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Fodor's 1,001 Smart Travel Tips 2nd Edition - A Book Review

The second edition of Fodor's 1001 Smart Travel Tips, which went on sale in April, 2008, is a book I wished I had many years ago because it has almost every tip in it that I learned through trial and .
(January 08, 2009)
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Making Waves by Cassandra King

Making Waves is a novel that focuses on the themes of disappointment and repressed desires. The childlike Donnette, a beautician, and her husband Tim live in a small town in Zion County, Alabama. ..
(December 01, 2008)
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Using Lists in Creative Writing

Our lives center around lists: reading lists, shopping lists, to-do lists, wish lists, David Letterman's top ten lists etc. Right brain marketing uses lists extensively in creating commercials. Poets .
(August 06, 2008)
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Conception by Kalisha Buckhanon

The novel, Conception, is ruthlessly original in the way it handles the subject of teenage pregnancy. Although the plot basically concentrates on the story of young African-American girl deceived by ..
(June 17, 2008)
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Getting Started Clicker Training For Cats by Karen Pryor

After seeing a video on the internet on clicker training a cat, I couldn't help but pick this book up when I saw it on a bookstore shelf. Cats are thought to be untrainable, since they act as if they .
(June 20, 2008)
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Kiplingers Retire Worry Free Money Smart Ways to Build the ..

Even if today's retirees live better that those of fifty to sixty years ago, a future retiree's financial security can be planned or improved upon while he or she is still working. With the economy ..
(June 21, 2008)
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Dawn in Eclipse Bay by Jayne Ann Krentz

This story is in the romance genre with some mystery forced into the plot. Based on the Romeo-Juliet theme of feuding families, the romance is thick with the physical side of a relationship, leaving ..
(June 25, 2008)
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Ninety Miles Cuban Journeys in the Age of Castro by Ian ..

Although Cuba is only ninety miles from Key West, Florida, the ideological split between the United States and Cuba has been insurmountable since the beginning of Castro's revolution. In this book, ..
(June 26, 2008)
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Sin by Josephine Hart

The theme of this story is envy between two siblings, with the idea of good versus evil inserted in the actions of the characters. This seemingly psychological story takes place, at first, in the ..
(July 02, 2008)
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Writing Fiction What Kind of Main Characters Do the Readers ..

On the subject of characters, it is usually recommended that a protagonist be likable enough to make the readers side with him. A story will be a success, if the main character attracts the reader's ..
(July 05, 2008)
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Queen of Broken Hearts by Cassandra King

No matter how sharp the sight, it is a human condition to see others perfectly but not oneself, unless a mirror is held in front of a person. The protagonist Clare Ballinger, in Queen of Broken ..
(July 08, 2008)
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Looking Back For Drama Anton P Chekhov

Anton P. Chekhov, the Russian playwright, the short story author, and the renowned figure of the Russian literary circles at the time of his death, became internationally famous after World War I. ..
(July 11, 2008)
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Good Dog Stay by Anna Quindlen

This is a book any dog lover who has lost a pet can relate to. Still, the book is not full of grief at all; rather, it is a celebration of the life of a dog and of dog ownership. When one of her ..
(July 19, 2008)
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Writing For Business and Marketing

Whatever it is you need to write for your trade or business, it deserves your complete attention for your business to prosper. Anyone who can hold a pen or can sit in front of a computer can write ..
(July 22, 2008)
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How to Lie to Tell the Truth and to Create Drama in Fiction

Fiction offers truth more than all the facts. Emerson said, “Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures. " After him, Stephen King said, “Fiction is the truth inside the lie. " If you ..
(July 23, 2008)
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Brida by Paulo Coelho

Brida is the story of a search of learning by a young girl who is seemingly naïve, but she is neither naïve nor lacking in intellect, since she has had a few incarnations, in which she knew a lot ..
(July 29, 2008)
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The Importance of Dialogue in a Stage or Screen Play

In a play, practically the entire story is carried out on the shoulders of the dialogue. Here, a writer who writes in many mediums needs to note that a dialogue in a short story or a novel tends to ..
(May 01, 2008)
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A Brief Look at Writing a Play

For a writer, creating stories is like creating life, and plays bring stories to life with intensity. In a writer's life, the internal urge to do the best he can and to shine with creative ability is .
(May 04, 2008)
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Conflict in Fiction Writing

Conflict exists everywhere: in a family, in a work place, and among people and groups. Conflict is also at the core of any work of fiction. Without conflict there is no drama. Writers may create as ..
(March 30, 2008)
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Roads as Setting in Dramatic Fiction

Where roads are concerned, writers and poets usually focus on intangible meanings such as spiritual roads, roads to recovery, the wrong or the right roads of action, etc. Sometimes, a road may even ..
(April 10, 2008)
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Turning Personal Lives Into Dramatic Fiction

Drama exists in each life. Even people who call their lives dull cannot dodge the drama in them. Whether we are aware of our everyday lives or not, if we ever feel exhausted, elated, or emotional at ..
(March 23, 2008)
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The Dog Ate It - A Book Review

After the latest reports on how the diet affects the longevity of dogs and the news of a few commercial dog food mishaps, some dog lovers have taken it upon themselves to cook and prepare meals for ..
(March 22, 2008)
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Dogs, Cats, and New Babies - How to Handle the Jealousy

My uncle had an Irish setter and a tabby cat. They got along like any brother and sister, and they played together good-naturedly, most of the time. The dog, being the younger, was the more ..
(February 25, 2008)
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Dog Heroes of September 11th by Nona Kilgore Bauer

Some books are so touching and they invoke such gripping emotions that, even though looking at them tears you apart, you still cannot keep away from reading and loving them. Dog Heroes of September ..
(March 02, 2008)
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Creating Motion in Fiction

The reader of today, because he is so strongly conditioned by the movies and television, loses his interest in a novel or short story easily when the narrative drones on and on. To keep the interest ..
(December 02, 2007)
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