying consequences of war, particularly for children. I immediately thought of the ongoing suffering of the children of Syria. These tragedies are happening now, in the present and, yet,…


Added by suzanne Adam on March 27, 2017 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Good Evening!

Let it go… there will always be people around that you might not “click” with. Some will rub you the wrong way.

Let it go. Sometimes people can be mean and that meanness might be directed towards you even you have nothing to do with it. Sometimes it may take a great deal of control, but it’s best to just…


Added by Deborah Ailman on March 27, 2017 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Clean Romance Giveaway

Book Giveaway and Interview with Romance Author Larry Hammersley


Book Giveaway Mar 27 – Apr 3: A Clean Romance, Marcy’s Struggle.

Marcy lost the battle for Leroy’s heart, so she seeks romance with the quarterback at Purdue where she is working on her PhD in chemistry.  This story is cast into the early 1960s.




Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on March 27, 2017 at 10:47am — No Comments

Stay Connected With Your Readers Between Books

Do you have a mailing list of readers? If so, good for you! Whether it's through a newsletter program or email, reaching out to your fans is a good way to keep a connection with them. The question is, what do you tell them?

In my semi-regular newsletter I include one piece of "news." Here are some examples:

  • Photos of my events such as book signings, book clubs, speeches or panel discussions
  • News about upcoming translations of my books
  • News about sales…

Added by Maria Murnane on March 27, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Monday Muse Asks Did You Know. . .

Another in a periodic series offering items about poets and poetry: Did you know . . . .

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on March 27, 2017 at 7:22am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Added by Deborah Ailman on March 27, 2017 at 5:17am — No Comments

. noun uk ​ /saʊnd/ .

sound sounds like this in english. sounds familiar.

in the morning,             heartening                 lorries,

mansel davis, north to south and back again reverse



garden, sounds fresh so early,                           outdoor

noise.      indoors,

the radio plays.                                             brittle.      news

mumbo jumbo of politics.


birds sing.


tinnitus continues,          …


Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on March 26, 2017 at 10:25pm — No Comments

BookBub Basics -International E-Book Sale-An Assessment by a She Writes Press Author

     Before focusing on bringing my next book to publication, I applied last fall for a BookBub featured deal for my historical novel, Even in Darkness, which came out in April 2015. Following a previous successful campaign in December 2015, I wanted a second shot at BookBub, hoping for a pre-holiday spot. Attempting to target a different readership, I switched from the historical fiction category of my 2015 deal to literary fiction.…


Added by Barbara Stark-Nemon on March 26, 2017 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Plans I Have for my Life? Turn around and tell me What God's Plans Are

When you see a dollar sign with the following inscription: "For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you a hope and a future" what comes to your mind? Maybe you're thinking God will wipe out every terrible thing just to give you prosperity and a future. 

But, is that REALLY what the scripture, taken out of context, says? I think not!

Unfortunately, this comes from Jeremiah 29:11. But... wait a second,…


Added by MaryMagdelena1 on March 26, 2017 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Thought for the Day

The Thought for the Day is from poet Dave Bonta's 'Ice Mountain: An Elegy':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on March 26, 2017 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Creating My Odyssey

I'm just posting my blog site, to give you guys and idea of my posts.

www.joclutton.simplesite. com

Added by Jo Bennett on March 26, 2017 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Good Evening!

Added by Deborah Ailman on March 26, 2017 at 12:08pm — No Comments

The One Mistake You're Making when Applying Makeup Highlighter

Highlighting is a great way to show off certain features of your face. However, A lot of my clients make mistakes when it comes to highlighting. Here are the common ones I have noticed:
1) Applying all over the face - Some people think that more is better, so they apply product all over their face. Unfortunately, this only makes their face glow too much and it also looks unnatural. The best places to apply…

Added by Sandy Taylor on March 26, 2017 at 10:38am — No Comments

Finally have a cover!

Added by Elayne Clift on March 26, 2017 at 10:33am — No Comments

the Horror of Detention Camps is About to Make a Comeback

I can’t get the pictures out of my mind. The barracks. The women with babies and bundles disembarking from buses. The guards. The packed dining halls and inadequate living quarters. The sons in US military uniform.


They are, of course, the pictures of Japanese Americans interned at Manzanar and other internment camps during WWII, many of them now on display at the Smithsonian’s national Museum of American History in Washington, DC.


Seventy-five years ago, when…


Added by Elayne Clift on March 26, 2017 at 10:29am — No Comments

. wednesday prompt .

so she has suggested that  this god may be a girl, and / or  somewhat feminine.

last week I said that gender is over rated and that I do not believe such things.

we talked of the random nature of everything, and while in agreement there

are still issues between us.

I shall say that if there is a god, who is gender based, may she be kinder than

if there is one now,                   …


Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on March 25, 2017 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Prayer is Crucial to this "Christian" Life: Don't underestimate the power of Christ

Many people would deeply disagree with me when I say this: "The First Lady of the United States of America led thousands into the Lord's Prayer before Trump event:

I agree much so that Trump is going to lead many people to Christ. Read the…


Added by MaryMagdelena1 on March 25, 2017 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Good Morning!

How do we see ourselves? Do we see ourselves as capable human beings able to rise and meet challenges? Or do we shy away from those challenges because we feel we’re just not up to them and prefer to stay in familiar surroundings?

We have the capability to grow. We have within us all the tools we need…


Added by Deborah Ailman on March 25, 2017 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Saturday Short

Today's short is the trailer for the film 'Beautiful Losers':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on March 25, 2017 at 8:46am — No Comments

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