Easier said than done!
Technology: The Google Generation
It was the dawning of a new era. It was the beginning of an abundance of information made readily available and a way to stay connected, known as the World Wide Web.
I recall my grandfather telling me the traditional stories that so many of us have heard through first person accounts or in a tale in a movie, magazine or newspaper article. “I remember back in the day when I had to walk five miles to get to school with a small coat in the middle of winter. I used to read my books by candlelight with the smallest gust of wind putting out the flame. You young people have no idea how easy you have it.” If having school buses and electricity made our great grandfathers shake their heads imagine what they would think of our life now!
Technology has advanced us in so many ways it’s almost a given that in a group of people if a question arises someone will jump on their cell phone and find the answer. (You know those people)
Technology has especially advanced us in regards to learning. I want to take a closer look at the causes and effects of this new generation. The new ‘tools’ available to aid us in our search for information. The new Google generation, the cut and paste generation and I don’t mean with scissors and glue. Continue reading
Chris McMullen: Read Tuesday, Black Friday
I’d like to introduce those of you haven’t heard about Read Tuesday to this spectacular event!
I’d like to thank Jennifer, Writings of a Mrs., for the opportunity to do this guest post. (*my pleasure Chris*)
The problem with Black Friday for book sales:
Every year when Black Friday arrives, customers do plenty of shopping, buying products for themselves and gifts for others. Stores offer enticing discounts, at least on select products, and shoppers stand in lines for hours before the stores even open. Continue reading
My Poetry ebook is now available for purchase!
The first anthology of my work The Vault is available for purchase!!
You can find it here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/365167
Will you be the first one to buy it?
I want to thank my entire blog community for inspiring me and encouraging me along the way!
I also want to give a big thank you to Laura Lords for all of her help with designing the cover, I
think it turned out beautifully!
Cheers and continued success to you all!
Help: Approaching Publishers vs. ebook/self publishing
So here I am at a crossroads and with questions that I think you may be able to help me with.
My plan is to self publish my poetry book. It will be an ebook compilation of my poetry. Seems like a simple enough process and people have shown an interest so I am looking forward to the release of that with in the next month or 2.
Now in my previous post I revealed the 2 first pages of my book along with a poem synopsis on what you can expect to see from my novel. Both can be found on my blog the poem is entitled The Vault of the Exalted and the first 2 pages were posted yesterday so you can check them out if you’d like. Continue reading
Think Green. Come see what I mean!
How many of us have been to weddings and baby showers or even birthdays and gone out to buy a card to go with our gifts?
Um, I would say I think everyone has at some point or another.
My sister in law (my brothers wife) is pregnant with her second child (my first niece, YAY)
I recently received an invitation in the mail to attend the baby shower. Included was a poem. I want to share it with you,
Although cards are nice with their sentiment and prayer,
They’re read once or twice then tucked away with care.
A book is a treasure words and pictures unite,
Read over and over to teach and delight.
So instead of a card for Babies and Mother,
Please give a child’s book with your thoughts in the cover
Your book will be cherished; God will watch from above,
When it’s read they will remember your kindness and love.
I don’t know whom the author is it didn’t say!
What a nice sentiment.
While I have dedicated many a book (written in the front cover my thoughts and messages) to my children and others this is the first time I have received it in an invitation. This is such a fantastic idea.
Some of the favorites from our household Collage props: Meg Fish