In memory of Saman Gunan, who died on Thursday, July 5 2018 when he ran out of air during a mission to deliver oxygen tanks to twelve young boys and their football coach, who were trapped in an underground, water-logged cave in Thailand.
His deed of courage transcend anything any mere words could attempt.
A true hero.
You’ve finished the draft. Now comes a hard part. Read this post, there is much wisdom here.
by Andrea Lundgren
I’ve been thinking about how we humans clean things up. Sometimes, we do it begrudgingly, sometimes compulsively. How we feel (and how close we are to a deadline) usually determines whether our efforts are frantic or methodical. When rushed or pressured, we can get rid of stuff we really should’ve kept, and I think this applies to editing, too.
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Once a week Jill dedicates her blog to ‘Good People, Doing Good Things’. Here is a fine example. Well worth a visit to remind us all that there are good folk out there.
Most often this feature focuses on ordinary people doing little things to help others and to make the world a bit better place. Today, however, I wish to focus on a very big thing, a big man and his organization, Mr. Bryan Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). A friend & reader, Ellen, pointed me to this organization and thought I might be interested. I was absolutely fascinated, and I hope you will be too. Thank you, Ellen … I owe you one!
Bryan Stevenson grew up in the shadow of segregation and racism in school, on playgrounds and at the local swimming pool. After graduating from Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, he received a full scholarship to Harvard Law School. It was during his tenure there that he found what would become his life’s work. As part of a class on race and poverty litigation, he worked…
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Worth a read and some serious consideration I reckon.
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- New book – I can add them to your post. (If you have tons of books out I cannot feature every one. I can however post a universal buy link if you have one.)
- New cover – If you have since changed the cover for a book promoted in the post.
- New platform – Links to new places your book may now be available.
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Please let me know by commenting on this post or emailing me. This is for all of the authors interviewed on this blog via Introduce Yourself. You can check out your post in the Introduce Yourself Author Interview page HERE.
Also don’t forget to do…
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Looks like ‘they’ are back.
Suddenly folk whose ‘names’ start with ‘id’ followed by digits are liking my comments.
Here is a post well worth reading and considering
Before the week ends, I would like to inform you that my book review registry is open. I am looking for some good reading to do this summer. I have also slacked on book reviews for this blog. It’s time to get back into the swing of things. If you submitted a book that I have not yet reviewed, you may resubmit your book for consideration as a reminder to me. Also if you’ve emailed me at any time about reviewing your book, please use the form instead. I do not accept unsolicited requests for reviews. You MUST go through the form to be considered.
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Enjoy your weekend!
Everyone thinks that fairies have a charmed life but it’s really not that different from Homo Sapiens or other species. This tale is about a brown fairy called Hazel. Like Dragonflies, fairies have an awkward pupa stage. They don’t develop from larva but when younger, they have short stubby wings, their coloring is muted and […]
Here is some very wise advice and inspirational words from M L Davis, definitely a post for your notebook!
Good morning day dreamers and story tellers. I hope your week has been full of productivity and happiness!
I have had a rather long, stressful and fatigue filled week and yet somehow between it all I have found time to work on my novel edits every day! And it is because of this that I’d like to share my thoughts on today’s blog topic. I’d like to share four things that happen when you make writing a habit, despite your busy life.
1. It becomes hard to quit
Habits are hard to quit, which is often a bad thing. It this case though, it is a very good thing. Once you make writing a habit you’ll find yourself itching to write every day. While it may not always be possible to put pen to paper every day, the desire to is what is important. It means that you’re more likely…
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