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Good Evening!

Pace yourself…in your work. Don’t look at what has to be done and then run around yelling “I have too much to do!” If you believe that, then it will truly be overwhelming for you.

Just get started. Tackle one thing at a time. Just the idea of having started and making some progress…

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Added by Deborah Ailman on December 5, 2016 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Six Things I'm Thankful For This Year

What's the most unlikely thing in your life for which you give genuine and frequent thanks? What surprises you about your gratitude?

We know we should be grateful for whatever health we possess, whatever prosperity we enjoy and whatever cable or streaming devices to which we have access.

Yet, paradoxically, it's at those moments when the universe seems to let us down that we gain our most significant strengths.

In celebration of Thanksgiving, I've picked six items for…

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Added by regina barreca on December 5, 2016 at 11:41am — No Comments

We Don't Diet, We Have A 'Way of Eating'

Have personal diets replaced personal philosophies?

Rules of everything from morality to etiquette no longer appear to apply. People will eagerly discuss their open relationships, their dismissal of religion, the fact that they didn't vote, their contempt for handwritten notes and their sexually transmitted diseases.

Yet these same people will also threaten never to speak to you again if you serve them runny eggs, pasteurized milk or any dish where the mashed potatoes have…

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Added by regina barreca on December 5, 2016 at 11:39am — No Comments

5 Top Points To Be Considered Before Selecting The Best Pet Insurance Provider

Pet insurance is playing a very important role to maintain the health of the pet in various kinds of circumstances. The number of pets is increasing at a very faster rate and health problems are also on rise due to wide number of reasons. 

It is the right time to take care of the pets and maintain their safety by adopting the right kind of pet insurance policy at the right moment. This insurance works a lot to provide you relief in terms of money and tension.

Points…

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Added by Avishek Pradhan on December 5, 2016 at 9:45am — No Comments

Build Ecommerce Websites Using Open Source

Ecommerce is an increasing trend in the whole world and has been adapted by many countries in the last decade. Many companies have shifted towards online marketing and business. Online buying and selling is becoming more popular and accessible to everyone than ever before and most people are turning towards online trade. Ecommerce can be defined as online trade, buying and selling of items and products and exchange of products via internet or social media. It surely is an increasing trend…

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Added by Albert Barkley on December 5, 2016 at 9:42am — No Comments

Writing Tip: Start Before You're Ready

I'll never forget when my older sister's childhood friend Julie had her first child. She was in her early 30s at the time, and she told my sister that even though she and her husband didn't think they were ready for the responsibility of being parents, they decided to go ahead and do it because they realized that they would probably never be ready for that responsibility, even though they knew they wanted kids. I thought--and still think--that was one of the wisest things I'd ever…

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Added by Maria Murnane on December 5, 2016 at 9:08am — No Comments

ANNOUNCEMENT: My latest publication is (as of today) available on Amazon! Covington Writers Group Anthology 2016.

Created On: 12/05/2016 01:27:43

Posted December 4, 2016 on my blog, found at https://novellemott.blogspot.com/



Words alone can’t express my heightened gratitude for Covington Writers Group, Kentucky. They welcomed me with open arms a year ago, January, and through this group I’ve found wonderful friends and key critique partners in the business of writing.



See my August 28 post to read more about these perks and key…

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Added by Elle Mott on December 5, 2016 at 7:55am — No Comments

Monday Muse: Denise Miller's 'Ligatures'

Monday Muse reviews Denise Miller's chapbook 'Ligatures':

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2016/12/monday-muse-denise-millers-ligatures.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 5, 2016 at 7:53am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning on this sunny Monday, the first day of the work week for many. You know, so many times we worry about what other people think of us. But, I was thinking, wouldn't it work a lot better if instead of worrying what others think that we should focus on what we think of ourselves? Think about it.

Make it…

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Added by Deborah Ailman on December 5, 2016 at 6:44am — No Comments

[SWP: Behind the Book] Writing a Business Book

 Have you ever been at a cocktail party, or any kind of a party, and someone is talking to you when you notice that their eyes are roaming the room.  You can almost see their thought bubble, “Who else can I talk to?” 

When people ask me what kind of a book I’ve written, it often feels like that. I can almost see…

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Added by Rita Sever on December 5, 2016 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

Top 5 Academic Writing Tips

All beginners in scientific researches, as well as students, graduates and others are to improve their academic writing skills and to be familiar with major writing tips for success performance of their task. Nowadays teachers and senior investigators are full of the ideas how to boost your level of writing ability, so they are pleased to share some of them. Learn the most appropriate pieces of advice in order to become a true guru who will be able to carry the…

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Added by Erika Clarke on December 5, 2016 at 1:45am — No Comments

. plas newydd .

106.

we talked of hedges, again,

for these are not

vertical.

we walked the dazzled mirror,

crept.

small and slightly curious ,

is an artist in residence, here?

glass housed and labelled

ten years ago.

this house is closed, yet

will open at 10 am.

sbm

 …

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Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on December 4, 2016 at 11:18pm — No Comments

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? #adoption #memoir

This stylised memoir, set in the working-class north of England, is the book Jeanette Winterson wasn't ready to write back in 1985 when at 25 years of age, she wrote the novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, a book that plunged the reader into her universe, one that provided the author the…

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Added by Claire McAlpine on December 4, 2016 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Good Evening

We can choose…in this brand new week and on this brand new day. We can choose what we want to embrace. Do we want to embrace confidence and a gentle kindness? Do we want to embrace all the best that this day has to offer?

Or do we choose to embrace anger or fear? We can choose them but I’m afraid they will…

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Added by Deborah Ailman on December 4, 2016 at 11:19am — No Comments

Second Sunday of Advent 2016: Art for Advent

James Romaine examines 'The Belles Heures of Jeanne de France, duc de Berry' for the Second Sunday of Advent:

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2016/12/second-sunday-of-advent-2016-art-for.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 4, 2016 at 10:57am — No Comments

Thought for the Day

The Thought for the Day comes from W.S. Merwin.

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2016/12/thought-for-day.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 4, 2016 at 10:55am — No Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning on this lovely Sunday.You know, I figure we have two choices here- we can allow things to unfold with grace or we can buck the tide. Maybe, if we lets unfold with grace then we just might get where…
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Added by Deborah Ailman on December 4, 2016 at 6:50am — No Comments

leonard

leonard wrote in medieval rhyme, a scrivener,

fond of the waltz, too.

i shall learn to. and wear a river’s disguise

water’s way.

 

shall we not see thee dancing?

 

i shall walk in the way and you may call us dancing

meandering thoughts, consequences, a pas de deux

many may see us dance, few will hear the music

. in and out of season.

 

 

sbm.

 

Added by Sonja Benskin Mesher on December 3, 2016 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Check Out My New Children's Picture Book!

Essential Information

Author: Joanne C. Hillhouse (Antigua and Barbuda)

Illustrator: Cherise Harris (Barbados)

Publisher: Little Bell Caribbean (USA)

Genre: Fairytale, Children’s picture book

Recommended…

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Added by Joanne C. Hillhouse on December 3, 2016 at 7:31pm — 2 Comments

Good Evening!

Will you make it or break it? Today, I mean. When you get up and open your eyes, will you be a grump or will you be grateful? Will you see this day as a curse or a blessing?

You, and you alone, have to the power to make this day pleasant. That power doesn’t belong to anyone else or to any situation.…

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Added by Deborah Ailman on December 3, 2016 at 2:02pm — No Comments

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