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The Sound of Silence

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly blog link-up based on a photo prompt. The Challenge – write a one hundred word story inspired by the picture that has a beginning, middle, and end. (No one will be ostracized for going a few words over the count.) The Key – make every word count. Up to the challenge? Join in!  “Is that…?” I…

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Read Me Writing, 3 (and Selfie Sensation)

Lesson 3: Making the magic happen Copy that achieves sticky status tends to exhibit certain qualities. These have been understood–with varying degrees of clarity and with changing emphasis–for many years. For our purpose a “sticky line” is any headline, slogan, tag line, and so on that lodges in its audience’s brains and refuses to budge. Sticky…

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And a half…That’s important

Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs – “This week, publish an image of a sign — from the signs you encounter on the street to more personal, less obvious signs that hold meaning for you.” ***** It’s all there in black and white–seven is too slow and eight is too fast. ***** *Featured Image – Copyright Melanie (WritingInBoots)…

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Read Me Writing, 1

Read Me. Ok.   I picked the book Read Me. 10 Lessons for Writing Great Copy off the shelf because I couldn’t resist the title. I bought it because I couldn’t resist the style. Scanning the Introduction I found this gem: Because these lessons are pretty modular you can read them in any order without suffering undue psychological…

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Falling

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly blog link-up based on a photo prompt. The Challenge – write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle, and end. (No one will be ostracized for going a few words over the count.) The Key – make every word count. Up to the challenge? Join in!  It was one of those moments. The…

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The Light at the End

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly blog link-up based on a photo prompt. The Challenge – write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle, and end. (No one will be ostracized for going a few words over the count.) The Key – make every word count. Up to the challenge? Join in!  Those bottles were her life. A collection she’d…

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These Hips

Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance – “Show us what endurance means to you. Is it that high-school diploma, beads of sweat earned on a long run, a treasured family heirloom, or something else entirely?” These hips have endured, so far, 36 years of life. And they haven’t been easy years. Crawling, walking, running…running away. They’ve carried two…