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November 2011 Blog Posts (90)

.. a 'Holiday Season'

     Another 'Holiday Season' begins and bells, the 'Holiday Season' beckons.  Where 'Work' lines up neatly every list; with laughter and leniency, we All enlist.  When 'Time' reminds Us, constantly and consistently, that we Are in-fact Late; as 'It' hurries us along&out the Door.  Rampaging our list; 'ROAD RAGE'…

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Added by Stephanie a burton on November 22, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Why Book Trailers Are Now Essential to the Publishing Industry

It felt like I was letting go of my child when I packed the final copy of my book into a box and shipped it away for final publication. I had spent nine years living and writing the memoir about the melding of social entrepreneurship in one of Africa’s largest slums — Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya — while serving in the Marines. That time included a year of full-time writing after graduate school, and months of shifting, tweaking, and tightening with a team of talented editors from Bloomsbury…

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Added by Eric Banks on November 22, 2011 at 3:16am — No Comments

Zombies Right Out Side The Door

This piece is a working process, but I wanted to share. Tell me what you think...

 

Tak'in from the prompt:



Oh my God! The zombies are right outside the door.




Gathered together, scared for sure and then he went to open the door and peeking out and then slamming the door and shouting as he locked the door. Oh my God! The zombies are right out side the door! And then we did the only thing we could think of, we hid,…

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Added by Sunny Starr on November 21, 2011 at 2:29am — No Comments

A Poem using a picture prompt.









Green Fairy:



It's so peaceful here and

the day is great the green

fairy is coming and may she

grant all my wishes this very

day!



So sweet and caring is she

see that nice pond beside her

and that wonderful house behind

her is what she is granting to me.



For this is peaceful and…
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Added by Sunny Starr on November 21, 2011 at 2:26am — No Comments

A Dead Body: Romance

Prompt: A dead body. Using the prompt, write two short stories (500 words). One in the horror genre, another in the romance genre.



A Dead Body: Romance



It was summer, the days were long and the nights were not, she went with some friends to go out to eat and for the first time she meet this guy who was so easy to look upon friendly charming smart the biggest brownest eyes she had ever saw come to find out he was the owner of this…

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Added by Sunny Starr on November 21, 2011 at 2:24am — No Comments

A Dead Body: Horror

Prompt: A dead body. Using the prompt, write two short stories (500 words). One in the horror genre, another in the romance genre.



A Dead Body: Horror



She went off into the deep in at work but she left and a few hours later she came back as she entered the warehouse she began shooting and watched as some of the people scattered but she was on a rampage and followed after them she even had to stop and reload.



One lady in…

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Added by Sunny Starr on November 21, 2011 at 2:23am — No Comments

One of the months of the year

Write a story in which your main character is one of the months of the year.



The story begins when a lady, named September and man named Charlie got married and after there honeymoon she be came pregnant to add to there surprise on one of their doctor's visit it was discovered that they would have twins and that they were little girls and they were excited and scared at the same time.



But when it was time for the delivery of the…

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Added by Sunny Starr on November 21, 2011 at 2:15am — No Comments

Fairy Tale: Cinderella

Take a well known fairy tale and re-write it in modern times.





The year is not important but this is my story...



I will start this when I was a young girl I came into this world and it was my Dad and me. Dad tells me that Mom passed giving me birth. How bitter sweet it must had been for my daughter. He gave me the name she had picked out. Cinderella.



For a long time my Dad was alone and I thought he was happy oh I…

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Added by Sunny Starr on November 21, 2011 at 2:13am — No Comments

A short story

As the door shut and there we stood looking at each other for which seemed eternity but really it was on a few moments sadness was all around as we said our final good byes to one who had been taken out.



Now we all wondered if she would indeed show and sure enough longer than life she came in as if only for a show sobbing and carrying on and her family was with her not on tear did I see from any of them...



Sitting there I wanted to…

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Added by Sunny Starr on November 21, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

Writing Is Like...

Writing is like building a cheeseburger.



First you have the bottom bun, this is considered your many drafts, titles and so forth.



then you have the hamburger and Cheese this is the meat of of your story, the plot, the characters and so much more.



then you top off the hamburger and cheese with your lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and this is the drama or the interesting parts of your story.



then of course there is also the…

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Added by Sunny Starr on November 21, 2011 at 1:46am — No Comments

Is it impossible or just the thing we need?

Hello, im new to this experience but i hope that you can lend me your time to read and decide upon what i am about to present. Since i was very little my parents always believed i would reach near impossoble goals or change lives but being only 13 i cannot say i expect such an outcome from this idea. Being the avid reader that i am i recently read The Help by Kathryn Stockett, which i highly recommend to any and all readers, when the idea of morphing this moral struck me. How come…

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Added by Savvy Bange on November 21, 2011 at 1:06am — No Comments

...a 'Holiday Season' begins and bells

Hello World, Hello Universe.  ..a 'Holiday Season' begins and bells.  A Family sits together around the Dinner Table, and Memories of Secrets they do Tell.  Lovers re-Kindle extinguished Flames, and a Lost 'Heart' lives again.  'Happy' early 'Holidays'...      http://amzn.com/B005ZT6Q22 …

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Added by Stephanie a burton on November 20, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Revealed! How To Get People To Read Your Articles

Your headline is the first, and perhaps only, impression you make on a prospective

reader. Without a compelling promise that turns a browser into a reader, the rest

of your words may as well not even exist. So, from a copywriting and content

marketing standpoint, writin, you’re

already dead in the water Great headlines writing is a critical skill.

Here are some interesting statistics.

On average, 8 out of 10 people will read headlin…

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Added by Andre Hartslief on November 20, 2011 at 3:26pm — No Comments

No One Talks About Until...

Today I walked into a room filled with heartache and pain fear of the unknown crept inside as the here and after life crossed everyone’s mind.



You stand there searching for just the right words yet no magical words appear and the lump forms right in the middle of your throat.

Then before you realize it several hours have past and it still does not seem real to you or no one else...



The 3 to 4 waiting days are indeed the longest in your life and then there is…

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Added by Sunny Starr on November 20, 2011 at 3:49am — No Comments

Hits Close To home: Chapter One

Here is the first chapter of a book I am working on and this is the first draft with many more to come along with tweaks before I really have my first chapter done:

 

Chapter One:

 

Janie Bains parked in front of the B & B Firm it was her first day there. The sun was shining and as she got out of the car and walked into the building she was greeted by some really nice people one lady even took her to her office and ask her…

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Added by Sunny Starr on November 20, 2011 at 3:41am — 1 Comment

One Day At A Time:

This is a recent poem I wrote off the top of my head:

 

ONE DAY AT A TIME:



One day at is time is

what I have heard them

say but only after their

shattered dreams and

shattered lives arrive

up on the scene.



And then they seem

to slowly learn to

take but only one

day at a time.



As their lives are turning

ever so slowly and some

things are regained but yet

there are some things …

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Added by Sunny Starr on November 20, 2011 at 3:35am — No Comments

Ramblings from an Inner Child Soldier

I am all suited up with my emotional gear for the very first time my eyes are clear and vision restored my heart is open and my soul is intently watching and listening from within and my body is attached to my mind and soul and I can pinch myself and actually feel it and I can feel my feelings and sense my own reality and I am not numb to the world around me for I have been to the bottomless pit of nothingness and am fighting my way back to emotional freedom for my inner child who needs a…

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Added by Concrete Angel on November 20, 2011 at 2:01am — No Comments

Even Writers can't Write

 

I stutter and stumble over words that I can't get out, 

The feelings bubbling up inside, make me want to scream and shout. 

There are just some things even a writer can't write - 

Those tear you apart, rip a h*** in your heart, 

Make you feel like you've been flung from a great height - frights. 

It's like certain words refuse to be penned, 

My mind scared…

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Added by Cheryl on November 19, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Change!

Change is permanent yet it defnies the word temporary!One can abhor it yet one can long for it and yet one can ignore it and still yet one can with his whole dear life try to stop it but change is bound to happen in every circumstances!! That's life! Live it!

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Added by Storytalior on November 19, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments

Sensuality's Hell-Heaven Coin

     Hello World, Hello Universe.  What stimulates the fascination of the Human Senses; stressing and demanding Action of the Human Heart, causing rippling Ruptures within the Scientific Body?  He and She will Testify that it is Religious and Divine, while Him and Her oath swears that it is Sexual and Sensuous.  What is the core completing Celestial connection of the…

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Added by Stephanie a burton on November 18, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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