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5 Ways How You Can Beat Your Competition | Savvy Book Writers
Did you notice that all of the online book sites, be it Apple’s book sales pages, BarnesandNoble.com (they show even several slots with books in the same genre), Amazon.com, or Kobo, wherev…
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An Imperious Impusle: Coyote Tales – a new release from Stuart France and Sue Vincent — Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo
“Couldn’t you make me into a Bull?” asked Coyote. In a time before Man walked the Earth, the Great Spirit breathed life into the land. Coyote was the First. Playful, subversive, curious and sometimes comical, he and his fellow creatures shaped the world for those who were to follow. Coyote is a Native American Trickster […]
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Create Believable “Troubled” Characters by Studying Personality Disorders – by Anne R. Allen…
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Personality disorders can create a distorted self-image.
Most of the truly rotten villains in fiction are what used to be called “psychopaths.” (Now clinically known as people with ASPD: Anti-Social Personality Disorder.) These are people who have no conscience and no empathy.
But psychopaths can make boring fiction. Psychopathic villains have pretty uncomplicated motives. They’re usually sexually twisted sadists or conscience-free monsters who do evil things because they’re, well…evil.
And not all people with ASPD need to be villains. Benedict Cumberbatch’s version of Sherlock Holmes has the ASPD detachment from normal human emotions like guilt and empathy. Plenty of people with the disorder lead normal, non-criminal lives. Even a conscience-free person needs a reason to commit a crime.
But you can create more interesting antagonists if you give them more relatable personality disorders.
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Let’s Get Digital Is Free. Maybe Forever?
“Let’s Get Digital” by David Gaughran is FREE! Check it out!
Memorial Day Rememberances: Blue Angels AWESOMENESS!
Disturbed, David Draiman: The Sounds of Silence
David Draiman of “Disturbed” originally posted on Facebook by Mark Watson. Awesome…
Yadadarcyyada: I’m Hooked on a Feeling
Hooked on a feeling from Donna aka yadadarcyyada!
I can’t fight this feeling, deep inside of me, I’m hooked on a feeling…blogging, you don’t know what you do to me.
I’m not entirely sure how many posts about blogging advice I’ve read in the past couple of years. Some posts were extremely helpful, others decidedly unhelpful, many didn’t pertain to me, and others gibberish. So here’s my best blogging advice that will most certainly change the way you blog forever!
1. Have a blog.
2.Write posts that are 300 words to whatever-your-readers-think-isn’t-too-long. Think of each post as a summer hat, you want it to cover your face and neck, but you don’t want to be the one with thatRoyal Wedding hat.
3. Add pictures and images to your posts. There are many ways to do this – take photos, make memes, scan, find, paint, draw…and please credit them, if possible.
4.Publish the post –…
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Kim Gosselin: A Soldier’s Boots
Chronic Conditions & Life Lessons
Please help bring me back
Pink eraser to wipe away pain in my head
Untie laces of dusty brown from sandy boots on feet
Remove them one by one to stroke white of limbs
Hold fingerless hand while stroking healing scars
Kiss my cheek with warm gentle lips
Like an angel’s light warm so bright
I’m more than a uniform of flesh and bones
Look at me and you may see what I used to be
I was your neighbor next door
A father or mother, a husband or wife
A sister or brother, an uncle or aunt, a cousin or friend
People loved me
Yes, I used to feel real…
With a body that moved this way and that
Before these sandy boots on my feet
I laughed and joked
Sat in the grass to play with my kids
Skipped in bare feet near the ocean so blue
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New Book in Series – The Legends of Windemere Book 10 – Tribe of the Snow Tiger by Charles E. Yallowitz
New Book in the Series from Charles E. Yallowitz!