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5 Dynamite Ways to Generate Ideas for Parenting Ar

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5 Dynamite Ways to Generate Ideas for Parenting Articles

by: Terri Pilcher

The key to selling reprints to parenting publications is the creation of dynamite ideas followed through with professional writing. Here, I’m focusing only on finding those lucrative topics.
Most topics in regional parenting publications are straightforward: finance, parenting tips, health, sports, and education. The trick is to twist them in an unusual way.

If you’re a parent, what do you wish you knew about a topic? Write down questions that you have as you go through the day. When I was driving the other day, I complained to myself about bad teenage drivers...

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How To Check the Spelling of Names Used as Referen

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How To Check the Spelling of Names Used as References in a Research Paper

by: Jan Kovarik

Whether you are doing a term paper for high school or you are working on your doctoral thesis, you will be creating a list of references (or bibliography) of the resource materials and other published works that you have cited in your paper. Here is an easy tip for avoiding misspelling the names throughout the paper.
Once you have written your paper, and your list of references (bibliography) is done, do the following:

Run spellcheck on ONLY the References/Bibliography section of your paper. To do this, position the cursor on the first reference. Start the spellchecker.
The spellchecker will STOP at every name that isn’t in your computer’s built-in dictionary...

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Why I Write Horror

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Why I Write Horror

by: David Silva

These are some of the snapshots I carry with me:
My father coming up to visit me after first being diagnosed with leukemia. The visit was a surprise, and he brought a new computer with him. As he carried it into the house, he said, “This isn’t yours, but I’m going to let you use it.” Later that afternoon, he told me he was dying. We spent the entire weekend playing with the computer, trying to write crude DOS programs and get it to do what we wanted. It was as close to him as I ever felt.
Carrying my dog Seth into the veterinarian’s office and placing her on the cold stainless steel table. Her so well behaved, as always. Me fighting back the tears in front of the doctor...

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One Person’s Porn is My Erotica

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One Person’s Porn is My Erotica

by: Rose DesRochers

Erotica is not something easily defined or easily accepted by society. I often been accused of writing porn by those who think that any kind of writing that examines the bounds of intimacy is dirty and something that should be kept in the bedroom. Most look at all Erotica as porn. But I must warn you that one persons porn is another persons erotica.
One thing erotica is not is badly written trash. I’m sorry to disappoint you but I don’t write trash. There seems to be a misconception between people thinking erotica consists of just sex. Erotica doesn’t have to be of sex at all . It can be something that teases the reader in a sensual, seductive writing style...

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How To Use Quotations Effectively?

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How To Use Quotations Effectively?

by: Brenda Wilson

Quotations are the repetition of words used by somebody in the past. When you repeat the speech or spoken words of a character from a play or novel, you are said to be quoting that character. Use of quotes requires quotation marks, speech marks or inverted commas to denote repetition.
Take the example of a lawyer who is trying to convince the jury of his argument in an essay. No matter how convincing he is, without evidence the jury cannot be completely influenced. The same applies to quotations, which like evidence convince the audience of the truth in your theory.
Therefore quotations have the purpose of backing a person’s ideas but not as replacement of the ideas or the means of telling a story...

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