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Moonstar48 asks: How do you go about encouraging a young writer to write? I try and support my daughter as a writer but sometimes I feel like I should do more. Then I feel like I am pushing her to write when she might not want to. What is the line that I shouldn’t cross while giving the most support. 1 thing I know not to do is I have asked to see or read any of her writing without her permission. I wait and let her ask me to read something.
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Clint Smith is a teacher, writer, and doctoral candidate at Harvard University. He is a 2014 National Poetry Slam champion and was a speaker at the 2015 TED Conference. He has received fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. His poems and essays have been published or are forthcoming in The Guardian, Kinfolks, American Literary Review, Still: The Journal, Off the Coast, Harvard Educational Review and elsewhere. He was born and raised in New Orleans, LA and thinks cinnamon rolls are best served at room temperature.
Jenn Thor is a wife and mother of two teenagers. While her family keeps her busy and vastly entertained, she has the remarkable opportunity to spend her days working toward becoming a published romance author. Jenn is a member of Romance Writers of America and Romance Authors of the Heartland based in Omaha, Nebraska. She spends her Monday nights with her critique group.
TONIGHT'S SHORT TAKE WILL BE ABOUT A SPECIAL PEEVE OF MINE: THE PERILS OF DINING OUT. AND NO, IN THIS SHORT OPINION PIECE I'M NOT COMPLAINING ABOUT THE RESTAURANT OR THE WAIT STAFF. LET'S JUST ASSUME THAT THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT, THE SERVICE IS GREAT AND THE AMBIANCE OF THE LAYOUT AND ACCOUTREMENTS OF THE ESTABLISHMENT ARE SUPERB. WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT IS THE BEHAVIOR, PRESENTATION AND ATTITUDE OF SOME OF THE DINERS WHO RUIN A NICE EVENING FOR EVERYONE. I KNOW THAT ALL OF US HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS.
SO JUST IMAGINE....A GREAT RESTAURANT FILLED WITH NICE, WELL MANNERED AND PRESENTABLE PEOPLE WHO RECOGNIZE MY RIGHT AND YOURS NOT TO BE THROWN INTO "GRAND CENTRAL STATION AT RUSH HOUR". IF YOU'RE IN A RUSH THERE ARE PLENTY OF DECENT FAMILY ORIENTED FACILITIES THAT MEET YOUR NEEDS AS WELL AS UNTOLD FAST FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS. THERE ARE ALSO MANY PLACES THAT ESPECIALLY CATER TO KIDS, SO CONSIDER THAT AS WELL.
AS RODNEY DANGERFIELD SAID: "I DON'T GET NO RESPECT". YOU NEVER WANT TO LEAVE A GOOD RESTAURANT FEELING THAT WAY.
THE SHOW WILL ACTUALLY START AT 9:02 EASTERN. I HOPE YOU'LL JOIN ME. DINING OUT, JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE THINGS WE DO IN LIFE AND LIVING IT.
IMAGINE A WORLD OF UNLIMITED RESOURCES AND MONEY WHERE WE COULD ALL DO AS MUCH AS WE WANT AND USE AS MUCH AS WE WANT WITHOUT EVERY HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT RUNNING OUT OF WHAT WE WANT. I THINK WE'D PROBABLY HAVE TO BE IN HEAVEN TO HAVE SUCH AN OPPORTUNITY BUT, THEN AGAIN, WE OFTEN LIVE TODAY AS IF THINGS ARE UNLIMITED.
FOOD, SUPPLIES, GOVERNMENT SERVICES, CARS, HOMES, LAND AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT MONEY CAN BUY TODAY IS A SUPPLY AND DEMAND SITUATION. WHEN SUPPLY OUTPACES DEMAND, IT IS EASIER FOR ALL OF US TO GET WHAT WE WANT. WHEN DEMAND IS GREATER, THE OPPOSITE APPLIES, YET WE OFTEN LIVE AS IF THERE ARE NO LIMITS UNTIL WE HIT THE BRICK WALL: WE CAN'T AFFORD IT OR WE CAN'T GET IT. AND THE WORST OF IT IS THAT BY THAT POINT WE ARE OUT OF THE ONE ITEM, MONEY, THAT IS NEEDED. THIS APPLIES TO INDIVIDUALS, BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT.
TONIGHT WE'LL TALK A LITTLE ABOUT FACING REALITY: IN OUR HOMES, SCHOOLS, WORK, GOVERNMENT, CHURCH AND EVEN LEISURE. LET'S TRY TO TAKE CARE OF OUR REAL NEEDS BEFORE WE GO AFTER THE WANTS. IT WILL SAVE US A LOT OF GRIEF AND A LOT OF AGGRAVATION. SEE YOU TONIGHT AT 9 (ET)
Max doesn't remember ever not creating a story, pen or no pen. A writer and lover of books since the age of nine, Max first set pen to page as a hobby, constructing stories that were anything but fit for children. Entertaining classmates while simultaneously concerning surrounding adults with blood-ridden tales of gory mysteries and heavy suspense that "just came to mind", Max, with the help of family and the encouraging words of an inspiring fifth grade teacher, continued to develop this gift.
Little was it known at the time, but said gift would become a lifeline.
From horrific trauma in Max's teen years, writing played an instrumental part in the difficult recovery and the Warrens, Bennetts, and Johnsons, three interconnected families all with issues, mysteries, and secrets that threaten their livelihood and lives,were born.
Though relatively new to the publishing game, Max reads everything and everyone and relishes the journey, learning something new each day.
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CINDY HAMILTON OF OPT OUT ORLANDO WILL BE MY GUEST THURSDAY NIGHT ON NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE AS WE DISCUSS THE OPENING OF A NEW SCHOOL YEAR AND WHAT PARENTS AND QUALITY EDUCATION SUPPORTERS CAN DO TO FIGHT THE COMMON CORE PROGRAM THRUST UPON US. IF YOU AREN'T ALREADY INVOLVED, LEARN HOW OPT OUT IN FLORIDA IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN TRYING TO RETURN THE CLASSROOM TO A LEARNING EXPERIENCE, NOT AN INDOCTRINATIONAL NIGHTMARE. WHETHER YOU HAVE CHILDREN OR NOT, IF YOU ARE PAYING TAXES YOUR MONEY IS GOING FOR A PROGRAM THAT MORE AND MORE FIND AS UNWORKABLE AND, FRANKLY, A DISASTER FOR YOUNG MINDS. HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US AT NINE. WE'LL TAKE A FEW CALLS IF YOU WANT TO CALL IN.
OVER THE WEEKEND DONALD TRUMP HAS ISSUED HIS POSITION PAPER ON IMMIGRATION. NOW ALL OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR SPECIFICS FROM TRUMP NEED TO ASK THE SAME OF THE OTHER CANDIDATES. HIS PLAN IS SOUND, IT OFFERS PLENTY OF SPECIFICS AND IT WOULD PUT AMERICANS AND AMERICA FIRST FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME. EXPECT MORE POSITION PAPERS TO COME IN THE FUTURE; TRUMP IS ANYTHING BUT STUPID AND HE IS MOVING INTO THE NEXT PHASE OF HIS CAMPAIGN.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT ON NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE WE WILL DISCUSS THE IMMIGRATION PROBLEM IN AMERICA, HOW WE GOT INTO THE MESS WE'RE IN TODAY AND HOW DONALD TRUMP'S PROPOSAL IS A GOOD ONE. JOIN ME AND MY ASSOCIATE MARK COLLIER AS WE GO THROUGH THE NUMBERS AND SHOW HOW TRUMP HAS ONCE AGAIN "TRUMPED" THE COMPETITION. THE SHOW STARTS AT 9:02 PM AND WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND AFTER THE LIVE SHOW ENDS.
A Spotlight Moment With Mrs. Maranda Forney, A Christian, Singer/Song Writer...
You Can Now Check Out my Book, HE LIVES, A Living Testimony, In 36 Locations In the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, Atlanta Ga. If your community Library doesn't have it ask that they add it to their catalog of books. Thanks!
I will read an excerpt from my book, HE LIVES A Living Testimony, and A Spotlight Moment with Mrs. Mranda Forney...
Fill free to select/copy/and print any of the articles for discussion, from my website – http://www.jesusandweTalk.org. Also Music, other Biblical Topics, Inspirational quotes and more...
Leave your salvation up to No Man; all should study to show themselves approved, 2Timothy 2:15 KJV. Follow me and be inspired and I hope I will shine some light on your world as was shown into mine.
“If the discussion gets a bit too much for you, just put it on the shelf”
I am not a Jehovah Witness, but I do witness for Jehovah!
IMAGINE THAT YOU BUY YOUR BEAUTIFUL HOUSE, YOU NEED TO MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENTS ON YOUR PROPERTY AND REFINEMENTS AND YOU TAKE CARE OF IT AND THINGS ARE NOW PERFECT. BUT WAIT, DID YOU GET APPROVAL FOR YOUR ACTIONS? DOES IT MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN YOUR PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS AND DID YOU PAY ANY PENALTIES AND FINES ASSESSED FOR NOT FOLLOWING LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL REGULATIONS?
SERIOUSLY, FOLKS, IF YOU THINK THAT A HOME IS A MAN'S (OR WOMAN'S) CASTLE, YOU MIGHT FIND YOURSELF IN FOR A HUGE SHOCK. AND TODAY MORE AND MORE DIFFERENT AGENCIES AND OFFICES AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT ARE GETTING IN ON THE GRAVY TRAIN OF TAKING YOUR MONEY FOR HAVING THE PRIVILEGE TO OWN LAND IN THEIR JURISDICTION AND IT IS LIKELY TO ONLY GET WORSE IN THE DAYS AHEAD.
AND IF AND WHEN YOU PAY OFF YOUR MORTGAGE, JUST TRY NOT PAYING PROPERTY TAXES OR OTHER LOCAL ASSESSMENTS AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS? YOU COULD VERY WELL FIND YOURSELF OUT ON THE STREET AND YOU REMAIN AT THE MERCY OF HUNGRY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES THAT ALWAYS WANT TO TAX MORE SO THEY CAN SPEND MORE.
JUST BE AWARE AND MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THE RULES BEFORE YOU GET YOURSELF IN A "PICKLE".
Geoffrey Storm was born and raised in Michigan, in an old, suburban neighborhood he calls "his Shire." There are no sidewalks, and no traffic, just endless lawns, ponds, and trees. It's almost another world entirely. And to him, it is. Inspired by the fantastic worlds seen in Star Wars, Zelda, and Kingdom Hearts, Geoffrey created one of his own in his backyard. An escape from reality. A world he now wishes to share with you.
Geoffrey is a graduate of Michigan State University's English program, with focusses in Creative Writing, Sociology, and Linguistics. Growing up, he never thought he'd be a writer. Maybe an actor, an artist, or even an architect. But now he's put all those dreams, all his knowledge, and all his heart into one idea. One world. One story. Progeny of Gods: Vertuém Destiny
ON THIS WEEK'S SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN I'M GOING TO TELL A STORY THAT IS TRUE, HAPPENED MANY YEARS AGO AND THE QUESTIONS IT HAS RAISED HAVE NEVER CLEARLY BEEN ANSWERED. BUT IT IMPACTED A MAN DIRECTLY AND WHETHER OR NOT IT STAYED WITH HIM FOR LIFE I DO NOT KNOW. BUT I DO BELIEVE THIS: THERE ARE ANGELS AMONG US WHO CAUSE THINGS TO HAPPEN THAT OTHERWISE MIGHT HAVE BEEN DISASTROUS. WE CHRISTIANS ALWAYS NEED TO BE ALIVE AND ALERT TO THE WONDERS OF HIS LOVE AND GRACE. TUNE IN SUNDAY AT 10 A.M. FOR THE STORY, A SHORT READING FROM THE BIBLE AND SOME CHRISTIAN MUSIC. MY FAVORITE TIME AND DAY, WHEN SUNDAY MORNING IS COMING DOWN, IS ALMOST HERE AGAIN. COME CELEBRATE HIS DAY WITH US. HE IS ALWAYS WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU.