Monthly Archives: April 2014

Top Ten Things Not To Do When Attending a Parent-Teacher Conference

Here is the 43rd installment of Ten Top Lists of What Not to Do by Marie Ann Bailey of 1WriteWay at http://1writeway.com and John W. Howell of Fiction Favorites at http://johnwhowell.com. These lists are simu-published on our blogs each Monday. … Continue reading

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Beware of Bloglovin: Forcing Ads and Content Theft

Oh, my! This is a must-read for any of my blogging friends who are on Bloglovin’.

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The First Gothic Novel

Originally posted on Interesting Literature:
The early Gothic novelists are an interesting lot. Matthew Lewis, known for his 1796 novel The Monk, wrote his will on a servant’s hat while dying on board a ship from Jamaica to the UK. William Beckford…

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Voices of Nature Blog Tour!

Stars Above (alouette) Starry nights shine bright Thousands of wee lights Constellations light the sky Darkness shows contrast While clouds have gone past Suspended in time up high Pisces and Leo Taurus and Virgo Constellations light the sky Sagittarius Libra, … Continue reading

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My Inner B*tch: For Some Writers, Success Is Not Enough

Sometimes I wait too long to write and then the thoughts, or the threads weaving together an essay, deteriorate from being left out in the rain.  Nothing I write comes out of whole cloth, and weaving is long, laborious, sometimes … Continue reading

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Still on Hiatus … Sort Of

Hello, everyone, and I hope you all  are well.  I’m still on vacation from my day job (yea!), but I’ve returned from my out-of-town trips and am slowly dipping my toes into the warm waters of the blogosphere.  My first … Continue reading

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Top Ten Things Not To Do When Signing Up With an Online Dating Service

Here is the 42nd installment of Ten Top Lists of What Not to Do by Marie Ann Bailey of 1WriteWay at http://1writeway.com and John W. Howell of Fiction Favorites at http://johnwhowell.com. These lists are simu-published on our blogs each Monday. … Continue reading

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Off the Grid

Dear Reader, I will be away from my beloved blog for a few days, visiting family and having a bit of quality time with my husband.  I’ll be back before you know it.  In the meantime … thanks to a … Continue reading

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#Search Engine Optimisation for #Indie Authors: How Far Should You Go?

A great post on SEO from Cate at CommuniCATE. If you don’t know what SEO is, read her post. If you do and think you should jump on the SEO bandwagon, read her post. Since I’ve read her post, I’ll … Continue reading

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A Remarkable Woman: A Superflux of Compassion and Amazing Guts!

Originally posted on Good People Doing Great Things:
? Some years ago bioethics professional Dr. Sigrid Fry-Revere had a harrowing experience with her six year old son. He developed kidney cancer. He might have very well needed a kidney transplant…

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