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The Excellence of "E"

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In this world of E-mails, E-ticket, E-paper, E-recharge, E-transfer... Never Forget "E-shwar ( God )" who makes e-verything e-asy for e-veryone e-veryday.  "E" is the most Eminent letter of the English alphabets. Men or Women don't exist without "E". House or Home can't be made without "E". Bread or Butter can't be found without "E". "E" is the beginning of "existence" and the end of "trouble." It's not at all in 'war', but twice in 'peace'. It's once in 'hell' but twice in 'heaven'. "E" represented in 'Emotions'. Hence, all emotional relations like Father, Mother, Brother, Sister,wife & friends have 'e' in them. "E" also represents 'Effort' & 'Energy'
Hence to be 'Better' from good both "e" 's are added. Without "e", we would have no love, life , wife , friends or hope. & &…

If You Liked The Iron Giant, You'll Enjoy This Short Film.

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I am in no way affiliated with this film. I'm promoting it simply because I think it has huge potential and I'd love to see it on the big screen. As a fan of The Iron Giant movie (released in 1999), which was done in cartoon form and was surprisingly touching, I would be very interested in seeing something similar done with real actors. So would my 11-year-old son, of course!
From the website:  E N V O Y is a science fiction, action adventure, short film to be used as a proof concept for a larger full-length motion picture. It is the story of a troubled young boy who befriends a deadly alien creature, and embarks on a life changing journey...Director DAVID WEINSTEIN and Visual Effects Supervisor ADAM COGGIN. 



http://envoyfilm.com/

Are you a CREATIVE?

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When A Rescue Dog Becomes the Rescuer

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I love this true story about a rescue dog who becomes the rescuer!

Way to go Norman!

If you're considering getting a dog or cat, remember the thousands of wonderful animals just like Norman waiting for forever homes! 
After our hilarious lab/mix died of cancer earlier in the year, we were heartbroken. The house just wasn't the same. We needed another dog as much as some dog out there needed us. Rigby came to us through a shelter in Bowling Green after I found his picture and description online through Petfinder. He's a two-year-old lab mix.  He might not be a pure breed, but he's a pure sweetie.




Writing An Effective Opening Paragraph: An Analysis of The Hunger Games

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C. D. Verhoff
Writer, Teacher, Blogger

This is a follow-up to my article, Common Newbie Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

If you recall, I wrote about the all-important opening scene and some of the associated cliches, including the overused ‘Wake Up Scene’. This is when the novel begins with the protagonist waking up, usually stretching and groaning. Some versions of the 'Wake Up Scene' feature the protagonist throwing the alarm clock or struggling to remember last night's events. Just as often you will find him or her shuffling off to a mirror, which is the inexperienced author's favorite way to work in the character's physical description. If a novel opens with any of these elements or a combination thereof, it’s probably the work of a new writer. There are always exceptions, of course, which brings me to The Hunger Gamesby Suzanne Collins. 

This dystopian tale begins with the proverbial 'Wake Up Scene', but it works beautifully. Happy accident? Not a chance.…

Zombie Dad

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A zombie has just bitten your arm, but you haven't turned yet. You are stranded in the middle of nowhere with your infant daughter. What would you do?  I love this video's take on it.

Old People Humor

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You don't have to be a certain age to appreciate "old people" humor. My sister sent this to me, made me laugh, so I thought I'd share. 
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I very quietly confided to my best friend that I was having an affair. She turned to me and asked, “Are you having it catered?” And that, my friend, is the definition of "OLD".
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Just before the funeral services, the undertaker comes up to the very elderly widow and asks, “how old was your husband?” “99,” she says. “One year older than me.” “So you’re 98?” the undertaker comments. “Yep,” she responds. “Hardly worth going home, is it?”
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A reporter is interviewing a 104-year-old woman. “And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?” he asks. “No peer pressure,” she replies.
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I’ve sure gotten old! I’ve had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees, fought prostrate cancer and diabetes. I’m half blind, can’t hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that ma…

I Stole These 10 Blog Post Ideas

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The owner invited me to steal his list, so actually it's a gift. This was originally posted on Bryan Hutchinson's inspiring blog. I encourage you to visit: Positive Writer, Create Works That Matter

Emerge from the Promised Land

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It took me a while to realize that I didn't put enough thought into the original title of my book, Promised Land. In hindsight, there's a bazillion other books by the same name, not to mention movies and religious articles. After careful consideration, I decided to change the title to  Emerge. I like how it reflects how humanity 'emerges' in so many different ways throughout the book. Drum roll, please. Here's the new cover:
Emerge: A Galatia Novel
(Book One)
The last survivors of the human race are riding out nuclear winter in an underground bunker when disaster strikes, forcing them to the surface centuries ahead of schedule. What they find blows their minds. Who can explain it? Two social misfits, Lars and Josie, work together to unravel the mystery.
"Emerge is my favorite fantasy book of the year, but I didn't fully appreciate the thought that went into it until I read the entire series. The books are brilliantly connected, yet manage to have individual sel…

The Hunt for the Blood Map is On!

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Seeker of the Four Winds(Book Two of the Galatia Series) 
Follow the last survivors of the human race as their adventures on a radically altered earth continue. Led by an alien artifact called the Seeker of the Four Winds -- Josie and the Red Squad are on a mission to prevent the annihilation of their people. But with a demented warlock on the loose, growing political unrest back at home and a hostile army gathering on the horizon, will their be anything left to save when they return?
Intended for mature audiences only.
For sale at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Diesel and other online retailers.