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Being as I know very basic HTML I thought I save this and include it in a post on here.

While I know most people know HTML these days and thensome I never learned it in school and  what little I know I taught myself. if not from a  cheatsheet (those laminated reference cards in book stores etc) I would ask how what the code or how to write the code as how I was doing so was not working.

So here’s some code help for anyone new to it or blogging (remember sometimes the blog sites won’t let you use a certain type of coding. Like WordPress you can’t add a paypal badge if you are selling your crafts.

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Posted by on June 21, 2017 in Writing

 

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Blogtography

Now that we are into June and there will be more road trips, vacations and even camping I thought a ‘Blogtography’ post would work well.

It’s always a good idea to include at least one photo in your blog post (besides your featured image) and by all means make

I know not everyone is really good at taking pictures, especially when it comes to their phones, I don’t have one of these smart phones but I know you can turn it around to take wide pictures (esp. if you are recording part of a concert! Videos are always best done horizontal which means wide)the two different.  I have a free account so I try not to congest my media library with too much, especially not large file sizes.  So I pick and choose what really needs images or not. To save some space if you can, and you do not have your own 
photograph, find a pre-existing image use it by adding media from URL and it will show. I do this say with some of my movie reviews (that is if I remember to include one) Trying to keep up with 4 niche blogs  (yes 4, Beauty, Writing, crafts & my Entertainment blog, I do have one other but do not often post to it) I have a digital camera and now my kindle I can take photos with depending on what it is, or shall I say how fast I want to get the post done from start to scheduled.

Another best when taking photos.. if you can get it during the day, especially  outside. That way you get the true colors and natural lighting. I’m not going to even start with messing with lighting and all the different modes available on my camera (like museum, fireworks, dawn/dusk etc) setting how light or dark.

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2017 in Writing

 

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The EDITING App You Need – Guest Blog Post by Kristina Stanley

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Kristina Stanley has been a friend of the blog for quite a while. As a fellow author she noticed several things we writer types struggle with and set about finding a way to help. I’ll let her explain, but it’s been a fun and enlightening journey watching this evolve.

Kristina is the best-selling author of the Stone Mountain Mystery Series. Her short stories have been published in the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and The Voices From the Valleys anthology. She is the author of THE AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO SELLING BOOKS TO NON-BOOKSTORES.

She is the co-founder and CEO of Feedback Innovations, a company started to help writers rewrite better fiction. She loves the self-editing process and wants to help other writers learn how to do a structural edit on their own work.

Today, I asked her to talk a little about an editing app she’s been working on.

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Posted by on June 8, 2017 in Writing

 

Inkjoy Pens by Papermate

Inkjoy Pens by Papermate

I know nowadays some people just write directly to a computer file. I don’t, no matter what I am writing one of the stories i’m starting or still working on same for poems, letters etc I always use a pen. For me I prefer to use the thick (fat) barrel pens so that my fingers don’t hurt and cramp. This is one I’ve been using well over 10 years!

I was in the market for a new set of color pens, as the last ones I had for one…didn’t write smoothly (I had to press on them and that tends to tire the hand out faster) and  2. the orange was more that brownish orange (rust) color.

So I remembered the Inkjoy commercial,

When I first saw this commercial, I wish I still had the old Spirograph set I had as a kid

I had previously grabbed one of the purple ones that came with the ‘pen’ stylus for phones, tablets etc on it. I liked the way it felt and wrote so I ordered a pack of the retractable Color  pens for writing in my journal, and letters. They’re not fat like my Tandem pen, but they aren’t so thin like the papermate stick ones that my fingers start to hurt. Even though these are an average size pen, they are still comfortable to use. As for what the commercials say, I LOVE these pens! They are my new favorite kind! They write so smooth you would think it was water or air! I even found a mini set of them in a discount store! These are great for anyone for summer roadtrips, days at the beach and vacations. No matter what you do draw, journal, doodle or scrapbook and anything else I may be missing.

and just so you don’t have to deal with my my review, here’s a video one from youtube.

For those of you that want them for the office I looked up a few options for your convenience

36 count Office pack Black *  12 pk Blue*

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2017 in Journals, review, Supplies, Writing

 

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Copywriting cheatsheet

Copywriting Cheatsheet Infographic: How to Write for Email, Social & The Web

 
 

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Essay proofreading checklist

Pintrest  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/56787645278237249http://blog.writeathome.com/index.php/2013/04/proofreading-checklist-for-the-basic-essay/

Proofreading Checklist for Formal Essays.

 

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Blogging Advice 001

Blogging Advice 001

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DISCLAIMER: I am in no way shape or form a professional blogger. I am not Zoella, Niomi Smart or Tanya Burr. (Although, being as great as they are at blogging would be amazing.)

So glad I got that disclaimer out of the way. I don’t consider myself a professional blogger or an expert what so ever. I’ve been blogging on this site for a little over a year so I’ve picked up a thing or two but an expert I certainly am not. Although, I am not at the top of the food chain when it comes to blogging, for some reason I have had bloggers ask me for blogging tips and advice. Again, advice from me?! I’m a no body in this blogging world. Nonetheless, I’ve complied some advice to share with you all.

Numbers Shnumbers:

I’m sure you’ve heard that time and time again (probably a…

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Posted by on April 8, 2017 in Writing