I don’t get Twitter, how do you USE it?

I don’t get Twitter, how do you USE it?

If I have heard this once, I have heard it a thousand times. People just do not get how to use Twitter. And that in and of itself is funny. You don’t have to “use” it. It’s a social site, people. You just have to be SOCIAL. These are a few things NOT to do on Twitter: 1. Tweet only what you had for supper. 2. Tweet only reviews of your book. 3. Tweet only advertisements to buy your book. 4. Tweet only your own blog posts. So how CAN you use Twitter to make a difference? So glad you

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Welcome to Hell-how may I serve you?

how may i serve you?Powerhouse Museum Collection / Foter / No known copyright restrictions Welcome to Hell How may I serve you? Hell isn’t metaphysical. It isn’t even lyrical. It’s real. Hell is real. And this one is mine. Right here on good old Earth. Right here in the deep south. It all started when I gave up a job I’d had for nigh on twenty years. It was a pretty sweet job, and I didn’t appreciate it. So, I gave it up for a whim that lasted almost all of ninety days after I left. Then I had NOTHING

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Civil War Reenactments

Tony Fischer Photography / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) I have been to many Civil War reenactments in my time, and have a particular fondness for the details that are attended to in such events. The characters play their parts thoroughly even when it is apparent others are not watching. I have even interviewed the characters to get their “Story”. My book, An Unexpected Performance, is filled with some of my research done at Civil War reenactments. If you get a chance to check out a reenactment this summer, do it. You will learn a

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Substantial Critique or Edit: How do you COPE?

It is pretty inevitable that if you write anything longer than a grocery list, you will be faced at some point with a substantial edit or critique of your work. Sometimes when I am undergoing this trial by fire, I sort of wish I HAD written a grocery list. Especially when the critique is one that is, shall we say, not so positive? striatic / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) At the close up view of the work, it is a good story. It has merit, and the voice is true. The characters keep on

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Bullying: can a bad review be considered as such?

According to Wikipedia. “Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively impose domination over others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual.” Recently, a good friend of mine received a pretty nasty review. It was lengthy and pointed. The reviewer was particular and definite. The effects? My friend may quit writing. My question therefore is this: can bad reviews be considered a form of bullying? I know the reviewer in question didn’t threaten or use force, but doesn’t verbal abuse amount to intimidation and domination of another? The reviewer was not attacking the writer

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