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Verbal irony in The Lottery

The Lottery
short story is an example of how cruelty and amorality can become normal due to cliché of tradition. It describes how people blindly believe in something called tradition not mentioning that this is a festival of death. The story is available…


Added by Mary Michie on May 25, 2016 at 6:04am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning on this lovely Wednesday. Remember today, that a smile offered to another is a smile brought back to you. Kindness to others is kindness brought back to you. Good wishes for others are good wishes brought back to you. Keep those good thoughts and actions coming.

Make it a great day!…


Added by Deborah Ailman on May 25, 2016 at 5:50am — No Comments

Teenagers Growing Up Fast

Teenagers Growing Up Fast

Added by Karen Christine Hug on May 25, 2016 at 5:13am — No Comments

Why You need Solvaderm Glowpeel?

Solvaderm is a revolutionary skin care brand that provides consumers with pharmaceutical-grade skin care products. This means that these products are made from medical-grade ingredients that are scientifically proven to be safe and effective. Furthermore, Solvaderm uses only essential ingredients in their…


Added by DaisyGrace on May 25, 2016 at 3:47am — No Comments

TODAY 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show:

A look at the supergroup The Highwaymen with producer of THE HIGHWAYMEN: FRIENDS TILL THE END, Jim Brown and at the man who was Waylon Jennings with Terry Jennings ‪#‎author‬ of…


Added by Halli Casser-Jayne on May 25, 2016 at 3:11am — No Comments

Novel Notes of Local Lore: “What a Lemon!”



In 1929, at just twenty-two, Adele Bartos began working in the statistics department at the very elegant Continental and Commercial National Bank and Trust Company on LaSalle Street, 19th…


Added by Michelle Cox on May 24, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments


Willie NelsonKris KristoffersonJonny cashWaylon Jennings , they were the Highwaymen, the first country music supergroup, the pioneering outlaws who…


Added by Halli Casser-Jayne on May 24, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Effects of Place

When you select a place in which to have action happen--be it for a story, an essay, or a poem--this place will affect many other aspects of the piece you're writing. It's not a choice that you should waltz into without forethought.


The following are some of the aspects of a written text that will be…


Added by Bernadette Geyer on May 23, 2016 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

. very tall and russiab .

so the bear has become a companion.


of sorts in times of sress

and needlessness.


i call him darling sometimes,

not often.


some days he stays in bed ,

not often.


some people are witnesses, study

the evidence.


i prefer the bear.






Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on May 22, 2016 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Good Evening!

It’s for you… a brand new day in a brand new week. It’s for you to shine, to be happy, and to succeed. You can do it!

Believe in yourself today and every day because you are worth it!

#optimisitcallyyours #LOA #crystalhealing #counselingwithdebbie #lifecoaching #debbieailman…


Added by Deborah Ailman on May 22, 2016 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Are You a "Successful" Writer?

Yesterday in my local newspaper, I read this piece, "…


Added by Aine Greaney on May 22, 2016 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Book Publishing Secrets: A Conversation with Larry D. Thompson

We’re talking to authors from all walks of life about their experiences in publishing their book.  Some have smooth paths, some rocky, but they all share a common goal – to see their name on the cover of their creation.  It’s interesting to read what path they decided to take to get there and my guest today is here to tell everyone what he did in order to make it all happen so that other writers will learn a little something from the experience. 



Added by Dorothy Thompson on May 22, 2016 at 11:16am — 1 Comment

Book Excerpt: Super Sized Success: 9 Steops to Maximum Riches in Minimum Time by Linda Zander

Title: SUPER SIZED SUCCESS: 9 Steps to Maximum Riches in Minimum Time

Author: Linda Zander, The Success Packager

Publisher: MAXAR Press

Pages: 138

Genre: Non-Fiction: Success/Personal Development/Self-Help/Business & Money


The only…


Added by Dorothy Thompson on May 22, 2016 at 11:09am — No Comments

Thought for the Day

Posted Thought for the Day, a quote from David Whyte's 'Consolations':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on May 22, 2016 at 10:23am — No Comments

"The Perilous Pause" and the new guy

Getting a little past the halfway mark during the rewriting phase of my thesis, a historical novel, was an interesting ride. I seemed to have edited a lot of that portion during the first draft – much more than I honestly should have – which made the read easier. There were still some holes, but the gist of…


Added by Tonya Rice on May 22, 2016 at 8:36am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning on this quiet Sunday. I love the silence and I love when I silence the"mind chatter" and then my inner voice comes through loud and clear. That's the voice I listen to. How about you? How about spending a little time in the silence and letting the inner you do the talking?

Make it a great…


Added by Deborah Ailman on May 22, 2016 at 4:53am — No Comments


Have a Sunday ‪#‎brunch‬ with The Halli Casser-Jayne Show right here

and find all this delishes highlights:…


Added by Halli Casser-Jayne on May 22, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

. a list of products .

alongside a list of tasks

repair and defend, cut

small twigs with gusto

and imagination.

make conversation,

explore philospy at

the kitchen table

all gingham and pastry knives.

this was the order

of the day. thursday

the handy came, instead

of tuesday.

plans change.




Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on May 21, 2016 at 10:38pm — No Comments

Publisher's Weekly reviews Kalisha's new novel SOLEMN.

Publisher’s Weekly has reviewed Solemn, writing: “This standout novel is anchored by its vulnerable and brave heroine.” You may read the full review in this week’s edition Here. Thank you.

Added by Kalisha Buckhanon on May 21, 2016 at 8:13pm — No Comments

SOLEMN Audiobook released on Audible from Recorded Books.

Readers and fans of Kalisha’s work can now listen to her new novel Solemn on audiobook produced by Recorded Books and narrated by Cherise Boothe, for a run-time of 11 hours and 55 minutes. The audiobook is available on Amazon and directly…


Added by Kalisha Buckhanon on May 21, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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