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  • DIY storytelling activity
    Turn tween eye-rolls into belly laughs with DIY storytelling
    Looking to unwire your tween for a few hours? In my household, DIY storytelling works every time. Fashioned after the popular fill-in-the-blank Mad Libs books, it’s fun, free sneakily educational. It requires just three items: a piece of...
  • Doreen Lepore: painting as the poetry of colors
    Doreen Lepore: painting as the poetry of colors
    Florida impressionist, Doreen Lepore, takes us on a beautiful journey to South Florida scenery with all its enchanting fragrance and atmosphere. Born and raised in New York, Doreen fully appreciates the lush Florida scenery and the immediacy in...
  • Larry Brooks
    Author Larry Brooks speaks to Scottsdale Society of Women Writers
    Author and writing coach Larry Brooks will speak to the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers Wednesday, April 29, at the regular monthly meeting held from 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road, in Scottsdale,...
  • 10 Things about commission based writing jobs
    10 Things about commission based writing jobs
    Looking at the job boards it is easy to see that the amount of jobs available is low, but the requirements for those jobs are high. Those that do not have a lot of competition are commission based job. Many do not understand commission jobs so...
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    All I Really Need to Know I Learned in... Little League
    There's a well known essay by Robert Fulghum entitled, "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten." The simple, easily understandable concepts in that famous bit of prose have become one of the most widely quoted writings...
  • The Logic Bomb
    The Logic Bomb, writing & self-publishing: Interview with Scott Richard Lord
    Today’s guest is Scott Richard Lord, author of the new thriller, The Logic Bomb. Scott has been a highly successful criminal and civil trial lawyer for 35 years and is active in the practice of law with the law firm of Cohen & Lord, a P...
  • Self-Aid
    Helen Woo on 'Self-Aid'
    A Q&A with Helen Woo1.) Your book is titled: “SELF-AID – Inspirations to Turn Struggles into Success.” What inspired you to write this book?I needed inspirations, powerful words and anything positive to lift my spirits when I...
  • Simple differences between story and plot
    Simple differences between story and plot
    Story and plot are actually two different things when writing fiction. Here is a brief, but simple list of ways they are different. By understanding the differences, you can write a better book.Story is emotional.Plot is physical.For example:...
  • APA
    Writing in APA Format
    In academic writing, using the correct format is key to presenting a paper correctly. The most common styles used for academia today are American Psychological Association (APA), Modern Language Association (MLA), and The Chicago Manual of Style....
  • 10 websites that pay writers $50 or more
    5 websites that pay writers $50 or more
    Have you been searching around the Internet for work from home opportunities in freelance writing, content writing, copywriting or ghostwriting? Chances are you have come up pretty empty handed. Many of the lists on various writing websites are...
  • Marcia Fine
    Marcia Fine’s ‘The Blind Eye’ wins OneBookAZ adult category
    “The Blind Eye: A Sephardic Journey,” written by Scottsdale author Marcia Fine, has won in the 2015 OneBookAZ adult book category. The OneBookAZ contest, which also includes a category for teens and kids, is sponsored by the Arizona...
  • North American Review celebrates 200 years with June literary conference
    North American Review celebrates 200 years with June literary conference
    (Current fiction & past quality fiction)The North American Review, the longest-lived literary magazine in the United States, holds its Bicentennial Creative Writing & Literature Conference on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa...
  • Terrence Howard
    'Empire' star Terrence Howard wants 'N-word' used on show
    Will the N-word be used on "Empire?" It's hard to imagine that Fox's new prime time smash hit could be any more juicy or controversial. But if the show's co-star Terrence Howard has his way, the drama's current level of...
  • The socks of Merrick Weaver
    Why Merrick Weaver writes her husband Jesse her day-to-day on Facebook
    Merrick Weaver is the creator and writer of Things I Don’t Want To Tell Jesse In Person, an original newsfeed she created in Facebook. Weaver is also a Colorado homemaker, trained yoga instructor, and the former executive director of a...
  • Sun City West author Gale Leach
    Gale Leach’s ‘Bruce and the Road to Courage’ wins OneBookAZ kids’ category
    In 2011, Sun City West author Gale Leach wrote “Bruce and the Road to Courage,” her first novel for children. On Saturday, March 14, at the Tucson Festival of Books, the Arizona State Library unveiled the winners of the OneBookAZ...
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