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This page is about writing a prayer journal. I received the blue journal, Dear God, Guide Me In Prayer, from a Christian friend last year, and was immediately drawn to it even though I wasn't a Christian at the time. I knew I was about to break up wit...
View a choice selection of newspaper articles from Britain and America saved in a Victorian Scrapbook by George Burgess (1829- 1905). George Burgess born in Staple Hill, Bristol travelled to America with his brother- in- law, shortly after leaving school,...
Urban Ghosts covers hidden history, offbeat travel and lifestyle, with all the fun and fascinating topics that fall under that broad umbrella. We are current looking for talented writers and photographers to join our community of contributors.
You don’t need to be a professional journalist or photographer to get involved (though we won’t turn you away if you are!). Our writers have included students, travellers and resident experts, as well as aspiring journalists looking to build their portfolios, covering fascinating places in distant corners of the world or highlighting the goings-on in their local neighbourhoods.
You are free to contribute as much or as little as you want and work to your own schedule. Our opportunities range from one-time contributor to city columnist and local editor. Urban Ghosts offers a platform to simply showcase your work on issues relevant to the site, or develop a larger body of content both hyperlocal and global.
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You could have big ideas too I could never come up with that idea. Garbage. Yes, you could have. You could have come up with any idea, if you had the right frame of mind, the experiences necessary to...
As a writer and creator I need all the inspiration I can get. Sometimes the muse doesn't show up and things don't flow as freely as when she does. During those times I take a dip into my mind's...
Finding the right sonic mix can boost your creativity. What's yours?
Whether you need inspiration for creative writing lessons, exam resources or advice on career development – here are some of the best English blogs recommended by you • Know a great English blog not listed?
The odds are if you write in public you want people to read your work. Seems like a reasonable assumption. I mean, if we don’t care if anyone’s reading our work, then we should stick to personal journals that we keep hidden under our pillows.
Martha Beck shares the four steps you need to visualize the best solution—and then make it happen.
Ever think about writing your own children's book? I have, for many years, actually. Last year, I finally followed through and produced one. Here are the steps I took from concept to finished product.
The Joys and Benefits of Cursive WritingHuffington PostHer studies proved that children who wrote compositions in cursive generated more words and ideas than children who typed.
There's no better feeling than checking something off your to-do list. Done! Finished! Mission accomplished! Yet it's so easy to let a whole day or week go by without knocking one task off your list. How does that happen? Well, your to-do list can be a tool that guides you through your work, or it can be a big fat pillar of undone time bombs taunting you and your unproductive inadequacy. It all depends on how you write it.
Taking a bit of time to write a condolence note or condolence letter can bring a great source of comfort and provide a gift of healing for a friend or a loved one who is grieving a loss. According to research by Hallmark, Americans send nearly 125 million...
Content overload is causing content marketers to become the victims of their own successes. Here are 8 ways to develop new and engaging content.
How to be creative on the spot Creative workers are often expected to offer unique creative insights at a moment’s notice. “Solve this problem, mockup a prototype, make this work, give me your best...
Where I don't know leads “I don’t know.” Those are three very powerful words. They help us to explore new territory, push past boundaries, and face our fears. Admitting that you “don’t know” allows...
Each week we share some pictures and videos that gave us writing inspiration for our erotica. This time it's tentacles, Godzilla-Xenomorphs, and giant otters. (What got your creative juices flowing this week?
The ways writing helps improve your thinking A pen and paper, or a digital notepad, are undoubtedly some of the absolute most powerful tools a creative worker can have. Actually, writing tools are...
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Write nonfiction. It sells. Writers turn knowledge into income, and it's easily done. Although the Web is packed with free information, you can sell it.
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Writer's Guide to the Business of Comics: Everything a Comic Book Writer Needs to Make It in the Business [Lurene Haines] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Loaded with solid information and instructive interviews, this tell-all insider's guide takes readers through every possible step on the career road to comic book writing. 40 illustrations.
When people describe me, assertive is the last word they use. This has cost me a lot, both professionally and personally, because of missed opportunities. But can we learn to be more assertive? And what is the right level of assertiveness?