The Nine Word Challenge

I’m starting my own Nine Word Challenge. This is part of a #WritebytheRails #BackOnTrackNow hashtags campaign that is on-going.  Write by the Rails is the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, Its Continue Reading →

Write by the Rails – Invitations to Participate: Poems | Short Snippets

Write by the Rails campaign uses poems, quotes, and short (Tweet-size) writings to promote the work of writers in Prince William County, Virginia. Here are some examples in case you want to participate. Continue Reading →

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

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

Stuck? Want to Express Yourself?

This is a description of a class which gives creative ways to get “unstuck,” whether you want to write a secret daily journal or a publication. It is especially helpful for those trying to overcome loss and grief. Continue Reading →

Choosing Your Voice for a Writing Project

You will save yourself a lot of time, trouble, and wasted paper, if you choose a voice or voices for your project in advance, rather than “winging it. You also are more likely to save time and money with an editor and to appeal more engagingly with your audience….Sometimes, the voice helps the character live and grow inside of your consciousness to the point that it is as if that character were writing the story, not just you! See sample styles in this article.
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LinkedIn – What Is It and Why Use It?

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Creating a LinkedIn Presence

This post about LinkedIn is one of the most boring posts I’ll ever create. Why? It is because I’m simply providing the Table of Contents to the manual you will receive from me when you take my class about How To Create an Effective LinkedIn Presence. But, first…

What Is LinkedIn and Why Should You Use It?

  • Personal or business. Anyone with an email address can create a LinkedIn Page within minutes. It’s free and easy. You do not need a Premium upgrade to succeed.
  • LinkedIn has 200 million members. It’s the leading social networking site for professionals, so business-to-business companies should create a Company Page. Although Facebook may be more commonly used (at the time of this writing) for Business-to-Consumer interactions, that is changing.
  • Unlike other social media tools, LinkedIn is to be used BY PROFESSIONALS – FOR PROFESSIONAL REASONS. All content should be free of political or religious slants, unless that is your business. All content should be free of racism (and other “isms”), profanity, lewd language or images, etc.
  • LinkedIn is an essential tool for job-seekers. Recruiters are using it to determine whether to read your resume. It also is becoming a vehicle of choice for business professionals. If you do not have a well-executed LinkedIn Page, many people (especially Recruiters) will discredit or discount you and choose someone else with whom to work.
  • LinkedIn is the primary social media platform used by professionals and business people to connect with others. Users have a personal, profile, which enables them to document their professional information, skills, knowledge, and experience.
  • Additionally, many of the people on LinkedIn also want to promote their business, so LinkedIn has the facility to produce Company pages. Company pages also have the facility to promote pages and posts and to analyze the reach of the page.
  • I can teach you all the basics and give you a manual, so you don’t have to remember everything I said in class.

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Basic Computer Use

Are You A Beginner In Basic Computer Use? There still are many people who have been too afraid of computers to try using them. They miss out on being able Continue Reading →

PWC Arts Council

Belinda Miller, Writer, PWC Arts Council

Belinda Miller, a Writer of Lovely Children’s Books and a Friend of Mine, is our  Guest Contributor Today. She provides an update of what is going on in the Prince William Continue Reading →

Power Point To Video

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My Latest Power Point To Video Presentation Stress Less Now and Get Their Rapt Attention!  How To Give An Extraordinary Invitation To An Ordinary Event Hello, People! Unless you’re into metaphysics, Continue Reading →