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The Power of Love

The Magic of Stories

by Karen J Mossman

It was a normal scene of children playing down at the sparkling brook. A brook that ran through the forest, except this was no ordinary boy as he and his friend squatted by the water, knees to their chins holding sticks.

Jorge’s gold coloured hair was mucky with dirt from the ground, the same dirt that covered his naked body. Josie’s ringlets carried specks of leaves and a tiny twig had caught in one. The children played happily in the water. People who didn’t know them would think they were siblings, but they weren’t.

Josie’s head shot up a moment before Jorge’s as music filled the air. “The King plays,” she uttered.

Jorge watched in awe as the colourful musical notes filled the surrounding air. Quavers, crotchet, minim, and clefts showered downwards entering the water with a slight hiss. Bubbles rose to the surface as if…

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This Is How We Do It

Campbells World

Good morning again everyone and welcome back to campbellsworld.

This morning while doing my housework I began to think about the funny and sometimes seemingly nonsensical questions people who haven’t ever been exposed to a blind or otherwise disabled person ask me about how I “manage to live alone.”

As I worked doing things like taking out the trash and recyclables, unloading and reloading the Dishwasher as well as various other tasks I thought, “I suppose people can’t know what they don’t know, but how can I help folks learn about me and how I “manage to live alone?”

“Well, you dummy, why don’t you do what you do best? Why not write specific blog posts about the subject. Better yet, why not ask the public what they’d like to know and start another column?”

As I wrestled the recycling can loose from the gate I’d managed to get it…

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Don’t throw out the baby! Why #Amazon doesn’t want your #BookReviews

Barb Taub

An open letter to Amazon:

Dear Amazon,

I should be your Holy Grail. I’m the real deal, an actual reader who goes through books carefully, thinks about what they mean and how they’re written, and then writes a considered, thoughtful, and hopefully helpful analysis—in other words, I’m a book reviewer.

Writers, potential customers, publishers, and oh yes—you, Amazon—should be jumping for joy and giving thanks that I’ve taken hours to read and yet more hours to craft reviews for hundreds of books. Instead, Amazon, you’ve decided to punish reviewers like me.

In the name of discouraging “fake” reviews, your new policy requires reviewers like me to spend $50 on Amazon’s US site and even more, £40 on Amazon UK before I can share my review. Have you thought about other solutions, or the effect this will have on legitimate reviewers?

Amazon has figured out how to conduct millions of legitimate…

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Three Days of Promotion

How are you at promoting your books?
Not good? No time?
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Promoting your book is not an easy task and sometimes its hard to know where. I’ve been an Indie author since 2014 and know how difficult it is. The biggest problem was cashflow.

I can give you three days of my attention and offer you the following . . .

 

Support needed for this baby whose mum has cancer

gibbsdream

This is a post requesting help but its not asking for a donation for a random stranger with no returns. This is an author asking you to buy his book in order that the proceeds go to fund the cancer treatment that his friend needs.

I’ve bought my copy, hope you do too. Let us see if we as a community can ensure this little baby gets to keep him mum.

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This post has been taken from a group I’m in on Facebook by Mark Dawson

Emma Johns is the wife of my son’s godfather and has been battling with breast cancer for five years. In the middle of her gruelling treatment she found out that she was pregnant (the chemotherapy was supposed to make her infertile but, to her surprise, it didn’t).

And then, in December, she gave birth to her own little miracle: baby Phoenix.

Emma’s condition is worsening…

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