Jasmia Melissa

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As Workouts Intensify, a Harmful Side Effect Grows More Common

Three years ago, Christina D’Ambrosio went to her first spin class, pedaling fast on a stationary bike to the rhythms of popular music as an instructor shouted motivation.<p>But Ms. D’Ambrosio, who exercises regularly, found the hourlong class was harder than she anticipated. By the end her legs were …

5 Ways to Spark Your Toddler’s Creativity

From babbling through story time to full-on twinning your every move, toddlers love creative playtime activities. To nurture this interest, you can enroll your mini-me in some amazing toddler classes, or you can stoke those creative flames with some fun activities at home. If you’re ready to get …

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"Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief": Book Review

How does one make sense of the most unnatural thing possible? The pain of some tragedies is ineffable. Words offer little solace to those who have lost a child (or other loved ones traumatically, suddenly). Dr. Joanne Cacciatore's "Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of …

17 Cookbooks That Actually Taught People How To Feed Themselves

Amazon shoppers spill the delicious details.

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Humanists Integrate, Religionists Segregate

Ancient and Renaissance Christian intellectuals claimed all that was beautiful and humane in pre-Christian Greek and Roman pagan literature was <i>really</i> Christian, inasmuch as the truly brilliant and the genuinely civilized must represent the true religion.<p>In the twentieth century Christian …

Start With Humanism

For your own self-designation, begin with the broadest most relevant category and call yourself a Humanist.<p>This classification encompasses all others. After the word Humanist you may add your preferred subset label: Humanist Muslim, Humanist Christian, Humanist Buddhist, Humanist Atheist, Humanist …

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These Genius Computer Tricks Will Make You More Productive

You don't have to buy a new computer after all!The post These Genius Computer Tricks Will Make You More Productive appeared first on Career Girl …

8 Simple Things Every Freelancer Should Do to Be Productive and Profitable

You are your own business.<p>I am a freelancer. I write, I consult, I build websites, I put together creative digital marketing strategies for brands and companies, and I help entrepreneurs, business owners, and aspiring thought leaders build and amplify their personal brand.<p>But being an effective …

What No One Tells You About Page Proofs, Blurb Requests and More

We’ve all heard the middle of a manuscript referred to as “the muddle in the middle”—a nod to the challenge in sustaining momentum between the …

What Is Your Character’s Cornerstone?

If you’re not watching the excellent HBO series <i>Westworld</i>, you should. Not only is the show a study in deft plotting and complex themes, but it’s a …

“Show, Don't Tell” – What It Means And How To Do It

Image: Matthew Loffhagen<p>Shares 106<p>‘Show, don’t tell’ is classic advice for writers – something like a ‘golden rule’, delivered with complete surety …

Ultimate Guide: How To Write A Killer Author Bio

How often do you come to the end of a great novel, an enlightening article or an inspiring poem and…

7 Writing Rules You Can Ignore

When I say you can ignore these rules, I don’t mean that you should. These “truisms” floating around about writing are useful to think about, …

IO is a Free, Lightweight Writing Tool and Publishing Platform

If you feel like shooting off a quick blog post, personal essay, or anonymous rant and don’t want to set up a whole new blog on something like …

Writing

The best free software for writers

Writing is a terrible job, and if you’re considering it a viable career path, you’re making a huge mistake. Just kidding. Writing is the best! Unlike …

How To Cope With Feeling Unsupported as a Writer

When I released my first novel in 2013, through an independent publishing platform, I naively expected my family and friends to buy it in droves, …

5 Things to Do to Spark Creativity

1<p>Invite Randomness.<p>So often we’re on autopilot. Mix things up by writing down six different options for your day—some that you might normally do, …

Lessons on Success and Deliberate Practice from Mozart, Picasso, and Kobe Bryant - James Clear - Pocket

How long does it take to become elite at your craft? And what do the people who master their goals do differently than the rest of us?<p>That's what …

7 New Year's Resolutions That Will Make You Creative in 2017

It's the time of year to reflect on the previous year and set goals for the new one. Here are 7 resolutions you can keep, and that will make you more creative in 2017.<p>1. Set the right goals.<p>The first business book I ever read was <i>Built to Last</i> by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras. That book grabbed me. …

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23 Rarely Used Copywriting Techniques to Create Fascinating Content

Writing is an art and discovering the secrets of boosting your readers’ engagement can transform you into a master of copywriting. Setting the right …

Six Essential Book Descriptions

By BookBaby author Dawn FieldWhen you have a brilliant, gripping book idea, it’s easy to sum up. That’s good, because there are some essential book …

How to Write and Publish a Novel: 5 Crossroads You’ll Face

via pixabay/Unsplash<p><i>Guest writer A.M. Justice brings us her top tips in becoming a</i> successful <i>publisher author like her. Her recent work A Wizard’s</i> …

Book Promotion: Do This, Not That – November 2016

This month, I asked Jerry Friends, the Publishing and Distribution Manager at Thompson Shore to sit down with me. Jerry and I met at AuthorU …

Jean Reinhardt on the beauty of self-publishing

The Cork beautician self-published her first historical novella in 2013 and went full-time last year. She offers aspiring authors advice<p>Wed, Nov 23, …

11 Top Tips for Making Money from Your Writing and Photography in 2017

By Lee FosterI’m very pleased to bring you an article today from my friend and colleague, Lee Foster. Lee is a publishing pioneer. He was the first …

Publishing experiments – why I redesign my covers for more sales

Today I redid some of my covers. I’ve actually gone through at least 5 covers for Shearwater (my YA mermaid romance novel), and since publishing part …

7 Tips For Self-Publishing Your Novel And Getting It Into The Hands Of Readers

So. You've decided to give up your social life and do NaNoWriMo. Or you've spent every moment of your free time for the last ten years working on …

“We need more publishers of all shapes and sizes” – Introducing: Dead Ink

<b></b><b>He’s a man after our own heart: a book lovin’, indie publishin’, self-starter. But how to grow after five years in the business? Michael Lacey speaks</b> …

5 Ways To Get People To Connect And Care About Your Book

Guest Writer Writing<p>Updated March 15, 2018 1976 Views 3 Comments<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>+1<p>Share<p>Buffer<p>127 Shares<p>4.25/5 (8)<p>The latest revolution in the book …

10 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books That Were Almost Never Published

Publishing isn’t a game to be taken lightly. Aside from, you know, writing a book in the first place, there are numerous obstacles standing between a …

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