Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
“Your writing bores me.” “I am bored by your writing.”
Not only do these two sentences demonstrate the difference between the active and passive voice but also they communicate a central reason for avoiding the passive voice.
In the active voice, the subject of the sentence does the action described by the main verb. Thus, the subject is active. In the passive voice, the action is done to the subject. Thus, the subject is passive. Passive voice is a problem for direct writing…Continue
Added by David Bowman on October 8, 2013 at 11:52pm — No Comments
Hey courageous, high spirited, and Banga hero, Banga-Bondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman although you are no more among us physically but having and will be having in our innate hearts and minds spiritually for a time infinitely.
You came as a keeper of our nation’s to protect & live us honor and pridefully all around & globally.
We got you by our enormous blessing, praying, and worship from…
I had my first book signing at Barnes & Noble November 10th. It was an extremely exciting day for me. Unfortunately, my baby sister was away in Sacramento, Ca, so she was unable to attend. My older sister was originally supposed to come in from Dallas, Tx, but something came up. She couldn't make it either.
I had my ex husband's support, but he was taking care of our kids, so he didn't attend.
I posted it all over every social media site to which I have a login. Many of…Continue
Did you know that in many states, individuals can perform x-ray procedures and CT (CAT) scans without ANY education? The Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility and Excellence (CARE) in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy bill will establish minimum education and credentialing standards for personnel who plan and deliver radiation therapy and medical imaging services.
I just took action on this issue and thought you might find it interesting too.
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Added by Olive Peart on November 13, 2012 at 4:10am — No Comments
This is something out there, even for me. At the same time, it delivers a valuable message.
What is it, you ask?
I say it is: Fields of Zombies - An Amish Parable…
Added by Sam Lang on October 23, 2012 at 11:22pm — No Comments
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee
I stood on the porch watching the rain
Feeling the spray from the raindrops
On my face, my bare…Continue
Added by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/Granny G on October 7, 2012 at 5:19pm — No Comments
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee
The evening air has a nip in it. Oh, how I love the cool evening air in the fall time. To make it more special, I put on a nice sweather to make it feel cosier.
Next, I fill the coffeemaker with water, coffee... I'm going to make hot coffee to enjoy. I'll take my cup outside to sit at the table on the porch.
Added by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/Granny G on October 7, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments
When deciding what the subject…Continue
Added by David Bowman on October 3, 2012 at 11:40pm — No Comments
I just read an email from Sweden, one of Lena's family members wanted to tell me that she is
also, thinking of Lena today.
Today is Lena's birthday... Lena is gone. Lena died last year. I sit here thinking back through the time…Continue
Added by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/Granny G on September 27, 2012 at 11:21am — No Comments
I write to keep the memory of Tommy alive, to never be forgotten. Tommy was my only child, my son.
Tommy died May 29, 2010 on a Saturday evening ... he and his family had gone to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to spend a week. It was their summer vacation, they were happy, excited to be going to the beach. Tommy was…Continue
Added by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/Granny G on September 26, 2012 at 11:46pm — No Comments
What does Mark Carver have to say about Gothic Cathedrals and the Art of Melodrama?
Find out on my official blog: http://empyricaltales.blogspot.com/2012/09/tp-authors-mark-carver.html
Added by Mark Miller on September 11, 2012 at 4:35pm — No Comments
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Come meet the Authors of One and expand your mind - http://empyricaltales.blogspot.com/2012/08/ten-equals-one.html
Added by Mark Miller on August 29, 2012 at 2:41pm — No Comments
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If you haven't checked out this monthly (free!) ezine by Morgan St. James, you should, This month's issue covers topics such as Creating Realistic Settings, E Is For Emotions and Experiences, and the first of a two-part series by Authors.com member John Brantingham titled What Being an Editor Taught Me. There are also upcoming conferences listed and links to other great sites. Plus, you can announce your "Good News" if you get it in by the 5th of the month! …Continue
Added by Sunny Frazier on August 20, 2012 at 7:12pm — No Comments
Hello fellow authors and peers. I just stopped by to say my sixth novel Shadows of Obsession, is now available through Amazon paperback, in addition, Kindle and Nook, and all online book venues.
Love and hugs,
Added by Kemy on August 8, 2012 at 4:48am — No Comments
I find myself looking back at past learning environments and wondering how much of the learning was my responsibility and how much of it was the institutions. As I re-read my post on blacks failing, I wonder about patterns of delusion that may have been prearranged by the institution.…Continue
Added by Larry A Cochran on August 1, 2012 at 9:15am — No Comments
Besides being a writer, I’m a woman, a wife, mother, grandmother and a great grandmother. And I’m a human being, an American, a daughter of pioneers.
Over the past 28 years that I’ve written and been published, I’ve seen the role of women in novels and stories evolve from the meek to the mighty. Some could say this has happened much too slowly, some could add that the female role has become a bit ridiculous in some instances. Women who fight and conquer monsters might seem to…Continue
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Yesterday I received a post from my daughter forwarded to her from friends. It was a wonderful revelation of the story clotheslines once told about a family's life. I had to laugh at the rules listed, for they were exactly those my mother and later I followed. There was a special way to hang out the clothes. Oh, yes, we once actually hung our washed laundry on lines out in the sunlight and wind.
Though we lived in the country when I was small, a place where there were no clotheslines…Continue