In accounting, if you (the accountant or bookkeeper) are off even one penny, you have to search and work until that penny is found – all the income, expenses, assets, liabilities of a business must all sync at the end of every month, quarter, and year. You’re monthly trail balance sheet and the balance sheet, which reflects every penny in and out, must be perfect. There is also the reconciling the monthly bank statements.
The various data from every department, such as… Continue
Added by Karen Cioffi on June 24, 2011 at 2:05pm —
The Art of Conflict in Writing Conflict
By Lorilyn Roberts…
Added by Lorilyn Roberts on June 5, 2011 at 9:30pm —
In our efforts to continually provide fresh and helpful information to our readers and visitors, and since our group has so many experienced and knowledgeable writers and authors, Writers on the Move has added a new and very exciting feature to our group, monthly workshops.
The workshops will focus on writing and marketing, and depending on the presenter and topic, the workshops will range from 30 minutes to ONE hour to ONE day to ONE week long. We are hoping to… Continue
Added by Karen Cioffi on May 6, 2011 at 5:38pm —
I am honored to be the featured writer on the North American Travel Journalist Association
home page. I have been a member of NATJA for over decade. It is a wonderful organization providing a platform and resources for expert, or budding travel… Continue
Added by Linda Ballou on April 21, 2011 at 8:22pm —
Added by Lorilyn Roberts on April 5, 2011 at 7:00pm —
I am pleased to the first featured adventure-travel writer in the new and improved Travel World International Magazine. The March issue is dedicated to adventure travel from “Hiking on the Edge” in China’s Tiger Leaping Gorge to “Following the Herd” in Tanzania. Editor, Donna M. Airoldi asked me some pointed questions about why somebody chooses to do what I do that I had fun answering.
Click here for my interview on page 60… Continue
Added by Linda Ballou on March 24, 2011 at 11:00am —
While I have never experienced stuckness in writing, more appropriately called writer’s block, I have to admit a great portion of my waking hours I am stuck on something; i.e., stuck in traffic, stuck waiting at the red light, stuck standing in line, stuck on hold on the phone, stuck staring at my computer screen, stuck waiting to get paid; or for someone to answer an email, or to get out of the dentist chair, or to get over a cold, or to get the car fixed, or for… Continue
Added by Lorilyn Roberts on February 6, 2011 at 3:43pm —
Many children’s authors or book writers in other genresrealize that making money writing books may not be what many envision it to be.So, if as a writer you want to make money to either supplement your income orearn an income, you might think about other writing paths in addition toauthoring books.
One such path is freelance writing.
According to Wikipedia, “the Bureau of… Continue
Added by Karen Cioffi on January 12, 2011 at 11:50am —
espite my delusional insistence I was a simple child, my damaged psyche made me complex and unfathomable. I imagined myself socially well-adapted because I only had my subjective experience for reference. Now, I'm older and wiser, and writing has provided windows that promote painful reflection. I was a wicked child. I did horrible, torturous things and I took righteous pleasure from the cruelty I inflicted. I am sorry, now, at the point in which my repentance does not… Continue
Added by Matthew Sawyer on December 22, 2010 at 10:43am —
erspective, only, lends any emotion to input from critics. Feedback is neither good nor bad. Critics offer guidance on what can become a long trip. Unfortunately, most backseat drivers don't see the road the author travels. Authors, who want to stem tides of negative comments, need to do a better job of describing what lays ahead. They also need to be aware of who are their passengers. Don't bother listening to the distraction of screaming children… Continue
Added by Matthew Sawyer on November 19, 2010 at 12:25pm —
Most of us think of keywords as something a marketer or affiliate marketer needs to be aware of. It’s their area of business and their problem to find these mysterious words that help increase the ranking on search engines.
But, that’s not really the case.
Today, if you are promoting yourself, your book, service, business, or product, you need readers to know who you are, where you are, what you have to offer, why what you’re offering is what they… Continue
Added by Karen Cioffi on October 30, 2010 at 11:00am —
y own writing is driven by my directness and sense of urgency, so getting to "the point" is important. I'm not a professional writer (though I desperately want to be) and I have other things to do - as I expect do most readers, so paving the road for a tale and staying on track are critical aspects for my stories. Besides living in a busy world, distractions offered by technology further constrains the time people spend reading fiction - or doing any genuine reading at… Continue
Added by Matthew Sawyer on October 9, 2010 at 7:25pm —
ven though people have downloaded nearly 2700 copies of the first book in my Pazuzu Trilogy
, Pazuzu - Manifestation
, I am stymied by lack of feedback. The long, soundless night is especially exasperating, given my… Continue
Added by Matthew Sawyer on October 4, 2010 at 12:12pm —
godless world is the impetus for the story I tell in my "Pazuzu" trilogy. The Creator left the world of the Shur desert because mankind became arrogant and sinned without repent. This concept set my story's ground rules. I first needed to illustrate the wickedness of all my characters (That is everyone. Remember, God is gone).
Every chapter provides an example of a broken commandment in the… Continue
Added by Matthew Sawyer on September 25, 2010 at 8:08am —
Answers for Adam
Someone by the name of Adam from Plattsburg, NY, wanted me to answer some questions about my writing. I thought some might be interested in my replies to him.
First, here are his questions: “It seems like sexuality when it comes to these vampires may be a prominent theme in the book. Are there any sort of moral issues that come with your characters being promiscuous? I remember hearing about The Twilight novels and how they…
Added by Peter Klein on September 18, 2010 at 7:34am —
Historical fiction brings to the reader adventure, romance, and courage. It entertains and educates us at the same time. History books give us the facts, but historical fiction helps us to understand history in a special way. Leon Garfield said, "The historian, if honest, gives us a photograph; the storyteller gives us a painting."
Research is an important part of writing. Learn everything you can about the area your story takes place, the time period, historical facts you would like… Continue
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on September 17, 2010 at 12:50pm —
Short-Short fiction flies under various banners: flash, VSF, micro, sudden fiction, immediate fiction, Minute-story..... The list goes on. It comes in many guises, traverses almost all styles from fable to whodunits. It straddles traditional narrative and embraces experimental and new approaches to writing. There is little consensus as to what, in real terms, is meant by “short” but invariably the range comprises of fiction enveloped in a few sentences up to the heady heights of 1000 or 1500… Continue
Added by Emjay Holmes on September 17, 2010 at 3:29am —
strand from the web of Ithadow, alien gods - both Ithadow and the web, touched the world centuries ago. Ithadow is a carapace-shrouded jellyfish the size of the Milky Way. The alien god weaves a web across space and time. The web is the living digestive tract of the ethereal entity. The strands of the web seize souls of… Continue
Added by Matthew Sawyer on September 15, 2010 at 2:59pm —
by Matthew Sawyer
: Dana Kerkentzes on Aug. 12, 2010
"Imagination squeezed whatever nightmare the boys concocted, that dwelt in the old house with the hermit-like woman, into sixteen inch boxes." <-- I love this line!
Read it three times before moving on. ^_^
Read the story for free at… Continue
Added by Matthew Sawyer on August 25, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Disaster at Minotaur Meats
by Matthew Sawyer
: Lea Ryan
on Aug. 012, 2010
"creepy, yucky, morbid. I loved it."
Read the story for free at SMASHWORDS.COM
Added by Matthew Sawyer on August 25, 2010 at 9:00pm —