Monthly Archives: May 2017

“Cool Factor”

“People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.”    Logan Pearsall Smith Printed books have had a rough time of it recently, but they seem to be on the upswing, both in America and across the pond. … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction

“Notice the small things. The rewards are inversely proportional.”     Anonymous “Brevity is the soul of lingerie.”     Dorothy Parker Energized by our long weekend, let’s jump back into the game! Flash fiction is a “hot” genre and some of you may … Continue reading

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Unknown Soldier

In honor of Memorial Day, a lovely meditation on heroism: American Hero by Mary West Jorgensen “Our history is studded with heroic names. These names compose a world roster from which almost every nation may choose one and say: He … Continue reading

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Home Thinking

“At home thinking.”     John Adams, diary entry “Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.”     Lorraine Hansberry Let’s face it: Thinking is hard work. As Hercule Poirot might say, exercising our “little gray cells” can be a strain. And yet, … Continue reading

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Writers Museum

“To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.” Herman Melville   “I write for myself, and for strangers.” Gertrude Stein   “I, too, am America.” Langston Hughes   The American Writers Museum: what an awesomely creative idea! … Continue reading

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Self-publishing Contest

Whatever your genre and theme, there are more and more avenues available to gain exposure and recognition for your self-published book. One of the best-established and most reputable competitions is the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. The deadline: June 5th. … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

Remember Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me by the hand, Nor I half turn to go, yet turning stay. Remember me when no more, day … Continue reading

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