Prompt #5108 Visual Prompt of the Week – Puss in Boots — The Writing Reader

Create whatever this visual prompt inspires in you! Photo: Au secours, au secours, voilà Monsieur le marquis de Carabas qui se noie ! (Help! Help! Monsieur le marquis de Carabas is drowning!), Le Chat Botté (Puss in boots), par Gustave Doré … 43 more words

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Carnival of Creativity 7/8/18 — The Writing Reader

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for July 8, 2018. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness. The Creative Mindset David Villalva presents 4 Direct…

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Review: The Subway Girls by Susie Orman Schnall



Release date: July 10, 2018

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Genre: Historical Fiction


In 1949, dutiful and ambitious Charlotte’s dream of a career in advertising is shattered when her father demands she help out with the family business. Meanwhile, Charlotte is swept into the glamorous world of the Miss Subways beauty contest, which promises irresistible opportunities with its Park Avenue luster and local fame status. But when her new friend—the intriguing and gorgeous fellow-participant Rose—does something unforgivable, Charlotte must make a heart-wrenching decision that will change the lives of those around her forever.

Nearly 70 years later, outspoken advertising executive Olivia is pitching the NYC subways account in a last ditch effort to save her job at an advertising agency. When the charismatic boss she’s secretly in love with pits her against her misogynistic nemesis, Olivia’s urgent search for the winning strategy leads her to the historic…

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How to Intertwine Plot, Character, and Theme in Every Scene – by K.M. Weiland… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on Helping Writers Become Authors: If plot, character, and theme are the foundational underpinnings of story itself, then they must be present in every scene as well, right? But that gets tricky. How can you make surethese elements are doing their job in every scene? And if they’re not present in every scene, does that necessarily […]

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“Dr. Vigilante” by Alberto Hazan

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Dr. Vigilante

by Alberto Hazan

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense/Medical

FREE at the time of posting!

Doctor by day.

Vigilante by night.

Robert lives a double life in New York City. He spends his days treating patients at the St. Jude’s Hospital ER and his nights going after the psychopaths who wrong them: the child molesters, wife beaters, and rapists. But when the fiery, beautiful new social worker discovers his secret identity and their love affair takes off, Robert is forced to face some hard questions:

Do the ends justify the means?

After years of hunting down psychopaths, is Robert turning into one himself?

An action thriller with strong, distinct characters, filled with suspense and surprise, Dr. Vigilante is also a love story unfolding amid the turmoil and drama of a busy ER.

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How to Start Turning Your Dreams into Reality — BRILLIANCE WITHIN

Do you have any dreams? It doesn’t matter how large or small they are or how impossible they feel, it’s possible to start moving them from a distant ‘pipe dream’ into achievable reality! It’s great to dream big, but sometimes this holds the dream in our mind as being ‘impossible’ to achieve. However, no matter…

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 44- Abstraction

Sharing Thoughts

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 44

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The format can be a story/poem/rant/anecdotes/journalistic coverage of events/ reflections as usual.

Be straightforward friend
Don’t kill me with your sweetness
Scared of diabetes 
either you are happy
or sad
show it with full expression
suppression helps you not
only brings depression
you can’t live your life
with ideology alone
enjoy every bit of it
in moderation
हवा में सीलापन सा क्यों है कहीं पे कोई रोया है क्या?

महलों में सब सुविधा पाकर कहीं कोई तो   हँस  ना पाए,

जूठन पाकर झोपड़ीवाला  ख़ुशी के मारे  रोया है क्या?

दिन भर खूब मजूरी की पर  शाम को खाना  घर न आया

बिलख बिलख कर रोते कोई  भूख का मारा  सोया है क्या ?

लालच में वृक्ष काट लिए, बीज कभी भी बोये नहीं

 अब मौसम का रुख देखकर कहीं पर कोई रोया है  क्या?

बेटियां कितनी बलि चढ़ा  दी ,एक बेटे  के लालच में ,

आज उसी बेटी…

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3 Easy Productivity Tips


3 Easy Productivity Tips

We all struggle with achieving small or large tasks or goals, for many reason.

The main culprits generally are,

  1. we are reluctant to do it,
  2. we are unmotivated,
  3. we are being lazy/procrastinating
  4. Or we have too many task/goals to juggle.

20180614_063509_0001Whatever the reason (s) are that stop us from being productive, the simple answer is to  ‘Just Do It’  as Nike says.  By just biting the bullet and getting on with the task we create motivation.

3 Easy Productivity Tips

Today, I share 3 tips that I use in my Work and Personal life and that have worked for me.  I hope that these help you also.

  1. Divide the High-level Task/Goal into smaller chucks of work/steps
  2. Further divide the work/step into smaller steps where possible.
  3. Time block/Time Keeping: Take action on the smaller task (baby step) defined in either point one or two above, by…

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