Writing Contest on PNN

Contest Details: In this contest, submit your best stories that communicate lessons and wisdom about living to the rest of us. Entries can draw from your life experiences, or those of someone close to you.Submissions can be in any genre and in any form of expression that is possible using the PNN site. For example, entries can be in the form of a short story, poem, photos, videos or a mix of all of them.

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Formatting Matters!

I started reading this and liked the rhymes. I would have read more, probably right to the end, but the formatting (a block of solid text) put me off. I skipped down and read some lines from the middle and then around the end. What a shame the writer didn’t take the time to format their work and make it easier to read.… Read the rest

As We Become the Older Generation…

If you are 30, or older, you might think this is hilarious!

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning…. Uphill…. Barefoot… BOTH ways…yadda, yadda, yadda

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they’ve got it!

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A Little Typo Goes a Long Way

What if Deja Vu meant that you lost a life and are starting back up from your last checkpoint? What if you could hit “backspace” and relive a month of your life, or a whole year if you click it 12 times in a row. What if you could change your life by using cut and paste?… Read the rest

Television/ Segment Producer

Wikipedia: Television Producer

The primary role of a television Producer is to allow all aspects of video production, ranging from show idea development and cast hiring to shoot supervision and fact-checking. It is often the Producer who is responsible for the television show’s overall quality and survivability, though the roles depend on the particular show or organization.

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Job as a Segment Producer

Some jobs make daydream. I don’t live in Toronto any more and I don’t have experience as a Segment Producer but this sounds like a dream job all the same. Most writers could take on a bit more and be a Segment Producer. It’s a job writers should look into and look for.

Position: Segment Producer – SPACE

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week.

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Turn Your Words into Link Bait

It’s all about offering extras, those little things that make one blog stand out from another. Give people something extra.

Take the information you want to write about and present it in a unique and interesting way.

  • Use a quiz as part of your post. Highlight information and confirm your message.
  • Give a widget with your RSS feed.
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RIP Anne McCaffrey

I think writers need windows on a view to remind them that a whole world is out there, not the minutiae with which they might be dealing on a close scale.

I don’t often reread my own books, unless I am going into another in the series and need to refresh my mood when originating the concept.

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