- Producer11/10/2016“Terrific read with a John Irving style list of crazy characters."Chris Angus, author of “Flypaper” and “Misery Bay.” “This is both sardonic and slapstick humor for adults…Can’t wait for the sequel. This woman is a nut!”Peter Riva, author of “The Path,” “Murder on Safari” and “Reaching Angelica”“Funny and fun. An...
- 15/09/2016Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others… re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul…”Walt Whitman’s Advice on Living a Vibrant and Rewarding Lifewww.brainpickings.org “Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others… re-examine all you...
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- Producer05/07/2016Wounds Must Make Us Stronger.." Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure.." Tacitus c. A.D. 55-120 After- Thought The thinker in me looked at it and relived many a moment from the past.. This hasn't really...
Comments05/07/2016 #8 Ali AnaniBeautiful buzz @Ramesh Sood and how negative feelings overpower positive ones. Studies have shown that people avoid risk before they seek profit. I enjoyed reading it. I am in fact considering responding in a buzz next week (as I shall not be available as of tomorrow morning for five days).05/07/2016 #6 Ramesh Sood#1 @Lisa Gallagher, You said, "In some cases there are wounds inflicted that can hurt someone emotionally for a lifetime. ".. ..I agree and trust me this is one of my forte as I help people dilute the effect of such painful experiences.. I am pleased to have your inputs..05/07/2016 #1 Lisa GallagherI agree to a certain extent @Ramesh Sood that some wounds become teachers and help us to forge forward. Wounds can also teach us how NOT to treat or hurt another which can take strength in some cases. If we choose not to hurt others even if they've hurt us, we've risen above the fray and sleep better at night. We become a light that shines brighter for others to follow. In some cases there are wounds inflicted that can hurt someone emotionally for a lifetime. Thanks for this!
- Producer21/06/201621 Ways to Promote Your Book under $1Authors as any artist usually live on a limited budget. Here are 25 proven ideas to market your book on a daily basis for less than one dollar. Included in this list is a regular schedule to help authors and potential authors in sharing their...
Comments22/06/2016 #5 Paul WaltersNice piece and now I will stop standing on street corners dressed in a giraffe suit waving copies of my book. Apart from the stifling heat inside the suit ( I live in the tropics ) I might just avoid getting arrested by the morality police for solicitation !!!! Thanks @Rodney Fife
- 25/05/2016I'm participating in Story A Day in May. Here are 5 hints for writing stories, this month or any time.The Write Type - Multi-Author Musings: Prompts + Wackadoo = 5 Hints for @StoryADayMaywritetype.blogspot.com
- Producer23/05/2016Sleeping SpacesIn the Night, there is you… In the night, there are, of course, the seven wonders of the world and the greatness and tragedy and grace. Forests stumble confusedly with creatures of legend hidden in the bushes. In the night, there is you. In the...
- Producer23/05/2016Breaking The Rules - Part 2In my previous post on breaking the rules, called Breaking the Rules - Part 1https://www.bebee.com/producer/@rod-loader/breaking-the-rules-part-1I discussed my thoughts about rule breaking. Now I want to share my thoughts about the people we have to...
Comments23/05/2016 #4 Jeffrey BoxerThis is a great piece to chew on, thank you for sharing! I think one of the most difficult things can often be figuring out which rules are "the ten commandments" and which rules are the ones made to be broken.
Also, you should link to Part 1 somewhere in the article! For those of us that are too lazy to scroll :)23/05/2016 #1 Ken BoddieGood observations, @Rod Loader. I would take this a bit further and suggest the following:
'Fakers' + 'Takers' = 'Ball-Breakers' 🙈
These are the myopic majority who love to quote "If it isn't broken don't fix it" and will resist change because it takes them outside their comfort zone and because they just hate change. The dinosaurs belonged to this group. They should largely be ignored. 🤐
What we need is to combine the other two groups, not just to continue to exist, but to grow and blossom. We need the building skills of the 'Makers' 🔧 and the analytical skills of the 'Breakers' 💻 . Hence:
'Makers' + 'Breakers' = 'Innovators' 💰
Comments21/05/2016 #21 Ali AnaniIn appreciation of the great feedback comments I expanded on this buzz in a new buzz titled "Bees Butterfly Effect" :. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/bees-butterfly-effect21/05/2016 #19 CityVP ManjitInstead of saying "Get the Sting" I would say "Get the Honey". We live in a society that is politically stung, and where marketing buzz is being highly questioned. No one will ever find fault with the land of milk and honey. This is after all the honey bee and it is the bumble bee that can sting many times and Bumbles don't make honey. Lets not be a bumble bee like the politician or the marketer - be the honey bee, protect the hive, make the honey. Even if I compare the honeybee to a Samurai, it is in the romanticism of the Bushido Code, and not the true reality of actual Samurai history. Focus not on the sting for it a reminder of the stung.20/05/2016 #11 CityVP ManjitThis is for me the essence of a flow experience, that we engage in something not because we are seeking something from it, but it represents our most essential being. It is not the prevalent mindset of our times, but it is a mindset that I find in the hearts of those history have called the greatest in character and contribution.20/05/2016 #10 Ali Anani#9 With great honor and appreciation I accept your "sting" @CityVP Manjit. Yes, this is what I meant by saying I left the after-sting scenario to imaginative thinking. One issue remains: if somebody stings me with nobility and "parts away", how could I sting this person to return the favor? The beauty is: bees don't expect any return.20/05/2016 #9 CityVP ManjitThe honeybee and the samurai both have a great nobility. In defending the hive, the sting of the honeybee in effect rips out a part of its muscles, nerves, digestive tract and abdomen. In upholding his honour the samurai commits hari kari. The sting of a honeybee then represents something far more substantial, it says you can put your trust in me, I will die for you in nobility and sacrifice that is in service of a greater good.20/05/2016 #7 Anees Zaidi@Ali Anani You have so beautifully captured the complete cycle of 'germination of ideas' we were talking about in our earlier posts 'Suspended Doubts' and 'Suspended Doubts and Beekeeper'. These 'stings entangles our ideas to crossover, entangle, bend, twist and rotate each other as you very rightly said earlier. Your beautiful 'bee effect of looking' captures everything. '
- Producer18/05/2016PieAt present I am finalising a book of short stories called 100, after being distracted for quite a few weeks, which I blame on a terrible bout of procrastination. This is one of the stories from that collection. I wanted it to feel like Summer beside...
- Producer18/05/2016Dancing for What?One of the most fascinating dances to watch is that of bees waggle dance. This is not a dance for joy only; it is far more to invite other bees to join in a new hive location or nectar source. It is a way of communication. We dance for joy. We...
Comments18/05/2016 #12 Ali AnaniIt is like a man trying to chase his shadow, or trying to locate an electron with certainty. I always expect a gem at least from your comments @CityVP Manjit This is my gem "- immediately with purpose we are trying to change the world - reality is, the world never stops changing". This is simplicity is stating a complex issue. keep commenting because we need your drops of honey.18/05/2016 #11 CityVP ManjitThe dance happens whether we live or do not live, but to live well is to know our own limits of appreciation. Sometimes I write a post and in the free-flowing of thoughts I hit the send button, and the post is lost. That is life, for we can say many beautiful things that we wish we could capture. In England if someone told me to buzz off, it means go away. I may move towards something because it has buzz but then that is a following. Purpose in my mind is not best a following but a flow. This flow is an appreciation, and when we are appreciating this dance - if we end up wiser we appreciate, if we end up lost we depreciate. Much of the success we seek to inspire is but an accident that took upon a life of its own. We give too much credit for purpose and not enough for appreciation - immediately with purpose we are trying to change the world - reality is, the world never stops changing.18/05/2016 #10 Ali Anani#8
A comment from you @Sara Jacobovici is always an enlightenment mixed with joy. The quotes are formidable. For me, nature is the biggest tutor. It has so many lessons to show us. Copying could be degrading. Adapting learned idea and injecting life into them is the challenge. I decided to change the theme of my next post to answer you by example what I mean. I dare say for now two things. first, There is nothing a human (huwoman- why only hu-man only???) has thought of and nature hasn't. Second, that you have provoked my mind so many times and made me feel like I was in a whirlwind. But, I warmly welcome this even though it can be mind-tiring.18/05/2016 #8 Sara Jacobovici@Ali Anani, I have been in a whirlwind these last few weeks as a result of your work or more accurately of how your mind works. You have challenged, inspired, provoked, taught and inspired us to think and engage. The message I feel you are sending us is that through nature’s ability to simplify the complexity, we too can learn from her. I never experience you suggesting that we should copy nature’s way and be satisfied with that. The human species is too creative for that. I am interpreting what is the tip of your idea iceberg, but it is one which is meaningful to me. Our ability to create transcends merely copying nature’s ways. In that spirit I would like to offer the following 2 quotes by Leonardo Da Vinci.
“Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence as I said before with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.”
“A bird is an instrument working according to mathematical law, which instrument it is within the capacity of man to reproduce with all its movements, but not with a corresponding degree of strength, though it is deficient only in the power of maintaining equilibrium. We may therefore say that such an instrument constructed by man is lacking in nothing except the life of the bird, and this life must needs be supplied from that of man.”18/05/2016 #6 Ali Anani#5 #5
Your further examples of dances are so great that they may form a book on their own. It is unfortunate that needed to use authorization prohibited me from showing dancing molecules that almost look like bees. I am sure if we stretch our minds we shall find many more examples. Your imagination and logic TOGETHER are fabulous @Anees Zaidi.18/05/2016 #5 Anees ZaidiMany thanks @Ali Anani for further developing my rudimentary thoughts and making it a part of your this another great post. You have raised a very good, relevant and thought provoking question. If we close our eyes but keep our sensory motors in motion we see everything around us 'dancing'. Dancing for what? Is it to get pleasure? Is this to attain enlightenment? Is this to obey the command of their 'Lord' or His 'subjects'? Is this to express eternal love for the 'Lord' – 'Sufi dance'. What about the dance of plasma, red cells, white cells and platelets in our body to keep us alive. What about the dance of sun and moon and stars? On whose command they dance and dance and dance. "and the sun and the moon, all traveling in orbits." (Quran 21:33) I close my eyes, raise my head and I enjoy their dance. What a picturesque view!!
- Producer12/05/2016Ogilvy's 10 Quick Best Secrets to Better Writing When David Ogilvy talks about business writing, I listen. He's an expert. No, he's THE Expert. He's the real-life Don Draper.I will cheerfully listen to his advice. Ogilvy's wrote his famous hints in a memo on September 7, 1982. For all my...
Comments13/05/2016 #15 Ben RedgellAfter being in education for so many years I struggle not to write formally/academically charged but I'm learning to write more casually and like a normal person for my blog! Really good points! Definitely agree with the short sentences/paragraphs - people have short attention spans nowadays!
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- Producer10/05/2016Imagine, All Of You"The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply." Khalil GibranImagine a fourteen-year-old girl, in the mid-seventies. Standing in front of a store window. Looking through it for hours, into a...
Comments06/06/2016 #32 Maja Vujovic#31 Thank you, @Renato Vitolo! Oh, the 2.5 days was for Lego-ing this slogan story here! The poem took me maybe 10 hours in total, in two blocks, with a refreshing, albeit brief sleep in between. Rhyme is my thing, though the demand for it is not very high in this day & age.12/05/2016 #24 Lisa GallagherVery inspiring @maja vujovic! I thought of the song by the Beatles- "Imagine" Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one12/05/2016 #18 Maja Vujovic@Pamela L. Williams, I hope so too! A month or so ago, shortly after I joined beBee, I admired the perfect metaphor - bees, hives, honey - but noticed there was no slogan and made a note to devise one. Then, on the last day of April, I found myself reading a post by @Javier beBee and humming that tune from a Steve Martin movie All Of Me ("... why not take all of me...") but I kept humming it the wrong way - "All of you..." - until I realized that it made no sense at all, except as a slogan for beBee. I spent about a week deciding on the best presentation of my case. The writing took two and half days (nights, actually). Thanks so much for your earnest support!12/05/2016 #17 Maja Vujovic#14 Very glad you've enjoyed it, @Deb Helfrich. Thanks for all the support. My next project (if I ever finish the garden), is a guest room; I'll keep you posted. A direct flight from NYC to Belgrade is potentially on the radar, so we could organize a writers' retreat here. I'd like that.
- Producer11/05/2016The Sting of HabitsUnderstanding habits is a great way to enhance selling and marketing efforts. If people have the habit of chewing mint gums after eating a certain food then it takes little effort to sell both together. Habits are thus the attractant that bring...
Comments12/05/2016 #24 Henri Galvão#15 I absolutely loved this idea of investing in engagement and environment instead of simply solving a problem. This a very important issue for musicians (and I guess for most artists) who try to market what they do, since "solving a problem" in art always involves a lot of subjectivity.11/05/2016 #20 Ali Anani#19
@Donna-Luisa Eversley- your amazing comment reflects the spirit of the post, adds meat to its bones and is a shout buzz of what habits can do for us. You are unbelievably smart. I DO hope that readers of this buzz read would read your comment as an integral part of it. I am short of words to thank you enough for writing such a great comment.11/05/2016 #19 Donna-Luisa EversleyI have always enjoyed reading writing and collecting books. For many years I have been busy with reading commercial publications and have spent little time on the pleasure of reading for relaxation. The bookstores were a regular habit to visit as often as possible. In the past year I have been reading, and started blogger thereafter. My bookstores do not see me commercially but I am still very fond of them. I frequent online Amazon and social media publishing sites to satisfy my desire for reading material. It is now a habit to read and publish my words, engaging with other bloggers, as we share our knowledge, experiences and opinions. My new-found habit is facilitated by various social media publishing platforms. The hosting platform that encourages engagement and welcomes the sharing of my words to an international market meets my needs. Habits can generate loyal followers, and the hosting platform should develop its own habits or culture to encourage this. Though I was stung by the bookstores I moved on, not unhappy with their service, but their relevance in my life changed. Maybe I need to be continuously stung, as a reminder that change can create disloyal followers, but keeping abreast of customer needs, requires paying attention – hence stinging yourself and the customer. Thanks Ali Anani for your thought provoking post!11/05/2016 #15 Ali Anani#13
Sara @Sara Jacobovici- your comment is a gem. I love what your conclusion " I much prefer your approach; investing in engagement and environment". Yes, I agree and I am going to expand on it soon. Very profound and courageous explicit opinion because it negates prevailing thinking.11/05/2016 #13 Sara JacoboviciAn invaluable perspective @Ali Anani, "There is a big lesson here for salespersons and marketing staff. If they visualize their business as the flower and the customer as the bee then they need to do what the flower does to the bee." This is definitely a winning formula. I just read someone write that we shouldn't be selling our product but a solution to a problem. I had such a hard time accepting that because it starts off with creating an atmosphere of having to deal with a problem. I much prefer your approach; investing in engagement and environment.11/05/2016 #9 Ken BoddieCaution! beBee is habit forming! Participate at your own risk! Typical symptoms of the hopelessly hooked beBee blogger are spasms of side splitting laughter, alternating with periods of serious mental gymnastics, coupled with even longer periods of thought provoking social engagement. Beware, as participation encourages empathy, sympathy and, of course, affinity.
Your posts are my drug of choice @Ali Anani 💊11/05/2016 #7 debasish majumderPaying for being slapped to get rid of bad habits, is truly a nice metaphor sir. but, i guess, habit are also being disseminated by bees and the cross pollination is a sad fall out of bad habits, many become victims unknowingly. sometimes, fragrance can make illusions, resulting one to assimilate bad habits. however, lovely post sir Dr. @Ali Anani. enjoyed reading. thank you very much for sharing the post.
- Producer10/05/2016The Project ManagerSo what exactly is a project manager anyway?I have heard about them. I have seen a lot of them. I’ve even been one. It seems to me that for every project manager reference I have encountered, there is a different definition. I have held the title...
Comments11/05/2016 #1 Dean CarltonI know what you mean, @Phillip Hubbell - for me, the tipping point where my credentials spoke for themselves came after a certain volume of projects with well know brands. It seems that people want to hear about what you did with Coca-cola or Starbucks - not. XYZ widget manufacturing Co. I no longer hunt for contracts or jobs as such - they come to me, via word of mouth or head-hunters. But I still do what I always did - my own equivalent of moving mules onto mountains! Thanks for sharing.
- Producer09/05/2016The Bottomless Pit of IgnoranceOh, it was that pesky creature rearing its head again !Amar fingered the wearable device that he had carried on his expedition. But, he failed to decipher the number of weeks, days or hours that he had spent in this timeless state. There were no...
- Producer06/05/2016The Second Time AroundFor some reasons in the recent few weeks I have had a lot of discussions about lucidity, doubts, success and vulnerability and this took different shape or form. I thought it was a paradox almost as for the most part we live in a world where there...
Comments06/05/2016 #6 Pascal Derrien#5 the story behind this article is based on a conversation i had with a taxi driver in Dublin little i knew i would find myself in Bosnia a few weeks after that this was circa 2007 and i think was still heavily administered by the UN thanks @Laurent BOSCHERINI for sharing this side of the story 👊06/05/2016 #3 Phil Friedman@Pascal Derrien, this is a terrific piece that strikes me personally to the core. Several decades ago, extreme dissatisfaction with U.S. military adventurism in Southeast Asia drove me into self-imposed exile in Canada. That nation welcomed me, provided a home and opportunity, and an unexpectedly good life. And although I eventually returned to residence in the country of my birth, I consider Canada still to be my spiritual homeland. The point being that second starts may often be bridges to a new and fulfilling life. My best to you, and thanks for sharing.
- Producer06/05/201630 Days of Self-Publishing on Kindle - 10 Things I've LearnedBitten by the writing and self-publishing bug after ghost writing a few successful business guides and some fiction, I decided to take the plunge and publish under my own name, rather than earn money selling my work. I mention this because there is...
Comments06/05/2016 #17 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#16 Re my hacks: Once I test them, and if they work, I'll let you guys know. I don't think that's something that should be thrown out en masse. From what I can see so far, it would indeed require regular works. It would also be nice if there were a few of us who are willing to work together in related but non-competitive fields. Hummm, @Javier beBee and @Federico Álvarez San Martín, is there any way to create private Hives?06/05/2016 #16 Steven BrooksGreat write-up on this topic @Sandra Smith and your experiences. Thanks, it's inspiring! My wife and I were talking about self-publishing recently. I've got some topics and ideas for non-fiction works and I was trying to lay out a rough schedule to write and publish. One factor I have read about that leads to success is - constantly and regularly publish. Once you have a good following that pays for your titles, the following grows (more income) because they expect more titles from you. Give them consistency and they return consistency in income. @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian I'll be interested in your hacks and processes.06/05/2016 #14 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#13 Yeah, most overnight successes take years to come about. Here's a secret... Last September I met a guy in Cancun. While everyone was drinking and playing in the pool, he was typing away on his laptop. When he took a break, we talked. It seems he writes novellas and promotes them on Amazon etc, but sells mostly through his email list and website. He showed me his sales reports. Sales fluctuated between U$20K and U$34K over the twelve months that I saw. That sparked my interest. Over drinks, he let me in on a few things... not enough to actually act on, but enough to set me sniffing in the right direction. Yes, there is money to be made there. This guy found a way.06/05/2016 #13 Sandra Smith@Don Kerr Thanks, Don - I think that's a great way to look at it! I think having a book take off is partly luck, in addition to great marketing. I mean even best selling authors like Zadie Smith, who went to my high school btw, don't hit it out the park every time, and that's with a publishing house behind her. Also, authors like Neal Stephenson don't actually make that much money - enough to live and write fulltime sure, but I'd be surprised if he was a millionaire - despite selling hundreds of thousands of books.06/05/2016 #12 Sandra Smith#9 @Ali Anani I think there's so much free content these days especially for b2b, that people don't feel they need pay to "own" something, even if there may be value in doing so. One of the publishers I ghost wrote for has close to 100 titles, many of which are serialised with a cliff hanger at the end. It's like we've gone back in time to when Dickens published his works in weekly / monthly magazine format! People don't have time to read full length novels, so they get their reading fix in smaller, more manageable portions when they have time, at least seems to be the case in the "romantica" category. As to Paul's point, I know this pen name publisher pays hundreds for a set of 3 covers. THEN, she finds the ghost writer to create the story series. Talk about cart before horse but shows how important cover design is (and a good set of abs in this case!)06/05/2016 #10 Don Kerr@Sandra Smith @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian Sandra, this is a very useful post and Pablo your comments add further insight. Am working on my book as I write and this made me recall a recent conversation with a successful published author (I am still a writer - decidedly not an author) who asked if I was planning on making a lot of money with my book. My response? "I am attempting to limit loss rather than realize gain!" She agreed that this was a prudent approach. Have been learning a lot about the benefits and pitfalls of various self-publishing options, who retains rights to ISBN#, etc. Thanks to both of you for bringing further clarity. Oh, Sandra, your covers look fine. I have a couple of friends and former colleagues who design book covers professionally and while I will acknowledge that yours are perhaps not of the same standard neither are they miles off. If you ever come to the point of considering engaging a pro let me know and I can put you in touch. Enjoy your Friday!06/05/2016 #9 Ali AnaniI don't enjoy your rich experience in digital publishing. However; I find it difficult to make living out of publishing. I compiled some of my works (some of which attracted more than 50,000 views in several e-books for free download. The individual posts were downloaded in average 500 times, but the compiled e-books less than 30 in average. I write as a hobby and you are a very persistent person @Sandra Smith06/05/2016 #6 Sandra Smith#5 Thanks, Dean! That's funny you should mention it, I have tried raising the price, and it seems to not make a whole lot of difference, most of my readers seem to be using Kindle Unlimited. Although when I have a fire sale, I do seem to give away more - but that's not much help to my cause :) ps: Right?! It's all about how much promo you do - not how good the "candidate" is! Scary when you see it first hand. Makes you think...06/05/2016 #5 Dean OwenA fascinating glimpse into the challenging world of self-publishing! I see startling similarities to the political processes of an election campaign. Much appreciate this article @Sandra Smith. I am wondering if you would see positive results by raising the price. I am sure there are excellent books on offer for 99 cents, but the books I buy (from a bookstore) are much more expensive. I don't tend to read free books.06/05/2016 #3 Sandra Smith#1 Oh really, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian did not know that about Fiverr book covers, me being naive I thought they were legit (ha!). Liking the sound of the affinity partnership, and any hacks you find on how to boost readership numbers. Going to TedX channel now to watch the book cover talk, good tip :) and thanks for the comment / follow on Twitter :)06/05/2016 #2 Maja VujovicYou are rapidly becoming my hero, @Sandra Smith, not just by jumping in cold water that is self-publishing, but through candidly relating just how cold the dip is. You've started early enough to one day see a definite return, albeit through perseverance. I hope it proves truly worthwhile, reasonably soon.06/05/2016 #1 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianInteresting read, @Sandra Smith. I've been investigating the self-publishing route for several months now. I am nearly ready to start testing out the hacks and workarounds I think I found. I'll keep you posted.
I may even be in a position to help promote yours. We will be in roughly the same topic. We just might have a possible affinity marketing opportunity here.
RE: "If I ever decide to self publish another book, I will consider having the cover done professionally. It can be as cheap as $5 if you use someone on Fiverr." Don't bother. They'll probably just dump stuff together on Canva themselves. Worse, they may use images they don't have rights for, leaving you in hot water.
You may actually get banned from the sales sites. Save the $5.
I recently watched a TEDx on the subject of book covers that woke me up. I had no idea so much went into them.
A book cover for this purpose should cost you at least $300. I know that's hard to justify right now. You may be able to parlay your writing talent in exchange for graphic design talent as a barter deal.
As far as I'm concerned, though, your covers look fine. You may want to increase the contrast between text and background images. Apart from that minor thing, they are good.
I took the liberty of retweeting a few of your tweets to my followers. I also just started following you @TenderStemPub
- Producer30/04/2016Invitation to all writers....A friendly invitation to post a 200 word story.In the spirit of beBee, let's all post very short stories for beBee's writing hives for all to read and enjoy.Should anyone wish to comment on another's story, please do. Suggestions are always...
- 12/04/2016What Do Writers Do All Day? - MARIAN ALLEN, AUTHOR LADYmarianallen.com If you’re not a writer, you might wonder what we do all day. If you are a writer, you might wonder, “Am I the only one who does this stuff all day?” So here’s what I did yesterday: Washed the … Continue reading...