Poetry: “The Glorious Sun” by Christine Bode

The Glorious Son

A poem by ©Christine Bode 2019

Ahh, the glorious sun!
From the land of lucid dreaming 
I wake, 
throw off the covers and
greet my dog
who lies beneath me beside the bed.

Drawing the curtains…

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What to Do When Writing Book Reviews



Writing a book review can be a great way to share your thoughts on a book you’ve read and help others decide if they want to read it too. But where do you start?

First, make sure you’ve read the

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Poetry: "Isolation" by Christine Bode


A poem by ©Christine Bode 2022

Lying in bed late at night, I try not to let my thoughts
Get as dark as a black hole in space
Swirling down, down the cosmic funnel
Of infinity, never to land…

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How to Write A Compelling Memoir

Memoirs are a potent tool for sharing personal experiences and lessons with others. They tell many stories, from overcoming adversity to learning valuable lessons and achieving great success. But if you want your memoir to be read and appreciated by…

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Book Review: A Bright Ray of Darkness by Ethan Hawke

Fiction Book Review

Title: A Bright Ray of Darkness
Author:  Ethan Hawke 
Publisher: First Vintage Contemporaries Edition
Released: January 18, 2022
Pages: 256
ISBN 10: 0804170525
Stars: 5.0

“Faith is simply a way of being completely open to the possible

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20 Self-Editing Tips That Save You Money

For thirty-five years, I have been an editor and proofreader. Yes, you read that right. Thirty-five years! I’ve edited everything from legal and medical reports to liner notes for CDs, press releases to websites, and Ph.D. theses to novels. And…

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Improve Your Writing with the ABCs of Grammar

Discover the ABCs of grammar with this alphabetically ordered list of definitions to help you with your writing. We can work on updating it together, so if you have a grammar or writing-related meaning to add, please leave me a…

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What Are The 5 Cs of Critical Writing?

The answer is less a matter of word count than making your words count. It’s what I call the 5 Cs of critical writing. At the risk of turning away those readers who vote for brevity, here they are pared…

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4 Benefits of Being Part of an Anthology

There is a saying that sometimes you must get your feet wet before jumping in the water. Have you ever dreamed of writing a book but felt overwhelmed by the idea of creating a whole manuscript from scratch? What if…

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