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Writing

posts about writing creative nonfiction, poetry, novels and copy editing and publishing services

An open letter to the class of 1996

          When I talk about my high school experience, I usually start by saying, “I was the homecoming queen.” But those who know me now don’t get the inside joke – that I was the anti-queen at the dance, dressed in a black gown with a beaded Cleopatra style silver wig … Continue reading »

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The right versus left brain question: where does creativity come from?

This is day 25 of 30-day blog challenge. Read day 24: “Parenting through the smell of dead sewage”   Most of us have heard about people being “left-brained” or “right-brained,” but I don’t think there’s much to that. I know the right side of the body is controlled by the left brain hemisphere, but that … Continue reading »

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Inspirations to keep going

  This is day 14 of 30-day blog challenge. Read day 13 “Social media strategy”   We all have those days where our heads ache, we’re overwhelmed and just plain tired. Being stuck inside and trying to focus with the entire family around is difficult. Humans are creatures of habit, and cabin fever affects me … Continue reading »

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Controlling creativity: 5 tips for managing inspiration

Day 10 of 30-day blog challenge. Read day 9 “Social Media Limit”     We makers know that when inspiration strikes we might be dead asleep or butt-naked in the shower. Actually, I think the connecting theme for those two situations is the idea of relaxation. The mind reels when the body relaxes.  But, in … Continue reading »

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Tips on starting a free blog for your business

  Day 2 of my 30-day blog challenge, read day one: 30-day blog challenge     Tips on starting a free blog for your business   A friend of mine asked me Friday about what it costs to start a blog. The short answer is that it’s free, but not really. I’ve previously tackled the … Continue reading »

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If content is king, I’m queen

  Content IS king, and I feel like its queen   Just a quick update here. I’ve been so busy lately taking clients and working with companies that I’ve sincerely been too busy to blog for myself. As I recommend all indie writers do, I am working my way up to higher-traffic websites. I’ve been … Continue reading »

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An open letter to Stomp and Stammer’s Jeff Clark – The Ria Wars

By Ellen Eldridge   More and more people are wondering what members of the media think about expressing their personal opinions in print—and, well, anything they want from the mildly offensive to the outrageously inflammatory.   Facebook posts arguing the right to post whatever the author wants and as often as the author wants exist … Continue reading »

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The problem with perfectionism

  I’m proud of people who claim to be perfectionists, and I know well I’m one of them.  But the problem with perfectionism is procrastination–leave a comment if you think I’m wrong.   These great ideas flood my brain and my hands quickly type or write them onto lists.  I have more blog calendars than … Continue reading »

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Feeding The Future or Feeding the Floor?

  For the last eight years, the African American Student Alliance has collaborated with several Kennesaw State University student organizations to raise funds for the “Feed the Future” initiative which provides food and other resources for students who are experiencing financial difficulty.     The event will be held in tandem with the Giving Feast … Continue reading »

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The cost of a free vacation – traveling with toddlers

Price versus cost: a lesson in economics   When I first heard about the regional conference for the Society of Professional Journalists, of which I act as president for the Kennesaw State University chapter,  I felt excited and inspired to be one of the first chapter presidents to put for the extra effort to get … Continue reading »

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