Authors, Entrepreneurs, and other Creative Individuals Pursuing Their Dreams
What kind of sin does one need commit to lose a friend?
It’s never a treasured moment to have contact severed with someone we enjoy. In my opinion a friendship should never be set asunder without a very good reason. Perhaps something along the lines of dishonesty, maybe physical or emotional harm. Theft would also be a good reason,…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on February 29, 2012 at 7:47pm — No Comments
The ambulance siren was blaring as it pulled up to the Hospital Emergency entrance. The patient’s heartbeat was erratic and her pulse was weak. Quickly the doctor shocked it back into a steady rhythm. An echocardiogram was ordered followed by blood tests. Many more tests followed over the next few days. It was soon discovered that her heart was contaminated…Continue
Added by Linda Dipman on February 29, 2012 at 9:28am — No Comments
I'll sell my vote. I'll trade even-up. I tell you what - promote my books and I'll be a gentleman and reach-around. Such unethical business arrangements seems sinless in the Administration offices of Wisconsin, so I'm pretty certain that's still what-it-takes to get anywhere in this godless world - despite Governor Scott Walker petitioning…Continue
Added by Matthew Sawyer on February 29, 2012 at 5:35am — No Comments
The authorities grant us a hearing of sorts at the beginning. It’s an appearance before a judge who makes a decision on our eviction process. For many of us, by the time it happens, we’ve been forced to move to a rental unit. The rest, like me, have a mortgage we can’t pay by that point. Different judge, same results.
“I sentence you to…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on February 28, 2012 at 7:58pm — No Comments
Guess you could say I’m a “both sides guy” on that issue. There certainly have been a number of times in my life, well into three digits, quite possibly four, where it’s what I’ve needed. Prayed for. Languished over.
Flipping that one over to the other side, there’ve been a substantial number of times I’ve had to give it. It’s almost never easy. If it…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on February 26, 2012 at 5:25pm — No Comments
Perhaps, for that reason, and because I love dogs as much as I do, I should be more willing to forgive the generic “you”, i.e., humans, for doing the same thing.
Yesterday was “Day #1″ for my new dog. His name’s Blue, a Lab mix who shares quite a bit of my history. When I met him he was incarcerated. Even had visitor limitations. He’s also quite a…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on February 25, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Confusion arises, barren days imposing themselves on this man’s soul,
Amidst the utter dearth of reasons to cause a smile;
As loneliness pervades every thought, each moment of the day,
Creating feelings he’s lesser than whole.
The sunshiny center of his happiness is away,
Fears tumultuously charge forth she won’t return;
And past pains, sad times,…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on February 24, 2012 at 8:22pm — No Comments
Trouble with the trilogy? No, far from it. The cover pages of my Pazuzu Trilogy books available from Createspace may look different, but they house the latest revision of the manuscripts. The books have reached their Eighth Revision and that is clearly displayed on the first page of both the printed copies and ebooks. Readers will notice the covers…Continue
Added by Matthew Sawyer on February 24, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments
… it seemed I had lots of energy, although I thought I was already fading in that respect, and others. It’s been a flip-flop thing lately with the chemotherapy and it made me look back.
There are still days I feel better than others, along with some as bad, or low on energy, as I’ve ever known in my life. The “highlight days” are the kind you…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on February 23, 2012 at 8:15pm — No Comments
At times I amaze myself.
It would be nice to think it happens because I, Bill Cady, am an amazing man, but even I have to concede that’s a big reach. Maybe it’s more accurate to say commonplace matters are so new to me they become amazing. Or, something in between.
For the sake of my own pride, I’ll go…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on February 22, 2012 at 6:14pm — No Comments
2D Vs 3D Images
I was in a major accident in 2007. I don't remember any of it - any of the accident, that day or the three debilitated weeks after. I was told I had been crossing a street near my neighborhood in Sunland, California on Mother's Day, May 13th. A white Toyota pickup truck had struck me and sent me into a…Continue
Added by Matthew Sawyer on February 21, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Remember that pithy old saying, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade”? Anyone who ever had a grandmother has heard that one.
As we get older, maybe because we’re nearing the age of the person(s) who passed these gems along to us, they begin to make more sense. That one came to mind for me last night as I was writing the latest…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on February 21, 2012 at 3:34am — No Comments
How Safe Are You?
Sadly, 1 in 3 Women Will Be a Victim.
Vow to not be a victim then act to make it so.
Where are you right now—at work, home, shopping center, coffee shop, nightclub, restaurant, on a trip, in a hotel, in an elevator, headed to your hotel room, walking a street, jogging, in your bedroom, sitting alone in your car, at a stop sign or…Continue
Added by Jane Austen Dickey on February 20, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments
Not planning on dying any time soon but having reached 69, I find myself looking ahead.
Is there anyway to plan ahead so that royalties earned after one dies are properly credited to kin? I would hate to see Amazon or anyone else pocket the millions (I wish) I might earn after being dead.
This is probably a good thing for anyone to know and plan for since death can come at any time, regardless of age.
It would be wonderful to announce that much about the cancer I’ve been screwing around with the last two-plus years, and I believe such an announcement will be forthcoming not too far down the road. However, for the moment, the good news is contained to the other event that became a temporary setback for me.
When I mentioned some long time back I…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on February 19, 2012 at 8:24pm — No Comments
These travels have encompassed so many miles,
so many days of my life, a vast multitude of years,
And, I must confess, there have been times I’ve quit,
I have given in, have succumbed to my fears.
You were but the figment of an imagination — mine,
you were a goddess never to exist for mortal Man,
For you were legendary to me, lived in my mind…Continue
Added by Bill Cady on February 19, 2012 at 1:39am — No Comments
You’ve created a writing product or service and have taken the necessary steps to create a clearly defined and relatively simple and SEO friendly website. You’ve also created a quality and valuable FREEBIE that provides a solution to the reader’s problem, need, or want. This is important, because it’s this freebie that will motivate visitors to subscribe to your mailing list.
Now, the question is:
How to Drive Traffic to a Website to Take Advantage of Your…Continue
Added by Karen Cioffi on February 17, 2012 at 4:32pm — No Comments
Books For Film eBook: A Web First
An Invitation to all authors, and all books Fiction and Non-Fiction.
BooksForFilm eBook (Only 150 Authors selected for this first volume)…Continue
I'm writing a new horror story - and it's my best yet. I call it "Our Lord Weathercock" but I'm thinking of changing it to "The Midwestern Days of Noah." Of course, the horrid tale is set in Wister Town, Wisconsin and I continue exploiting and expanding the mythology documented in depth with my…Continue
Added by Matthew Sawyer on February 12, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments