If people who cherish freedom

If people who cherish freedom, who know the importance of mutual respect and are aware of the imperative necessity to establish a constructive and critical debate, if these people are not ready to speak out, to be more committed and visible, then we can expect sad, painful tomorrows. The choice is ours.

~Tariq Ramadan

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Writing Links Round Up 2/6-2/11

Here are the writing links I tweeted out last week.

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Your work is going to fill a large part of your life

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.

~Steve Jobs

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My January 2017 Book Reviews

Here are my book reviews for January 2017.

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Writing Links Round Up 1/30-2/4

Here are last weeks writing links that I tweeted out.

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Writing is a Kind of Double Living

Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind.

~Catherine Drinker Bowen

The power of hashtags (#) when you are a writer

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We’ve talked about the power of tweeting before. Twitter, when harnessed, can provide important connections and fantastic advice from professionals and other writers. Twitter is often described as being like a stream of continuous information. But how does one navigate that which at times seems more like a tidal wave?

hashtag1The answer is to use hashtags (#). A hashtag is like an invitation to a party. If you use the hashtag and others are also using it, everyone can now join in the conversation.

A few caveats – you have to already know what the hashtags that are being used are. In circular logic that means that you have to know what to use before you can use it.

This is done by using searches. Try searching  in twitter on a general hashtag that is widely used by the writing community – something like #author or #writer is probably a…

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My Top Book Series & Trilogies of 2016

Here are 4 series of books that I read in 2016 that stood out to me.

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Writing Links Round Up 1/23-1/28

Here are last weeks writing links that I tweeted out.

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Our parents deserve our honor and respect for giving us life itself

Our parents deserve our honor and respect for giving us life itself. Beyond this they almost always made countless sacrifices as they cared for and nurtured us through our infancy and childhood, provided us with the necessities of life, and nursed us through physical illnesses and the emotional stresses of growing up.

~Ezra Taft Benson