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Help Wanted: Mom

Originally posted on Gabriel Constans:
Life Begins When The Kids Leave Home And The Dog Dies by Barb Taub. Reviewed by Gabriel Constans. Okay, this is a seriously funny collection of essays and columns about mothering, children, and relationships. Life Begins…

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Don’t Think, Just Write!

Originally posted on The Art of Blogging:
If you’ve done the proper amount of research on your topic, you know what your audience wants, and you know what you want to say, then taking action and starting to write should…

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Much Ado About Trivialities

Originally posted on itinerantneerdowell:
What did the “b” represent?  Maybe, breakfast?  No, it stood for “burgers.”  What a letdown. IHOb, nee IHOP’s decision, to enter the burger wars was a real head-scratcher. How will this play out? There’s too much…

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Writing the dreaded blurb! #writingtips #amwriting #writinganovel

Originally posted on Alison Williams Writing:
A lot of the writers I work with have a great deal of trouble writing a blurb. I’ve given some tips on this before, but they are definitely worth repeating. Almost as feared as…

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Don’t throw out the baby! Why #Amazon doesn’t want your #BookReviews

Originally posted on Barb Taub:
An open letter to Amazon: Dear Amazon, I should be your Holy Grail. I’m the real deal, an actual reader who goes through books carefully, thinks about what they mean and how they’re written, and…

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I know I am not the only one to have realised that WordPress have ‘lost’ the reblog button. This has been going on for several days now, and at the time of writing, I have seen no sign of its … Continue reading

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Creating an Anti-Hero – From The Maltese Tiger blog

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
Creating an Anti-Hero Date: January 13, 2018Author: themaltesetiger0 Comments This week I want to talk about anti-heroes. In this morally ambiguous time, it’s no longer popular to write about classic heroes who are purely good and righteous.…

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Writing the Hook

Originally posted on Have We Had Help?:
The setting is Valles Marineris on Mars Well, In the last few days I’ve been going over several often diametrically opposed scenarios for my new science fiction novel in my mind. I have…

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“Backward Glancing on a Tehran Street” and other poems by Lynda Tavakoli

Originally posted on Poethead:
Game On In Syria the shooters choose themes for target practice, a living video game of entertainment for the week. On Saturday it’s chins – anything below the nose, above the neck, and rifle sights explore…

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My message may be unpalatable to some…

Originally posted on Have We Had Help?:
…certain individuals don’t like plain speaking, preferring to bury their heads in the sand. ~~~ One current ugly stumbling block for all writers these days to be ignored at all costs is the…

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