Like Marketing Campaigns Instead of News Reports

Jade Walker posted a quote on Facebook: “It’s not the news that keeps upsetting you. It’s what’s happening that keeps upsetting you.” – Dan Slott

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I disagree. Its the way the news is being reported, with lies and propaganda (misinformation, or whatever that trendy word is these days), that’s upsetting me.

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There are Times in Life When you Just Have to Kill your Babies

This quote is about the break between having the dream and living with it. But, you can read so much into a few words.

I’m a fan of writer Ann Patchett, whose book, Truth and Beauty, is one of my favourites. This week, thanks to the website, Brain Pickings, I came across a fantastic Patchett quotation that hit very close to home, especially the last line:

“The journey from the head to hand is perilous and lined with bodies.

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Editorial Services You Can Provide as a Home Business

Looking for ideas to try as a home business? I found a good list. Some require skills in editing, some lean towards technical knowledge, etc. Technical writing isn’t mentioned. But, indexing was interesting, not something I have heard much about.

Copyediting. This is where fact checking takes place, and where grammatical, stylistic and typographical errors are caught.

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Shutting Up Instead of Talking

According to Hersh, “songwriting is about shutting up instead of talking.”

Hersh is Kristin Hersh, a songwriter.

This quote reminds me of the old one about writing being easy, just slit your wrists and bleed over the paper, something like that. Possibly less dramatic and drastic sounding, but with the same meaning.

In the end most communication is about shutting off one thing so the flow of ideas can come from another source.… Read the rest

Have a Vibrant, Creative Blog with Simple Art you can Make Yourself

asciiartistA blog needs to be visually appealing to stand out, attract and keep readers. The content, navigation and spelling alone don’t get noticed in that quick, first impression. Illustrations get noticed right away.

Of course, not everyone is an artist. Not everyone can draw or take time to learn to use graphic software. So most people borrow photographs and other images from other sites and people.… Read the rest