Monthly Archives: August 2017

Researching for Nonfiction and Fiction Projects

Researching for Nonfiction and Fiction Projects by Marcus A. Nannini Research can make, break, or cast doubt on the validity of your effort. A recent example is the movie Hidden Figures, a movie based on some excellent real-life characters and … Continue reading

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Amazing Sailor, Metal Sculpture, and Author – Alice Otsuji Hager (09-13-1920 to 01-13-2014) by C.K. Thomas As a second-generation Japanese American, Alice Otsuji Hager spent time during World War II in the Gila River Relocation Camp, along with her parents … Continue reading

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How to Be Better Than Perfect

How to Be Better Than Perfect by Elizabeth Blake When I was younger and fresh from a high school literature courses, I took other people’s poor grammar seriously. I wanted to speak and write properly and expected other people to … Continue reading

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My Encounter With a Social Media Tutor

My Encounter With a Social Media Tutor by Mary Ellen Stepanich For three days and nights, from July 20 through July 22, 2017, I attended the Midwest Writers Workshop at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. I don’t know how … Continue reading

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One Word or Two? Use Care When Combining Words

One Word or Two? Use Care When Combining Words by Kathleen Watson What’s wrong with the following headline: How to Setup a Marketing Campaign to Capture More Leads If you recognized Setup as incorrect (it should be Set Up), you … Continue reading

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The Beatles Fest Is Almost Here!

The Beatles Fest Is Almost Here! by Joe Carroccio The Fest for Beatles Fans will take place August 11-13 in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, and my coauthor, Marti Edwards, will be speaking at this fabulous function. She will … Continue reading

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This Susie Homemaker Bakes Her Last Cake

This Susie Homemaker Bakes Her Last Cake by Beth Kozan When Elliot wanted to order a yellow cake with chocolate icing from the bakery at A.J.’s, I blithely said, “I can make you a cake.” I got out my recipe … Continue reading

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