Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – #Romance P.C. Zick, #Fantasy Jim Webster, #Thriller Stevie Turner, #Poetry Balroop Singh — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to this year’s Christmas book fair where I will be sharing the books of all the authors on the shelves of the Cafe and Bookstore with their most recent review in the last six months. I will be selecting authors at random so that there is something for everyone in the post. The first […]

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CPR: Sustainable Mental Health Habits — Thriving Under Pressure

sus·tain·a·bil·i·ty /səˌstānəˈbilədē/ the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level. CPR is a framework for Sustainable Mental Health Habits CPR includes three simple steps as outlined in the video below : 1. Catch Catch yourself in the midst (or before) before a stress response escalates by becoming more aware of what triggers you. […]

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A-R International: Anne Sorbie — Reading Recommendations

Originally posted on Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing: Anne Sorbie Authors-Readers International Photo credit: Monique de St. Croix Anne Sorbie is an author, editor, and creative writing instructor. Her fiction, poetry, essays and book reviews have been published by The University of Alberta Press, Frontenac House, House of Blue Skies, and Thistledown Press; in magazines and…

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Death to all Coca Cola Cans with This Miniature Arduino Powered Cannon — Hackaday

[MJKZZ] sends in this entertaining little tutorial on building a small automated cannon out of a syringe. He starts the build off by modifying an arc lighter, the fancy kind one might use to light a fire on a windy day, so that it can be controlled by a micro-controller. The arc is moved to…

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Old-fashioned Lemon Star Cookies — A Hundred Years Ago

Cut-out cookies are so much fun to make, and it’s a wonderful family activity, so I’m always on the look-out for hundred-year-old recipes for cut-out cookies. I recently found a wonderful recipe in a 1919 magazine for Lemon Star Cookies. The frosted cookies are sprinkled with chopped walnuts, and have a delicate lemon flavor. I […]

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Five Links 12/7/19 Traci Kenworth

Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth YA Author

Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay

Five Links 12/7/19

Traci Kenworth

Writing:

1. https://killzoneblog.com/2019/12/learning-from-the-movies-the-kings-speech.html “Imagine a hungry young screenwriter getting invited to a pitch session on a studio lot.

“What’ve you got for me, kid?” the producer says.

“Okay,” the screenwriter says, “we have this guy, see, he’s a king, see, and he’s got to make a speech. Only the guy stutters.”

“What’s the rest of it?”

“The rest of what?”

“The movie!”

2. https://writershelpingwriters.net/2019/12/mastering-show-dont-tell/ “We hear it over and over:Show, don’t tell. You can’t get away from this advice, not in writing workshops, at conferences, or heck, even when visiting this blog. Writers Helping Writers and thethesaurus workwe do is all about strengthening show, don’t tell skills.

There’s a good reason for this, though. Showing draws a reader in so they are more emotionally involved. Telling informs.

Often paired with “show, don’t tell” advice is…

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