Monthly Archives: April 2013

How to get and develop Killer Story Ideas:

This information is from a panel I listened to a year or so ago. I took notes while attending a wonderful SF/F symposium called Life the Universe and Everything. The panels are very educational. The panelists were: John Brown and … Continue reading

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Suggestions for mentoring or being mentored:

I have always admired people who are willing to help someone else improve. One of my favorite lines is a rising tide lifts all ships. Today’s topic is on things to consider if you gonna be a mentor or if … Continue reading

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Successfully using humor in presentations or the classroom:

When teaching a class of giving a presentation, it is always a challenge to determine how to engage your audience into the topic of your presentation. I propose that humor can be a very key contributor to a successful speech. … Continue reading

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Cries of Freedom and The Walk of Freedom:

Got this info from a contact who has been doing for many years. This is a wonderful project and I encourage people to volunteer their time or at least come and visit the event. It is very stirring. Melva Dear … Continue reading

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Grammar joke about the comma:

  Today’s spellers easy is a grammar joke. I got a Facebook from a writer friend: What is the difference between a cat and the comma (,)? One has paws the end of his claws and The other has a … Continue reading

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What you Can/Can’t do in a YA novel:

This information is from a panel I listened to a year or so ago. I took notes while attending a wonderful SF/F symposium called Life the Universe and Everything. The panels are very educational. The panelists were: Mette Ivie Harrison, … Continue reading

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Email courtesy and recommendations:

-CC: means carbon copy = don’t require a response. Keep those people in the loop They need to know why you are copying them. Don’t copy someone to force their actions. Don’t copy over someone’s head. Ask yourself why you’re … Continue reading

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Employing the right tools and knowledge in parenting:

I hope today’s lesson will be of use to youth ministries, family devotionals, family counselors, and family home evenings. Today’s theme is used in the right tool for the right task. Objects for lesson: aboard, several nails, a wrench, and a … Continue reading

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Combating writers block:

A reader to one of my blogs asked me several questions about writing which, when narrow down seem to be about how to combat writers block. I responded to this reader’s question, both from the perspective of nonfiction as well … Continue reading

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Spelling disease:

Disease is an illness of the body and provides negative side effects where our bodies are no longer at ease. Our one time health is at a distance. DIStance – EASE = Disease] If you have a trick on spelling … Continue reading

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