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Why Write Resignation Letter?

All About Cover Letter Examples

In case you are searching for a cover letter example (otherwise called a covering or inspiration letter), I'm expecting you are as of now searching for a job. Is it accurate to say that you are as of late out of work, crisp out of school or simply inspired by updating your present place of employment? In either case, you have to remember various essential elements that a…

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Added by Cassandra Bondie on September 28, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Maze Runner - Trying to Navigate the Maze of Marketing in the Internet Age

In the fourth book of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, there is a maze that the students compete in that changes it’s pathways as you walk through it. This means that you can’t go back the way you came in because that way no longer…

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Added by Patricia Robertson on September 21, 2016 at 11:48am — No Comments

Think Depletion, not Depression

During my thirties and forties, I had a number of books of daily meditations. The idea was that by reading these positive reflections every day, eventually I would internalize their message and change negative thinking patterns. I read them faithfully for years.

I remember one meditation that spoke of depletion and depression. When starting to feel down, the reflection encouraged the reader to think depletion rather than depression. If we are depleted,…

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Added by Patricia Robertson on September 21, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Things I did Right, Things I did Wrong. My memoir process.

Things I Did Wrong — Things I Did Right. My Memoir Process.

Things I Did Wrong:

I showed too many people my early drafts. This resulted in me changing the whole memoir from past tense to present tense and back again (and there’s no Replace All function for tense).

I didn’t trust my own voice. I made edits based on what my early readers thought would improve my memoir.  Almost every one of these changes ended up sounding clunky and…

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Added by Dhana Musil on September 21, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

20 Apps for Writers Who Want to Get Serious

Technology can often be seen as an interruption to the creative process. Shy of the keyboard needed to type your next masterpiece, many think tech devices and apps will just get in the way. That’doesn’t have to be the case though. These apps for writers will make your job easier and also keep you on task so that your writing can flourish.…

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Added by Christelle Lujan on September 20, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

[THE WRITER'S LIFE] Can You Write Something For Me?

I’m not picking on my brother-in-law, but he’s the latest person to have asked me this question: Can you write something for me? This familiar and frequent question is usually preceded by, “You’re the writer”… as if we writers are the only ones…

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Added by Cindy Eastman on September 20, 2016 at 4:02am — No Comments

Odia Short Story Writing Tips

Imagination has no bounds and language is just a means to communicate with other humans. As long as you have mind full of thoughts, ideas and emotions, it doesn’t matter in which language you want to portray them out. Since the beginning of human race, humans have found some or the other way to bring their thoughts out, whether in the form of carvings, sculpture, paintings, music, and writings. In this article you…

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Added by Bibhu Datta Rout on September 19, 2016 at 2:32am — No Comments

Disability and the Writing Life: It's not all bad

If you have chronic pain and/or illness, your ability to live a productive writing life can wax and wane with medical and physical circumstances. As I wrote in my first blog post, we hear all kinds of advice about good writing habits and ways to be productive that simply cannot apply to us. And that can get discouraging.

But I try not to succumb to  victimized-thinking. Part…

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Added by Carol D. Marsh on September 15, 2016 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Talking Craft with Anna del Mar, Author of THE STRANGER



Anna del Mar writes hot, smart romances that soothe the soul, challenge the mind, and satisfy the heart. Her stories focus on strong heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave, sexy, kickass, military heroes who defy their limits to protect the women they love. She’s the author of …

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Added by Mayra Calvani on September 11, 2016 at 6:59am — No Comments

Talking Craft with Anna del Mar, Author of THE STRANGER



Anna del Mar writes hot, smart romances that soothe the soul, challenge the mind, and satisfy the heart. Her stories focus on strong heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave, sexy, kickass, military heroes who defy their limits to protect the women they love. She’s the author of …

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Added by Mayra Calvani on September 11, 2016 at 6:59am — No Comments

The writing life and why I need my sweat sisters

We are thinking, social animals, happiest when we have a sense of purpose and belonging. Families, when they’re functional, provide this. So do our best workplaces, churches and schools, not to mention the Army.

Writing alone in a messy kitchen? Not so much.

We undiscovered, self-employed writers tell ourselves our work is important and has a purpose, but the truth is, no one really cares if we finish that story, novel or poem. And while we may belong to awesome groups and…

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Added by Pam McGaffin on September 9, 2016 at 9:35am — No Comments

FOUR STEPS TOWARD A WRITING HABIT

 

 

 CAROL K. WALSH

 

 

Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go.…

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Added by Carol Kurtz Walsh on September 4, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Choose Your Title Carefully

When I started writing my memoir, I gave it the working title “Five Years and Ten Months.” It was actually more than a temporary title; I was committed to it. In the first chapter I had depicted the ambivalence I felt on my wedding day towards marrying a man who had just hit me two days before. The chapter ended with the words “. . . and he slipped on the ring that I wore for the next five years and ten months.”

 

In an early workshop, I got feedback that the title was…

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Added by Betty Hafner on September 1, 2016 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

It's Hard to be Creative When You're in Pain

I intend this blog to be about my life as a person who is disabled (chronic migraine disease) and a writer. When I wrote the first post for this blog, I thought I'd post every two - maybe three - weeks. So I haven't made a good start, given that my first post was more than four weeks ago.

My excuse is that it's August in Washington DC: hot, humid, air quality so bad we're all warned to stay indoors if at all possible. And my migraines are always worse in hot, humid weather. So that…

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Added by Carol D. Marsh on August 30, 2016 at 2:03pm — 4 Comments

9 Signs That You Are a Writer at Heart

There are many different forces that people attribute the occurrences of life too; some people believe in destiny, some believe in karma, others believe in fate, among others. So it is natural when people look at you and say, “You were created to be a dancer,” or “you were destined to be a dancer.” Whatever force…

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Added by Janet Anthony on August 26, 2016 at 6:17am — 2 Comments

[THE WRITER'S LIFE] An Italian Sabbatical

Last year, my husband Angelo went to Italy for six weeks. We called it a sabbatical because it sounded better to our friends and family who would have thought we were crazy if we told them the real reason: he needed to go back to his hometown and reconnect with the Italian part of himself. We’re not big…

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Added by Cindy Eastman on August 26, 2016 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Charting 11,111 Words on My Latest Thriller

Writing to my latest thriller is absolutely thrilling! Check out my post about how my novel A SADDER SEASON is progressing by clicking HERE!

Christian fiction isn't always…

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Added by Susan Wingate on August 25, 2016 at 1:49pm — No Comments

7 Tips on What to Look for in a Beta Reader

I’m looking for some very special people–beta readers. These are people who, out of the kindness of their heart and their love of reading, will read a manuscript in process without pay and give you feedback. They are an essential part of the writing process.

There…

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Added by Patricia Robertson on August 23, 2016 at 7:06am — No Comments

Monday Muse: New Mississippi Poet Laureate

Posted Monday Muse profile of Mississippi's new Poet Laureate Beth Ann Fennelly:

http://writingwithoutpaper.blogspot.com/2016/08/monday-muse-new-mississippi-poet.html

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on August 22, 2016 at 7:38am — No Comments

August 13, 2016------ Interview with The Crazy Mind at www.thecrazymind.com

http://www.thecrazymind.com/2016/08/bangles.html

Marsha ‘Yasmine’ Marie has been a writer, human rights activist, English department head, English instructor, American accent trainer, communication lab designer, voice-over talent, blogger, administrative assistant and mom. Born in Ohio, raised in Arizona, and then lived and taught in Asia. She has now returned to Arizona and lives…

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Added by Marsha Yasmine Marie on August 20, 2016 at 6:58am — No Comments

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