Comment Oops

Marlene, I love this post, that is straight from the heart. To answer your question: Yes…I have regretted a number of comments for one reason or another (left out a word, a sudden realization that I missed the point of the blog, or it was overly gushing with compliments, even though it comes from my head and heart. I had to reblog. I do love your self expression! I can relate, I was never a child either.

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I have a hard time with certain blogs I visit. I also have difficulty with groups I belong to when it comes to discussing childhood activities.

I was never really a child. I sometimes think I was born old in a tiny body. Well, not so tiny, actually. Does 13 pounds qualify as an infant?

Dr. French often asks questions on his blog and I really want to answer. Especially since he has been so kind and encouraging of my continuing to write my drivel. Most of the time I click the like button and disappear. This time, I wrote a comment, copied it to a word document that I keep for unpublished comments and began to delete the comment from his post. I hit send instead. You can read the drivel I left here.

Another blog that makes it hard for me but I usually gush over even…

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About Kezzy

I believe in supporting young authors. This young author is soon to have his first book published and he deserves to have our support. He has been writing most of his young life. He loves to read as well. He loves Paranormal, fantasy, and Sci-fi.

KEZZY SPARKS

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I, Kezzy Sparks, am a Toronto, Canada based author of fantasy and paranormal thrillers and romances. I’m relatively new to actual book publishing and ALIENATED is my debut work. This is not to say I’m new to the art of writing, though, and I have been seriously working on fiction pieces since the early months of 2010.

Now, guys, I can hear some of you say hey Kezzy if you have been writing for this long why haven’t you been published in all those years. Well, the simple answer is all my older efforts were not accepted by the system, if you know what I mean. It takes years to perfect the art but I’m now at a point where I can be confident that whatever I put out there will be at par with the very best.

Apart from writing I also read a lot. My interests are spread…

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Magic In Books — Quotations

I love this post by Professor Charles F. French, and he knows about the magic of books, because he creates magic in his own paranormal books.

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“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

                                                                 Stephen King

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“I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”

                                                                 J. K. Rowling

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“The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.”

                                                                Ray Bradbury

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A Dwelling Here #WritePhoto

What a beautiful poem that says everything that needs to be said and the poem says it with grace. I love this poem.

Kathy Lauren Miller

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To dwell here in the bright

of verdant green and sunlight

of sweet scents that delight

I would lay me down

listening to the sound

of nature, all around

she sings to my soul

her music, lyrics of old

a treasure, far better than gold

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Best Job Ever

This event is too wonderful and must be reblogged! I love this and what the children are learning from you, and how lucky they are to have you.

A Teacher's Reflections

Friday was a rainy day.  I played the autoharp, and children sang and danced their hearts out.  I love rainy days.  I love music.  More importantly, children love music.  A child came up to me in the middle of the songs and asked, “Jennie, can you play “I Want to Hold Your Hand?”

Did I hear that correctly?
“I Want to Hold Your Hand”, by the Beatles?
Yes, that was exactly the song he wanted to hear.

After I got over my initial shock and excitement, I said, “Better yet, I have the real song, a record album.  I’ll bring it in on Monday.  And I did.  You could have heard a pin drop as I pulled the record out of the album cover with fifteen saucer eyes staring at what was happening.  It was wonderful.

I turned it on, and children watched in amazement at the spinning record and…

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Steps to producing Another Kind of Anthology – Guest Post by Felicity Sidnell Reid…

I have always been interested in doing a Anthology. Thank you so much for posting https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2019/03/09/tips-to-compiling-an-anthology-book-by-stephanie-chandler/

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Stephanie Chandler posted an article recently on this blog, 10 Tips to Compiling an Anthology Book, aimed at business people. It listed the advantages to the initiator and editor of such a book, pointing out how much more quickly one can be put together, if the initiator doesn’t have to write a whole book, and how its marketability will be increased, as all the contributors will become sellers and promoters.

In the business world the author/editor will gain instant cred by publishing a book, thus bringing in more business and, because a non-fiction anthology usually accepts short articles, it will appeal to readers who want a quick way to engage with the subject matter. This all seemed practical advice from the point of view of a business person and set me wondering about the anthology that the organization I belong to, Spirit of the Hills Arts Association…

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Quotations on Bullies

This is wonderful and very needed. Thank you!

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“I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.”

                                                                 Abraham Lincoln

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“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”

                                                                Desmond Tutu

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“It is crucial to oppose bullying whenever and wherever it may be found. Turning away from it or ignoring bullying makes the observer complicit in  the bully’s actions.”

                                                               Charles F. French

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