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I’ll Take One Of Each – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds

 

 

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This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:

One-Liner Wednesday – Back to the Future?

 

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The Reason We’re Here – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds

 

“We are all here on Earth to help others; what on Earth the others are here for I don’t know.” – W. H. Auden

 

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This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:

One-Liner Wednesday – It was a mispronunciation

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A Public Service Announcement: Common Grammar Goofs

Nicholas C. Rossis

Copyblogger and BlueGlass have created this awesome infographic with some common grammar mistakes, and how to avoid them. Enjoy!

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

My children’s book, Runaway Smile, is mercifully free of grammar goofs. Don’t believe me? Read it for free and find out for yourself!

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I’ve Partnered with Best Friends Animal Society!

A good cause can use some help. How about it?

Rumpydog

I need your help.

You'll help me help Best Friends Animal Society, right? You’ll help me help Best Friends Animal Society, right?

OK, so really, you’d be helping Best Friends Animal Society, but you’d also be helping me.

What? Huh?

Let me back up. Best Friends Animal Society is partnering with influential bloggers (They think I’m influential? How cool is that!) to get new members.

What’s in it for me? If I recruit 100 new members for them, I’m entered to win an all-expense trip to Utah to check out Best Friends for myself. I might actually meet Bela, the German Shepherd I wrote about in December!

Now here’s what you REALLY want to know: what’s in it for you.

For a mere $25, you are joining forces with Best Friends, an agency committed to ending the euthanization of thousands of pets daily for the sole reason of having no safe home. You want that. I want that…

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Will You Help Me Network for Tigger?: Thursday Purrsday

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This sweet kitty just wants to find his forever home. Will you please help him find it?

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HIYA!!  SAVANNAH HERE!!!

I am back again talking about my pal Tigger.

Will I like my next place? Will I like my next place?

Tigger’s question in the caption on the above photo says it all for him…

Since being owner surrendered to the county kill shelter on June 29th…as of this week, August 13…Tigger is in his SIXTH foster situation…through NO FAULT of his own.

What? I have to go away again? What? I have to go away again?

His situation is getting more and more frustrating for him and I am worried that he can easily fall into depression. What a guy Tigger is.  Just read the description Mom L wrote to help Contra Costa Humane Society learn more about him:

Tigger has never met a human lap he did not like. He is outgoing, greets strangers with aplomb and grace. He is a great feline host and makes sure he plays with anyone who will give him some time. Even at…

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reading-5 ways to help an author

Some good, useful tips and ideas here 🙂

Shawn L. Bird

Most of a publishing house’s marketing budget goes to its most popular, A-list authors.  You know: the ones least in need of the promotion.  If you have found a mid-list or new author whose work you enjoy, you can become a crucial, and very appreciated, part of his/her success.  What’s more, your enthusiasm may encourage him/her to keep writing!  Here’s how.

1. Leave honestly positive reviews everywhere you can:  Goodreads, Amazon, Kobo, your library, iBooks.  Tell people what you really liked about the book’s characters, themes, setting, style, and the genre on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, and anywhere else you can think of.  Reviews are key for a new reader to take a risk on an unknown author.

2. Tell your friends!  If you have a friend who likes the genre, recommend the book.  But, do the author a favour.  If your friends read romance, don’t recommend a horror…

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