Personal Mask of a Stroke Survivor By; Anna Casamento Arrigo Sometimes, I think, I’m clear in my explanation of what is going on in my head, how I feel, the struggles I’m facing, and the myriad emotions that, often, run amuck and find difficulty reeling them in. After my stroke, I found, for the most part, that I wasn’t the only one who had gone through changes (some visible, some not). It was a gradual realization, if indeed, I may call it that! As an impatient stroke survivor, I followed directions as best I could and met...Read More
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Today I Am Grateful By: Kelley Kay Bowles Life’s been good to me so far is one of my favorite songs of all time. It was supposed to be our class song for my high school senior year—class of ’88 is great!—and unfortunately it got voted out. It still represents The Class of ’88 to me, though! Sometimes, though, I’ve been known to tweet ‘I can’t complain, but sometimes I still do.’, and that’s the crux of today’s conundrum. Why can’t I just spend ALL MY TIME being grateful? My life is amazing, my family is completely stellar,...Read More
Continuity in Storytelling: How to Keep Facts Straight When Writing a Novel By: Laura Smith Introduction It’s common knowledge that author J.K. Rowling can answer any question off the top of her head about a character or event in her Harry Potter novels without ever contradicting her response. Rowling knows her world inside and out, a string of knowledge that her fans constantly challenge and appreciate, especially in the fantasy genre where every detail is practically built from scratch. However, that’s not every writer’s style. Sometimes a writer only knows what makes it onto the page. They can’t...Read More
How Can You Make a Bad Book Review Work in Your Favor? Another morning has broken and you awaken to a shining sun and chirping birds. You feel full of energy and ready to tackle anything the world happens to throw in your way. Nothing can stop you! In fact, it was not too long ago that you traded everything and set out on your journey to fulfill your dream of becoming an author. You were relentless with your writing and published a pure work of art. With all of this in the back of your mind you hop...Read More
How Can Indie Authors Get Book Reviews? Book reviews are essential for Indie authors. Not only are they a key component of a sound marketing plan, but they also provide a source for potential readers to find out if a particular book is unique and worth buying. The simple reality is that the self-publishing industry has become exceptionally popular. There are brand new Indie authors entering the market with each passing day. This fact has positive and negative consequences for Indie authors and their readers alike. The influx of new material means the selection is greater than ever. ...Read More
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And I did not speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
And I didn’t speak out because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
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If this was to be your last day on this planet, would you be satisfied with the life you have lived? Have you existed in harmony with those around you- and within yourself? What if your answer to these questions is a resounding ‘No’? …