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Three Lessons I Learned from Working with an Editor

One of the things I looked forward to in having one of my manuscripts accepted for publication, was the opportunity to work with an editor. I thirsted to go to the next level in my writing. 446 more words

Melinda Friesen

ISIS: Enslaving women is ok

Last week, ISIS produces a document “Question and Answers on Female Slaves and their Freedom.” ISIS is claiming that the Quran justifies  slavery and sex with women who are non-muslim. 210 more words


Blog 2-3: What lessons can we learn from the past?

Historical Context (Background):

The colony of New Netherlands was established by the Dutch West India Company in 1624 and grew to include all of present-day New York City and parts of Long Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey.  462 more words

Blog Assignment

Bird Seed

I was not the son my father wanted as his firstborn and it took four additional tries to get the heir he sought. I was promptly disregarded with the birth of my brother. 303 more words


Caged Bird

The sound was airy and effortless, like the arid aria of a desert songbird. It was in a tongue I could not comprehend but it seemed whimsical,  uplifting even. 292 more words


The Reverse Book Signing

As a first time book launcher I scoured blogs for tips and ideas for my launch. The night before my launch, I still hadn’t decided what… 163 more words

Melinda Friesen