To Good People

I’ve found this to be true.

Orlando Espinosa

Things have a way of happening when they’re suppose to happen, not when we expect them to happen! Good things happen to good people when the time is right!

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List Of GOP US Senators To Contact To Push For End To 2019 Shutdown With No End In Sight

Please help! Here are the addresses.

Gronda Morin

For the month of January 2019, it is crucial that we contact all republican US senators to let them know that 800,000 public servants and their families should not be held hostage because its members cannot be counted on to do their jobs.

It is nothing to brag about to be a party to the longest shutdown in US history starting on 22nd of December with no end in sight, so that many government employees have to go without their pay or have them delayed.

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AS per 1/19/ 2018 NY Times report, remind senators of their Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s January 2018 comment regarding a shutdown over an immigration issue which lasted  2 days. This first US federal government shutdown of 2018 began at midnight EST on Saturday, January 20, 2018, and ended on the evening of Monday, January 22.

2018 — Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky

“The American…

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Dragons Rule OK.

From now until 20th January, The Never-Dying Man, book 2 in The Wolves of Vimar Series, is FREE. Get your copy before it’s too late. Click here to go to Amazon where you are.

In this book, the friends who call themselves Wolf go to rescue a friend’s kidnapped child and find themselves captauredby the Erian Army and taken to the capital city, Frelli. Here they meet The Master of Erian and discover some disturbing truths. They have to escape in order to deliver their information to the government in Grosmer, but this is not as easy as it sounds, and Carthinal has to face some unpleasant truths about himself.

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Good People Doing Good Things — Dynamic Duos!

Young dynamic duos of young people doing good things for others.

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It has been a while since I’ve focused exclusively on young people doing good things, but these are always so uplifting … it is so heartwarming when we see kids who already have compassion and genuinely want to find ways to help others.  So, today, I would like to introduce two dynamic duos, brothers and sisters who work together to do good things to help humanity.

Julianna Gouthiere remembers when she was six years old, her mom telling her a story about a time when a fireman gave her a stuffed animal at the scene of a motorcycle accident and the impact it had on her mom’s life.  She turned to her mom and said she wanted to do that — to give stuffed animals to children in hard life situations.

Julianna in 2013 and in 2018

Julianna is eleven now and the founder of Bear Share.  Her project donates…

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Book Promo – Get ‘The Edge of Revolt’ for 99c/99p from 16th to 20th January…

A book promo for THE EDGE OF REVOLT from 16th to 20th January.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Book Title: The Edge of Revolt

Author Name: Uvi Poznansky

Sale dates: 01/16/2019-01/20/2019

Regular price of book: $3.99

Sale price of book: $0.99

Category: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

Review quotes:

★ At times startling, as times awe-inspiring, and at all times fine reading, this is a welcome addition to the growing library of one our more important writers -Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Reviewer

★ Quality above compare, this novel is written by a master wordsmith who knows how to tell a story… This one is up for one of the best for the year for fiction. -Dennis Waller, Top 500 Reviewer

★ Ms. Poznansky gives voice to her characters, with rich emotions while etching their actions into our minds. Each scene is painted into existence by her words with a clarity that causes reality to fade -Dii, Top 500 Reviewer


David loves his sons. The last thing…

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Choosing a Book Title – Be Smart

A good post by author Don Massenzio on how to choose a title for your books.

Author Don Massenzio

Yellow book isolated on white, black frame for title on the spinWhen I wrote my first novel, I wanted the main character to be, like me, and Italian American. There are many Italian-sounding first names I could have gone with, Tony, Johnny, Carmine, etc. I decided to go with Frank. Frank is a name that is common among Italians, but it also gave me the opportunity to be clever with the title. I went with Frankly SpeakingThere were other books with this title, but none in the genre in which I was writing. It was a good title in that it seemed to work and not adversely affect sales.

Then came the sequel. For the sequel, I decided to use ‘Frank’ in the title. To try something different, I actually ran a contest and the person with the winning title had their name used as a character in the book. It was gimmicky, but it worked and I landed…

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Welp…someone else burned my boat for me.

Kawanee needs people to care. Her workplace is closing.

Here I was trying to be all positive and stuff… and today they announce that they are closing the site I work at. United Healthcare Medicare is pulling their contract with the company I work for, and that means no job. This is for me and my son both, there will be no income at all since we both work there.

Still I’m trying to be Positive:
I loved my work. I loved helping people. It was rewarding even though the pay wasn’t great, I drove about an hour to get there. I loved helping people get their meds when they couldn’t afford them, scheduling cancer/health screenings so bad things get caught early when they can be treated.

I loved calling a doctor and telling them they were illegally charging patients and that I was filing a complaint with Medicare. I loved telling a doctor they ran something wrong and…

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The Top 50 Trumpaus From The Atlantic

A list of 50 Trumpaus.

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The Atlantic has done a series that I found to be both comprehensive and interesting.  What they did was … well, I’ll let Jeff Goldberg, Editor in Chief tell you …

In an October 2016 editorial, The Atlantic wrote of Donald Trump: “He is a demagogue, a xenophobe, a sexist, a know-nothing, and a liar.” We argued that Trump “expresses admiration for authoritarian rulers, and evinces authoritarian tendencies himself.” Trump, we also noted, “is easily goaded, a poor quality for someone seeking control of America’s nuclear arsenal. He is an enemy of fact-based discourse; he is ignorant of, and indifferent to, the Constitution; he appears not to read.”

In retrospect, we may be guilty of understatement.

There was a hope, in the bewildering days following the 2016 election, that the office would temper the man—that Trump, in short, would change.

He has not changed.

This week marks the midway point…

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A writing tip from Ernest Hemingway.

Some ideas from Kawanee.

Hello Everybody,

This is my very first helpful (I hope) writing tip post of the year. *Yay, throws book shaped confetti around*

I’m going to be looking at advice from various well known and respected authors. They may be modern or classic authors. I’ll be posting them as I find them and weighing in on what they say with my own personal experience and hopefully help someone else avoid mistakes I’ve made. Somewhere along the way, maybe I’ll keep someone from giving up, maybe I’ll help myself as well.

So, let’s dive in with a classic.

The first draft of everything is shit. -Ernest Hemingway

While he’s not wrong, I’ve found there’s the danger in following Mr. Hemingway’s school of thought. I disagree with him that the first draft is “shit”.

But why? Glad you asked, I’ve got two reasons for disagreeing with him.

1) Sometimes the first draft is everything. 

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