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5 poets to raise your courage

Great poetry raises my courage

Kahlil Gibran, born in Lebanon, was a poet, artist, philosophical essayist and a novelist,who emigrated to New York in 1885. His work, written both in Arabic and English was very much influenced by the European modernists of the nineteenth century, with deep mystical, philosophical and spiritual understanding of the world.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF DOWNTIME

This post first appeared on Janet Sketchley’s blog, Tenacity, on April 29, 2016

I’m filling in for our church administrator while she’s on maternity leave. For 30 hours each week, I can’t work uninterrupted on writing or editing. 558 more words

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Synopsis: Summing up your story makes a difference by Andrea Lundgren

Readers like to know what they’re getting into before they start a book. They want to know if it’s a series, what genre, and what they can expect, overall, before they start reading (unless they trust you and your stories already, in which case they might just want to read without any foreknowledge).

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Off to Camp

I’m going to camp in April . . . Camp NaNoWriMo that is.

While NaNoWriMo participants are expected to write 50,000+ words during the month of November, campers get to set their own word count goal. 275 more words

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Are You Taking On Too Much?

This post first appeared on Janet Sketchley’s blog on Friday, February 26, 2016.

I usually have my post to Janet well ahead of the deadline, but not this month. 605 more words

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Book Review: The Introvert Entrepreneur

Talk about an oxymoron. A contradiction in terms. Entrepreneurs are usually extroverted, right?

Wrong. So wrong.

In fact, being an introvert can be an advantage when it comes to business. 553 more words

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Twist your plot. Can your characters escape?

Karalee’s Post #133

One can spend a lifetime surfing the web and hanging out on social media. I’m choosing to cut back (I can actually choose how to spend all of my time) and I’m spending those minutes that often stretch into hours being more productive by reading books and working on my new business. 244 more words

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