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Book Review: New Language for Life: Happy No Matter What! by Louis Koster

Dr. Louis Koster is a distinguished humanitarian who served for over ten years as a medical doctor for Doctors Without Borders. He worked in the war zones of Bosnia, the Sudan, Angola, Liberia and with Afghan refugees in Pakistan, and Cuban refugees in Guantanamo Bay. For his humanitarian efforts, Dr. Koster has received numerous awards […]

Help me welcome back Karina Fabian with her latest book Mind Over Mind

Wow, you’re in for a treat today. Not only do I have an interview with Karina, but I also have a brand new trailer for this newest book of hers. So how about I start with the trailer. Enjoy, we’ll be back shortly.

Okay, we’re back. Welcome back Karina. I think we’ve kept our […]

Book Review: Norma Jean’s Sun by Kris Courtney

Norma Jean’s Sun Kris Courtney Charleston, SC Harvard Girl Word Services First edition 2009 287 pages $19.95 ISBN: 05780205099 or 978-0578020594

“It took every ounce of medical training and experience for the doctor to summon the courage [to tell the parents] the circumstances demanded.”

Norma had what anyone could call a normal birthing, but it […]

Interview with Kris Courtney

This week we have with us here at Gloria’s Corner the author of Norma Jean’s Sun, Kris Courtney. I want to welcome him here for his visit with us.

Today I will post an interview with Kris and tomorrow, or at the latest by weeks end, I will post a book review of his book […]

The History of Printing in North America

I thought it would be interesting to share a bit about the history of printing in North America since most of my readers are both writers and readers.

Printing began in 1676 in Boston by John Foster. The first press in Philadelphia was set by William Bradford whose first work issued was an almanac […]

Proofreading 101

Writers who write for publication should know how to proofread, so that he may be able to do this work quickly and accurately. After all, you don’t want to submit copy that is loaded with typos, and other errors, do you?

Errors are most readily detected if a card is used to cover all […]

Headlines 101

Headlines are the short lines of text that catches our eyes and makes us want to read an article, press release, etc. But how does one go about creating effective headlines? In this short introduction to headlines I’ll try to show you.

Functions of Headlines

Headlines developed from mere labels indicating the kind of reading […]

Editing 101

The reading and editing of copy consists of any or all of the following five tasks:

(1) Correcting all errors in word usage or in facts.

(2) Ensuring the story conforms to the “style” used by the publication or publisher.

(3) Improving the story when needed.

(4) Catching and eliminating libelous matter.

(5) Writing or […]

Just found–awesome online movie creator

You have to check out this awesome Movie Maker by xtranormal.com To test it out I created this short movie. What do you think? Is it awesome or not?

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Interview with Mary Jo Nickum, Author of Mom’s Story

I’d like to introduce you to an author who is also in my critique group (and no, I had not critiqued this project). Welcome, Mary, glad you could join me here today. I’ve posted a book review of your book below, but I thought it would be fun to also have my readers get to […]