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Creative Writing

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Creative writing is any writing that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character development, and the use of literary tropes or with various traditions of poetry and poetics. Due to the looseness of the definition, it is possible for writing such as feature stories to be considered creative writing, even though they fall under journalism, because the content of features is specifically focused on narrative and character development. Both fictional and non-fictional works fall into this category, including such forms as novels, biographies, short stories, and poems. In the academic setting, creative writing is typically separated into fiction and poetry classes, with a focus on writing in an original style, as opposed to imitating pre-existing genres such as crime or horror. Writing for the screen and stage—screenwriting and playwrighting—are often taught separately, but fit under the creative writing category as well.
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  1. Noemi Barrazueta, MBA
    Noemi Barrazueta, MBA
    Why You Should Make A Career Jump When Others Think It's A Mistake
    www.linkedin.com If your goal is to find work that truly motivates and challenges you, at some point you will have to conjure up the confidence to buck...
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  2. Noemi Barrazueta, MBA
    Noemi Barrazueta, MBA
    You Should Appreciate Germs
    www.linkedin.com I’ve been perpetuating a misconception. When I give talks about global health, I typically speak about microbes as threats we need to wipe off...
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  3. Noemi Barrazueta, MBA
    Noemi Barrazueta, MBA
    The Best Salespeople Don't Sell. They Build Relationships
    www.linkedin.com Having sold everything from phone cards to enterprise software, I have always had my way of selling things. It was the high of closing the sales...
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  4. ProducerJordan Kirkpatrick
    Living on your own: learning to cook
    Living on your own: learning to cookWhen you start living on your own for the first time you do not realize how many little things you took for granted when you lived with your parents are with a roommate. The small things that other people have done for you without you even realizing...
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  5. Pradipna Lodh

    Pradipna Lodh

    01/08/2017
    Hello guys, I am proud to share with you a short story written by me. Give your feedback
    Pradipna Lodh
    www.tellytell.co.uk
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  6. ProducerJordan Kirkpatrick
    Bernie Sander and Larry David are related?
    Bernie Sander and Larry David are related?The news that Bernie Sanders and Larry David are related has been all over the place the last couple days. When I first saw this I thought it was just some joke that someone put together and people had fallen for it. But it turns out Larry David...
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  7. ProducerJordan Kirkpatrick
    Taco Bell and Lyft Partnership
    Taco Bell and Lyft Partnership So apperantly Taco Bell and Lyft have partnered together. What this partnership is, is from 9pm-2am Lyft will have a button on their app you can push and a Lyft car will come pick you up and take you to Taco Bell. Which sounds like a pretty cool...
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    Jordan Kirkpatrick
    01/08/2017 #4 Jordan Kirkpatrick
    the delivery is something Uber currently does. I do not know why Lyft didn't copy that unless Uber owns rights to the idea. I agree with Lisa it's a great idea just still has flaws to figure out. Which Lyft will quickly find out.
    Brian McKenzie
    31/07/2017 #2 Brian McKenzie
    Why not just do Lyft delivery right to the door. Drunk people stay home, no puke in car.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/07/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Hi @Jordan Kirkpatrick, Lyft is a cool concept but I agree, ewe... I wouldn't want to be driving people around who will probably end up losing their cookies ( I mean tacos) on the seat and floor of the car. Not to mention some people can become extremely roudy when they are drunk, that could be dangerous for the driver too. Maybe they need an electric soundproof window that closes between front and back seat. Still, there would be the clean up ;-) Cool car, matches the colors on Taco Bell!
  8. ProducerJordan Kirkpatrick
    The Boom of Documentaries
    The Boom of DocumentariesIt seems like we are living in the age of the documentary. Documentaries have seemed to explode in popularity in the last few years. It feels like it was not long ago when documentaries were one of the worst, most boring movies to watch.I remember...
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  9. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    26/07/2017
    Safari - a Khempunk Adventure - Chapter 04
    Safari - a Khempunk Adventure - Chapter 04(Chapter 1 is here)Chapter 04 – The House of the Priestess “Good morning, Jo!” Hearing the voice of her friend, Jo looked up from her breakfast in the courtyard of the house. A servant appeared around a screen of potted fig trees, followed by...
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  10. ProducerDebasish Majumder
    ENIGMA OF SOUND!
    ENIGMA OF SOUND!A baby in fetus Experience the external world’s impulse Amniotic fluid, an enigma in liquid Plays the role of our fancy in fluid By virtue of umbilical chord What a misty nature makes with grand accord! Mother is the...
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    Numo Quest
    26/07/2017 #17 Numo Quest
    Most profound, thanks a million .. :O)
    Hervé Sabattier
    26/07/2017 #16 Hervé Sabattier
    I heard some music made of sounds and silences. Thank you.
    Savvy Raj
    25/07/2017 #15 Savvy Raj
    Enjoyed reading this sound piece of
    poetry @Debasish Majumder Thank you.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    25/07/2017 #14 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    niiiiiiiiiiiiiiice. Thanks
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/07/2017 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    Wonderful piece @Debasish Majumder. I have often start my discussions with the amniotic fluid as being a greater sound carrier than water and use Mozart's quote about the music being in the silence. You wrote a powerfully beautiful poem. Thank you. "Sound, a mystic form of energy/Silence only engulf us with fear and unknown destiny..."
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    25/07/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    love that you ask our attention for sound, and that brings us awareness that we can hear, thank you for that @Debasish Majumder
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/07/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Beautiful @Debasish Majumder. You wrote, "Sound, a mystic form of energy," I agree. That reminds me of a video I saw of a newborn. After the baby is born they put him/her in a bucket like tub. As soon as the baby is pulled out above the chest the baby cries, but as soon as the baby is placed back in with the water up to the baby's neck, he/she stops crying immediately and falls asleep.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    25/07/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    You are beginning to perfect your craft very well my friend !
    Joanne Gardocki
    25/07/2017 #9 Joanne Gardocki
    Wonderful, @Debasish Majumder,. I'm sure music contains the seeds of creation. Your poem arrives along with the wails of my friend's first grandchild. Thank you.
    Kevin Baker
    25/07/2017 #8 Kevin Baker
    hearing others is a comfort
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    24/07/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    "Sound, a mystic form of energy", and "Keeps us in tune, a melody never ends!". Well said, @Debasish Majumder. Sound is a gift from the universe for communication.
  11. ProducerKevin Henneborn

    Kevin Henneborn

    24/07/2017
    What Working at Walt Disney World Taught Me
    What Working at Walt Disney World Taught MeIn February of 1998, I packed up my car with a little trailer hitched on the back. My Mother passed away 5 months prior to this life transition, and it was a part of her legacy that I, one day, worked for the the most Magical Place on Earth. I left...
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  12. Jim Murray

    Jim Murray

    23/07/2017
    Please feel free to share this mini article across your network. To do that, click on the meme and drag it to your desktop. @Javier 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz @Phil Friedman @Don 🐝 Kerr @Kevin Pashuk @Graham🐝 Edwards @Renée 🐝 CormierJim Murray
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/07/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Nice job!
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    24/07/2017 #8 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    shared because networking matters !
    Milos Djukic
    23/07/2017 #7 Anonymous
    Congrats @Jim Murray.
    Sandra Smith
    23/07/2017 #6 Sandra Smith
    Spot on, Jimbo, love it and congrats on the 700 posts - that's epic
    Bengt Hahlin
    23/07/2017 #5 Bengt Hahlin
    Yup, I couldn’t agree more. And I have only been here a little over three months.
    What a difference from LinkedIn.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    23/07/2017 #4 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Well done, and I agree completely!
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    23/07/2017 #3 Graham🐝 Edwards
    Sure will @ Jim Murray !
    Phil Friedman
    23/07/2017 #2 Phil Friedman
    Done shared, Jimbo. But not sure why I would have had to drag it to my desktop to share it. Oh wait, perhaps I need to if I want to share it on LinkedIn. Well, I'll do that too. Cheers!
    Gert Scholtz
    23/07/2017 #1 Gert Scholtz
    @Jim Murray This page on beBee shows the total buzzes of various Bees. When I click on it, your impressive total is six rows from the top. A Grand total indeed! https://www.bebee.com/producer/authors
  13. ProducerDebasish Majumder
    DESTINY OF BIRD AND BEES!
    DESTINY OF BIRD AND BEES!A little boy once caught a bird Its freedom being snatched Being captivated in a cage Not knowing when and how its appetite surge Out of natural trait he offered the bird food Out of inadequate water and food It started to...
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    Debasish Majumder
    20/07/2017 #26 Debasish Majumder
    #22 thank you very much sir@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for continuously showering your adulation and consistent support to me. i am privileged and honored sir.
    Debasish Majumder
    20/07/2017 #25 Debasish Majumder
    #23 thank you very much madam@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador for your consistent support and admiration, triggering me to write more. i am privileged and honored.
    Debasish Majumder
    20/07/2017 #24 Debasish Majumder
    #21 no longer i guess, dear @Brian McKenzie! i am working hard to translate your pangs in the sky, inducing you to fly sir.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    20/07/2017 #23 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    "Honey retains its unique status

    Centuries long for its delicious color and song"

    Lovely lines, beautiful poem, @Debasish Majumder.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/07/2017 #22 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    "The art of making honey
    Only master they are in nature with a unique symphony
    A delicious jelly they can only produce
    To induce human, they know the art only to seduce"!

    But you are making honey like bees dear @Debasish Majumder View more
    "The art of making honey
    Only master they are in nature with a unique symphony
    A delicious jelly they can only produce
    To induce human, they know the art only to seduce"!

    But you are making honey like bees dear @Debasish Majumder. So, please tell us how you make honey out of words Close
    Brian McKenzie
    20/07/2017 #21 Brian McKenzie
    I've been that bird.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/07/2017 #20 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    "Honey retains it's unique status," great line, wonderful poem @Debasish Majumder!
    Debasish Majumder
    20/07/2017 #18 Debasish Majumder
    #16 thank you very much @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.for your continuous support and appreciation. i am privileged and honored madam.
    Debasish Majumder
    20/07/2017 #17 Debasish Majumder
    #14 thank you very much madam@Sara Jacobovici for your warm commendation. i am privileged and honored.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    20/07/2017 #15 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    cute, sweet and magnificent, happy to have our Debasish with us, thank you for you and your art!
    Sara Jacobovici
    20/07/2017 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Welcome back @Debasish Majumder. As a proud owner of your poetry books on Kindle, I am happy to see you share your poetry here on beBee. "Only craving to fly in the sky/Where only it can seek refuge with sigh!" Beautifully written!
    Debasish Majumder
    20/07/2017 #13 Debasish Majumder
    #12 thank you very much @David B. Grinberg for your warm commendation and sharing. i am privileged and honored.
    David B. Grinberg
    20/07/2017 #12 David B. Grinberg
    Very nicely piece of writing, Debasish. Your profound poetry is impressive. I'm sharing in several hives.
    Charlene Norman
    20/07/2017 #11 Charlene Norman
    I don't normally appreciate poetry. This? I could not put down until I read to the end. What inspiring images and provocative thoughts. Thank you.
    Moi Kliniger
    20/07/2017 #10 Anonymous
    Inspiring read @Debasish Majumder!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    20/07/2017 #9 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Those with wings, must never have their flight curtailed! Thank you @Debasish Majumder, for a poem to ponder.
    Debasish Majumder
    19/07/2017 #8 Debasish Majumder
    #6 thank you very much @Laura Mikolaitis. i am privileged and honored,
  14. Nicole Morgan

    Nicole Morgan

    13/07/2017
    A Little Kindness and Love Can Indeed Change a Life http://bit.ly/2ueZuEW

    It is an unfortunate and sad fact that not every dog is provided a loving and safe home. This can be due to the dog being born on the streets or being abandoned in early puppyhood because their owners were either unable to provide for them or decided that owning a dog was too big of a responsibility.Pooches like these regularly spend the greater part of their lives capriciously meandering the streets, fighting off dangers and ailments and scarcely scrounging enough food scraps to survive. Kelsey had been one of those dogs living in the streets, homeless and a stray, she was just barely surviving.

    More with Photos http://bit.ly/2ueZuEW

    #dog #love
    Nicole Morgan
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  15. Adila Isl

    Adila Isl

    07/07/2017
    Info tech is hiring a Marketing Coordinator - apply at,
    Adila Isl
    Careers | Info-Tech Research Group
    www.infotech.com
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    Adila Isl
    07/07/2017 #1 Adila Isl
    HIRING MARKETING COORDINATOR at Info Tech Research Group

    PLEASE APPLY @

    #newjob #newposting #marketing #marketingcoordinator #new #job #employment
  16. ProducerTristan Aleque Bagano
    The Tree Outside Our House
    The Tree Outside Our HouseIt’s a tall palm tree. It may not look much, but it has been there to witness our family history as far as the time my great-grandparents enjoyed their youth.You can also tell how old it was from its jagged ring lines and washed up barks....
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  17. ProducerSuzan Savarese

    Suzan Savarese

    25/06/2017
    Which social media platform is best for job searching?
    Which social media platform is best for job searching?I am in the midst of looking for a new position.  I have years of experience in the corporate world and have been a part-time entrepreneur now for about 3 years.  I love what I do part-time:  content management, writing and talking to people.  It is...
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  18. Mohammed A. Jawad
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@mohammed-a-jawad/lessons-from-the-blessed-month-of-ramadan
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    Lessons from the Blessed Month of Ramadan
    www.bebee.com Before the onset of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world begin great preparations to welcome the blessed month of Ramadan and reap immense benefits...
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  19. ProducerLeonard David Raymundo
    The Pros and Cons of Freelance Writing
    The Pros and Cons of Freelance WritingA few years ago, I decided to jump headfirst into the world of freelance writing. While scary, freelance writing can be a blissfully rewarding experience for those entering the market. However, it’s not for everyone; depending on how you like to...
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    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    07/06/2017 #2 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Indeed. Both sides of the coin there! Am not really sure how many would want to end up as a freelance writer...always thought it was a phase to getting somewhere else. A good preparatory phase. I wouldn't dare do that again not unless I was sittin on a tiny treasure to get by through the lean times ;) Maybe after retirement...
  20. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    02/06/2017
    Washington Post Humor
    Washington Post Humor The Washington Post held a contest years ago in which readers composed and sent in their worst analogies. Of the many entries received, about fifty made the shortlist for the prize of the worst analogy. Below are some of the final selection of wry,...
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    Gert Scholtz
    04/06/2017 #39 Gert Scholtz
    @John White, MBA Thank you for the recommendation John. I appreciate your stopping by.
    John White, MBA
    04/06/2017 #38 John White, MBA
    Hi, Gert! I recommend you tweet this to "buzz @beBee." With well over 20 relevants and 5 comments your post qualifies for promotion on social media.
    Gert Scholtz
    04/06/2017 #37 Gert Scholtz
    @Phil Friedman Thanks for commenting Phil. Something amusing for the weekend - glad you found it so.
    Gert Scholtz
    04/06/2017 #34 Gert Scholtz
    @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador Glad you found it entertaining Bill and thank you for sharing.
    Gert Scholtz
    04/06/2017 #33 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie Thanks again Ken, for the delightful reply, until next time you pen, a limerick bulls-eye.
    Phil Friedman
    04/06/2017 #32 Phil Friedman
    Thanks, Gert, for the laughs. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    04/06/2017 #31 Phil Friedman
    Thanks, Gert, for the laughs. Cheers!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    04/06/2017 #30 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Gert, you need an award for your post here. So funny, dog lovers will like this one: The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.
    Jerry Fletcher
    03/06/2017 #29 Jerry Fletcher
    Delightful, Gert.
    Ken Boddie
    03/06/2017 #28 Ken Boddie
    #24 And so, Gert, it appears that .....
    Each analogy's a tragedy,
    And bears no similarity,
    Whilst criticism of neologism,
    Will wear no popularity,
    Then, dearie me, just who are we,
    To disagree or to agree?
    It seems to me, quite obviously,
    To circumvent profanity,
    We can't persist and must desist,
    So we'll maintain our sanity. 😩
    Gert Scholtz
    03/06/2017 #24 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie If we agree to agree, it may not be right, if we disagree to disagree, it may be a pun, so let’s agree to disagree in our plight, or disagree to agree and have some fun. :)
    Gert Scholtz
    03/06/2017 #23 Gert Scholtz
    @Faith West @Lance 🐝 Smith Glad this gave you a chuckle - thanks for stopping by on this post of the Washington Post.
    Ken Boddie
    03/06/2017 #22 Ken Boddie
    Gert, I couldn't agree more with you that these analogies are the worst, with some of them being particularly dragged out for no apparent reason ..... unless, of course, you were to suggest that they aren't the worst, in which case I wouldn't agree with you, but, in order to avoid propagating a needless and somewhat pointless argument, I'd probably suggest that we agree to disagree ..... but only if we were actually to disagree, and since we don't appear to disagree then let's just leave it at that .... unless, of course, you have anything else to add, or to substantiate that we are actually in agreement? 🤔
    Faith West
    03/06/2017 #21 Faith West
    This was a good laugh ... loved the last one, "A day without sunshine is like... you know... night." - Steve Martin. Thanks @Gert Scholtz
    Lance 🐝 Smith
    03/06/2017 #20 Lance 🐝 Smith
    This was so funn! Thank you for sharing!!!
    Paul Walters
    03/06/2017 #19 Paul Walters
    @Gert Scholtz journalism and poor writing is alive and well
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    03/06/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    It is amazingly hard to come up with that stuff if we tried. This is thumbs up to the worst of improvisation also. Cool buzz !!!
  21. Darryl John

    Darryl John

    16/05/2017
    Darryl John
    Darryl John
    m.facebook.com Check this out...
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  22. ProducerMikayla Houser

    Mikayla Houser

    08/05/2017
    Since I've Been Gone....
    Since I've Been Gone.... This is not all pretend, Clarkson... This is real life. When it happens, it's nuts. When it's great, it's nuts too. I have begun consulting for families with loved ones on the autism spectrum and it's AMAZING. And have founded a nonprofit...
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  23. ProducerBradley Trafford
    A quick story
    A quick story*** Before you start reading this, please know that none of this is real nor is it to meant to be. ***Story by Bradley C. TraffordI sat in my chair, cold, wondering if the heating was ever going to switch on.The timer should have switched it on by...
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    Paul Walters
    27/04/2017 #5 Paul Walters
    @Bradley Trafford Wow thats an intense beginning and to be continued to boot!! Welcome I look forward to reading more
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    27/04/2017 #4 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    I follow you and I hope to continue @Bradley Trafford
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    26/04/2017 #2 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Wow intense ! Welcome to beBee Bradley
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    26/04/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Bradley Trafford thanks for sharing it! Welcome to beBee !
  24. ProducerDeborah Levine

    Deborah Levine

    22/04/2017
    How I Became an Award-winning Writer: Part 1
    How I Became an Award-winning Writer: Part 1My passion for writing began as a passion for reading. Growing up in Bermuda in the 1950s there was no television and little radio. The highlight of the evening was having my ivy-league educated parents read to me as I went to sleep. My favorite...
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    Deborah Levine
    25/07/2017 #30 Deborah Levine
    Thanks for your comments @Sheena Brunzlik. All 4 parts of this series are up on my blog. Enjoy! The feedback from aspiring writers was so inspiring that I decided to write a book that features my writer's journey. Coming out soon! #29
    Sheena Brunzlik
    24/07/2017 #29 Sheena Brunzlik
    Hello Deborah, thank you for this and I await part 2 in trepidation. As a closet writer, I absorb what you had written above as well as what was between the lines! I do recognise the frustration of giving your heart and soul on paper to someone to read and have it handed back with less than constructive criticism. That said, I eagerly learn wherever the opportunity presents. Again, thank you.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    25/04/2017 #28 Laura Mikolaitis
    Great story, @Deborah Levine. Sometimes the journey begins before we even realize it has and then life leads us to the path we didn't ever think we'd travel. And yet other times we feel it in our core and in our bones but it takes us a while to get there and to recognize it's where we were supposed to be all along. I truly look forward to the second installment in your journey.
    Deborah Levine
    24/04/2017 #26 Deborah Levine
    Thanks for sharing @Katyan Roach. Winning over our harshest critics is the best! #25
    Katyan Roach
    24/04/2017 #25 Katyan Roach
    So looking forward to reading the rest of this. I laughed at the part where the teacher wrote in red across your writing. It reminded me of the time a teacher read one of the stories I had done for homework to the class and asked everyone if they believed I could have written it myself. Just from her tone, the class complied with a resounding NO! That hurt. It took a writing assignment in class for her to believe that I could write, but we became great friends in the end so I forgive her..LOL
    Tausif Mundrawala
    24/04/2017 #24 Tausif Mundrawala
    #23 I don't think so but let me get back to you on this question.
    Deborah Levine
    24/04/2017 #22 Deborah Levine
    I agree @Vincent Andrew that reading at a young age makes a huge difference in a child's life. Not every child has parents who read to them and I'm very aware that I've been truly fortunate. I applaud you for your curiosity and persistence and applaud the primary school teachers who encouraged you. The motivation you found to read and benefit from it is a special gift. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. #21
    Vincent Andrew
    24/04/2017 #21 Vincent Andrew
    The point I take from your buzz @Deborah Levine is the importance of reading to children from a very young age. Yet this does not always happen. Better educated parents are more likely to read their kids thus increasing their kids' potential and attainment in school. Poorer parents who may not be literate themselves don't have such an opportunity, leaving the job of providing education to public schools. Growing up I did not have as many opportunities as my well-to-do friends but reading whatever scarce books I could find, even textbooks, provided me a wealth of information and a curiosity to learn. I must thank my primary school teachers for their zeal. Thank you for a great buzz!
    Deborah Levine
    24/04/2017 #20 Deborah Levine
    #19 Beautiful! Thank you. Reading is a gift to be shared and passed along from generation to generation.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    24/04/2017 #19 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    Reading and thus writing, has always been a pleasure to me. Having an infatuation with your English teacher isn't always a bad thing, either. Mrs. Woods taught me that Shakespeare isn't so stodgy and could be sexy; she campaigned to allow us to see the Franco Zeffirelly film production of Romeo and Juliette at a time when the very brief nudity of Olivia Hussey was considered controversial (such innocent times, lol). Then, there was Ms. Frame- well let's just say the name fit. Literature has never been boring to me. I draw inspiration from your post. "What a silence in those old books as of a half-peopled world—what bleating of flocks—what green pastoral rest—what indubitable human existence!... O men and women, so far separated yet so near, so strange yet so well-known, by what miraculous power do I know ye all! Books are the true Elysian fields where the spirits of the dead converse, and into these fields a mortal may venture unappalled. What king's court can boast such company? What school of philosophy such wisdom?... Seated in my library at night, and looking on the silent faces of my books, I am occasionally visited by a strange sense of the supernatural. They are not collections of printed pages, they are ghosts. I take one down and it speaks with me in a tongue not now heard on earth, and of men and things of which it alone possesses knowledge. I call myself a solitary, but sometimes I think I misapply the term. No man sees more company than I do." ~Alexander Smith, "Books and Gardens," "Dreamthorp: A Book of Essays Written in the Country", 1863.
    Deborah Levine
    24/04/2017 #18 Deborah Levine
    #12 Thanks for the kind words and for sharing your story!
    Deborah Levine
    24/04/2017 #17 Deborah Levine
    Thank you! #14
    Tausif Mundrawala
    23/04/2017 #15 Tausif Mundrawala
    #9 I think my friends here have answered your question. I think my friend @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador have answered it in detail. Let us know if you face any difficulty here on beBee. Every bee would readily help. Keep buzzing more my friend, @Deborah Levine
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    23/04/2017 #14 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I enjoyed your post, @Deborah Levine, and look forward to Part 2. To tag someone, you must be following them. Then type the @ sign and their name. Their name should appear with their profile photo and a link. Click on their link and it will populate to the comment or post.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    23/04/2017 #12 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Reading was my hidey-hole as a child. I could go places I had never been and would probably never visit. My journey towards writing started with dark poetry. Writing became a passion later in life. I used to call it dancing on the keyboard. Ms stole my dances, and I gave up for a while. Then a psychologist convinced me my writing was a dance in my mind, not on the keyboard. I returned, and here I am.

    I love your journey towards writing. I love your expression. I'm hungry for more.
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    23/04/2017 #11 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    👏👏👍👌 @Deborah Levine

    👥ing 🐝🐝🐤🐳🔥🚲
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/04/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    What a great story @Deborah Levine. I used to have a diary but I never thought of naming it. What a bold statement you did make when asked about Advanced placement! Looking forward to part 2. Thanks for tagging me @David B. Grinberg
    Deborah Levine
    23/04/2017 #9 Deborah Levine
    #5 Hi Tausif - not sure how to tag you - I'm still learning on BeBee. Advice please...
    Deborah Levine
    23/04/2017 #8 Deborah Levine
    #6 Thank you! Installment #2 in a couple of days.
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/04/2017 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    @Deborah Levine writes, "My passion for writing began as a passion for reading."
  25. ProducerTani Paxton

    Tani Paxton

    18/04/2017
    The not so magic school bus.
    The not so magic school bus.FOUR kids. All girls. For almost a year. ~ This is for the families who have considered taking some time out of their regular life and stepping (or driving) into the unknown. ~ First up, lets look at what it wasn’t. It wasn’t relaxing, it...
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    Tani Paxton
    09/05/2017 #19 Tani Paxton
    #18 #16 Dear Ken, being that our bus is orange....I have no answer other that it was more fun than it was hard or we would have stopped. There was a whole lot of are we there yet but there always alot of laughter when the girls were answered by the GPS system, and an American voice, which they then tried to copy! Pamela, Thats really terrible and repressive that people cant live as they wish. I don't imagine that in the current political climate there will be much change either. My Mum is combating empty-nest syndrome by travelling and I think i'l do the same one day. I work for a volunteer organisation AVI (i believe the US has a similar) and they give you a living allowance to volunteer and see the world! Otherwise, ill fill my house with senior dogs x
    Ken Boddie
    07/05/2017 #18 Ken Boddie
    Based on my own experiences, those who drive their kids around in red buses must be either masochists, saints, or both. It's many many years since I had kids in the back of any vehicle, Tani, but all I can think of is eleven months of "Don't make me come back there!" and "Are we there, yet?" 😊
    Tani Paxton
    03/05/2017 #17 Tani Paxton
    Thankyou for sharing @Don Philpott☘️!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    23/04/2017 #16 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Oh the irony of life! Hi Tani and welcome to beBee!
    The irony of which I speak is because just yesterday I attended the Tiny House (less than 200 sq ft) Festival in Pink Hill, North Carolina, U.S. (Yes I'm plugging the small town which was so quaint and friendly). At the festival was two school buses that had been converted to homes on wheels. I myself am looking for (literally) a house on wheels. You see I've never actually purchased a home and I'm blaming it entirely on a severe case of commitment phobia. As I see it; a house on wheels will be the answer to my complete inability to commit to a stationary residence. The problem: their illegal to live in full-time right now but that is a legal battle being fought and I hope won in the next few years. I'm an empty nester and I hate the thought of all those walls and rambling through an empty house. Tiny and mobile! That's my answer to all my issues! :-) Recreational Vehicles (RVs) and the tin box campers are just not my style, nor environmentally friendly, materials, and end of life disposal wise.
    What a wonderful experience for your family; I look forward to hearing more about your journey.
    Thanks for the tag @Paul Walters!
    Tani Paxton
    22/04/2017 #15 Tani Paxton
    #14 Thanks @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I love writing- just getting used to my own voice though.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/04/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Welcome to beBee Tani ! Thanks for connecting today !
    Tani Paxton
    21/04/2017 #13 Tani Paxton
    #1 @Paul Walters ok I'm beginning to get the drift...creative outbursts ahead!
    Tani Paxton
    21/04/2017 #12 Tani Paxton
    #3 You too Donna, thankyou.
    Tani Paxton
    21/04/2017 #11 Tani Paxton
    #4 Cheers Javier
    Tani Paxton
    21/04/2017 #10 Tani Paxton
    Necessary for the wine Dean.
    Tani Paxton
    21/04/2017 #9 Tani Paxton
    Six kids! You and your wife are my heros!
    Vincent Andrew
    20/04/2017 #8 Vincent Andrew
    "This is for the families who have considered taking some time out of their regular life and stepping (or driving) into the unknown." Brilliant! When my six kids were younger my wife and I took them for long rides to the end of Borneo - eg Kuching. Enjoyed reading this.
    Dean Owen
    20/04/2017 #7 Dean Owen
    A bus with a fridge! Can life be more perfect?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/04/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Welcome to beBee @Tani Paxton! Omgosh, what a trip that had to be! Drawers vomiting out of their spaces, funny visual. Look forward to hearing about more of your adventures/stories. Thanks for the tag @Paul Walters!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    20/04/2017 #4 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Tani Paxton welcome to beBee ! Thanks @Paul Walters
    Donna Wood
    20/04/2017 #3 Donna Wood
    Hi @Tani Paxton! Welcome to beBee! Looking forward to reading and learning more from you!
    Paul Walters
    20/04/2017 #2 Paul Walters
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Pamela 🐝 Williams @Dean Owen @Don 🐝 Kerr @Donna Wood @Ken Boddie Now heres a bee that everyone should follow. I had the pleasure of meeting her just last week. in just a couple of hours she told me wonderful stories which I begged her to share on beBEE and here she is ..a welcome addition . @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Paul Walters
    20/04/2017 #1 Paul Walters
    @Tani Paxton Brilliant...love this piece !!
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