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  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-28-2015

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    Ramona
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    You might be right, you might be wrong, but just don’t avoid. (K. Hepburn) — Screwing up is so much more fun than hiding! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-28-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • A Key Phase in Manuscript Refinement: Beta Readers

    Laura Carroll
    Laura
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:07 am
    You have finished your draft manuscript, worked with an editor on developmental and line edits, and hired a proofreader who has done one round of proof. You’re feeling great about your book, and thinking you’re done, right? If you’re smart about making sure your book is the best it can be, you have at least two steps to go. What is an important next step in the development of your book? Beta readers. What is a Beta Reader? Beta Readers read and give you constructive feedback on your manuscript before you indie publish or submit to agents and/or publishers. They are not…
  • A Key Phase in Manuscript Refinement: Beta Readers

    Laura Carroll
    Laura
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:07 am
    You have finished your draft manuscript, worked with an editor on developmental and line edits, and hired a proofreader who has done one round of proof. You’re feeling great about your book, and thinking you’re done, right? If you’re smart about making sure your book is the best it can be, you have at least two steps to go. What is an important next step in the development of your book? Beta readers. What is a Beta Reader? Beta Readers read and give you constructive feedback on your manuscript before you indie publish or submit to agents and/or publishers. They are not…
  • WE BIRTHED A CHILDFREE GROUP CRUISE!

    Childfree Reflections
    marciadavis
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:31 am
    It’s official. I’m super excited to announce we have a HAPPY2BCHILDFREE group cruise on a luxurious Norwegian Cruise-line. this December 2015. Picture this: a deliciously fun experience with like-minded people who’ll never ask, “Why don’t you have kids?” Add to this, the authors: Laura Carroll, “The Baby Matrix”, Laura Scott, “Two Is Enough” and me, Marcia Drut-Davis, “Confessions of a Childfree Woman”. We’ll have a few private meetings on board when we’re out at sea.  Panel discussions, airing of my infamous…
  • Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Dying? No One Knows for Sure.

    TheNotMom
    Karen M Wright
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:25 am
    Guest Post by Aralyn Hughes Will there be anyone to take care of me when I’m dying? A single guy friend with whom I did white water rafting with died in his sleep recently. His body was not discovered for 6 days. It caused me to pause, feel discomfort. This could happen to me. When I […]
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  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-28-2015

    Ramona
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    You might be right, you might be wrong, but just don’t avoid. (K. Hepburn) — Screwing up is so much more fun than hiding! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-28-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-27-2015

    Ramona
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    He who desires but acts not breeds pestilence. (W. Blake) — She who turns her dreams into reality cures the world’s ills! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-27-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-26-2015

    Ramona
    25 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    A test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves. (Unknown) — They joy of finding joy in mundanity! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-26-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-25-2015

    Ramona
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Rarer than ability is the ability to recognize ability. (R. Half) — Identifying your aptitudes is a skill in its own right! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-25-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
  • The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-24-2015

    Ramona
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    To measure up to all that is demanded, a man must overestimate his capacities. (J.W. VonGoethe) — Say it and you can do it! (Ramona) #quote The post The Last Word — Ramona’s Quote Of The Day For 7-24-2015 appeared first on RamonaCreel.com.
 
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    Laura Carroll

  • A Key Phase in Manuscript Refinement: Beta Readers

    Laura
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:07 am
    You have finished your draft manuscript, worked with an editor on developmental and line edits, and hired a proofreader who has done one round of proof. You’re feeling great about your book, and thinking you’re done, right? If you’re smart about making sure your book is the best it can be, you have at least two steps to go. What is an important next step in the development of your book? Beta readers. What is a Beta Reader? Beta Readers read and give you constructive feedback on your manuscript before you indie publish or submit to agents and/or publishers. They are not…
  • What Good Fiction and Nonfiction Have in Common

    Laura
    15 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    What do fiction and nonfiction have in common that make both work? Eric Nelson, an editor turned agent, has some good wisdom. In a word: It’s all about choice. For fiction, Nelson says when it comes to what makes for plot, it’s all about the choices the characters are put in a position to make. For example: “If your CIA agent is in a speedboat, trying to outrun an explosion, it would be better if he would have to throw something emotionally important overboard to speed his escape.  The problem is often the reverse in romance novels. When the heroine realizes she should be…
  • July 11 is World Population Day

    Laura
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    World Population Day is coming up; it’s an annual event observed on July 11, and seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987, approximately the date on which the world’s population reached five billion people.”  The Population Clock shows the world population increases in real time-the last I looked it was: 7, 254,669, 851 and counting – fast. The site also lists…
  • Why So Many People Dream of Writing a Book

    Laura
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Brian Tracy International claims 82 percent of adults dream of writing a book. I believe it! Last year it conducted a survey of 1100 people on their main reasons for wanting to write a book. What did the survey find? Check it out: To the question, “What is your main reason for wanting to write a book?”: 54 percent chose the response that they “have a great message or experience that they want to share to help inspire others.” This does not surprise me. So many of my clients who have written nonfiction book(s) share this feeling. BTI also asked respondents, “What…
  • How to Create a Zero Waste Home

    Staff
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:04 am
    Today, our modern lifestyle includes so many ways to get things done faster and make life more convenient. Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste by Bea Johnson helps us recognize the huge impact our way of life has on the world; it creates mounds of garbage. In her book, she shows readers how they can live a life that generates very little waste. She knows – she is a real-life example. Zero Waste Home gives a fascinating and honest account of how Johnson went from the typical American dream life with a large home, multiple cars and a 64 gallon…
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    Laura Carroll

  • A Key Phase in Manuscript Refinement: Beta Readers

    Laura
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:07 am
    You have finished your draft manuscript, worked with an editor on developmental and line edits, and hired a proofreader who has done one round of proof. You’re feeling great about your book, and thinking you’re done, right? If you’re smart about making sure your book is the best it can be, you have at least two steps to go. What is an important next step in the development of your book? Beta readers. What is a Beta Reader? Beta Readers read and give you constructive feedback on your manuscript before you indie publish or submit to agents and/or publishers. They are not…
  • What Good Fiction and Nonfiction Have in Common

    Laura
    15 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    What do fiction and nonfiction have in common that make both work? Eric Nelson, an editor turned agent, has some good wisdom. In a word: It’s all about choice. For fiction, Nelson says when it comes to what makes for plot, it’s all about the choices the characters are put in a position to make. For example: “If your CIA agent is in a speedboat, trying to outrun an explosion, it would be better if he would have to throw something emotionally important overboard to speed his escape.  The problem is often the reverse in romance novels. When the heroine realizes she should be…
  • July 11 is World Population Day

    Laura
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    World Population Day is coming up; it’s an annual event observed on July 11, and seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989. It was inspired by the public interest in Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987, approximately the date on which the world’s population reached five billion people.”  The Population Clock shows the world population increases in real time-the last I looked it was: 7, 254,669, 851 and counting – fast. The site also lists…
  • Why So Many People Dream of Writing a Book

    Laura
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Brian Tracy International claims 82 percent of adults dream of writing a book. I believe it! Last year it conducted a survey of 1100 people on their main reasons for wanting to write a book. What did the survey find? Check it out: To the question, “What is your main reason for wanting to write a book?”: 54 percent chose the response that they “have a great message or experience that they want to share to help inspire others.” This does not surprise me. So many of my clients who have written nonfiction book(s) share this feeling. BTI also asked respondents, “What…
  • How to Create a Zero Waste Home

    Staff
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:04 am
    Today, our modern lifestyle includes so many ways to get things done faster and make life more convenient. Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste by Bea Johnson helps us recognize the huge impact our way of life has on the world; it creates mounds of garbage. In her book, she shows readers how they can live a life that generates very little waste. She knows – she is a real-life example. Zero Waste Home gives a fascinating and honest account of how Johnson went from the typical American dream life with a large home, multiple cars and a 64 gallon…
 
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    Childfree Reflections

  • WE BIRTHED A CHILDFREE GROUP CRUISE!

    marciadavis
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:31 am
    It’s official. I’m super excited to announce we have a HAPPY2BCHILDFREE group cruise on a luxurious Norwegian Cruise-line. this December 2015. Picture this: a deliciously fun experience with like-minded people who’ll never ask, “Why don’t you have kids?” Add to this, the authors: Laura Carroll, “The Baby Matrix”, Laura Scott, “Two Is Enough” and me, Marcia Drut-Davis, “Confessions of a Childfree Woman”. We’ll have a few private meetings on board when we’re out at sea.  Panel discussions, airing of my infamous…
  • I’m “Birthing” a CHILDFREE GROUP CRUISE!

    marciadavis
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    You just read that right. All through last year, fighting cancer, I kept thinking when I won the battle of this awful disease, I wanted to meet the many childfree-by-choice people who have shown their love, support and gratitude. This is the opportunity I dreamed about. I’m working with a wonderful travel agency , K&E International, who got us a deal you can’t refuse! The cruise leaves December 5-12th, out of Miami, Florida to The Caribbean. It stops for a full day in Charlotte Amalie, The Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and one out Island in the Bahamas for fun in the crystal…
  • Childfree By Choice Among Gays/Lesbians.

    marciadavis
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:51 am
    Recently, it came to my attention  how much pressure gay and lesbian people feel to have children. And why not? When the ideal picture of a family is having the addition of at least one child, they’re under the same cultural incentives/myths to go forth and multiply. Since biologically they can’t, they’re often  made to feel  they should search out a surrogate, or explore in-vitro, sperm donors and adoption. They’re not to be thought of as a couple without them! If they’re “out” and in a committed relationship, it get’s worse. Apparently that…
  • George Carlin Rants Re: “Children”

    marciadavis
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:38 pm
    http://www.georgecarlinrip.com/2014/01/your-children-are-overrated.html?m=1
  • Interview With A Childfree Man

    marciadavis
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:43 am
    MEET CHILDFREE – BY – CHOICE VICTOR! Interviewed by Marcia Drut-Davis Author, “Confessions of a Childfree Woman” From time to time, I’ll be happy to interview people from our childfree facebook and blog family. The interview is about one man and does not reflect all childfree men or my own beliefs. And, we who know about being condemned for our personal choices and or lifestyle, know it’s important for Victor to feel free to express himself. Here’s our first: Meet Victor “Greywolf”. He’s outspoken, brutally honest and offers insightful reactions to being…
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  • Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Dying? No One Knows for Sure.

    Karen M Wright
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:25 am
    Guest Post by Aralyn Hughes Will there be anyone to take care of me when I’m dying? A single guy friend with whom I did white water rafting with died in his sleep recently. His body was not discovered for 6 days. It caused me to pause, feel discomfort. This could happen to me. When I […]
  • Childless Women Speak Out: What It’s Like to Know You Can’t Have Kids

    Karen M Wright
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:20 am
    By Karen Malone Wright Much of the media buzz about American women who are not mothers focuses on the growing numbers of adults who are childfree by choice. Generally speaking, those women are using the Internet and other resources to speak out about their lives and their truths. “Vocal” is not a word often used to describe […]
  • The Not Mom Interview: Lesley Pyne, Counselor to Childless Women

    Karen M Wright
    18 Jul 2015 | 5:23 am
    Childless and childfree women come in lots of shapes and sizes. We are all colors, all cultures, and all ages. As much as we have in common, we are also very different, and we define ourselves without the label of ‘Mom. And if you’re not a Mom, who are you?  TheNotMom writer and childfree blogger Laura LaVoie interviews women […]
 
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