How to Write a Touching Short Story

“Only the foolish, blinded by language’s conventions, think of fire as red or gold. Fire is blue at its melancholy rim, green in its envious heart. It may burn white, or even, in its greatest rages, black.” – Salman Rushdie When a writer bleeds words on to a page, he hopes in his heart of […]

The Top Ten Characteristics of a Good Sales Letter

With today’s rapidly crowding global market, your product or service will need more publicity and marketing so that your unique voice can be heard. With the thousands of advertisements on television, the thousands of posters plastered on both city and town walls, and the thousands of sales people all jostling each other to catch a […]

The Working Principles Behind a Barcode Scanner

There are many types of barcode scanners available on the market as of now, and some of them are really impressive. For example, the laser scanner is a very interesting piece of equipment once you understand the principle behind it. One of the most famous alternative to laser scanners is CCD based scanners. CCD scanners […]

The Mystery of New Jersey’s Hookerman

Fantastic stories of ghostly lights which frequently appear near railroad tracks and, according to popular imagination, are carried by the spirits of long-deceased conductors have become a permanent and tantalizing feature of American folklore. Commonly referred to as “spook lights,” the phenomenon has captured the imagination of Fortean investigators around the world. According to recent […]

Poetry At Its Roots

I love good poetry. I can spend hours at a time reading excellent poetry, particularly reading it aloud to taste its musicality and experience the words in three dimensions. Few among us are capable of writing good poetry, though. I know because I’ve also seen my share of bad poetry. As an editor, I occasionally […]

Arlyn DeCicco Turns Tragedy Into Triumph

A Little About Arlyn Arlyn DeCicco was born on May 2nd, 1954 to William D. and Toby B. Lampie. Despite the fact that she lost her dad from complications after surgery in 1984 and her mom to cancer in 1997, her parents left a strong imprint. Arlyn learned her work ethic, determination and dedication from […]

Writing Style – The Differences Between Academic and Casual Writing

Everyone knows that you should write your term papers differently from your Facebook posts, and your journal submissions should be written differently than newspaper columns. What exactly are the differences between casual and academic writing? Between formal and informal writing? The biggest difference The single most important difference between casual writing and academic writing is […]

The Three Letter Approach to Proposals and Presentations

Three letters . That is all that I needed to hear. Three simple letters. FAB. Short for Fabulous? Not exactly. But the results earned from this simple formula for writing or presenting certainly do produce fabulous results. When I first heard the FAB formula, I was immediately hypnotized by the potential of following a simple […]

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