The Sum of It All

Amazon…

Amazon… http://wp.me/s2neSY-amazon

There is no  denying that Amazon is a Giants and A major balloon to readers and writers alike. There has been question regarding whether Amazon exclusivity and this is for some of the books, especially self published books, is a positive or a negative for the riders themselves. Now with the advent of a new service that allows members to download and read unlimited books during their membership…

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Creating the world

When writing fantasy is it better to create a world completely out of your imagination or to alter the world that we have. That is the question, I think, that is paramount when writing fantasy. There are great stories that do both. There are those stories that never completely Express one way or another if we’re looking at a different planet or I own distopian future, books like The Hunger Games…

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Kettlebell training

Starting next Monday I will be involved in a kettle bell class. Kettlebell is a Russian discipline of working out that is supposed to build stamina and strength. Adding this to my current exercise will hopefully help me with my never ending war against lunch lady arms. When I have discussed, at length,  is the bane of my existence.
I will be in a training class with a coach and some limited number…

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Plotting along

15000 words and my daily goals with the camp have me at a spot where I’ve never been before.  I have a beginning,  and an ending but I don’t have a middle!  So, I am working on plotting the story. I have always been a pantser,  but that’s gotten me into the glorious place of being a frustrated writer,  so I’m reading the “rock your writing”  series by romance writer Cathy Yardley. 
I have been…

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NaNo writing camp July

So, I have decided to do a in an Nanowrimo camp for the month of July. It is all about word count. Hopefully it will also involve at least some degree of decent content as well. So far I have added to my novel tentatively titled

the water rushing over me

an additional six thousand words since July the first. Of course a good deal of those words will be altered, axe, or simply deleted. But…

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Writing Descriptions: Setting the Scene

Writing Descriptions: Setting the Scene

Originally posted on KayeDacus.com:

Writing description of setting is where we really get into using all five senses and showing vs. telling—which anyone who entered the Genesis contest (or other writing contests) will be judged on. In Setting, Jack Bickham wrote:

Psychologists have repeatedly shown that sight is the dominant sense for most normal people. Therefore, it stands to reason that…

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Why do you write?

I don’t think I’ve ever sat down and asked myself this question. Got to the heart of why it is that I write. I have always written, and can’t ever see that stopping.
Is it a calling, is it a vocation, is it a hobby? For me personally writing is a calling. In all of my life its the only thing that has stayed constant. Which is saying something. I don’t really have anything else in my life that has…

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Fresh Start ;clean eating

Good nutrition is important we all know that . We also all know where the closest McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and in my neck of the woods, Jack in the Box.
It is a challenge in today’s society to find or maintain clean eating. Probably one of my most difficult challenges not succumbing to impulsive, especially when it comes to eating. I am the type of person that definitely needs a plan, in…

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How Transparent Interviewing Can Get You Multiple Offers From Companies You Love | LinkedIn

How Transparent Interviewing Can Get You Multiple Offers From Companies You Love | LinkedIn

Be TransparentJust like in the early stages of dating, it’s okay (and assumed) that you are not an exclusive candidate when you start interviewing with companies. If you’re a top engineer, it’s no secret you may get offers from multiple places.Luckily, being in demand helps create a sense of urgency and timeline — one you can use to your benefit, or to accelerate an offer like this:Hey…

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(5) What is the most bizarre job interview you have ever been party to? - Quora

(5) What is the most bizarre job interview you have ever been party to? – Quora

So my friend, who was the CEO and founder of his company, was trying to fill a mid-level position and had a bunch of interviews set up one after another. Just as he was ushering in his next candidate, a golden retriever that had a collar but no leash walked in alongside the candidate.He was naturally quite bemused but rolled with the punches like a true entrepreneur. Interview begins, dog…

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In honor of upcoming Star Wars Day ( May the 4th) :Job Search Like a Jedi Master

In honor of upcoming Star Wars Day ( May the 4th) :Job Search Like a Jedi Master

  1. “Do or do not… there is no try.” — Yoda

To be effective in life and in work, you need to go for it and never second-guess yourself. Don’t just try to get a new job, change careers, ask for the salary you deserve or ask somebody to recommend you for a position. Commit fully.

  1. “Never tell me the odds.” — Han Solo

If you’re truly devoted to a particular job or career, don’t let the odds stand in…

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Is ZipRecruiter good for recruiters? - ZipRecruiter Blog

Is ZipRecruiter good for recruiters? – ZipRecruiter Blog

There will always be companies that can’t or won’t pay a recruiter’s fee, and likewise there will always be companies that want the expertise and time saving that comes with a good recruiter. ZipRecruiter is a great service for both the do-it-yourself companies and for smart recruiters who use the internet to help find candidates for their clients.

One of the most successful recruiters I know…

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Where Can You Find Top Talent Now? Online Job Boards

Where Can You Find Top Talent Now? Online Job Boards

Job Boards Have Features Candidates Want

Forbes points out that candidates can consolidate their job searches by using job boards intelligently. Websites that offer job alerts can help job-seekers take a path to employment that doesn’t require quite as much time in front of a computer, for example. Job search websites that offer filtering options are also useful to connect candidates with unusual…

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4 Quick Tips for Writing Job Descriptions - ZipRecruiter Blog

4 Quick Tips for Writing Job Descriptions – ZipRecruiter Blog

Pick your job posting title with care, then test it. We recently looked at the difference between saying ‘customer service rep’ and ‘customer service representative’ in your title. On average, ‘rep’ received 15 fewer job applicants than ‘representative.’ The shorthand seems harmless, but if it’s not what applicants are searching for, then it’s not what applicants are going to find in their…

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4 Quick Tips for Writing Job Descriptions - ZipRecruiter Blog

4 Quick Tips for Writing Job Descriptions – ZipRecruiter Blog

Pick your job posting title with care, then test it. We recently looked at the difference between saying ‘customer service rep’ and ‘customer service representative’ in your title. On average, ‘rep’ received 15 fewer job applicants than ‘representative.’ The shorthand seems harmless, but if it’s not what applicants are searching for, then it’s not what applicants are going to find in their…

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