Tips and Strategies for Writing a Book

We know that writing a novel can be daunting from the start. Only the beginning can seem interesting and easy! However, there many numerous methods and strategies that an individual can learn or focus upon for the sole purpose of enhancing writing skills.     Organising When choosing, pick a room...
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My Near Death Experience

Foreword: I have no idea how or what to write this as or what to put in or leave out. Maybe trying for a goulash of facts, insights, a dash of bad humor and puns where I can, ramblings, perspectives, or some good old-fashioned "get this off my chest". Trying my...
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Mantras That Endure

Mantras That Endure
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Mantras That Endure Of the many would-be chronicles that have struggled toward a birth on paper, this one about spiritual attachment to mantras, has kicked and squirmed its way, finally, to a nascent birth. The personal mantras of...
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Following the Spirit in Folkers Research

17 August 2010 Working in the family history center today, I received an answer to my prayer of this morning that the Lord would guide me as I worked on the family of Berend Folkers and Geertje Kramer.  I had almost completed the copying of records that had been taken from...
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Legacy Of The Land

Legacy Of The Land
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek        Legacy Of The Land   If you are not making many mistakes, you are not being very creative.  Now, that is a stinging indictment…to the reader, whomever that is, and from the writer…whomever that was. ...
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How Do We Know If We Are Making An Impression?

How Do We Know If We Are Making An Impression?
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   How Do We Know If Are Making An Impression?   All too often in our daily lives, we are just guessing about how we are perceived by others.  The impressions we make in some face-to-face encounters...
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Hope in Adversity

Hope in Adversity
Add a story, photo or Pict-Oral Memory tm  about hope in adversity Adversity: Recovering Heroes They say that angels come in many forms, and we sense their nearness when, in crisis, help arrives. But sometimes, in the aftermath of what they do best, our heroes need healing, too. On September 11,...
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Faith Story Project

View This Video to Get Started Pict-Oral Memories Samples Click the links below to hear faith story samples Marge Galloway Brian Johnson How to Use the App Change Privacy Settings Move Pict-Orals to Another Album Pict-Oral Memoir on Archival DVD Take Great Pictures With the App
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Taking The ALS Challenge

Taking The ALS Challenge
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Taking The ALS Challenge   The occasion was the birthday party for 76 year old Footloose Forester who was visiting the Pittsburgh area with his wife. Their main purpose for traveling north from Virginia was to...
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When a bird falls...

There’s a dead bird in my freezer: a woodpecker, to be exact, Downy, female, just a slight young thing that thought my sliding glass door was something to fly through. She must have hit the glass full tilt. By the time I noticed her on my back steps she was on...
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Van Richard Ercanbrack -- A Home Teacher's View

By Golden V. Adams Jr. Just over a year ago, I was assigned as a home teacher to Van and Eva.  Although Van was a member of my High Priest Group, I did not know him well and so the first couple of times that I visited their home, I noticed...
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I Believe

I believe--I know--we are all God's children; that he loves us deeply and wants us to come back to live with Him.  I believe--I know--that Christ, His Son, made this possible for us to accomplish. "All" that is required of us is to hone our lives in such a way that...
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From a Former Student

I graduated from EHS with the class of 1977. I just wanted to say that my memories of "Mrs. Fouse" only bring a smile to my face.  Her gentle motivation and beautiful smile are still remembered by me.  Because of her encouragement, I agreed to volunteer to help teach English to...
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Five Things That Never Shook Loose From My Core Beliefs

We All Have Core Beliefs;  These Are Some Of Mine      1.  Despite the darkness of the night, I believe that the sun will shine again.  Despite the depths of our despair and sorrow, that sun will warm our hearts and spirits.  There is nothing I can do to suppress...
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Who are your villagers?

We all know the phrase, "It takes a village to raise a child," but have you ever applied it to your own experience? Who are the influential people in your life, past or present, who have shaped and influenced you? Here's my top 10: 1. & 2. My parents. Of course....
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Letter to My Grandfather

Letter to My Grandfather
March 19, 2013 Dear Grandpop, Today you would have been 95, if we still had you on this earth. But as it turns out, you were only with us 90 and 3/4 years. I miss you. Life goes on and time continues, but when I fully allow myself to dive into...
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MY Missionary Trip and Travels

MY Missionary Trip and Travels
                By William Albert Adams.  This poem was written to highlight experiences he lived while serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Southern States Mission 1900-1901.   I was born in a place called Utah, A...
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A Legacy In Ethics

      INTEGRITY             The most significant value that I was shown in my lifetime was from my Daddy…Integrity!  T he situation was that my Daddy was principal of the high school and one of his responsibilities was to sign papers to send to the Arkansas Athletic...
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Peace of Mind

Learning how to allow peace in my mind had to be wanted.  No more drama is exactly that, No more Drama   Escape from reality,  what is reality these days? is in the eye of the beholder?  All I want to do is have Peace of Mind. Seek and you shall find, knock and...
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Remembering The Rutgers Tomatoes

Remembering The Rutgers Tomatoes
On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Remembering The Rutgers Tomatoes Thu’s mom, the original Bengal Tiger whose name was Trang Thi Dao, came north with us for the summer in New Jersey, while Footloose Forester visited with his parents and worked...
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