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Author: a person who writes a novel, poem, essay, etc.; the composer of a literary work, as distinguished from a compiler, translator, editor, or copyist.

Writer: a person engaged in writing books, articles, stories, etc., especially as an occupation or profession; an author or journalist.
  1. Eileen Doyon

    Eileen Doyon

    Eileen Doyon
    Starting Over…
    buff.ly Starting Over……..beginning again………………..the next theme in my book series, Unforgettable Faces and Stories!   No one really likes starting over, facing the unknown, but sometimes life forces you to...
  2. Candice 🐝 Galek
    I am thinking about writing a book, I am actively looking for authors with large social media followings to work with me on it. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Which authors do you love? #Advice #ThankYou! Candice 🐝 Galek
  3. Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Just received my book, Riding Shotgun in the mail from @Don 🐝 Kerr last weekend and I must say, his book is like a bible for male caregivers. This book is also a very moving and inspiring story. A journey, so to speak... about caring for his wife who had cancer. I highly recommend Don's book! Thank you Don, my husband is reading this too. Lisa 🐝 Gallagher


    Don 🐝 Kerr
    04/01/2017 #1 Don 🐝 Kerr
    So grateful for your continuing support @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
  4. Kevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    Look what came the mail today @Don 🐝 Kerr ! Looking forward to the read. Kevin Pashuk


    Don 🐝 Kerr
    23/12/2016 #1 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Thanks @Kevin Pashuk Bless Canada Post!
  5. ProducerSushmita Thakare Jain
    The Monster that tried to Engulf her!
    The Monster that tried to Engulf her!There she was by her window in the darkness of her present staring at the sky. Deep down there was an ongoing battle between her heart and brain. Her brain made her realize how tired she was of all struggle she had been through in the previous...


    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    18/12/2016 #23 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #21 So true @CityVP 🐝 Manjit feeling flattered and thank full to all of you for being my support ☺
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    18/12/2016 #22 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #19 @Devesh Bhatt thank you for such a sweet comment, I'm on it and must say definitely in love with writing...😊
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    18/12/2016 #21 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #16 There cannot be a greater compliment than someone translating a writers story to share among a new audience.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    18/12/2016 #20 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #18 @Rene Winteraeken glad you liked it, thank you for sharing your views ☺
    Devesh Bhatt
    18/12/2016 #19 Devesh Bhatt
    Brain vs pure heart, darkness of the present hmm....Just dive deeper, the present will be darker. The heart will give courage, the brain will give ideas.
    Something so normal and everyday during the times of struggle, something that could have been stale but isn't, is it a self description?
    Im not a publisher or an accomplished writer but i do know when things dont fade away by the next page.
    You wont fade away, keep writing :)
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    17/12/2016 #17 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #13 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher trying to develop a story around the prompt so let's see how it turns out. Thank you for sharing your views and glad you liked the post. :)
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    17/12/2016 #16 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #12 @Luizia Patrício thank you for stopping by and checking out the post, appreciate it!
    Also a huge thank you for sharing the translation hope Portuguese readers will now share their views too
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    17/12/2016 #15 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #11 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli the questions you raised 'But what thought sparked that hope in the dead of night? What caused that leap of faith? :)' is what I am developing the story around let's see how it turns out will share it soon :)
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    17/12/2016 #14 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #10 Beautiful quote @Dean Owen :) Glad you liked it!
    So what do you think will be sharing buzzes as well as written prompts to see the response as well as check my growth :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/12/2016 #13 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Lovely story @Sushmita Thakare Jain, I'm so glad her soul lit up and she's able to dream and probably attain her dreams now!! Thank you for sharing.
    Luizia Patrício
    17/12/2016 #12 Luizia Patrício
    Wow wow! 👏👏👏👏👏 Beautiful, perfect, congratulations@ Sushmita Thakare jain

    Lá ela estava perto de sua janela na escuridão de seu presente olhando para o céu. No fundo, havia uma batalha contínua entre seu coração e seu cérebro.

    Seu cérebro a fez perceber o quanto ela estava cansada de toda a luta que ela tinha atravessado nos anos anteriores e agora deve desistir e fugir do que ela está perseguindo, enquanto seu coração puro sabia o que ela realmente precisava, que era tomar um profundo Respiração se compor e depois voltar a sua força total e começar a partir de onde ela tinha deixado.

    O perigo dentro dela a fez chorar, ela se perguntou por que aconteceu desta forma, por que ela não tinha ajuda e mãos de apoio? Por que a vida era uma jornada difícil cheia de lutas?

    O que estava errado, havia algo de errado no que ela estava fazendo ou era uma viagem que ela precisava para viajar sozinha?

    Naquela noite ela não dormiu, como ela poderia, sua paciência foi testada ela estava sentindo a dor eo medo do fracasso engolindo ela assim que ela percebeu que ela tomou um pouco de controle e começou a pensar em tudo.

    Mesmo depois de horas de soluços ela teve a faísca, a faísca de trazer seu sonho à realidade para executar a visão que ela viu.

    Ela sabia que poderia estar cansada, mas tinha forças para lutar contra as probabilidades, ela percebeu que esta noite ela experimentou como se sentia quando você desistiu e que não era o que ela estava procurando, não era pacífica nem estava se sentindo melhor do que quando Ela estava lutando.

    Foi então quando ela percebeu que ela realmente queria era experimentar como se sente eo que acontece se não há desistir. Por esse tempo seu coração estava regozijando-se com sua vitória.

    Pode ser uma noite cheia de terror, mas como o sol enviou os primeiros raios de luz alguém estava fresco como uma margarida e de volta para trabalhar em seus sonhos.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    17/12/2016 #11 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Veey nice Sushmita! It is important to have the sense to sense the engulfing fear of failure before it is too late and take control at that moment. Both despair and hope are the workings of our mind. Courage and Intent are a heart thing. But what thought sparked that hope in the dead of night? What caused that leap of faith? :)
    Dean Owen
    17/12/2016 #10 Dean Owen
    "Follow your heart and let your brain work out the logistics" - Me! Beautifully written @Sushmita Thakare Jain
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    16/12/2016 #9 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #8 So true @Chas ✌️ Wyatt! Nothing worth having comes easy
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    16/12/2016 #8 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    "Perseverance... keeps honor bright: to have done, is to hang quite out of fashion, like a rusty nail in monumental mockery." ~William Shakespeare.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    16/12/2016 #7 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    Thank you, @Milos Djukic for sharing the buzz ahead :-) appreciate it!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    16/12/2016 #6 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #4 @William VanDorin, you are so true about it! 'A willing spirit, a determined effort.'
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    16/12/2016 #5 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #3 Thank you @Max🐝 J. Carter for sharing your views, yes will definitely keep at it! Thanks for sharing one of your favorites, glad it connect with it :)
    William VanDorin
    16/12/2016 #4 William VanDorin
    Stand in defiance of the tempest and rage at the storm. In this manner we show a will that will not be broken, or tamed.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    16/12/2016 #3 Max🐝 J. Carter
    I enjoyed it and hope you keep at it.

    It brought a song lyric to mind from one of my favorites by Bruce Ciccarelli. The song is Carry on and the lyric is

    When the night turns into dawn it's another victory won and I know I can carry on.
  6. ProducerLisa Vunk

    Lisa Vunk

    A Revolution of Love
    A Revolution of LoveI graduated from MVRHS in 1984. I remember George Orwell and his famous book named after the same year gave us cause to heavily contemplate our future. I believe he is rolling in his grave and has been for some time. He was quoted as...


    SM Colonius
    14/12/2016 #6 SM Colonius
    The most powerful like in Song of Songs...
    Harvey Lloyd
    13/12/2016 #5 Harvey Lloyd
    @Lisa Vunk you speak truth in your post. The world is ours for the making. Unconditional love is a level of love that warrants a spirituality we haven't seen for some time. This would be the selfless act of love. Thanks for your post, and i agree with your final statements, one person at a time we can change the definition of the governed.
    Robert Booker
    13/12/2016 #4 Robert Booker
    Thanks, a great article.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    13/12/2016 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Where there's unwavering truth, you'll always see triumph sooner or later. By the way, excellent, thought-provoking post. Here, I wish to post one of my poems:

    Wrongs of Mankind

    O, this wide erroneous world

    drenched by mankind’s rude behavior

    Who’s qualified best to publish truth

    or cares sadly for the miserable happenings?

    Now, evil partitioned in countless records

    which in unity battles the simple truth.

    Yet, how man so arrogant and foolish

    that reads not the damnation of wrongs.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    13/12/2016 #2 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Lisa Vunk, I already like you. Welcome to beBee. ;-)
    Lisa Vunk
    13/12/2016 #1 Lisa Vunk
  7. Sushmita Thakare Jain
    Exploring Further working on my writing!
    Follow my journey!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    Sushmita Thakare Jain the Raconteur! (sush_t27) - Wattpad
    www.wattpad.com Wattpad - Stories You'll Love I'm a Work Enthusiast, Looking and Searching for what Life has new to Offer and have a unquenchable self-belief that every...
  8. ProducerFancyJ London

    FancyJ London

    The Indigena
    The Indigena There are many places in Mexico that are beautiful, but tragically there are also things that would turn your emotions into an explosive volcanic eruption of complete anger! The government officials and residents of Mexico walk by these things daily...


    FancyJ London
    05/12/2016 #5 FancyJ London
    Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee for sharing my Buzz! I appreciate your kind gesture! Cheers
    FancyJ London
    03/12/2016 #4 FancyJ London
    @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman Thank you for taking the time to read my post, repost, and share your thoughts and follow me. I appreciate your kindness. Cheers
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    02/12/2016 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Wow, a view of the other side of the street can be harsh, can't it? It's unfortunate the government turns their back on the less fortunate.
    FancyJ London
    02/12/2016 #2 FancyJ London
    Thank you, for sharing, I appreciate your kind encouragement. @Irene Hackett
  9. Eileen Doyon

    Eileen Doyon

    buffer-media-uploads.s3.amazonaws.comvia Buffer
    Eileen Doyon
  10. ProducerCamille Mari

    Camille Mari

    Regarding Vanity Publishing
    Regarding Vanity PublishingToday's reflection concern something I (re)discovered when moving to England.Vanity publishing. In French we don't use the translation of vanity, (and it made sounds it very polite) "publication à compte d'auteur"meaning publication on author's...


    Camille Mari
    29/11/2016 #6 Camille Mari
    #4 I'm sorry about what happened with your dad's book. Your dad's publisher is the kind I don't like so much. I noticed on the Amazon page there is no Kindle version for your dad's book, which is very strange because it should be available (and or part of the contract), and cost no more money for you. I help authors with self-publishing and sometimes it can sound like a nightmare too, but it still cheaper and the way you want. Drop me an email if you need help with something.

    #5 I agree. Self-publishing can be done very well and have a professional touch now.
    Phillip Hubbell
    29/11/2016 #5 Phillip Hubbell
    Self publishing has come a long way since the days when authors had to print a bunch of books and store them in a garage. Print on Demand means that if someone orders a book from Amazon, Apple, Books-a-Million, Barnes and Nobel as examples they print one book and send it to the customer. Books are also available as eBooks in all these places and registered with Ingram Wholesalers. The editing is your task, the cover can be done professionally and the marketing is whatever you put into it. The standard publishers are great if you are a celebrity or a famous media personality.
    Harvey Lloyd
    29/11/2016 #4 Harvey Lloyd
    Great post. Anyone who is considering publishing a book either self or otherwise should consider your thoughts. My dad had a burning desire to take a story he had written into a published book. (https://www.amazon.com/Man-Called-Jesus-Thomas-Lloyd/dp/1939930448/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480437576&sr=8-1&keywords=a+man+called+jesus). He is retired and my brother and i decided this would be a great project for him. We funded the book through a regional publisher who we felt would add a personal touch with dad. It cost us about 8,000 US to get the box of 50 books and all the other bells and whistles.

    My brother who is not as flexible as myself in communications had a nightmare with some of the online self-publishers. They pushed a lot of hope and dream but in the fine print the costs were astronomical. If the hope and dream part did come true the contract basically had you making money after the first million in sales.

    Your advice is prudent and food for thought. Self-publishing is a learning adventure. Well worth the money we spent. All three of us learned a lot about publishing. I sense that i could evaluate the process with a little more wisdom now.
    Camille Mari
    29/11/2016 #3 Camille Mari
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I'm glad I gave you an idea. :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    29/11/2016 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    You just gave me a great idea @Camille Mari! We are making homemade gifts for Christmas this year in honor of my mom (who was a very artsy/crafty woman. She made homemade gifts for all the adults over the last 15 years or so. I think I may print off stories I've written about her over the past 2 years, put them in a nice binder with a cover (collage of entire family on cover) and that will be my gift! Thank you for this.
    David B. Grinberg
    29/11/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Camille! Lot's of "food for thought".
  11. ProducerDeb🐝 Lange

    Deb🐝 Lange

    Trust Your Senses - Embodied Wisdom - has arrived! @deborahlange
    Trust Your Senses - Embodied Wisdom - has arrived! @deborahlangeThe books have arrived!I am feeling very happy.In fact - I am estactic!I hope my book will dancing its' way to book shelves around the world very soon! Thank-you Ali Anani and Graham Edwards for reading prior to publication and giving me some...


    Deb🐝 Lange
    02/12/2016 #31 Deb🐝 Lange
    Thanks so much @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - I hope it does lots of seeds and pollinates in lots of diverse ways especially through beBee #29 - I am looking forward to hearing people's comments and questions to continue the learning .
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/12/2016 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Deb🐝 Lange's book is now available on Amazon!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/12/2016 #29 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #27 How exciting @Deb🐝 Lange, I bet it will be a big success! Congrats again, so happy for you.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    02/12/2016 #28 Deb🐝 Lange
    #21 thanks so much @Renee Cormier It is now on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/dp/0995437203
    Deb🐝 Lange
    02/12/2016 #27 Deb🐝 Lange
    @Michelle Williams @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Renee Cormier @Mohammed Sultan the book is on amazon from toady! I am thrilled! https://www.amazon.com/dp/0995437203
    Deb🐝 Lange
    30/11/2016 #26 Deb🐝 Lange
    #25 Yes @Tausif Mundrawala, most people do not know there is a disconnect. No-one is going around saying, 'I am disconnected from my body" . they are going around saying, "I am anxious, I am overwhelmed, i am busy, I can't find peace or happiness or my creativity." When we connect we can find peace in our body and mind, happiness in the simplest moments, creativity emerges and we can be the calm centre amidst the storm.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    29/11/2016 #25 Tausif Mundrawala
    #22 Its worth appreciating your efforts to pen a book on senses in this fast paced world where people don't even bother to listen to their bodies signal. I am privileged to be connected with you.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    29/11/2016 #24 Deb🐝 Lange
    #21 dear @Renee Cormier thank you for reading and responding with kindness.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    29/11/2016 #23 Deb🐝 Lange
    #20 that is very generous @Mohammed Sultan - in gratitude for our connection.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    29/11/2016 #22 Deb🐝 Lange
    Yes @Tausif Mundrawala #19 all of our senses are working even if we do not notice and sense them as we have become so preoccupied with thinking rationally and with words. when we pay atttention to the other ways our bodies are making sense of the world we can integrate this knowledge with our thinking and generate better ideas, solutions, actions and be more aligned between what we think and say and what our body does. making the connection opens us to new knowledge that is waiting in the wings.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    29/11/2016 #21 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Writing a book is a great accomplishment. Congratulations. I wish you the best of luck, Deb!
    Mohammed Sultan
    29/11/2016 #20 Mohammed Sultan
    I have read many books by writers I have never seen or known,but when it comes from you It becomes one of the most gratifying things I have ever sensed.One sometimes hear of a writer being a picture of events I have never encountered ,but you give me the sense of being the complete picture of all of us on Linked in and beBee. What a risen from your senses must be honored@Deb Lange.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    29/11/2016 #19 Tausif Mundrawala
    Senses play a prominent role in expressing our feelings and leading us towards our destiny which is bound to happen as per Almighty's wish. But we need to be self-aware and should be active enough to understand those senses in us. I wish you luck for your future endeavors, Deb Lange.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    29/11/2016 #18 Deb🐝 Lange
    #13 you are wonderful @Ali Anani - I really enjoy our connection. I find it unbelievable how much you write! I would like to share my ideas a little quicker! I have about 30 drafts in linked and beBee not ready yet!!
    Deb🐝 Lange
    29/11/2016 #17 Deb🐝 Lange
    #15 Oops @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher and @Michelle Williams - somehow my link takes you to the ecourse -that wasn't meant to happen - it was supposed to just be the email list. I will see if I can fix that up!
    Deb🐝 Lange
    29/11/2016 #16 Deb🐝 Lange
    #14 That is awesome @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - thanks so much! xx
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    29/11/2016 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Subscribed too :))
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    29/11/2016 #14 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great reviews by @Ali Anani and @Graham🐝 Edwards! I love the cover of your book @Deb🐝 Lange. How exciting, they are paperback books, not an ebook (no offense to those who produce ebooks)! Sharing for you!
    Ali Anani
    29/11/2016 #13 Ali Anani
    I trust my senses and dare say this a beautiful book to read for the mind, heart and body I am glad to have my name mentioned in it. Congratulations @Deb🐝 Lange
    Deb🐝 Lange
    29/11/2016 #12 Deb🐝 Lange
    #7 Thanks @David B. Grinberg - yes it really gets buzzing over here!
  12. Eileen Doyon

    Eileen Doyon

    Eileen Doyon
    The Gift of Choice with Bonnie Groessl : Guest Eileen Doyon – “YOUR story told by YOU!”
    thegiftofchoice.libsyn.com Today, guest and author, Eileen Doyon shares how everyday people are given the opportunity to write a story and be an author in a book. Anyone can apply to share their story in her series, Unforgettable Faces and Stories. This can provide a healing...
  13. ProducerRobert Cormack

    Robert Cormack

    Stop Worrying About Being Published.
    Stop Worrying About Being Published.“I’m still in the middle of writing my collection of short stories, but I’m wondering which is better, getting an agent or self-publishing.” Someone’s comment in a writer’s group.Last week I joined an online writer’s forum, figuring I should...


    Robert Cormack
    30/11/2016 #43 Robert Cormack
    #42 I'm sure instant gratification plays a role. We see movies were people write a book and ten minutes later (with a few dissolves), they're famous authors living in splendor. This is like couples thinking they're as funny together as Mork and Mindy. We lose a sense of reality and, therefore, expect this instant gratification. The whole idea of music and movies you can download in a minute, it all plays to the same theme, and it's reducing so much of the artistic quality. An artist friend of mine is quite proud of the fact that she produces a painting a day. My mother, an artist, produced maybe two paintings a year. Four of them hang in my house. I never grow tired of them (and not because they're my mother's). She spent the time learning, studying and perfecting. That's what you add to basic talent. Maybe we'll saturate the market with bad work. Let's hope that's when we change.
    Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    30/11/2016 #42 Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    I agree. Perhaps today's instant gratification mentality that plagues the world has something to do with this publishing frenzy. Also, the academic community's requirements don't help the situation either (publish or perish). Still, once the market gets saturated with low quality books, I'm sure we're going to see a change in perspective. Everyone can publish something nowadays; getting others to read and re-read what you've published is another story...
    Gerald Hecht
    30/11/2016 #41 Gerald Hecht
    #40 @Robert Cormack --lately I wonder if now...he lives on the bus...btw...he played here in Baton Rouge last month (a few days after learning that he'd won the Nobel)...and he played guitar again (on two songs!)...I haven't seen him play the guitar live since a show in Maryland in about 2004...
    Robert Cormack
    30/11/2016 #40 Robert Cormack
    #39 There's actually some controversy over whether Grossman owned Big Pink or he'd bought it for Dyan in his capacity as business manager. In any event, Dylan admitted spending more time at Big Pink than he did at his own home (not far away). As the kids came, and his motorcycle accident, Dylan spent more time at his own home (which went on for many years).
    Gerald Hecht
    30/11/2016 #39 Gerald Hecht
    #31 @Robert Cormack I wonder if that explains "Dear Landlord" on "John Wesley Harding" --I always thought that was about Albert Grossman --because he was the actual landlord.
    Robert Cormack
    28/11/2016 #38 Robert Cormack
    I'm following him now, @Renée 🐝 Cormier#37
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    28/11/2016 #37 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    You should connect with @John Sliz, Robert.
    Robert Cormack
    28/11/2016 #36 Robert Cormack
    #33 No, it doesn't get any easier, Paul.
    Robert Cormack
    28/11/2016 #35 Robert Cormack
    No problem, Camille, glad you enjoyed.#34
    Camille Mari
    28/11/2016 #34 Camille Mari
    Robert, I quoted your buzz on one of mine. I hope you don't mind, it made me think yesterday. Thanks for this. :)
    Paul Walters
    28/11/2016 #33 Paul Walters
    @Robert Cormack five books in and it doesnt get any easier Robert! However a great read, thank you
    Robert Cormack
    27/11/2016 #32 Robert Cormack
    #14 Many do, Robert, that's a fact.
    Robert Cormack
    27/11/2016 #31 Robert Cormack
    #20 Yes, the "Basement Tapes" were never something Dylan wanted distributed. In fact, they sat in someone's garage in Woodstock for many years. The loose quality of Dylan's and The Band's work allows a certain amount of leeway when listening. There's an interesting version of "You Ain't Going' Nowhere," that's worth a listen, also "Wheels on Fire." Robbie, in particular, learned a lot from Dylan, particularly on the lyrics side. There was so much creativity going on back then in The Pink House (Dylan was actually the landlord).
    Robert Cormack
    27/11/2016 #30 Robert Cormack
    #21 Sure, there's always a chance of having a best seller. I still think that chance increases exponentially with time spent making your work better. In other words: "Haste makes lousy fiction."
    Robert Cormack
    27/11/2016 #29 Robert Cormack
    #22 I've written about both (saves time coin-flipping).
    Robert Cormack
    27/11/2016 #28 Robert Cormack
    #23 I thank you, and my dog thanks you."
    Robert Cormack
    27/11/2016 #27 Robert Cormack
    #24 A friend of mine wrote a book specifically to help promote his business. I think it worked out pretty well for him. That's definitely a different part of publishing.
    Robert Cormack
    27/11/2016 #26 Robert Cormack
    I still keep a message from my agent/publisher: "No two paragraph breaks together."#13
    Jim Murray
    27/11/2016 #25 Jim Murray
    Thanks. Now you know why I give my ebook away for free. Nobody messes with it but me. I'm with @Phil Friedman here. There is a very small percentage of all the work that gets published that produces enough revenue for the author to derive anything remotely resembling an income from it. The authors who are lucky enough to make it, are literally driven by an ungodly amount of ambition. On the one hand I admire it. On the other I can't help but believe that for most, it's an exercise in self-delusion. If your book sold, I'm happy for you. If you're living off the proceeds you're in the 1% club.
    Phil Friedman
    27/11/2016 #24 Phil Friedman
    #19 #18 This raises an important point about objectives, don't you think? If a writer's objective in writing and publishing a novel is to gain literary recognition, then however long that takes is worth it, or at least is what it is. But if a writer writes to generate income, then I suggest to you that one might want to re-assess book writing and publishing in the context of contemporary digital publishing.

    For example, about three years ago, I published an eBook that I give out free (well, not exactly free, but in exchange for an email address to build my prospect list for my consulting business). I submitted the eBook to multiple industry-specific editors for review and received very strong reviews and notices in a dozen legitimate publications, both trade and consumer. Distribution is now passed 5,000 (PDF) copies sent out by email in answer to requests. No direct revenue, but I can attribute at least three solid consulting contracts, worth tens of thousands of dollars, to prospects reading and liking the eBook. ( https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/ten-golden-rules-for-successful-yacht-build-projects )

    More recently, I wrote an eBook for hire for a management systems software firm, which they use to build their own prospect list, in an extreme example of "content marketing". In this case, the work did not generate anywhere near the same revenue, but -- and this is important, I think -- in one fell swoop, it generated more than some authors make on a published "book" and with less than one tenth the time and labor input. ( http://tinyurl.com/zsjt9n9 ).

    So, what I am saying is, the issue of book writing and publishing is at the same time more complicated and less complicated than some would have us believe. If writing and publishing a book is a purely business decision based on ROI, that is one thing. But if about something else, like literary achievement, quite another. Cheers!
  14. ProducerLynne Williams, BS, MA, ABD ★
    Job Seekers of All Ages Have New Book with Resources from 16 Career Coach Subject Matter Experts
    Job Seekers of All Ages Have New Book with Resources from 16 Career Coach Subject Matter ExpertsWayne, PA (October 20, 2016)New Book Helps Master the Internet Age of Job Search published by the Association of Talent Development (ATD), Alexandria. VAFind Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing the Job You Love, a new book from the ATD, was...
  15. Eileen Doyon

    Eileen Doyon

    THANKSGIVIMG IS HERE!!!! YIPPEEE..........HAPPY THANKSGIVING everyone!!!!!!!!........be a blessing to all each and every day! coffee coffee time! cheers! Eileen Doyon


    Eileen Doyon
    25/11/2016 #2 Eileen Doyon
    #1 for sure!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    24/11/2016 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all our american bees !
  16. ProducerCamille Mari

    Camille Mari

    The writer in me
    The writer in me Today's reflectionI never saw myself as a writer. I mean, I write stuff but am I a writer ? I suppose. Writing in English is a huge challenge for me (I'll blog about that someday), but I'm writing every single day in order to improve my writing...


    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    04/12/2016 #22 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Camille, you sound like a writer! In fact you sound like me, questioning everything. I can't imagine using an unfamiliar language so you are one better than I. Just keep writing, if only for yourself, but I hope you'll share your work here on beBee.
    Camille Mari
    28/11/2016 #21 Camille Mari
    #19 #20 Thank you Gloria. Renée, regarding what you wrote. Sometimes you only write for you too and you can't share it.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    28/11/2016 #20 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Keep writing, Camille. I came to your post looking for inspiration. I started to write a post about my sister who committed suicide, and deleted the whole thing because it was too depressing and too personal. Sometimes that's the writing process. We start, hate it, start again, look for inspiration, write something else, edit, post it, etc. It is highly commendable that you try to write in English. I used to teach English as a Second Language and I can tell you that writing is the most difficult skill to acquire. You're doing great. Good for you!
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 💫 ☕ Ochoa
    28/11/2016 #19 Anonymous
    Love this...I know a writer that did his first 2 books in word, Im going to send him this info...and I have a writer in me, trying to get out...the paper cuts my inner writer are giving me are starting to get my attention! LOL Thanks for the post Camille !
    Camille Mari
    27/11/2016 #18 Camille Mari
    #17 I made a blog post on bebee about different writing softwares, maybe you can find what you are looking for. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@camille-mari/softwares-for-writing-review & thanks for the share.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/11/2016 #17 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #15 I have done very little writing with a pen and paper - so whatever I write is simply a flow of my thinking at the time I write. My interest is the mediums on either side of how I engage my own thinking. On the one hand I actually want to get back to writing by hand but that demands a time consuming physical reality, but I also want to explore what dimension technologies add, because the very use of technologies changes how we relate to writing. In this regard it is fascinating about both sides of writing with pen and writing with an app. That is the personal awareness that has opened up to me here which adds to what I call my gray wisdom.
    Camille Mari
    27/11/2016 #16 Camille Mari
    #14 I agree. Thank you for your comment Ken. I don't write with labels and rules, as a principe I write for myself, and then If I can I try to share. :)
    Camille Mari
    27/11/2016 #15 Camille Mari
    #13 I'm speaking about writing softwares to edit what you write of course, a pen and paper work pretty good too. :)
    Ken Boddie
    27/11/2016 #14 Ken Boddie
    My advice, for what it's worth, Camille, is to forget labels and rules and get the words out there. Mix it up and experiment. Find who you are and not what the world thinks. There are those who write but shouldn't and there are those who don't but should. If you can and should, then your passion will tell you and will remind you repeatedly.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/11/2016 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Until I read this, I never considered writing software as a necessary thing. I always assumed that if one develops a natural flow for writing that this is a sufficient baseline. The chief reason I have ignored this developing market for writing technologies is that I have not considered entering the realm of professional writing. Having looked at one review site http://authorunlimited.com/best-writing-software/ at Author Unlimited, I can see how technology helps industrialize a writer. I can see how it helps the technical construct of writing a novel, never mind the stupendous motivation/dedication/sacrifice required to write a book.

    "Flow" is still the principle reason I write but not as a writer but as a learner. Learner here becomes a euphemism for explorer or wanderer and that leads to this experience called flow, which is simply engaging an experience for the experience of it, rather than engage in effort that has some other goal orientated end. The question this buzz posed in my head is how I would do things differently if I was driven by a professional end-point.

    I am far from making writing a professional contribution but it is still an option for me. It is not necessary for me to brand myself as anything including the word "writer" - but at some point I want to begin exploring these writing technologies simply out of curiousity. It is interesting that one writing technology is called "Hemingway" but the writer Hemingway's principle technology seemed to be alcohol and raw emotion - his brilliance was that he was born a literary genius - I have no illusion that using Hemingway technology can turn anyone into a Hemingway (author). It is however a whole new marketing meme to explore.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    27/11/2016 #12 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Well all sounds like a good start! Simply, keep unfolding ideas and jotting words randomly. And, with ease and peace, it's so simple to pen down stories. Good wishes ahead!
    Camille Mari
    27/11/2016 #11 Camille Mari
    #6 Thank you Franci.
    Camille Mari
    27/11/2016 #10 Camille Mari
    #9 Thank you, Phil :)
    Phil Friedman
    27/11/2016 #9 Phil Friedman
    #6 Camille and Franci -

    Camille, I have written a fair amount, both for pay and for self-satisfaction -- yet never felt fully comfortable calling myself a "writer". To my mind, I am a bundle of ideas and thoughts seeking expression, whereas, rightly or wrongly, I see a writer as a bundle of expression seeking ideas to write about.

    I would not place too much emphasis on "writing" software, as that would be to confuse the tools with the artisan. I've never, for example, known a set of chisels and a group of saws to be able, in the hands of a mechanical dolt, to produce a fine cabinet. Yet, I have seen the crudest of tools, in the hands of a true craftsman, produce beautiful cabinetry.

    Before writing comes thinking. I believe the fact that you read a lot and enjoy the writing of others is a big step toward being a writer -- if that is truly what you want to be.

    Franci, thank you for the call-out and for your very kind words. My best to both of you. And cheers!
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    27/11/2016 #8 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Camille Mari, "I may sound like a crazy person but anyway, I'm a bit of a writer and a bit crazy too."~ You are definitely a writer. ;-)
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    27/11/2016 #7 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    #3 @Dean Owen, I would like to know more about iBooks Author; what can you tell me? Thanks.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    27/11/2016 #6 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I use Microsoft Word. I’ve used it for years and feel confident in the way it functions.

    I don’t consider myself a writer like @Pascal Derrien, @Dean Owen, @Jim Murray, @Phil Friedman @Renée 🐝 Cormier @Donna-Luisa Eversley and many of the others that have that special gift of communication. I think of myself as a producer, an entertainer, and a promoter.

    The thing is what I write comes from the heart and if I make a difference, then I have accomplished my mission.

    So don't give up and keep writing and take time to read some of the work from those I mentioned. You will learn from the best. 😉
    27/11/2016 #5 RONALD FAIR
    #3 I use WriteWay. then double check with Ginger. They are very easy to use.
    Camille Mari
    24/11/2016 #4 Camille Mari
    @Pascal Derrien if you write, you are a writer ! Thank you for your comment. @Dean Owen I'll write something then, but feel free to pm me, my favorite it's Scrivener, but Ommwriter can be nice too (it's distraction free).
    Dean Owen
    24/11/2016 #3 Dean Owen
    I'd be interested in knowing about the different software. I use Word because I don't know any better. It seems fine, but I might be missing out on something. I am using iBooks Author for a novel I am writing. Your English writing seems perfectly fine and a lot better than my French, which, as a Brit, we study for 10 years of so.
  17. Eileen Doyon

    Eileen Doyon

    Honored to have been Paula Slater's featured guest for on an episode of her show “Straight from the Horse’s Mouth”

    091- Unforgettable Faces & Stories
    The loss of family members early in Eileen's life was extremely difficult. Eileen lost her dad to lung cancer and was with him until the end. Eileen had been trying to figure out how to deal with…
    Eileen Doyon
    091- Unforgettable Faces & Stories
    buff.ly The loss of family members early in Eileen's life was extremely difficult. Eileen lost her dad to lung cancer and was with him until the end.  Eileen had been trying to figure out how to deal with death.  Most people will deal with loss at some...
  18. Eileen Doyon

    Eileen Doyon

    Many people have been asking, “What is the next theme of your book series?” Here you go…
    Eileen Doyon
    Our next theme is…
    buff.ly So many people have been asking, “What is the next theme of your book series?” Here you go………please watch and see! If you decide that you would like to participate, we will start taking stories...
  19. Eileen Doyon

    Eileen Doyon

    Make your Christmas Gifts Unforgettable with one or all of the six great books in the Unforgettable Faces & Stories series. Find out more and order thru our website,
    Eileen Doyon
    Unforgettable Faces & Stories
    www.unforgettablefacesandstories.com Your story told by...
  20. Eileen Doyon

    Eileen Doyon

    Eileen Doyon
  21. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    Is Tolkien Really All That Bad?
    Is Tolkien Really All That Bad? Alexa Steele's buzz: How to be a better writer by ignoring writing advice confessed: Years before the movies came out someone gifted me a copy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Intrigued, I sat down to read it that same day.I never finished the first...


    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    16/11/2016 #6 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    "If you're expecting The Greatest Epic Fantasies Ever Written" - When I first read it I was not.. but then I read it, and read it again and again and read the Silmarillian and have come to realize that Tolkien is not only an amazing writer and genius - but has created English Mythology on his own, has inspired everything Fantasy for almost 75 years now and in fact did write "The Greatest Epic Fantasies Ever Written." In my mind he change my life and is the greatest ever. But then again I was a math major. Buzz On! @Virag Gulyas @Javier 🐝 beBee @Dean Owen @John White, MBA
    Alexa Steele
    15/11/2016 #5 Alexa Steele
    Thank you for this analysis, Paul. I'm sharing the Creative Writers hive.
    Paul Kemner
    15/11/2016 #4 Paul Kemner
    #3 I was planning on putting a comment on your post, but hadn't gotten to it yet. It's interesting to compare the books with the movie openings and see what they 'fixed'.
    Alexa Steele
    15/11/2016 #3 Alexa Steele
    Hi Paul. I happened upon your post in my feed just now and intend to read it in further detail tomorrow. Are you aware that currently tags within posts don't generate a notification? You have to use the comments section to alert someone to your post (and I wouldn't have wanted to miss this 😃)
    Paul Kemner
    15/11/2016 #2 Paul Kemner
    #1 I read them back in the late 60's, and again before the movies came out. I liked them, but I was reading a lot of SF and fantasy so they fit in a larger context for me. Some of the imitation Tolkien that came out at the time was really dreadful- taking up any faults that JRRT had, but losing his redeeming qualities. On the plus side, the success in the US at the time helped a lot of forgotten early fantasy to be republished, like the Ballantine Adult Fantasy line of books edited by Lin Carter.
    One of the interesting things about LOTR- I think it's the first Hazardous Material Quest. Instead of being a quest to find the Sword of Power or the Sacred Badger Pelt, it was a quest to get rid of something dangerous.
    Phillip Hubbell
    15/11/2016 #1 Phillip Hubbell
    I think it was after the third or fourth reading of them that I moved on to his other tales and histories. I had decided I liked them long before the movies. Not a lot of ambiguity about who the good guys are, for the most part. Even the slips in character turn out redeemed in their passing ..save the Stewart of Gondor.
  22. ProducerPamela 🐝 Williams
    The Beginning - the Final Episode
    The Beginning - the Final EpisodeWelcome to the continuing fictional saga about the life of a young female Indian warrior. This is the final episode and I hope you have enjoyed this fictional series. As I have written at the beginning of each episode: We are each our history and...


    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    15/11/2016 #24 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Thanks one of my very nice writers😊! I'm so glad you like the story. It's been a both fun and challenging! @Paul Walters was the other one! What is it with me and Pauls lately! @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian has been such an inspiration to me for social media and now you two writing rock stars IMHO! #23
    Paul Kemner
    15/11/2016 #23 Paul Kemner
    Wow- this series is an excellent first fiction! Writing serial stories seems to be a great way to get started- you get feedback and encouragement as you go along, and it's a lot easier to get someone to try a short chapter instead of something that will take weeks to read.
    I agree with you that the female warrior and high-elder words would be the ones to keep- they describe important characters. You're using them frequently, so we get a chance to learn them.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    15/11/2016 #22 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #21 I always thought I would love to get an actual Passamaquody tribal member to teach me how to say the words. On the site where I found the words there are pronunciations available, but even still they are extremely difficult to verbalize. You never know exactly how they sound things out. Like German. I sometimes find myself reverting to German pronunciations of certain words that I can tell are of German origin. No I don't speak German but I took so many German grammar classes the pronunciations come easily if the vocabulary does not.!!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    15/11/2016 #21 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #20 That's one of those things that someone will either love or hate. I thought it brought so much of the world alive, and you used the parentheses at just the right time. But for a larger audience, I can see it being a stumbling block...there has to be a both/and situation of using the words as enrichment while keeping the readers in the flow of the story. Audio comes to mind..... a short clip of how to say the words might help the sounders-outers in the crowd, for instance.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    15/11/2016 #20 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #19 If I do a rewrite and expand the story I've decided, with the help of some very nice writers whom I turned to for advice, to simplify the use of the words, but there are some I'll keep just because I liked them! Like the word for the high elder and the female warrior. They seemed add 'punch' to the characters. and roles.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    15/11/2016 #19 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #15 I did want to report back that I both am glad I binge read the first 9 installments, because it really built a world for me, but that my initial reason, to be able to follow the complex use of names, turned out to not be an issue. You did a great job in keeping the flow of all the new terms easy to remember without the reader needing to generate their own cliff notes.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    15/11/2016 #18 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #13 I'm thinking about it Pascal! This has gone so well I'm almost afraid that since this one went so well, anything else might be a disappointment LOL!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    15/11/2016 #17 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #12 Well I sent you on a roller coaster ride of emotions on this journey @Donna-Luisa Eversley, I'm so glad it ended with a happy sigh for you. So, how are you feeling about Running Deer now? Go ahead, admit it, maybe we all have the potential to be a bit mean when our heart is broken. We're human, all of us, we all say and do things we wish we could take back. It's about finding the strength to move on, just one step forward.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    15/11/2016 #16 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #14 I thought hard about the ending, even as I was writing the other chapters. I wanted it to end realistically; we all suffer losses and sometimes sacrifices have to be made to move forward in life. As I wrote in my reply to Franci; it ended with hope and dreams for the future. You've been a wonderful fan Fatima! thank you for that, my readers gave me the courage to finish the story.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    15/11/2016 #15 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #11 thank you Deb, those words mean so much. I've enjoyed writing this so much but I especially loved my wonderfully loyal readers who have been such an encouragement.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    14/11/2016 #14 🐝 Fatima Williams
    OMG @Pamela 🐝 Williams I love the ending and it's a perfect end for this drama. I would have loved for them to have met to rekindle the love they had, which was blinded by guilt and revenge nevertheless I love it. Thank you so much for giving us such an entertaining engrossing story that connects to each one of us at a different level.
    I am your fan and then your sister. I've loved fiction since I knew how to read and this is going to the grave with me. An absolute entertainer. 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 High five ✋✋✋✋✋✋
    Pascal Derrien
    14/11/2016 #13 Pascal Derrien
    Pleasse continue :-)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    14/11/2016 #12 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    My heart feels full and contented with the end of this story @Pamela 🐝 Williams... It ends with the beginning of a love story , I hope! Thank you for such an entertaining, and inspirational story.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/11/2016 #11 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Wow, as far as I am concerned, it is the happiest of endings. Some times we just don't fit somewhere and we would fit perfectly somewhere else. Especially when someone with a very prominent role seems against us.

    This was a gift, @Pamela 🐝 Williams View more
    Wow, as far as I am concerned, it is the happiest of endings. Some times we just don't fit somewhere and we would fit perfectly somewhere else. Especially when someone with a very prominent role seems against us.

    This was a gift, @Pamela 🐝 Williams Really and truly a fantastic piece of art. Close
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    13/11/2016 #10 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    thank you for sharing and your support @Milos Djukic, FF!!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    13/11/2016 #9 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #8 Thank you David, for your kind words and especially for following my fictional series. You've been a loyal and much appreciated follower.
    David B. Grinberg
    13/11/2016 #8 David B. Grinberg
    Very nice fiction writing, Pamela, impressive!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/11/2016 #7 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #6 I think I understand your mushy self a bit! Remember, dont lose hope . Its easy to let go of hope when things feel as though they are crumbling around us, thats when we need others as reminders or 'pick me uppers'.. no not drugs (referring to my phrase, uppers') lol, just ways to uplift our spirits!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    13/11/2016 #6 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #4 I'm going to show my mushy self again and admit that I was sitting in my favorite coffee shop downtown and cried as I wrote the last few paragraphs of this story. Whether they were tears of happiness that Kisuhs Nicanol and Running Deer found peace or tears of sadness because she had to leave all that she knew is still a question I'm asking myself. What I liked most about the ending was that the high elder, a true leader, was willing to make the sacrifice of banishing his wife if Kisuhs Nicanol chose to stay, that he also realized that if the young warrior was to live life to the fullest she had to make the decision to simply live. As I told you on the phone; I don't understand where this story came from, or why I was driven to write it, but I know it wasn't mine. Live in Peace and Hope my friend.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    13/11/2016 #5 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #3 As I told Deb in a comment; not what I would call a 'happy ending' but the best ending that could occur. Sometimes sacrifices have to be made for the betterment of everyone. She now has family and hope, and in the end, isn't that what matters? That after all the trials and tribulations that we all suffer, that there is in the end; hope?
  23. Rodney Fife

    Rodney Fife

    Rodney Fife
    Social Media Platform for Storytellers
    www.linkedin.com Chad Gundry and Daniel Coburn created BragShare earlier this year.  If you are a storyteller such as a brand, author or artist. Bragshare is made just for you. It allows you to share your story...
  24. ProducerPhillip Hubbell

    Phillip Hubbell

    Learning to Write
    Learning to Write“It is my contention that Aesop was writing for the tortoise market. hares have no time to read.” Anita Brookner A lot of posts about writing lately. I am afraid that my style of writing isn’t in any way like I speak. I have a face for radio...


    Kevin Pashuk
    08/11/2016 #29 Kevin Pashuk
    You've become a catalyst for some great discussion again Phillip.
    Phil Friedman
    08/11/2016 #28 Phil Friedman
    #27 Actually, Alexa, even more than being opposed to telling other people how to write, I am opposed to counseling people to write at a fifth grade level: ( https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/hemingway-may-have-advised-to-write-at-a-third-grade-level-but ). Cheers!
    Alexa Steele
    08/11/2016 #27 Alexa Steele
    @Phillip Hubbell I can so relate to your statement, "I am afraid that my style of writing isn’t in any way like I speak."

    #15 @Phil Friedman, I have frequently read the advice that you should write at a 5th-grade level, especially on the Internet because most readers have not advanced beyond that point (sad). But I just can't bring myself to do it! I've installed one of those SEO plugins on my website, and it frequently admonishes me for writing at too advanced of a level - I ignore it. However, when a human proofreader to says "um, what the hell are you trying to say here?" it's time to reevaluate some of my, shall we say, artistic choices.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    08/11/2016 #26 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #25 Too true @Phillip Hubbell practice is key, but if you don't have the talent and discipline it doesn't matter how hard you try, it just comes out as a stream of consciousness.....
    Phillip Hubbell
    08/11/2016 #25 Phillip Hubbell
    Thank everyone for all the verbal traffic. I do agree with @Phil Friedman that in order to reach the widest audience the level of discourse has to be reduced. My father in law, who was a Lutheran Minister used to tell me that in order to reach people, speak slowly, use small words and focus on simple. I'm terrible at that. My purpose for writing this had to do with trying to teach writing. I think you can teach writers to write better but I think trying to teach people who never written anything to write doesn't works so well. Goes back to my Creative Writing course in High School. People took it who had no aptitude or organization in their thoughts thinking it was an easy A....they were wrong.. If started writing little ditties as a child and got better with practice, practice, practice...kind of like playing the piano by ear. Piano players can learn music but people who learn music without musicality don't usually become piano players.
    Pascal Derrien
    08/11/2016 #24 Pascal Derrien
    I am with you here Philipp :-) the first article about writing that I can understand :-) actually I have not read the others .... :-)
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/11/2016 #23 Aurorasa Sima
    #17 He wrote himself into my heart with this piece: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@phillip-hubbell/nothing-is-true-everything-is-permissible
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/11/2016 #21 Aurorasa Sima
    #18 You´re on top of my favorite writers list too @Phillip Hubbell

    Yeah, Ben, thank you, happy you already enjoy the training even though you just started.
    Ben Pinto
    08/11/2016 #18 Ben Pinto
    @Phillip Hubbell the proof of your awesome article is the substantial amount of social interactions it has garnered. CONSIDER ME A FAN OF YOURS!!!!!
    Ben Pinto
    08/11/2016 #17 Ben Pinto
    @Aurorasa Sima, Also,being gullible by nature makes me miss seeing hidden agendas or knowing when there is a fight taking place, literrally around me. I am happy to have become one of your students!!!! #13
    Ben Pinto
    08/11/2016 #16 Ben Pinto
    Ditto that Aurorasa, What is the word for the chemical reactions that occur in the brains of those with high IQs, and maybe low EQs?
    I have noticed that beBee attracts a substantially higher percentage of people with high IQs than other sites. Having found so many faults with my own EQ makes me more aware of those around me. Would we call that "social testosterone" or something else? I don't see any problem with those that think they are smart when in fact they are. Being smarter does not make one a better leader though, and there does appear to be many great thought leaders over at the Dark Side. #13
    Phil Friedman
    08/11/2016 #15 Phil Friedman
    #4 Randy, the key is the "wiggle room" word 'solely'. I guess what I'm saying is that if communication is the sole objective --- and I think of communication as having to do with the transference of information --- then one probably ought to write at a 5th grade level. But often part of writing and reading has to do with enjoying the writing and the reading in themselves. For example, I will personally banter with curmudgeons like you or Jim Murray, just for the fun of it, the verbal challenge, the delight of creating a neat pun or turn of phrase. Is that fatuous? I don't know. What do you think? What does Phillip think?
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/11/2016 #13 Aurorasa Sima
    #12 Thank you, @Phil Friedman, for reacting with such greatness to my admittedly provocative comment. That does not apply to just you but mostly all of us: sometimes we "hijack" a comment of someone else when it serves us.

    I know ... some of us are a sensitive crowd and I respect you for always being open to learning how your words make someone feel.

    I had to stop myself about three times in the last days after being one of the many targets of the recent mass attacks. Just yesterday I deleted "well you typically find leaders on LI" in the last second.
    Phil Friedman
    08/11/2016 #12 Phil Friedman
    #8 Aurorasa, I regret engendering in your or anyone else --- if I did --- an "uncomfortable feeling". I generally try not to respond to scurrilous personal attacks from small minded, mean spirited trolls who have stalked me for years. However, sometimes I get fed up and slip. I have deleted my oblique response to the person who, in this case, has once again attacked me personally on Phillip's post.
    Ben Pinto
    08/11/2016 #11 Ben Pinto
    Of course, when a word like 'of' becomes 'if,' it brings a whole new unintended meaning to the sentence. [typo in comment below.]
    Ben Pinto
    08/11/2016 #10 Ben Pinto
    #6 great if you to point to these motivations for writing, @Phil Friedman. An example of writing for entertainment is the writing of scripts for theater, television, or movies. I think of the excellent Monty Python 4 minute skit about SPAM.
    Little did they know that the impact of this would lead to the computer age use of the word spam. LOL
    Ben Pinto
    08/11/2016 #9 Ben Pinto
    @Phillip Hubbell I enjoy knowing the motivations of those that write. The paper here flows well and is easy to understand so it meets the communication goal aforementioned in the comments. Ben
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/11/2016 #8 Aurorasa Sima
    #4 Is there a word to describe the uncomfortable feeling when two people pretend to talk to you, using you as a buffer to insult each other?

    When one is talking against abuse and the other about the right way to communicate it´s a chocolate cookie for the fans of irony.

    Aurorasa Sima
    08/11/2016 #7 Aurorasa Sima
    What I like about your writing, is that you can talk about complex topics in an easy to follow way.

    Did you ever call the waitresses after you got the numbers? You had a hammer, did you pound the nail? (I´ll use the "non-native" joker)
    Phil Friedman
    08/11/2016 #6 Phil Friedman
    #4 Randy, not talking about myself. Sometimes, as Milos likes to point out, writing has intrinsic motivation. Or as you can see from some comments in this thread, it's purpose is to project upon others the base motivation of drawing attention to oneself that is clearly demonstrated by the mean spirited commenter who levels the accusation. The same person who arrogantly gives out advice on "proper engagement on social media" but who has a long record of offensive and mean comments all over LI and BeBee.

    But that is a digression. To return to point, you are correct that ONE of the core objectives is communication. However, other objectives might include entertainment and amusement, or even just the venting of emotion. Cheers!
  25. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    (Copy)editing and the Self-Publishing Revolution
    (Copy)editing and the Self-Publishing RevolutionA revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle to death between the future and the past. - Fidel Castro, January 5, 1961 Many people believe that writing a book is mystical.Dream on.The key to writing is the willingness to grind,...


    debasish majumder
    08/11/2016 #12 debasish majumder
    nice post @Karin Sebelin! enjoyed read. thank you for sharing the post.
    Randy Keho
    08/11/2016 #11 Randy Keho
    Good copyeditors are worth their weight in gold. By the way, how much do you weigh?
    Sorry, that was uncalled for, but it felt right at the time. I apologize.
    During my stint at a mid-size daily newspaper in the Great Midwest, I was responsible for the obituary page.
    Boy, you make a mistake in an obituary and you can expect death threats from caretakers and family alike.
    Fortunately, we had a little-old lady who manned the newsroom phone. She looked like your great-grandmother and a bun-headed librarian all rolled into one.
    But, she had the keenest eye east of the Mississippi.
    I ran everything past her and, as a result, I never published a mistake -- that anyone could definitively pin on me.
    I will forever be indebted to her.
    David B. Grinberg
    06/11/2016 #9 David B. Grinberg
    Excellent advice, Karin. If publishing a book were easy, more writers would likely publish -- especially with the advent of e-books and self-publishing. However, as you note, it's laborious work and a so-called "slow burn." Thanks again for the great tips!
    Ben Pinto
    06/11/2016 #6 Ben Pinto
    Great tips for those aspiring to having their work published. @jesse kaellis after reading the above and thinking of the reslity of it all, I think blogging is probably a lot more fun for those that love to write, though it may not pay all of the bills.
    John White, MBA
    05/11/2016 #4 John White, MBA
    Great buzz, @Karin Sebelin. I shared into 3 more hives!
    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    05/11/2016 #3 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    You to teil this produce
    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    05/11/2016 #1 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    Upsss are very clever interesting
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