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Book Review: Self Discipline: Self Discipline Guide to Improve Self Confidence, Gain Will Power and Achieve Your Dreams

This book is poorly edited fluff. This writer did not bother to proofread his own work or hire a proofreader. Lesson one authors: hire a proofreader. 144 more words

Book Reviews

Why Read a Bad Story?

I’m listening to an audio book I don’t like. I’ve listened for about 5 hours, but I’m not giving up. It bothers me that I can’t figure out why I don’t like it.  965 more words


Sample of College Student Writing

The following is what our sister found on a computer in her class. She started editing it, but it was just so bad that she had to stop. 205 more words


Arthur's Pass to Franz Josef

After Punakaiki I quickly realised my days at turning up spontaneously at hostels/booking the night before were up. With everywhere booked up I didn’t actually have a place to stay. 530 more words


Reluctantly, I give this mess of a book 2 stars, but buyer beware!

I am sorry to have to post this review, but I have given the author, Amy Collins, over a month to make this right. Despite many emails preceding and after the one I quote, below, including promises of payment by a certain date and apologies for its lateness and a new promise, she has posted no payment and provided an unusually bizarre response to my having given her the deadline to respond by the end-of-business yesterday (Thursday, January 28)—see below. 1,696 more words

Indie Or Self-Publishing

Present Tense

Write Here, Right Now

Write a post completely in the present tense.


The English teacher in me rebels against this one.  It’s all too common  today to read something in which past tense is never used.   179 more words

Daily Prompt

Lazy Hand

Lazy Hand

My handwriting has always been untidy.  Yet I still prefer to write first and then type it up later.  How many of us still like to handwrite drafts first? 94 more words