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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.
  1. ProducerDeborah Michelle Mejía
    DAYDREAMNever in my life have I ever seen snow.I still claim winter would be my favorite season of all, since, in spite of me living in a tropical paradise, I haven’t ever been very much fond of hot summers or bright mornings. And I have heard and read...
  2. ProducerRobert Cormack

    Robert Cormack

    The Scourge of Reading.
    The Scourge of Reading.The hilarious, shocking and frequently goofy reasons we give for not picking up a book (or thinking).“I’m probably bad at reading.” Heidi KlumIf you’ve got stunning legs, reading isn’t necessary — or that’s what we have to assume with Heidi Klum....


    Robert Cormack
    11/12/2017 #11 Robert Cormack
    Thanks, @Phil Friedman. We must cast pearls. Some will chew them like mints.#10
    Phil Friedman
    10/12/2017 #10 Phil Friedman
    Reading is not dead, @Robert Cormack, only reading anything that takes more than 2.735 minutes to finish. Evidence all the digital publishing platforms that place a notice of time to read at the top of each article. Then there is the separate issue of understanding -- low audience CA (comprehension ability) combined with LAS (low attention span) and DV (deficient vocabulary) motivates some would-be authors to seek help from Hemingway (the app, not the author) to get their writing edited down to a third-grade level. The worst part of it all is that satire is more often than not like pearls cast before swine. Good piece. Cheers!
    Robert Cormack
    10/12/2017 #9 Robert Cormack
    Thanks, @Harley King. Glad you enjoyed.#8
    Harley King
    10/12/2017 #8 Harley King
    Another great read, @Robert Cormack. Thanks.
    Robert Cormack
    09/12/2017 #7 Robert Cormack
    Spoken like a true pastry chef, @Randall Burns#6
    Randall Burns
    09/12/2017 #6 Randall Burns
    #4 #5 #3 Just for the record I probably have a better insight into bakers and pastry chefs than any one else here, (working with them for 40 years), not only are they my colleagues but many, if not most have become very good friends, they are "good peeps". and drawing from my unique and intimate insights and experience with them I can honestly tell you that not all of them are illiterate. I think that @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian can vouch for that as well.

    And as Pablo says no need to apologize, none of us have any delusions as to what we are or what we are not. ;-) Fuck, if we can "give it out" then we better damn well be able to take it.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    09/12/2017 #5 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #3 LOL, no need to apologise, true, Chefs can be prickly, but we tend to have thick skins
    Robert Cormack
    09/12/2017 #4 Robert Cormack
    #2 Glad you clarified that, @Randall Burns. I guess I still have to apologize to all three.
    Robert Cormack
    09/12/2017 #3 Robert Cormack
    Thanks, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. Glad you enjoyed and my apologies go out to all pastry chefs.#1
    Randall Burns
    09/12/2017 #2 Randall Burns
    #1 Actually your are the exception to the rule @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian regarding bakers and pastry chefs LMAO! Great post @Robert Cormack and in the kitchen there are 3 types of Cooks;

    - Those that make things happen
    - Those that witness things happening
    - And those that wonder "What happened?"

    (probably safe to say that just the first category actually reads)
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    09/12/2017 #1 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Love it, Robert, even if you do poop on pastry chefs a little. I went to culinary school as part of my bucket list for both Professional Cooking and Pastry. I still find time to read.

    I shared this to Twitter to give it a vote for the Best of beBee eZine, which, yes, will be Kindel-only. LOL
  3. ProducerDeborah Michelle Mejía
    Mirror Images - Poem
    Mirror Images - PoemMirror images of the pastThrow around the shadowsThat you would castUpon frowning lipsBegging to be sown shutSpewing words gone rottenAnd in this hazy plane you're notExisting or forgottenThe limbo of feelingsKeeps my broken heartGive Love to this...


  4. ProducerMaureen Bonfante
    Blogging Time-out & Time-in
    Blogging Time-out & Time-in In The Beginning There Was WordI enjoy painting with words. In grade school, while other students complained about writing reports, I relished the opportunity to research, learn something new and design the media to go with my presentation. I...
  5. ProducerGraham🐝 Edwards
     Moments — people are strange...
    Moments — people are strange...This has come about simply because I watched a documentary on The Doors last night and I really like their music — the melodic poetry that captured a generation and echoes still to this day.I have always been mesmerized by the song People are...


    Graham🐝 Edwards
    28/11/2017 #18 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #10 Thanks for the comment @Lisa Vanderburg... lean towards the teenager when you can... lol
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    28/11/2017 #17 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #9 Thanks for the comment and getting to know you @Harley King
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    28/11/2017 #16 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #8 Thanks for the comment @Brian McKenzie... I wish I could speak more than english. I should set my mind to it... Spanish.
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    28/11/2017 #15 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #7 That is very nice of you to say @Jerry Fletcher Thanks you.
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    28/11/2017 #14 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #6 Thanks for the comment @Maylanne Hadley
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    28/11/2017 #13 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #5 Thanks for the comment @Pascal Derrien (Kat)... I am also trying to be a good human — a very noble pursuit in my mind.
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    28/11/2017 #12 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #2 Thanks @Renée 🐝 Cormier... nice to meet you...
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    28/11/2017 #11 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #1 Thanks for the comment @Randall Burns! Some days it feels like the journey is actually just starting...
    Lisa Vanderburg
    15/11/2017 #10 Lisa Vanderburg
    Hey Graham! I am Lisa Vanderburg 59 years old, alternating between a cranky 80 year old and a schlapplakking teenager. I am strange and fairly crazy. Taurus. Spend my life now chasing after my Parkinson's-afflicted husband whose body wants to take off like a two-year old on speed :)
    Harley King
    14/11/2017 #9 Harley King
    Great article, Graham. I am Harley G. King and I am 68 years old with a mind lost in space. I love the Doors and remember lighting my fire. Life is about the relationships we make.
    Brian McKenzie
    14/11/2017 #8 Brian McKenzie
    Oddly, I find more acceptance in an international setting and foreign tongue than I ever did in America.
    Меня зовут Борис, мне 49 лет и все равно o возростe.
    Jerry Fletcher
    14/11/2017 #7 Jerry Fletcher
    Graham, it is good to be strange...if you want to be memorable. But it is not good to be stranger. I, for one, am glad you are not a stranger to these hives.
    Maylanne Hadley
    13/11/2017 #6 Maylanne Hadley
    People perceive me as that, until they get to know me as me. But that is the beauty of it.
    Pascal Derrien
    13/11/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    My nickname is Kat I will be 49 next month but apparently I am going on 25 according to my daughter, I am a simple guy with the only ambition to be a good human... as for the rest ah well its not that important :-)
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    13/11/2017 #4 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #3 LOL.
    Randall Burns
    13/11/2017 #3 Randall Burns
    #2 Nice! I'm Sagittarius as well and enjoy the heart and spirit of a 12 year old. :-)
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    13/11/2017 #2 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    My name is Renee Marie Cormier. I am almost 54 years old with the energy and the heart of a thirty-something year old. I love my work and I work hard but I could probably work harder. I believe in living a well balanced life with time to work, time to play, time to go and time to stay. I love my family more than anyone else in this world. I am a Sagittarius. @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA @Juan Imaz tell us something about you!
    Randall Burns
    13/11/2017 #1 Randall Burns
    HaHa! fantastic song @Graham🐝 Edwards a bit of an anthem for myself and my contemporaries especially going through puberty and our teens, something that all of us could relate to. (I'm 57 and can relate to your message, we are all continuing our search for our place in the universe but will never get there, it is the journey, not the destination that is important)
  6. ProducerDarryl John

    Darryl John

    Reality Bites
    Reality Bites‘Do you ever feel like Michael Douglas in Falling Down’? you know where he is stuck in traffic in a taxi cab and the heat does that blurry thing and he just gets out and goes on a massive purge of people who have ground his gears. I ask this because...


    Darryl John
    11/11/2017 #4 Darryl John
    #3 Hey Lisa thank you for your kind words, I am writing constantly since I am in University at 50 doing English Literaure and Creative Writing. I have 2 types of Bipolar, dyspraxia, social anxiety, depression and now possibly ADHD, weak immune system. So you can see it’s not easy. I have put myself way out of my comfort zone.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    11/11/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Hi @Darryl John, I'm not a doctor but I suffer from depression and I have a sister who suffers from BPD with psychosis. I know when she's at the depths of her illness she finds solace in pain and wanting the bad guys to win too. My only advice to her, talk to those who are your professionals, maybe you need your med's changed and i listen with good intentions. When a person is at the deepest depths of depression, which can manifest in different ways, they don't see any way out and all they can imagine is the worst scenario. That's when it might be time to reflect and say, hey... I deserve more than this and there are people who care enough to get me through this, even if it's professionals. Do you have good friends or family members you can confide in?

    I know what you mean about people who brush it off, saying things like "you'll get over it," or you just need to think positive. If it were that easy, your mind wouldn't go there to begin with. Wishing you the best and I hope you have others you can talk to that get it. In the mean time, keep writing, it's a good form of therapy too.
    Darryl John
    08/11/2017 #2 Darryl John
    Very#1 true but for me, the nightmares come in daylight when I am there for all to see.Darkness is my friend
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    08/11/2017 #1 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Even the darkest hour of the night is part of the day cycle. Sometimes darkness is useful as it allows us to appreciate the starlight...
  7. ProducerRobert Cormack

    Robert Cormack

    Dating Advice: Travel Is the Best Way to Dump Someone.
    Dating Advice: Travel Is the Best Way to Dump Someone.Despite the cost, dumping your lover at the Louvre or the Sphinx in Giza is a lot more effective—and safer—than doing it at Starbucks.“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” Ernest HemingwayHemingway was a great traveller. He went all over...


    Robert Cormack
    03/11/2017 #27 Robert Cormack
    #24 Yes, it pays to find tropical climbs, @Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali, if you're thrown out in the street.
    Robert Cormack
    03/11/2017 #26 Robert Cormack
    #23 Yes, @Claire L Cardwell, but I find emigrating is kind of expensive.
    Robert Cormack
    03/11/2017 #25 Robert Cormack
    Yeah, a waterfall seems to defeat the purpose.#22
    Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    03/11/2017 #24 Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    Might be a bit off-topic but the worst way to dump someone is when the someone is living in a foreign country. I had to quit my studies in UK when not finding a new flat on my own. I was basically thrown to the streets.
    Claire L Cardwell
    03/11/2017 #23 Claire L Cardwell
    @Robert Cormack - whist breaking up on holiday works for you, I find that leaving the country (even emigrating like I did) is a sure fire way of breaking up with someone...
    Claire L Cardwell
    03/11/2017 #22 Claire L Cardwell
    #2 @Louise Smith - most airports these days seem stark and cold... Especially Heathrow! I remember Changi Airport being absolutely stunning with it's own waterfall. Perhaps Singapore is not the place to go to break up!
    Robert Cormack
    02/11/2017 #21 Robert Cormack
    #16 That's true, @Zavier, except for renal complications and vertigo.
    Robert Cormack
    02/11/2017 #20 Robert Cormack
    #15 Sounds like you're happy with anything warm between your legs, @Brian McKenzie. That has to keep travel expenses down (although Harleys are getting pricey).
    Robert Cormack
    02/11/2017 #19 Robert Cormack
    #14 I never noticed that, @Pamela Williams. Good point. Perhaps I drive women to comment and men to pass me along. Sounds very heterosexual, if you ask me.
    Robert Cormack
    02/11/2017 #18 Robert Cormack
    #12 Thanks, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. Starbucks is always risky, date or not.
    Robert Cormack
    02/11/2017 #17 Robert Cormack
    Thanks @Brook Massey. I find "making people smile" is sometimes better than taking them to Europe for a break up. #11
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    02/11/2017 #16 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Travel Is a good Way for almost everything :-)
    Brian McKenzie
    02/11/2017 #15 Brian McKenzie
    Travel works, I usually go by myself and turn the phone off. I find the relationship DoA when I return.
    Buying a new motorcycle works well too.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    02/11/2017 #14 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Just realized; what do think it means that most of your commenters are women but those who share are men? Just an observation 😇😜 LMAO
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    02/11/2017 #13 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Thanks for the smiles Robert! Loved it. Why ruin a good cup of Starbucks coffee with a breakup!! 😂😂
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    02/11/2017 #12 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Refreshing and amusing buzz @Robert Cormack. If you dump your date in Egypt, chances are you won't see them again, but Starbucks, on the other hand, could be risky
    Brook Massey
    01/11/2017 #11 Brook Massey
    @Robert Cormack That made me smile.
    Robert Cormack
    01/11/2017 #10 Robert Cormack
    Sometimes you don't realize how humorous it is until you're thinking seriously about jumping in a cab at the Arc de Triomphe and making a dash for Orly.#9
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    01/11/2017 #9 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Mister Cormack, we can blame the environment, the city we travel to, or the airport, train station or bus we are in. They will never be guilty of a rupture, it is an excuse, only the person involved is guilty, in that rupture.
    Ironic humor is not my strong point.
    Robert Cormack
    01/11/2017 #8 Robert Cormack
    Worse scenario, lose someone in a Bangkok market?#7
  8. ProducerLaura Buckler

    Laura Buckler

    3 Ways to Write Your Project Plan Easily
    3 Ways to Write Your Project Plan EasilyGoal setting and planning are crucial for the success of any project. To have a concrete data of your plan, it is best to write it down. You cannot always trust your memory. A study conducted by Gail Matthews in Dominican University...
  9. ProducerJoel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    6 Degrees of Separation: Peace, Positivity, Kindness and Humanitarian Goodwill
    6 Degrees of Separation: Peace, Positivity, Kindness and Humanitarian GoodwillAccording to Wikipedia, “Six degrees of separation is the idea that all living things and everything else in the world are six or fewer steps away from each other so that a chain of "a friend of a friend" statements can be made to connect any two...


    Joel Anderson
    27/10/2017 #16 Joel Anderson
    #15 Perfect. Thank you. :)
    Claire L Cardwell
    27/10/2017 #15 Claire L Cardwell
    @Joel Anderson - I remember seeing the play 6 Degrees of Separation years and years ago in London. This was before social media took off... My folks have met the Queen and Princess Anne, so now you are only 2 steps away from Buckingham Palace!
    Joel Anderson
    27/10/2017 #14 Joel Anderson
    #12 Thanks. The air we breath could just put an interesting perspective on things. We inhale, we exhale and in those actions, ultimately we become a shared reality of one. (past, present and future). Thank you.
    Joel Anderson
    27/10/2017 #13 Joel Anderson
    #10 yes I do. Thank you.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    27/10/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Interesting buzz @Joel Anderson. I need to read more about the six degrees of separation. I've heard of it but never delved into learning more. I think we are all connected and I understood what you meant by breathing in the air. Wishing you a wonderful journey ahead too Joel. Thanks, this was thought provoking.
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    27/10/2017 #11 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Also, it's very important who you are connected to, not just how many people are in your network. That's because some social networks are just too impersonal to make these connections meaningful. I for one am very glad to be connected to the bees I am connected to in this network, brimming with meaningful interactions and insightful articles :-)
    Melody Green
    27/10/2017 #10 Melody Green
    When we focus on where we connect separation dissolved and we become one... we simply need more moments of that. One that i noticed was when we moved into the new year of 2000 and we celebrated the new millennia one country after another. For the shortest time there seemed like an extended moment of Peace, Positivity, Kindness and Humanitarian Goodwill...do you remember that?
    Brian McKenzie
    27/10/2017 #9 Brian McKenzie
    Six degrees of Владимир Бекон
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/10/2017 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you, @Joel Anderson, for this thoughtful pause in a very noisy space that surrounds us everyday. I love when statistics work for us and when they validate human connections. And thank you @Harvey Lloyd for giving me the opportunity to be counted. A warm hello to all!
    Joel Anderson
    26/10/2017 #7 Joel Anderson
    #3 and yes you inspire me in all you do. Keep making a differrnce. As Harvey and Ali indicate within just a few clicks we touch and connect with so many whether we try or not.
    Joel Anderson
    26/10/2017 #6 Joel Anderson
    #4 exactly
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/10/2017 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #4 fascinating data indeed @Harvey Lloyd
    Harvey Lloyd
    26/10/2017 #4 Harvey Lloyd
    hey from connection 938,211, it's great to hear from you as always. By this comment you have now connected to my 1,262,805,938 and @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee 1,262,805,938 bringing the total to Approx 3, 7884 billion.

    Two more comments and we got the world covered.
    Savvy Raj
    26/10/2017 #3 Savvy Raj
    Connection is a basic human need and nature and seperation is just an illusion. Oneness is the truth ... and every step towards it lights the path of universal oneness Thank you my dear friend @Joel Anderson View more
    Connection is a basic human need and nature and seperation is just an illusion. Oneness is the truth ... and every step towards it lights the path of universal oneness Thank you my dear friend @Joel Anderson for thinking and penning this very inclusive post so full of goodwill and positive reflections for the world at large. Close
    Joel Anderson
    26/10/2017 #2 Joel Anderson
    #1 Thank you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I agree and combine away. Keep making a difference my friend. Joel
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/10/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Imuster don't know why they called it six degrees of separation. For me it is six degrees of connectin @Jerry Fletcher. I wish to combine my buzz of today with yours.
  10. ProducerMaría Álvarez Fernández
    My Top 5 Classics with Strong Female Protagonists
    My Top 5 Classics with Strong Female Protagonists1. Pride and Prejudice  by Jane Austen Indeed, Jane Austen has an endless list of endearing female protagonists: Elinor Dashwood, Mary Crawford, Emma Woodhouse, Fanny Price… It really is quite difficult to choose (Catherine Morland came a close...


    María Álvarez Fernández
    30/10/2017 #7 María Álvarez Fernández
    #4 Thank you for your recommendations Yolanda! I was actually very close to including Hester Prynne on this list but I have always had a soft spot for Jo! I'll definitely let you know what I think about the other two.
    María Álvarez Fernández
    30/10/2017 #6 María Álvarez Fernández
    #3 I feel Dickens has a very unique talent to tell stories but I have to say he has never been a favourite of mine when it comes to writing female subjetcs. Dickensian women have always seemed to me a bit boring and two dimensional... they're either good or bad. I do love some characters from the other Bronte sisters, Wuthering Heights is a personal favourite of mine! I'm sorry to say I still haven't read much by Anne but it's on my reading list for sure. As for my top 10.. I'll add it to my list of producers :)
    María Álvarez Fernández
    30/10/2017 #5 María Álvarez Fernández
    #2 They are one of the best couples ever written!
    Yolanda Ávila - Kaizen Proyectos
    28/10/2017 #4 Yolanda Ávila - Kaizen Proyectos
    I've seen them all loads of times (I have them in my private film library). I love them.

    I recommend you @María Álvarez Fernández :

    'The Red Tent' (by Anita Diamant) : It is not a classic but the story is wonderful. The Red Tent tells the story of Dinah, the daughter of Leah and Jacob, a woman mentioned only briefly in the Bible.

    'The Scarlet Letter' by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Set in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, this tale of an adulterous entanglement that results in an illegitimate birth reveals Nathaniel Hawthorne's concerns with the tension between the public and the private selves. Publicly disgraced and ostracized, Hester Prynne draws on her inner strength and certainty of spirit to emerge as the first true heroine of American fiction. Arthur Dimmesdale stands as a classic study of a seld divided; trapped by the rules of society, he suppresses his passion and disavows his lover, Hester, and their daughter, Pearl.

    'True Women' (1997) Director: Karen Arthur. True Women is a sweeping saga of love, war and adventure. Spanning five decades from the Texas Revolution through the Civil War, Reconstruction and beyond, True Women is the story of the love, friendship, survival and triumphs of Sarah Ashby McClure, Euphemia Ashby King and Georgia Lawshe Woods.
    Melody Green
    28/10/2017 #3 Melody Green
    While of course I love all of Jane Austen's characters there is something very connectable with Margaret Hale and North and South. I love all the commentary on the classes, industrialisation of the north vs the gentility of the south etc... and how the characters are shaped by their physical environment, an element that is not explored in Jane Austen landscapes. Loved your list and would have to agree. Where do you put Dickens and the other Bronte sisters in this collection? Maybe we should ask you for your top 10 instead of 5?
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    27/10/2017 #2 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    Elizabeth Bennett has always been my favorite. And when it came to couples it had to be Elizabeth & Darcy. Great buzz, @María Álvarez Fernández, enjoyed reading it.
    Esther R. Nieva
    27/10/2017 #1 Anonymous
    I like a lot the first one. I have read the book and I don't know how many times I have watched the movie :D
  11. ProducerArina Smith

    Arina Smith

    5 College Essay Myths and Facts
    5 College Essay Myths and FactsCollege admission essays are the most important factor which can decide the success of your application. In order to keep it to the point and accurate, there are several tips and methods to be followed. Depending on your academic performance,...
  12. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    Blather, Drivel, and Rot. Can you call yourself a writer if nobody reads what you write?
    Blather, Drivel, and Rot. Can you call yourself a writer if nobody reads what you write?I give credit to jesse kaellis as a muse for this post. jesse (he doesn’t capitalize his name, so I won’t) is a frequent contributor to beBee and his raw, edgy stories draw you in. His comment on my post “How not to fail at writing on beBee”...


    Kevin Pashuk
    19/10/2017 #172 Kevin Pashuk
    #171 Thanks Zacharias. Good points.
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    18/10/2017 #171 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Interesting point. It seems that many people nowadays want to be authors, more than writers, without having much to say. It's the same shallow motivation that makes someone want to be part of a band, even if he/she doesn't have much to contribute in terms of music or lyrics. Being a writer, a true writer, is all about being vulnerable enough to express yourself and courageous enough to do so, even if the prospect of reward is slim. And once you accomplish that and learn from the whole experience, then you have a shot at becoming a professional in the craft, a true author. However, the key thing that distinguishes a (good) writer from a wannabe writer is their relationship with their audience. The former knows his audience fairly well and has them in mind when writing, while the latter, well he just wants to fill pages with words for some reason. That's not necessarily a bad thing though, as it can be very therapeutic. It's called keeping a journal though, not being a writer!
    Kevin Pashuk
    18/10/2017 #170 Kevin Pashuk
    Just back from South Africa, and for some reason, find myself quite busy after being away from work for 3 weeks. (Is there a correlation?) As such, you will have to put up with a recycled post.
    Gerald Hecht
    11/04/2017 #169 Gerald Hecht
    #167 @Kevin Pashuk Exactly.
    Gerald Hecht
    11/04/2017 #168 Gerald Hecht
    #166 @Phil Friedman The way you deployed "nexus" here meets the highest standards in terms of its utility in your prose...(transitioning into exemplars of writing styles) and...as poetry, IMO. A pleasure to read!
    Kevin Pashuk
    11/04/2017 #167 Kevin Pashuk
    #166 Thanks Phil. I wish I knew the word 'doggerel' when writing this post. You are indeed a master of highly appropriate, but seldom used words.
    Phil Friedman
    11/04/2017 #166 Phil Friedman
    Not everyone who pens a few lines of doggerel here and there is a poet. Indeed, very few are. Some may consistently publish BD&R without ever being in danger of being a "writer". And some who write a lot and well may still not be writers, per se.

    As I see it, a "writer" is a nexus of expression in search of a topic about which to write (e.g. @Jim Murray), while others whose writing is worthwhile are not writers because they are each a nexus of ideas in search of expression. The difference is admittedly subtle, but when you grasp it, the nature of being a "writer" becomes clear. Cheers!
    Gerald Hecht
    11/04/2017 #165 Gerald Hecht
    #164 @Kevin Pashuk Whoa! Legends! Geez...thank you more than I can say for the link to the pieces by @Jim Murray and @Phil Friedman !
    Kevin Pashuk
    10/04/2017 #164 Kevin Pashuk
    I was reminded of this post by the latest HS/HS post by my Beezer buds @Phil Friedman and @Jim Murray (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jim-murray/can-you-really-build-a-personal-brand )
    Gerald Hecht
    17/01/2017 #163 Gerald Hecht
    #161 @Kevin Pashuk Purposeful Behavior!
    Gerald Hecht
    17/01/2017 #162 Gerald Hecht
    #148 @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess It is most certainly sexy; because if one didn't know that sexy was an adjective, the consequences would be horrific!

    I shudder to think of all of the syntactically deviant sex that would inevitably spread faster than epidemiologists' ability to comprehend!
    Kevin Pashuk
    17/01/2017 #161 Kevin Pashuk
    #154 Thanks Rowen for a thoughtful comment. You've captured the essence of what I was trying to say with your statement " There are many who like to play at being a writer,"... My point is that people should first understand 'why' they write.

    As far as an audience goes... a journal or a love letter has an audience of one... but it is writing for a purpose. Comments that are constructive, or try to respectfully put forth an alternative view can also be viewed as writing with a purpose.
    Kevin Pashuk
    17/01/2017 #160 Kevin Pashuk
    #145 I've not read anything from you Susan that I would consider blather, drivel, or rot.

    Sorry to make you whimper... but it does make the point most effectively that just because somebody created something, it doesn't make it good.

    You have summed up the whole post in 3 words; "I write to..." You have taken the time to understand 'why' you write.

    Thanks for chiming in.
    Kevin Pashuk
    17/01/2017 #159 Kevin Pashuk
    #144 Thanks Renée. Good questions. Are Harlequin book writers 'writers'? I'll leave that for other commenters. My key point aligns with a recent post I wrote on posers and pretenders... Pumping out words does not make one a 'writer'... Using words in written form to express an idea, a lesson, or a story does let you IMO, call yourself a writer.
    Kevin Pashuk
    17/01/2017 #158 Kevin Pashuk
    #143 Thanks Jim he said eupepticly... (I looked that up). I agree that there's too much clutter on social media and the good stuff can be overwhelmed. Shall we keep advocating for quality posts? I think so.
    Kevin Pashuk
    17/01/2017 #157 Kevin Pashuk
    #142 Thanks Laura. The size of the audience does not matter, after all, a letter may have an audience of one, or a journal which is purely for personal reflection. The important thing is that people do not write for the sole purpose of calling themselves a 'writer'... that is not the goal. You write for a purpose.

    And you are right... you will never unsee that sweater.
    Kevin Pashuk
    17/01/2017 #156 Kevin Pashuk
    #141 Thank you Fatima.
    Gerald Hecht
    17/01/2017 #155 Gerald Hecht
    #153 @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess but I was being serious...well, I may not have gotten better --but, I am more aware of my syntactical errors and their concomitant, potentially devastating semantic impacts.
    Rowan Leigh
    17/01/2017 #154 Rowan Leigh
    This is a difficult one for me because I think it all depends on what the person is trying to achieve. There are many who like to play at being a writer, yet they will never attempt to write a novel or even something of essay length. I've seen some people put an enormous amount of effort into writing comments, yet they'll rarely produce anything from an original idea of their own - those same comments will often add considerable value and depth to the original post. I've seen manuscripts (and books) which are so poor that I envy the writer's lack of awareness at the embarrassment I feel they should suffer....
    I'm not so sure that having an audience is a good indicator - I've seen posts which I would consider to be absolute trash and they do very well. Many others jump on the latest political/social/media bandwagon and take attention away from more worthy writers (the critical thinkers)...so, like I said, it's a difficult one for me.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    17/01/2017 #153 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #151 Oh, @Gerald Hecht, I so needed a laugh -- thank you!
  13. ProducerArina Smith

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    And so it goes...
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    Ness Campagnaro
    16/10/2017 #10 Ness Campagnaro
    #9 thank you Mr. Paul!
    Paul Walters
    14/10/2017 #9 Paul Walters
    @ Ah my sighted friend..do so love your work....more please Miss
    Ness Campagnaro
    14/10/2017 #8 Ness Campagnaro
    #7 I often wondered what happened to her, but I know, wherever Rhonda is, she is tough enough to deal with any situation. I like to think she has mellowed, but I know she is still spinning like a whirling banshee somewhere, cashing up and out and moving on....thanks for your words Lisa. More to come....
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/10/2017 #7 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Ness Campagnaro, I had no idea where this story was headed but I was captured the entire time I was reading it. Wow, what a lesson to learn at such a young age. So glad your eyes healed up. Did you ever hear from Rhonda again? I'm going to guess her life took many turns, one can only hope it took a turn for the better as she matured. Great story, great story teller!
    Ness Campagnaro
    14/10/2017 #6 Ness Campagnaro
    #5 Gosh Ian, that is hilarious! I think it's a compliment ha ha....many thanks!
    Ian Weinberg
    14/10/2017 #5 Ian Weinberg
    This is really good writing @Ness Campagnaro when I grow up I'd really like to write like this.
    Ness Campagnaro
    13/10/2017 #4 Ness Campagnaro
    #3 Manjit, I blush and thank you for the compliment. I absolutely write from the hip with experiences that are woven into my very fiber. I am a storyteller and I need story readers, so I appreciate your time to read it. More to come...
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    13/10/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I am not a great story reader. On the odd occasions I get transfixed by a piece of writing and then I can't let go. That happened when I read Watership Down - a book about Rabbits, it happened when I picked up The Pearl by John Steinbeck, but these are few books. I was transfixed when I read this - riveting read !
    Pascal Derrien
    12/10/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    intriguingly delicious story :-)
  16. ProducerMaría Álvarez Fernández
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    María Álvarez Fernández
    15/10/2017 #18 María Álvarez Fernández
    #13 I also love how you extended this reflection to other kinds of art. Although I have a soft spot for books Visual art can also be super expressive.
    María Álvarez Fernández
    15/10/2017 #17 María Álvarez Fernández
    #13 I believe such dialogue exists and its ongoing with characters and author. There are many instances in which this connection will be more noticeabe or obvious depending on style. But even when, lets say, an indirect style or a self effacing style is being used in which the author is making an active effort to not be noticed in the text, there is always a connection. I was actually going more for the connection you experience when reading certain lines in a book which reflect your sate of mind very Well (regardless of whether this is done purposedly) 😊
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    15/10/2017 #15 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    #13 #14 I love it, read your thoughts, talk to you is enriching.
    Pedro J. Estébanez
    15/10/2017 #14 Pedro J. Estébanez
    To add a nuance, certain best-sellers of today are no more than a very commercial movie, only in words and their reach for creating experiences is therefore as limited as that of those. (Not necessarily bad; sometimes you may want exactly that.)
    However, even those are magic in the sense that something as boring as words over paper sheets tied together become a full five-sense Universe the moment you start reading.
    Pedro J. Estébanez
    15/10/2017 #13 Pedro J. Estébanez
    #9 I read somewhere about some kind of dialogue you establish with the writer when you are reading.
    And I can notice it; I can almost perceive him talking to me "from the other side".
    And I would extend that to any form of art, whether plastic or audiovisual.
    You can definitely feel the author's presence, sending a message to you.
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    14/10/2017 #12 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    #11. Paso a modo español.
    I actually like it better when its raining, si está genial, cuando llueve, (creo que no habia hecho alusión a eso, y miro mi comentario)
    Is it really sunny when you read?
    ¿Realmente es soleado cuando lees?. ¿Pero qué...? Yo no habia puesto eso, me la ha jugado el traductor.

    La frase que yo queria decir es ¿estás realmemte sol@ cuando lees?. Are you really alone
    when you read? (hay diferencia entre sunny y alone, la proxima vez estaré más atenta 😅).

    Afortunadamente ese concepto lo has captado y conectamos.
    Buén finde linda.
    María Álvarez Fernández
    14/10/2017 #11 María Álvarez Fernández
    #9 I actually like it better when its raining 😜 And yes, I think you can have a connection with both characters and author. In fact, they're very often one and the same or a reflection of each other!
    John Rylance
    14/10/2017 #10 John Rylance
    Books are like ice cream; there is a flavour for everyone. K Lamb
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    14/10/2017 #9 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    "The feeling of intimacy -the connection you experience when you read- is often enough to make you feel cherished and content. There is a sense of community in reading".

    Is it really sunny when you read? has anyone thought that you are socializing with the author or the author of the book, in addition to the character or characters? I love to read, you get answers and new questions glow in your mind. Stephen King my favorite writer. Thank you @María Álvarez Fernández, for such a pleasant reading.
    Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
    13/10/2017 #8 Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
    Great, María! Thank you!😉
    Isabel 🐝 Díaz   Durán
    13/10/2017 #7 Isabel 🐝 Díaz Durán
    I agree with you María!! I love read!! Have a great weekend!
    Jerry Fletcher
    13/10/2017 #6 Jerry Fletcher
    Nicely done Maria.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    13/10/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Reading books can cover a lot of bases. Learning, relaxing, researching and exploring, to name a few of the advantages by reading books.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    13/10/2017 #4 Javier 🐝 beBee
    A great read. ¡ Grande @María Álvarez Fernández !
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    13/10/2017 #3 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    Read read and read. Good or bad, one learns to know the difference. Great buzz. Have a great weekend... reading :)
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    13/10/2017 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Reading good content refreshes one's mind for great reflection!
    Sadman Ishrak
    13/10/2017 #1 Sadman Ishrak
    Reading books is like breathing for me. Great article! Thank you for sharing.
  17. ProducerR. R. López

    R. R. López

    ¿Qué relatos de terror de H. P. Lovecraft cambiaron el género?
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    R. R. López
    11/10/2017 #8 R. R. López
    #5 Ese sí que fue un tipo con una vida curiosa, desde luego daría para un artículo.
    R. R. López
    11/10/2017 #7 R. R. López
    #6 sí, de hecho King ha escrito algunos relatos abiertamente lovecraftianos y ha colaborado en antologías de este corte.
    Carles Rodríguez Mayor
    10/10/2017 #6 Carles Rodríguez Mayor
    Un escritor muy influenciado por Lovecraft es Stephen King. Vemos pequeños retazos la obra del autor de Providence en varias de las obras del autor. Situar la acción en Nueva Inglaterra, y por otro lado, crear un arquetipo de monstruo adimensional, atemporal y amorfo, cómo por ejemplo el de It, ya que se acaba de estrenar la película.O por otro lado la similitud que puede existir entre el Dunwich, como ente, y sus moradores, y el Horario Overlook, con sus fantasmas. Todos ellos guardando un secreto oscuro y tenebroso que los protagonistas acaban descubriendo al final.
    David Sánchez González
    10/10/2017 #5 David Sánchez González
    #2 Genio indiscutible, se merece este trabajo y muchos más. ¿Para cuándo una biografía de Clark Ashton Smith? Saludos :-)
    María Álvarez Fernández
    10/10/2017 #4 María Álvarez Fernández
    #2 Pues si, yo diría incluso que vuelve a llevarse el tipo de terror más estilo Poe (el miedo psicológico). El remake de "IT", por ejemplo, se me está ocurriendo ahora que es una mezcla interesante de los dos. El payaso es un ente sobrenatural pero también refleja el miedo personal de cada uno!!
    R. R. López
    10/10/2017 #2 R. R. López
    #1 totalmente cierto. Alien o La cosa, por ejemplo, son grandes películas lovecraftianas. ¡Saludos!
    María Álvarez Fernández
    10/10/2017 #1 María Álvarez Fernández
    Lovecraft es un maravilloso escritor de terror cósmico, con muchísima influencia del grandísimo Edgar Allan Poe (uno de mis favoritos). Es verdad que muchas de sus obras no han sido adaptadas al cine, pero yo creo que eso se debe quizás a que en muchos casos Lovecraft fue un adelantado de su tiempo. El terror cósmico anticipa preguntas ontológicas muy postmodernistas, que quizás estén mucho más de moda ahora que antes. Todas las pelis de Aliens, extraterrestres y seres sobrenaturales que vienen de un espacio desconocido beben mucho del estilo lovecraftniano.
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    Noemi Barrazueta, MBA
    13/08/2017 #3 Noemi Barrazueta, MBA
    Thanks @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for sharing this post with your followers and for sharing your personal interesting views about this topic :)

    I’m also on LinkedIn if you would like to connect with me:
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    11/08/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    This is what I try to tell germaphobes, that they are in a battle against themselves but that just simply adds to my pet peeves about how personal branding can dumb us down to the level of caricature, even though I do realize that you have a positive opinion generally about personal branding.

    We have created weaker immune systems and rising allergic reactions through obsessive (near OCD) attitude to cleanliness. In trying to eradicate bacteria through an arsenal of antibiotics we have made relatively harmless strains of bacteria into evolving and more dangerous strains.

    There was a time when I was young when if a child got chickenpox a mother of another child would expose their children to it if they thought that it passed an immunity to it, one that protects their child from the greater discomfort of shingles later in life. Yet today no mother would expose their child to chickenpox because chickenpox has mutated through the decades and today can have the potency to be lethal.

    It is surprising that someone who has become socially conscious through his partnership with his wife, has been relatively slow in becoming more attuned to the function of microbes and how they are essential to the very fabric of life and when we are aware of their role how this can lead to smarter health and a greater understanding of symbiosis. It is good that he is now biologically conscious about the essence of the microbiome because understanding this is on par with understanding the human genome, and this should not remain an undiscovered part of our being (or in the case of microbes, the being within our own being).
  22. Noemi Barrazueta, MBA
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    Noemi Barrazueta, MBA
    13/08/2017 #2 Noemi Barrazueta, MBA
    #1 Building lasting relationships should be important to everyone, we all 'salespeople' one way or another :)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/08/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    If salespersons care for lasting relationships with customers then you are very correct @Noemi Barrazueta, MBA
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