The Evolving Communal Mind by Martha Love | We may hear some people complain that our propensity toward using social networking and cell phones, particularly when we are in a public or social situation, are signs that we modern humans are a bunch of disassociated people who don’t know how to sit in the same room together and relate to each other anymore.
Life as a writer can be hard some times. Success is elusive; fans shift as often as a summer wind. Yet, we persevere, writing into the late hours of the night and waking in the early hours of the morning to log the hours and enter, for a time, the worlds we create.
If you love me, do not clip my wings. Let me soar high up in the sky of my youth before the twilight dims the sun. Fear not for me. You carried me inside you. Now your sweet voice, a shield against venom-dipped spears, dwells in me.
My Fairest Cape by Maggie Tideswell | South Africa’s ‘Mother City’ was described by Sir Francis Drake as ‘the fairest Cape in all the circumference of the earth’. Dominated by Table Mountain, the tip of South Africa has attracted seafarers since the 16th century and is today one of the top tourist destinations.
Since the arrival of the first colonists in 1652 with Jan van Riebeeck, the Cape has had its fair share of miscreants, crimes and wrongful deaths. It is small wonder that many hauntings have been reported over the years. As I am a paranormal romance writer, these unexplained events are of great interest.
A time of war and a time of faith: a true story by Jon McGee | The words I have written are just one part of a true story. My wife, Joan, and I were the young couple starting married life in Cyprus 40 years ago as a military coup and Turkish invasion transformed the lives of so many irrespective of their national background. Not everyone survived.
FUKK, Dead-Ringers and Wilmer McLean by Anne Sweazy Kulju | People often ask what I do for a living. Generally, I tell them I kill people–or else I’m thinking of killing people. Once, I even slaughtered an entire team of draft horses! That was colorful. But again, it’s a generality. Specifically, I am an untimid, unapologetic, wise-assed author of historical fiction adventures. Why this genre? Read MORE @ The Write Room!
Today's guest post focuses on Life’s Lessons by Rosemary “Mamie” Adkins| What is the purpose of life if not for the love of our children and how we prepare them to become strong, positive role models for the next generations to come? Isn’t it our inherent responsibility to shape the hearts and minds of our little ones to ensure that the mark we leave on them will pass solid values onto their own children?
The Quality of Mercy by D. M. Pirrone | “It wasn’t supposed to be this way,” Sarah said. The breeze that ruffled her hair smelled of lilacs and cut grass. The gardeners must have gotten here early. At the edge of her field of vision, a scattering of fresh earth made a dark smudge amid the green. A flicker of movement from the same spot caught her eye—hold your horses, she thought—but mostly she ignored it.
Today at The Write Room Blog is author Trish Jackson & Purdy featuring The Tragedy of Puppy Mills in the U.S. and How You Can Help | If you love animals, you have probably stopped at a pet store to pet the adorable puppies and kittens. Sadly, very often these are the progeny of puppy mill parents that live in appalling conditions, where the owners are only concerned with making money and have no empathy for the dogs they use for breeding.
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MAGGIE’S KITCHEN TAILS: Dog Treat Recipes and Puppy Tales to Love launches October 31, 2015 on her birthday.
"Hello Sharla, I want to thank you first of all for your readiness to be part of this interview and permit me to publish it on my blog. I did choose you because I have heard of you before and would would like for other people to know you and your writing better." ~Raani York
I couldn’t believe it! There I was in the third row, center seat of the greatest concert of my dreams. Barry Manilow took center stage and belted out all his famous hits. My wonderful, thoughtful husband purchased these tickets as a surprise; not for a birthday or anniversary—but, for no reason at all. His love was the only impetus.
Such a simple bit of advice that sadly not too many take. Being observant means being aware of the world around us, not merely in the sense of knowing world affairs but more importantly, being aware of how we can enrich our everyday lives.
On the Write Room Blog God Hates a Coward by R.L. Cherry | …I have oft enjoyed the board game Risk. ...to win you must eliminate all of your opponents…. Often there is a point where you must decide to risk either wiping out another player…or weakening yourself so much that another player will be able to easily destroy you. If you act too soon…you will fail and lose. If you hesitate too long, you…again lose. It is a matter of wisely assessing the options then taking an educated gamble. However. . .
Read The Man in Red By Micki Peluso at The Write Room Blog | When I was born my mother divorced from my father, who was fighting in World War II, and moved us from North Carolina to Texas. It appears as if she was running from something since all her family lived in North Carolina. But, what?
Let me tell you about a young woman of thirty-two who had everything to live for. Tammy had a career she loved and was engaged to Nick, a handsome police officer who professed that she was the love of his life. She was the picture of good health and met each day with boundless energy. Well then, just imagine this. Tammy arose for work one morning, showered and made her bed only to turn down the covers and get back in. This is a story about feeling good one moment and never feeling the same again. It’s the story of a devastating event that occurred on March 5th, 1998 and changed her life forever.
Having Integrity To Live Out Your Core Values by Ives Johnson | What are your core values? Core values help guide you in your daily life. . .There are a lot of core values but let’s just look at one. . .integrity. Integrity is a big word. It’s nebulous. . .Sometimes our words don’t match our actions. Integrity. Yes, it’s a funny little BIG word.
The Write Room Blog features a humorous story Chicken Soup by author Kenneth Weene.
“What a pain in the ass.”
Trudy put her iPhone back into her pocketbook. It wasn’t much of an expletive or very loud, but coming from the lips of my wife it was enough to make me look up from my snack, a piece of Trudy’s latest chocolate-pecan pie, and ask, “What is, Dear?”
How Building an Orphanage Refreshed the Writing Lessons I Learned from Hollywood. By T. R. Heinan, author of L’immortalité: Madame Lalaurie and the Voodoo Queen | I still work six days a week keeping an orphanage in operation. Fiction is a streetcar I’m glad I decided to ride and, hopefully, my work with homeless, abandoned and abused kids will, in the end, be my trolley pass to the Elysian Fields.
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