Although writing about a particular theme creatively is a very demanding task but still it is not an impossible one if you keep in mind the four essential pointers which are: - Selecting the topic creatively.
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On Friday, the seminal collection of children's poetry turns 40. It has lived a lifetime, having inspired generations to "follow where the arrows go." But its themes and lessons about imagination matter more now to adults than ever before.
In Silverstein's book, he tells the magical story of leaving the city to enter an astonishing world full of peppermint winds and moon-birds. At the very beginning, the wordsmith invites readers into the place beyond the sidewalk:
Who needs those expensive therapy sessions to release the anger when you happen to have the Japanese Shouting Vase. This resin vase is designed to drown out even the most pissed off screams, frustrations and shouts like a maniac without frightening your family or co-workers. It makes a great gift for those who have stressful jobs, or just for a loud one in the family, it’s also a great tool for keeping the peace in your place.
As a young editor in the publishing industry, I witnessed the shift from electric typewriters to personal computers. (Yes, I’m THAT old.) I remember that many older employees complained bitterly when they had to use computers. They fought using them and viewed personal computers as complicated and a passing trend. Of course, they were wrong. Personal computers along with the Internet and electronic hardware and software have steadily revolutionized the publishing industry. I challenge you to find any writer who dares to submit a manuscript in longhand or typed on a typewriter. Today, editorial work, art and design, and book production are all rooted in competent computer skills. Publishing has clearly gone digital.
Did you know your mind is the gateway to your success? It holds the keys to unlock the innovation, ingenuity and potential you have to overhaul your business. How you think and what you think about impacts everything.
From competitive positioning to impeccable leadership, mindset is the greatest dictator. Mastering your thoughts and cultivating superior thinking will serve your business well. Are you ready to harness your intellect and think big?
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The Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry Full GuidelinesThe Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry is a not-for-profit venture. All revenue earned from the entry fees will be invested in the printing and distribution of innovative poetry.The Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry is an annual award given to an emerging poet (with fewer than two books) for a book-length collection of poetry (48-100 pages).Each manuscript should be in English. No translations.The judging is blind. Manuscripts should not bear the name of the author. Contestants should include two separate title pages. One with the title and the author’s name and the other with only the title.Contestants may enter more than once.Contestants should include their email addresses, home addresses and telephone numbers with their entries.Each manuscript should be accompanied with an entry fee of $30.00. Please make all cheques and money orders to “Matrix Publications.” No cash please.Only manuscripts mailed between September 15, 2013 and January 31, 2014 will be considered for the award.The winner will receive a $500.00 advance and a trade paperback contract with Invisible Publishing's Snare Imprint.Contestants may submit their manuscripts to other presses but should notify Snare Books immediately if another press offers them contract.
If you love to read cozy mysteries and keep up to date on the latest cozy mystery releases then this the group for you. Please come join us and meet our authors and readers and the book reads and discussions we will have. My name is Gail and I am here to keep you up to date. Post as much as you like,,, We chat about books and a little of everything.
Well, as I've discovered this NaNoWriMo, that advice is much better applied to completely new projects. When a project is fresh, its a lot easier to go crazy without checking back to make sure you're pacing it right or that your characters are likable. Though I always say outlining helps a lot with NaNoWriMo, no matter how much you outline, the story is still a surprise. You have nothing to compare it to yet. The editor in you won't really make an appearance until a few months later.
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Every adventure has to end sometime: R.A. Montgomery, the author and publisher who launched the Choose Your Own Adventure series that got a generation of '80s kids hooked on reading, died Sunday at his home in Vermont. He was 78. A cause of death hasn't been made public.
We've talked about how eating lunch at your desk could make you less productive, but there are other benefits to eating elsewhere. Eating away from your desk could free up some brain power and give you more "aha!" moments when you're trying to solve a problem.
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My regular indie contributors are getting a break today, and Paul Anthony Shortt is stepping in to share his experiences with--and his choice to--dive into the self-publishing world. Paul has been a long-time reader at Fict-U, and it's a pleasure to see him here once again with a new book, and a new direction in his writing career.
If you write characters or scenes that are true-to-life, they have to change over time. In one picture, I have a massive amount of hair, dark brown, all curly. It's now straight and blondish. I've changed. Your characters will change, too. Even ongoing characters may change from book to book. They can change hair color, or put on or take off weight. They might belong to one church, then start going to another. A character might be dating Jack, then they break up in the next book.