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Newspapers…Just Offline Blogs

I was reading an article in the weekly local paper the other day—yes, there are still newspapers in the world, and yes, I do read them. Anyway,  it occurred to me that this type of newspaper (local weeklies) is the … Continue reading

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Where Did It Come From?

# @ $ & ♥ HAVE YOU EVER wondered where some of today’s most commonly used icons and glyphs came from? Well, you’re not alone. Joseph Foley recently wrote an article explaining the origins of eight of these iconic symbols. … Continue reading

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Book Review

My Point…And I Do Have One by Ellen Degeneres Summary: Ellen DeGeneres shares her hilarious take on everything from our most baffling human foibles–including how we behave in elevators, airplanes, and restrooms, and why we’re so scared of the boogeyman–to … Continue reading

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Composing a Symphony With Words

AS A KID, we moved around a bit for my dad’s job. Therefore, I ended up with several different gradeschool teachers, each with their own preferred methods of instructing us in the proper use of grammar and punctuation. My first … Continue reading

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Do You Understand Your Characters?

Do you understand your characters? Do you know what your character’s self-concept is? Can you state it in one phrase? If the answer to these questions isn’t yes, then you don’t know your characters well enough to write their stories. … Continue reading

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What’s Your Story?

“What we call reality is simply a theory, an internalized mental model…”  Paul Levy I see each of our realites as one book in a huge library full of books. Each book is another reality, another story that we simply … Continue reading

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What Makes You Buy That Book?

        Ms. Gigi, copy writer and world traveler, conducted a survey on what makes readers buy a particular book. The 355 respondents gave her some very insightful information regarding book buying habits and reasons. To find out … Continue reading

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