A Short, Short Story, Fire in the Sky or The Black Bear and Me!

                  It happened in a small farming community in the northwestern part of Connecticut that also included a large forest preserve, a once glacial river, now a bubbling brook, a lake, and a spring-fed pond. The community’s roots began in 1680, as The Salmon Brook Settlement that … More A Short, Short Story, Fire in the Sky or The Black Bear and Me!

The Top 10 Elements of a Book People Want to Read!

By Writer Digest contributor, Helga Schier, PhD, Editor, Guest Column | March 16, 2015 This guest blog is written by Helga Schier, PhD, former Big Five editor and founder of With Pen and Paper, an independent editorial services firm. With over 20 years of experience in the (self-)publishing industry. For more information, visit http://www.withpenandpaper.com Aim … More The Top 10 Elements of a Book People Want to Read!

Changes Made To Ad! Thank You Bloggers!

Here is the New Ad with changes made as suggested by my artist bloggers (and thank you so much – Ad now greatly improved) Thank you to the following Bloggers who made great suggestions to improve my Ad: Julia at http://www.juliasatu.com  suggested (wisely) 1. Put quotations around Writer’s Digest comments! (Perhaps I need another grammar course!) 2. … More Changes Made To Ad! Thank You Bloggers!

Trump’s Plan to Cut Funding From Meals on Wheels=Scrooge

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(https://pixabay.com) I do not usually deal with anything political on this site, but our times have become so extreme that I cannot pretend that writing and politics are disconnected in any way. Writers must speak our conscience. Regarding President Trumps’s budget plan to make drastic cuts…

An Art Experiment: Designing My Own Ads for Garrett’s Bones

I was an art major my first year in college, so I considered that perhaps, “be that as it may”, I should “give it a go” to use “Paint Box” and “practice makes perfect”, so… I am doing my own twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and WordPress Advertising, just to see if I can do it, for … More An Art Experiment: Designing My Own Ads for Garrett’s Bones

I can show you God

Originally posted on johncoyote:
I can show you God A Poem by Coyote Poetry Just thoughts and things to ponder on                                   I can show you God The great search for God is fruitless for some. I knew a woman from  Santa Cruz.  We sat together often drinking hot and tasty coffee on the Santa…

Emotion vs. Feeling: How to Evoke More from Readers

By: Writer’s Digest, David Corbett, Award Winning Author and Guest Columnist, Author of The Art of Character The difference between writing emotion and writing feeling is more one of degree than kind. Feeling is emotion that has been habituated and refined; it is understood and can be used deliberately. I know how I feel about … More Emotion vs. Feeling: How to Evoke More from Readers