Everybody has an opinion. Everybody. And everybody is voicing them. Print, online and on air; written, visual and audible, there is no escaping the myriad of mediums available to share our views. From social media musings of our chia tea at the local café to award-winning opinion writing, everyone is opining. Yet, let us not … Continue reading Opinion writing vs. blowing off steam
There I was, Cincinnati, all dressed up and nowhere to go. Well, I had somewhere to go but then suddenly didn’t. It happens to the best of us so I don’t take being suddenly slighted personally. I do dare say, however, I look fashionably spiffy in my new duds standing here stood up. It all … Continue reading Oh, no! #NSNC18 Cincinnati – what happened?
Today is National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ Day. I am a member. Nationwide, columnists share signage proclaiming their column style in honor of Ernie Pyle, the greatest columnist of all time. I’m in. I think. I stopped. Pondered. I am a . . . Hmm? Confused, I contacted my counsellor. Luckily, there was an opening, … Continue reading Does ‘Aspiring’ count as a columnist style?
Walk to Beautiful, an inspirational autobiography by Jimmy Wayne, the homeless kid turned country music singer/songwriter/star who stands in integrity on his country music platform pitching prophetic lyrics in an effort to effect lives and laws regarding foster youth of America, was released on October 7, 2014 by W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas … Continue reading Jimmy Wayne’s “Walk To Beautiful” Will Stop You in Your Tracks and Hopefully Inspire You to Help Make a Difference – Book Review
(Book Review Originally Published on May 13, 2014 at My Little Shangri-La Blog) Don’t judge a book by its title, especially Josh Turner’s recently released “Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood”. The title is slightly misleading but the wisdom is not. This little book is big on revelations, inspirations and a side of … Continue reading Josh Turner’s “Man Stuff” is a Delightful Book of Revelations and Inspirations – Book Review
The Prelude The totality of the tale wrapped in the jacket of From This Moment On took my breath away. I initially had a difficult time putting pen to paper and wondered what justice I could possibly give to this phenomenal person, artist and story. From This Moment On is by no means a story … Continue reading “From This Moment On” and Shania Twain Stand Together Forever in Integrity – Book Review
Its story may be seasonal. It’s message is eternal . . . Paper Angels – it’s a book, it’s a story, it’s a program and it’s so much more. The book is a collaboration of lives, stories and artists. The story is about fear, anger, blame, faith, love and kindness and the myriad of ways … Continue reading Jimmy Wayne’s “Paper Angels” is More Than a Story about a Seasonal Program – Book Review
No matter who we are, none of us ever wants to feel left out in life. Whether you’re Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer never allowed to “play in any reindeer games”, a “Charlie-in-the-Box” castaway dismissed to the land of the misfit toys, or a Christmas elf wanting to be a dentist, we all have an … Continue reading Deborah Allen Pens “The Loneliest Christmas Tree” Children’s Book – A Book Review
FREE e-BOOK download on June 29 and 30, 2014 of : The Art of Opinion Writing: Insider Secrets from Top Op-Ed Columnist by Suzette Martinez Standring The National Society of Newspaper Columnists reports that a FREE two-day e-Book giveaway of The Art of Opinion Writing: Insider Secrets from Top Op-Ed Columnists by Suzette Martinez Standring … Continue reading FREE BOOK Opportunity: Two-Day Free e-Edition of Suzette Standring’s ‘The Art of Opinion Writing’
(Post updated May 8, 2019) Hello World ! (that's such a generic default in the world of blogging but think about it for a minute - in fact, one better, shout it silently to yourself - "Hello World !". Doesn't it just make you feel like there's a zillion ears listening...) Well, Hello World ! … Continue reading Big News ! Big Changes and a Big Welcome to The Write Copywriter …