Monday, 9 March 2015

Beyond Leadership: The Importance of Efficient Teams - Linked 2 Leadership

Aditi Chopra
Aditi Chopra says “Beyond Leadership: The Importance of Efficient Teams: via @tomschulte — While we emphasize leadership quite a bit, most of us in the business world also recognize the importance of teamwork. Teams are made up of individual leaders who bring their own strengths and personality into the mix. While some tasks can be handled by one individual, we all know that teams can create wonders. >>> … … Continue reading →

3 Insights Into Writing about Social Issues

Paul Keene
Paul Keene says “3 Insights Into Writing about Social Issues | Jane Friedman …” — To inspire other people to engage in something that you're concerned about, you have to avoid getting caught in the trap of writing with an agenda.

Bridge Over Bubbling Cauldron

Keeper of The Quill
Keeper of The Quill says “Eye of newt wing of bat Bridge Over Bubbling Cauldron READ ” — Suggested Audio Candy: Berlioz Dream Of A Witches Sabbath "Hello dear" "Hi. I was wondering whether I could come inside. Seem to have gotten a little lost" "You're not a Jehovah's witness are you?"...

Don't Bend

S. G. BASU says “Don’t Bend” — “Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” ~ Franz Kafka

Empty Space - Alan Black - Author

Alan Black
Alan Black says “"Full of great entertainment, intense and shocking situations" EMPTY SPACE” —               York August Sixteen was abandoned as a baby, abused and molested as a child, beaten and harassed as a teen, and had his rightful place in the Republic’s Space Navy stolen from him. Fighting back against huge government systems was useless. Dispensing justice on an individual case-by-case basis … Continue reading Empty Space →

NIGHTMARE: Elderly Man's Home Egged For A Year

Russell Brooks
Russell Brooks says “NIGHTMARE: Elderly Man's Home Egged For A Year via @HuffPostWeird — Albert Clemens, Sr. has lived in his Euclid, Ohio home for more than 60 years, and he's always enjoyed it. He bought the place as a newlywed with his late wife, and says he'll "live and die in this house," according to But...

How to Overcome Fear

Catalina de Greiff
Catalina de Greiff says “How to Overcome” — The following story highlights the importance of facing our fears. Two Seeds Two seeds lay side by side in the fertile soil. The first seed said, “I want to grow! I want to send my roots deep into ...

The Dos and Don'ts of Dialogue Tags

Ryan Lanz
Ryan Lanz says “The Dos and Don'ts of Dialogue Tags: ” —     Writers use dialogue tags constantly. In fact, we use them so often that readers all but gloss over them. They should be invisible. However, there are ways to misuse them and make the...

Roasted Lamb Ribs Recipe

Global Food Book
Global Food Book says “Roasted Lamb Ribs Recipe” — There are assorted lamb meat recipes but this particular roasted lamb ribs recipe is just spot on! Very easy to prepare, meaty, delicious, juicy and yummy. Give it a try and you will love it.

10 Mind-Boggling Stats from Mobile World Congress

In Other News
In Other News says “At any given moment there are 900,000 smartphone-carrying customers in Walmart.” — The Mobile World Congress wrapped up in Barcelona today, and here are the 10 most jaw-dropping numbers from the four-day event.  1. Mobile World Congress' governing body, the GSMA, issued a report here on Thursday, forecasting that the number of mobile subscribers in the world will jump by 1 billion in the next five years.

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway - L.J. Wilson

Rachel Thompson
Rachel Thompson says “I've entered. Have you? $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway - L.J. Wilson via @LJWilsonBooks — To Celebrate the upcoming release of Ruby Ink, I’m hosting a giveaway! $100 Amazon Gift Card to a lucky winner! To Enter, use the Rafflecopter below: a Rafflecopter giveaway Centered around the lives and loves of five fascinating siblings–Alec, Aaron, Honor, Jake and Troy–the Clairmont series novels deliver complex characters, intriguing romance and tantalizing stories. …

Ten Favorite Screen Characters

Chess Desalls
Chess Desalls says “Ten Favorite Screen Characters Blog Hop! ” — Many thanks to Tim Hemlin for tagging me in this super fun and quick blog hop. Now I must name my ten most favorite characters from movies or TV, then tag up to ten more blog writers to do the same...

Being Christians Who Honor

Karla Perry
Karla Perry says “This article I wrote and posted yesterday is getting a lot of traction on Facebook. Check it out here.” — One summer evening Joseph and I were walking at the beach where we approached a growing crowd surrounding a few street preachers. The street preachers carried signs proclaiming God’s judgment. Anxi...

22 Photos That Prove Why Babies Need Pets... Number 17 Especially

Corey Carter
Corey Carter says “These photos are adorable!” — A child’s development can often be accelerated by daily interactions with the family pet. Their young minds grow a great deal through their social and emotional bonds. Instead of providing scientific facts to backup this theory, here are 22 photos that without a doubt prove that it’s true.

Turmeric Curcumin and Colon Cancer

Paul Keene
Paul Keene says “Turmeric Curcumin and Colon Cancer | Care2 Healthy Living ”
What role may the spice turmeric play in both the prevention of precancerous polyps and the treatment of colorectal cancer?

Hiking Socks & Sock Liners

Jane V Blanchard
Jane V Blanchard says “Hiking Socks & Sock Liners by @HikingLady I will try the liners next time I hike. Be sure to try shoes on with both”
<p class="wp-caption-text">Putting on my hiking sock over my toe sock liner socks &#8211; prevents blisters!</p> <p>It may not seem intuitive, but w…

Killing Your Darlings - A Writer's Journey

Nat Russo
Nat Russo says “Kill your darlings isn't a cliche. It's a necessary part of becoming a great writer. ”
Reducing your word count begins with killing your darlings. You can take a manuscript from 200k words to 100k words without changing your story.

Soup by Angela Gascoigne

angela gascoigne
angela gascoigne says “What sorcery is at work behind the door of The Book Nook? ”
Soup Love can blossom in the most unlikely of places, as Ava learns when she volunteers at a soup kitchen in Cork city, on Christmas Day, much to the disgust

Research is sexy!

Aditi Chopra
Aditi Chopra says “Research is sexy! via @wordpressdotcom
Just a couple of years ago, I ventured into fiction writing and I am now moving beyond the phase of "write what you know about". I am certainly outside my comfort zone an…

7 Things That Shouldn’t Impress Us Anymore

Killarney Traynor
Killarney Traynor says “Stop trying to impress others with the things you own and start trying to inspire them by the life you live. -->”
It is important to no longer heap accolades on those who flaunt selfish pursuits. Consider this short list of things that should no longer impress us.

Who Are the Phantoms?

Lauren Carr
Lauren Carr says “King of the Hill game inspires top notch spec ops team in Lauren Carr's THREE DAYS TO FOREVER.”
Do they still play King of the Hill on playgrounds? If you aren’t familiar with this game, let me explain it to you. First, you have to have a hill. I’m not talking about Mount Rus…

Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writers

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart says “Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writers”
Want to know what Stephen King says about writing? 1. First write for yourself, and then worry about the audience. “When you write a story, you’re telling yourself the story. When …

Illicit Love Blog Tour - Stop 9

Jane Lark
Jane Lark says “I was so invested in the story that I hitched up the skirt on my sundress as if I was about to mount a horse.”
Welcome to Stop Nine on the Illicit Love blog tour! Jane Lark is celebrating her first instalment in the Marlow Intrigues series with a HUGE giveaway - including a one night stay i…

Posts I loved this week

Gee says “via @taylorgraceauth great links to top writer and funny posts! :)”
It may be March but it's still freezing and snowing around here. Thank goodness the blog posts rock. They cheer me up and keep me going through our endless winter. A huge than…

First Friday Five: Broken Arm

Lola Karns
Lola Karns says “What have I not been up to lately? First Friday Five: Broken Arm via @LolaKarns
At the tail end of January, I slipped on ice and broke my left arm. By broke, I mean shattered. Trauma surgeons rebuilt my arm with the help of 8 pins.  For my First Friday Five, h…

Lobbyists 'delaying Apache contract'

Adrian Hyde
Adrian Hyde says “The Westland affair Part2?: Lobbyists 'delaying Apache helicopter contract' ”
A £1bn British army contract to replace its Apache attack helicopters is being held up due to lobbying by the firm AgustaWestland, say Whitehall insiders.

"True Cover" is still on sale through April 30th....

Ruth Kyser
Ruth Kyser says “"...a nice mix of romance, suspense and the message of Christianity keeps running through it all!" TRUE COVER ”
Just a reminder that Book 1 in my Christian Suspense series, "True Cover" in on sale right now through April 30th for only 99 cents! Here are some things readers have had…

You know you're a writer when...

sassevn says “You know you're a writer when... via @HearnDylan
I thought I'd have a little fun today so I gave myself an hour to come up with as many different situations I could think of when you know you're a writer. So, you know w…