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February 2009 Blog Posts (79)

March Edition of From A Writers POV

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"Spring Challenge" We are looking for 4 writers to submit their thoughts on arguementative topics. The topics are Presidency, Economy, Media, the allowance of Gay Marriage, Abortion, Military, and Education… Continue

Added by Dominique on February 28, 2009 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Breathe


Support independent publishing: buy this book on Lulu.

Added by Torey on February 28, 2009 at 8:05am — 1 Comment

Fight Foreclosure: Make ‘Em Produce The Note!

Fight Foreclosure: Make ‘Em Produce The Note!

http://www.consumerwarningnetwork.com/2008/06/19/produce-the-note-how-to/



Using the “produce the note” strategy is something all homeowners facing foreclosure can do. If you believe you’ve been treated unfairly, fight back. We have created templates for a legal request, a letter to your lender and a motion to compel to help you through the process. Read the step by step “how to” under the videos.



Special note: In some… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on February 27, 2009 at 10:22pm — No Comments

EveryDay Life Selected as a Finalist in Literary Awards

EveryDay Life tells the story of L a hardworking young father trapped between the world he lives and the life he wants. After shootings, police searches, and a lot of shenanigans L has an epiphany and decides against all odds to better his life for himself and his daughter. Reviewers, radio hosts, and college professors have called the book "Ground-Breaking", "Realistic", "A Masterpiece", “Unexpected”, “New Literary Standard”, “Passionate", and “Brilliance!” Now this surprising… Continue

Added by MG Hardie on February 27, 2009 at 1:20am — No Comments

Book Pleasures LOVES Motif by Teisha Bourne

"Readers are sure to find something fascinating in Bourne's storyline that is fueled throughout by dirty secrets, deceit, kinky sex, freaky characters, lust, jealousy, rage, obsession, betrayal, murder, and even a deranged mind all combining to create an intense drama that concludes with a diabolic twist. To boot, questions of loyalty, honesty, and love are forced to the surface in this rip-roaring and haunting read. This is one novel that gets its hooks into you and will surely keep you… Continue

Added by BELLETRISTIC PRESS on February 26, 2009 at 6:24pm — No Comments

A Nation Of Cowards



The unbridled firestorm of controversy that immediately flared up in the wake of recent commentary about race offered at a Black History Month celebration by Attorney General Eric Holder is indicative of the delusional veracity that has become a mainstay of American life. In other words - ‘Thou dost protest too much!’ Read More:…

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Added by TS Aschenge on February 26, 2009 at 6:09pm — No Comments

IT IS NOT COOL TO PLAY WITH YOUR SALVATION

The 21st century is the coolest generation by far. We have cell phones with 3g technologies that let you see your house from outer space. This generation is about style, technology, communication and transportation.



If you are not locked down, sick and unable to get around then 21st century is the most exciting time to be alive so why not be the best you can be? This is your time and I say live it for all it is worth. I say go for it



In the 21st century of a black… Continue

Added by Enoch Mubarak on February 24, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

News on the Support Authors Campaign

We have already selected two books for this year. We are currently only looking for two more books to complete the campaign. If you have not submitted your book for consideration for our book club, view below a little more information on where From A Writers POV is at in the process.



We are NOT accepting book submissions from these Genre's:



1. Poetry



2. Urban Hip-hop Literature



3. Biographies



4.… Continue

Added by Dominique on February 23, 2009 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Review - LA Technology-In-Business Seminar

Greetings Family,

(Contact Information At The Bottom Of The Page)



It's your friendly neighborhood "Digital Drummer" again...smile



For those that missed the Technology-In-Business Seminar, yesterday….I’m sorry for ya…smile



Beyond the fact that they had a real time demonstration of what could be done with Broadband technology…beyond the dynamic speakers..beyond the contacts (not to mention $100 they gave away)…It was truly an empowering and uplifting time for… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on February 22, 2009 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Giving in 2009

To play a small part in making a difference in children's lives, for the remainder 2009, I will be donating half the royalties from the sales of The Friday House to the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).



If you're not already aware of what the RMHC does for families, please visit: http://www.rmhc.com/what-we-do/ronald-mcdonald-house/



The Friday House is available at Amazon.com.



Title:… Continue

Added by D K Gaston on February 22, 2009 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Hello, all!

Thanks for looking at my artwork! If you like what you see, feel free to contact me or add me as a friend! I'm always looking for feedback so if you have an opinion on something of mine, don't be shy, go ahead and comment.

Added by Jamila on February 22, 2009 at 11:15am — No Comments

Backwards (not meant to offend anyone) Maybe offensive to some...

Time, has it stood still? Or has it finally repeated itself ? Gone back to the time of our freedom marches, and the millions of souls that felt those burning torches…of hate. Gone back to a time win it hurt to concentrate, on the day that we could be free. On the day that we can be excepted by our individuality. And not by the hue of our vanity. We’ve seen clarity in this Inauguration. Others see it as a racial violation.

Time, has it finally ticked and tocked, so much that we can stop… Continue

Added by Janise L on February 21, 2009 at 10:17pm — 1 Comment

It's Okay (A poem for the Ladies)

Sometimes a women needs to be alone, to take a step back and take the time to retrace her thoughts, to see if she's learned from her mistakes. Time to think about the battles fought.

Every now and then a woman needs to be alone. Just to except the fact that alone is okay. To pick up the pieces and fix the disarray. Time to sit back and get to know herself. Put away the heartache and put all her troubles on the shelf.

Sometimes a women needs to be alone. To stop and take a look at her… Continue

Added by Janise L on February 21, 2009 at 10:08pm — 1 Comment

Smoke from my Mind, Exhaled Thoughts (poem)

I hear the clicking at my computer, as I exhale my thoughts

Deep breaths of my concentration fingers to keys, a different

Kind of penetration

As I hear the sound of my pen stroking the paper

Releasing the smoke from my mind, a fire that burns

Each word I write is the trickle of water that tames the

Embers, my poetic memories, my way to remember

Another relationship ended, another piece of my

shattered heart breaks, The tears fall, tracing my… Continue

Added by Janise L on February 21, 2009 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Need to make A Call...(poem)

Need to make a call, that can satisfy me…put my body at ease….

Sending me to unattached ecstasy…no need to feel a connection…only searching for sexual affection….need to make a call…

want to see the moon…sexual vibes…that keep me in tune…knows just how to hit...Sexual endeavors…somebody to hit and miss…without all the drama of being dissed…fantasies and desires that’s all that will be missed…need to make a call…

Not looking for a relationship…to much has to go with that…don’t… Continue

Added by Janise L on February 21, 2009 at 10:05pm — No Comments

Just Yesterday (poem)

What would a slave say? Or our ancestors say, If they knew we made a change just yesterday

Yesterday my sons played, their best friend came over to stay, they laughed and joked until the day had no light, what would our ancestors say, if they knew he was white…

What would a slave say, or our ancestor say, if they knew we made a change just yesterday

Yesterday we went out to eat, went in the front door, with our heads held high and our hearts filled

With pride…it seems like… Continue

Added by Janise L on February 21, 2009 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Imagination...(poem)

Sometimes you need to escape to your imagination, that freelance place in your mind

A place where dreams can be reality, where I can be yours and you can be mine…

Escape to the imagination of sexual fantasy, the place that I can whisper my secrets to you…experience intimacy. my words tickle and tingle sending vibrations to your imagination in this world it’s just me and you…kissing and caressing , sighing, moaning and undressing…

Imagination, tracing your body with my tongue,… Continue

Added by Janise L on February 21, 2009 at 10:03pm — No Comments

Feelings (poem)

I caught something today, something so new and so rare…

I felt breathless, speechless no words came to mind

I had nothing to say….

I felt it as soon as the scent, that scent hit the air, made my body tingle

My senses more aware…

I caught something today it was so strong it captivated me, enveloped me

Became me…

I was dancing to a different song but with my own special beat

I caught something today I don’t know where it came from or why it chose me

I… Continue

Added by Janise L on February 21, 2009 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Crush (poem)

Sincerity-sin·cer·i·ty [sin sérrətee]

n

honesty and genuineness: honesty in the expression of true or deep feelings



I want to tell you how I feel about you, I want to compare you to things

That lovers do, be it a walk in the park, or dinner for two

I want to show you how real I am, not in the way most people say it

Because “keeping it real” is what I always do

But in the way a man wants his women to be , running your bath water

Maybe caressing your… Continue

Added by Janise L on February 21, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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