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December 2008 Blog Posts (15)

How to Set Up Your Writer's Lair to Stay Efficient - By Lance Winslow

Lance Winslow



If you are a writer, then you know that part of being successful is being able to write quickly, accurately and keep your production rate high without neglecting the importance of creativity or stifling your creative genius. Thus, it's paramount to have an efficient work area, office, or space to do your best work. So, have you considered the best way to set up your writer's lair?



Ah, this is a very… Continue

Added by Lance Winslow on December 31, 2008 at 10:11pm — 4 Comments

SLEEP

An insomniac
meditates at night and says
call no man happy
till you learn how and when
he manages to sleep


--R.K.SINGH

Added by Ram Krishna Singh on December 28, 2008 at 12:03am — No Comments

CHRISTMAS: SOME HAIKU

Slowly dissolves
the mud-brick house of worship:
rain on Christmas eve



The cat's head
dons the red santa cap
awaits gift too


Travelling alone
all Christmas day until night--
tea-stall by station


The plane hugs clouds
soars high to bridge distance--
disjointed time


Wild-life crossing
a cat here, a monkey there
going slow


--R.K.SINGH

Added by Ram Krishna Singh on December 28, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

Balingha'i in Boracay, A Haven for Writers and Artists

I got to see and experience a most unique vacation hideaway at Balingha'i Beach Resort, on the farthest tip of Boracay Island, the best beach in the world (Station 1). An idyllic place for writers and artists. The cottages are veritable love nests neatly tucked in the deep folds and creases of a rugged yet lovely cliff, the trees untouched, wild greenery all over, overlooking an endless sea of mauve. Fireflies mesmerize you at night. I believe you can only find them in Balingha'i since most of… Continue

Added by Nynn Arwena on December 26, 2008 at 12:26am — 2 Comments

A Healthy Dose Of Perspective

Though Winter has yet to officially arrive much of the Northeast was caught in the grips of an unprecedented ice storm late last week, and as these blasts of Mother Nature usually do, the resulting carnage brought our technology driven, 21st century world to a complete standstill. No warning. No escape. Some described what happened up here as "Katrina without the water."



We certainly had our share of declarations (National Disaster Area and State of Emergency)… our interruptions of… Continue

Added by Susan Morgan on December 19, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

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Procuro um Copywriter com experiência para trabalho freelancer, que tenha realizado trabalhos para promoção de soluções de Gestão em inglês.
Enviar por favor, uma resposta e referências para o seguinte e-mail:jobsdepart@gmail.com

thanks!

Added by Jobsdepart on December 19, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

A New Mantra

I think I have a new mantra.



Today, as I was driving north on that highway I so often travel, I drove up behind a brick-colored SUV. And on that SUV was a small, discreet bumpersticker:



Love > Fear



The driver wasn't an old hippie... or any other expected stereotype that my judgment might bring to mind... he was an older staid-looking gentleman. Just a normal man, a stalwart member of the community, sending me the message I needed to hear -- a Christmas gift… Continue

Added by Vicki Goldsberry on December 17, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

A Holiday Gift to Myself

Many years have gone by since I formed text that's only for the sake of happiness.



For the last 12 years I've been a struggling carpet cleaner. Week after week I've written hours of sales copy to increase my clientele list and keep my name in front of my repeat customers.



What a DRAG!



You know how it feels when you dread going into work at some jobs? Well I feel like that every single time I write a salesletter.



Not because I don't like the writing.… Continue

Added by Tim Blakely on December 16, 2008 at 12:25pm — 1 Comment

Top Ten Most Convenient Inventions (College Edition)

Today’s world revolves around a fast-paced environment built with not only ability, but convenience. For those of us who are not quite there yet, there’s college. The following are what I believe to be the top ten most convenient inventions for college students:





10. Social Networking Sites



It’s rare that a group of friends fresh out of high school ends up at the same university, if at one at all. That’s why social networking sites are the next best thing.… Continue

Added by Melissa Gonzalez on December 12, 2008 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Creating electronic postits and notice board

For those like myself who do not have Outlook, enabling users to create reminders on postits, there is a solution to this problem. Earlier this year, I had to purchase a new PC which was made up for me with Excel and Powerpoint but no Outlook. Yes I have Outlook Express which is different so I started to scour the internet for free versions. Having no luck as such except for a trial version which was running out fast, I had a tremendous idea. I was sitting somewhere which I will not broadcast… Continue

Added by Fiona Johnston on December 12, 2008 at 6:44am — No Comments

Organizing your writing Desktop Organizing

As with any occupation, the trick is to be organized and this is the same where your writing is concerned. Take a look at your computer now. Now assuming you have a lovely wallpaper at the screen. I have a delightful tiger cub because I am a cat fan, big and small cats, I am plain nutty about them. Having got that out of the way. Now for organizing it Is your screen covered in files, spoiling the view or do you like just a coloured screen as the backdrop.



I bet you have everything… Continue

Added by Fiona Johnston on December 11, 2008 at 11:09am — 2 Comments

Deja Whew

As if
short-term memory weren't problem enough
the irony of
looking for my glasses
mocks me
and about the time a cogent thought gets somewhere
near my tongue

Words dribble down my chin
into my shirt pocket
next to the free mints from the Asian place
or was it Mexican?

Bless the stream of consciousness

Added by Stacy on December 5, 2008 at 1:26pm — No Comments

The Almond

Stone sat in his living room staring at his Television as if it was on fire. He smiled with a deep appreciation of the commercial that was showing one of his favorite snacks.



"Man, I love almonds," he said, to know one in particular.



"I know you do honey," said Liz. "I brought you a can when I went to the market today."



"Great," Stone said, as he raced off to the kitchen to retrieve the can of pleasure he loved so dearly.



When he returned from the… Continue

Added by Will Glenn on December 5, 2008 at 9:54am — No Comments

What's Really Important

A while back someone dear to me gave me a copy of Etty Hillesum's wonderful book, An Interrupted Life. In it he wrote, "I read this book when I want to remember what is really important."



Sometimes we do need to remember what is really important. Daily disenchantment can cause us to lose sight of the biggies... little disappointments can obscure the contentment that we do possess. I'm certainly guilty of falling into the trap of forgetting my blessings, and counting my… Continue

Added by Vicki Goldsberry on December 4, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Keeping Focus

note: Not my habit, but I think this is important enough to post on all my blogs



Is anyone else having trouble keeping focus right now?



It's not just the holidays. That's a nice distraction; but most of us have learned over the years how to closet ourselves with our muses and keep working.



No, now it's all the other things: the wars and attacks around the world, the economy -- or lack thereof, the overall animosity amongst people -- whether it be… Continue

Added by Robin Minnick on December 2, 2008 at 7:41am — 3 Comments

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