Barbara Sire

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How Flash Fiction Can Make You a Better Writer (and Where to Find It)

<b>by Fred Johnson, @FredBobJohn</b><p>In our non-stop world of tweets, tags, and text messages, it’s often difficult to find the time and motivation to sit …

Hate Risk? You'll Love These 2 Dividend Stocks

You can look at risk in different ways. Here are two stocks that have kept paying and increasing dividends in good times and bad.<p>If you invest for …

High-Dividend Stock Has 49 Straight Dividend Hikes, Yields 7%, More Hikes Due In 2017

"Location, location, location" - you've heard that phrase in relation to retail. Well, it's also important in many other industries, such as the US …

Facebook Is Stalling

Having opened my position in Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) in late November of 2016 and given the fact that it is trading near its 52-week highs I believe it …

15 Ways to Earn Your Audience as a Writer

Your best and most noble path to developing an audience as a writer is by having something awesome (or many awesome somethings) to give them. Tell …

My Writing Process, Pt. 1 of 2: How I Use Scrivener to Outline My Novels - Helping Writers Become Authors

I’m starting the plan for the new draft of my book. My last draft was kind of an insane mashup of past drafts. Which is part of the reason it sucked. …

Elements of Plot Structure: The Sure-Fire Way to Create Your Story – Fire Up Your Stalled Novel, Part 3

Plotting a novel is like swimming under water.It’s murky, you run out of air, you have no idea whether you’re up or down, you start to panic - and …

‘The Outsider Becomes the Mainstream’: A Key UK Self-Publisher Opens a Small Press

Joanna Penn—known as The Creative Penn in the self-publishing community—takes a step made by many strong self-publishers: launching a small press.The …

Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Fog

Use the photograph above as the inspiration for your flash fiction story. Write whatever comes to mind (no sexual, political, or religious stories, …

Man Booker Prize unaffected by Tesco-Booker merger

The Man Booker Prize is unaffected by Tesco’s merger with The Booker Group, its organisers have clarified.<p>The supermarket has agreed to buy the UK’s …

Books

Nonfiction Book Review: Brevity: A Flash Fiction Handbook by David Galef. Columbia Univ, $25 trade paper (160p) ISBN 978-0-231-17969-0

Brevity: A Flash Fiction Handbook<p>David Galef. Columbia Univ, $25 trade paper (160p) ISBN 978-0-231-17969-0<p>More By and About This Author<p>Novelist Galef …

Creative Writing

Maryam Maquillage

Monday, September 19, 2016<p>Hey beauties! If you're anything like me and tend to spend a lot of time on your phone and lap top, you might have noticed …

Caroline Hirons - Beauty and Lifestyle from skincare expert Caroline Hirons

Updates<p>SCAMP AND DUDE SWAG BAG COLLABORATION<p>When the brilliant Jo Tutchener-Sharp calls you with an equally brilliant idea you don’t say ‘tell me …

Skin Care

It's Judy Time

<i>Connect with Judy:</i><p>About Judy Travis<p>I love all things makeup, fashion and hair. From “First Impressions” and reviews of new beauty products and …

How to Write A Great Short Story - Writer's Life.org

Writing a short story is very different to writing a novel - in some ways, and in some ways, it is very similar!<p>Naturally, they both need a …

A Guide to Short Story Contests in 2017

UPCOMING SHORT STORY CONTESTS Mogford Short Story Prize is for work with food and drink at its heart. First prize is £10,000 (approximately …

10 Ways To Stay Mentally Healthy And Happy In Your 50s

<i>Keeping our minds in shape is as important as our physical health, yet we often don't pay it attention until something goes wrong. High50's Celia Dodd finds out why it's so important and how to take care of yours.</i><p>We all know about looking after our physical health by eating well, being active and …

Fiction

Some writers begin to write with talent, quickly earn a reputation among readers and critics, and then are suddenly silenced forever. We had two such …

Yiddish

5 Benefits Of Writing Fiction Longhand Versus On A Computer

The clean, mechanic precision of computers makes them a lot easier to edit on versus a pen and paper. And although it may seem counterintuitive to …

Creative Writing