Logic vs. Emotional Appeal ~ Truth/Fiction

How Can We Recognize Attempts to Dupe Us Into Believing Untrue Things? Logic – is one of the key ingredients that is missing in the volumes of disinformation being fed to the public, worldwide. Regardless of whether it comes from the worlds of business, politics, religion, or cultural groups, so much of what we read and hear is based on appeals to our emotions to cause us to believe things that are untrue. BTW, most of us do some of this some of the time. Other people are paid professionals to do it to convince masses of people to do or think something they might not have done otherwise. It matters. Let’s learn about it. Continue Reading →

Pics & Poetry Publishing

Have you thought of publishing poetry (with or without photos), but don’t know where to start? Me, too! I published a non-fiction book of true stories (Three Hots and a Cot) about people who were homeless, addicted, and/or had AIDS, but my poems have been published only in anthologies, and someone else did all the work.)

Therefore, comma, I found some references for us to get us jump-started. Compiling and publishing that book will make a great project for us as the winter sets in soon. So, grab your coffee and learn with me now. Continue Reading →

Serenity Prayer as Affirmations

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Serenity ~ Serenity can be elusive. It’s something most of us seek amidst all the chaos, disruption, danger, and negativity being experienced throughout the world. To regain balance when under Continue Reading →

Blogs, Bios, and Branding

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Do you need or want to get autobiographical information “out there” for the public to devour? Are you trying to create a large following before you publish your book or launch a product? Perhaps, you want to attract customers to your existing business, or supporters for the cause about which you are most passionate. Or, maybe it’s personal. Maybe you simply want to find compatible friends with shared interests, leave a legacy for future generations in your family, or communicate with fellow readers/writers. … Tips, Tricks Blogging, Biographical, and Branding…. Continue Reading →

How to Choose Your Voice (Style) for Any Writing Project

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Voice refers to the style, tone, format, and language used in writing projects. What are some options and which should you choose? Continue Reading →

#vss365 #prompts 4/1 – 4/2 2022

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I took a time out from responding to #vss365 #prompts during March, but I’m baa-aa-ck! It’s fun and a great brain-teaser for everyone. I also love that people don’t have to be poets or professional writers to participate. If you don’t know what I’m talking about or how to do it, there is no shame. Just Click Here!  Let’s get started on April Fool’s Day. Continue Reading →

Orphaned Content – Got It? Fix It!

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Orphaned content! It sounds so forlorn. Heartbreaking even. But, it’s more of a practical problem that affects your SEO. Because I’m a self-taught website creator, I did not know everything I needed to know when I started posting pages and posts on WordPress. The consequence is that I had many posts that did not contain links to other pages I created on my websites. Every time I posted something without an internal link, I created an “orphan.” Boo Hoo! So, I had to learn how to fix it. Continue Reading →

#vss365 #FromOneLine #prompt 2/12 – 2/19 2022

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You Don’t Have to Write Perfectly to Play #vss365 #prompt Games….Some people – and you, sometimes, – might take hours to refine the craft, but lots of us don’t have that luxury daily. Play anyway and refine later if you want to publish or just perfect your work. Continue Reading →

#vss365 #prompt 2/1-2/11 2022

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The truth is I missed my morning bouts with creativity in which I usually have only 5 – 10 minutes to learn what the #vss365 #prompt is for the day. Figure out what to say in poetry or prose. Find a corresponding relevant image, and then post it. So, I did do a few to share with you. Continue Reading →

#vss365 and #Pixels January 2022

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What Does #vss365 for Writers, Poets, Artists, and Authors Have to Do with Pixels? Participants can use Pixels to gain more followers for their writing and artistic offerings. Followers might Continue Reading →