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June 2008 Blog Posts (116)

How To Sell Effectively Online: 5 Basic Tips

How To Sell Effectively Online: 5 Basic Tips



I am positively not a salesperson by nature. I'm not even a 'shopper' in the sense of getting excited with an invitation to 'shop til you drop!' However, I am a savvy consumer and take great pride in exploring the options of price, style, accessibility and practicality when purchasing just about everything. So with that type of background coupled with my early… Continue

Added by YEisHere on June 30, 2008 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Celebrate with me!!!!!!!!!

My Magazine From A Writers POV is Celebrating it's one year anniversary this month!



Our magazine has been updated and this edition is better than any other. Check out all our new articles! We have our first Weekly Feature Contest going on ALL month, so be sure to vote for your favorite writer. ALL VOTES COUNT!



We've got writers of the week. Get to know more about the writers who submit articles monthly. When your finished, simply leave us a comment and let us know what you… Continue

Added by Dominique on June 30, 2008 at 9:32pm — 2 Comments

Question About Cush City

before signing up with cush city to promote my book, i am asking anyone who has had experience with them to give me a shout out about their experience. i've already wasted enough money with companies that don't do what they say they do!

looking forward to your feedback. in addition, if you have recommendations for companies that do promotion on the web, let me know. peace, marcia

Added by Marcia L. McNair on June 30, 2008 at 8:21pm — 13 Comments

Grants for Female Writers

A Room Of Her Own Foundation Invites Applications for Literary Gift of Freedom Award

A Room Of Her Own Foundation is dedicated to helping women artists achieve the privacy and financial support necessary to pursue their art. Toward this end, the foundation annually provides an award of $50,000 to a woman writer.



The foundation's 2009 Literary Gift of Freedom Award will be given to an American woman writer who is a U.S. citizen and will be living in the U.S. during the grant… Continue

Added by Marcia L. McNair on June 30, 2008 at 8:09pm — 3 Comments

LI AUTHORS BOOK FAIR

THE LONG ISLAND AUTHORS ORGANIZATION WILL HOST A BOOK FAIR AT THE MARTHA CLARA VINEYARDS ON SUNDAY, JULY 13TH FROM 12-5PM. THE LOCALE IS BEAUTIFUL! I TOOK MY FAMILY WITH ME LAST YEAR AND WOW! THE COUNTRYSIDE IS BREATHTAKING! PLUS, IN BETWEEN SALES, I EVEN GOT TO TASTE SOME VERY GOOD WINES. PLUS, THEY GIVE ALL ATTENDEES FREE FOOD. IF YOU LIVE ON LONG ISLAND OR WILL BE IN THE AREA, CHECK ME AND THE OTHER AUTHORS OUT!



ALSO, IF YOU KNOW OF ANY AUTHORS ON LONG ISLAND WHO WOULD BE… Continue

Added by Marcia L. McNair on June 30, 2008 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

[Website Makeover Monday] What is MySpace Really?

MySpace isn't and shouldn't be your main

place to send your new reader and your

new customer...







I wanted to offer to you this free audio

on this Website Makeover Monday!



Enjoy!





Continue to make dreams happen!



Won't Be Denied,

C.F. Jackson



P.S. Download Your Free Website

Makeover 101 Session
. . .



How knowing "2" Simple Things . . .

Can improve your… Continue

Added by C.F. Jackson on June 30, 2008 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

last week at "The Black Writers Conference" / Now that I am published?



I wanted to give everyone a chance to hear about being a new author at the Black Writers Conference and what is it like now that I am published.. The woman in the picture is the woman I am talking about in the blog.. She has a wonderful personality on top of beauty.. How about that!! She loved the poem I wrote about the pain in her eyes..…



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Added by K. L. Belvin on June 29, 2008 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Sin- Defined: The reason for Jesus’ Blood Romans 3:23 Let’s begin this topical discussion on sin by looking at “sin” by summarizing sin and defining sin. Merriam-Webster School Dictionary (p 847) def…

Sin- Defined: The reason for Jesus’ Blood

Romans 3:23

Let’s begin this topical discussion on sin by looking at “sin” by summarizing sin and defining sin. Merriam-Webster School Dictionary (p 847) defines sin “as an offense against God.” Zondervan’s Pictorial Bible Dictionary (p 796) gives many Hebrew and Greek meaning of the word “sin”. The Hebrew meaning is missing; pesha’, transgression; awon, perversion; ra’, evil in disposition; resha’, impiety; and the Greek definition is… Continue

Added by Dr. Willie B White on June 29, 2008 at 5:24pm — 4 Comments

Authors and Artists Chicago Begins To Take Shape

Authors and Artists is a unique event for all participants, unlike most book expos, authors must apply and be selected for participation. This provides a topical balance and prevents overloading of certian genres. .The event is a "boutique" type of expo that works to feature each individual author, and markets intensely to its target market. (the number of authors will not exceed 25) Prior to the event the audience is familiar with the authors because the've been introduced to them through 220… Continue

Added by Glenn Murray on June 29, 2008 at 3:50pm — 2 Comments

Does Everyone Suddenly Want To Be Your Friend?

Greetings Family,

(Contact Information At Bottom Of Page)



It's your friendly neighborhood "Digital Drummer" again (smile)



As an online activist, and promoter, I maintain a major presence in most social networking communities, such as MySpace and FaceBook. After Time magazine announced the year of user-generated content, everybody and their brother, now has their own personal profile somewhere in Cyberspace.



Wherever there's a crowd...There's Money!… Continue

Added by Jim Neusom on June 29, 2008 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Meet Me On Line Tomorrow

You'd have to be in Virginia to see me today at the Borders store in Dulles Town Center. But no matter where you are we could talk tomorrow.



Monday night I will be proud to be a guest on a blog talk radio program called Book Bridge: From Authors To Readers. The fifteen minute segment is a specialty program for African American authors to talk about how their books cross genres and appeal to a broad and varied audience. The show begins at 8:30PM Eastern and you're all invited to call… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 29, 2008 at 8:16am — No Comments

New Column

I have added a few new things on to my website. I have a new column! I update it everyday and would love if you checked it out and when you do be sure to sign up for it's newsletters: http://dominique101.bravejournal.com/



Also, I added to new forum discussions to my forums page. They are about my column with From A Writers POV & my new column.

http://dominiquewatson.webs.com/forums.htm



I look forward to reading what everyone has to say!



I truly… Continue

Added by Dominique on June 29, 2008 at 12:26am — No Comments

Soulmations & Afrolutions New Song!

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Added by Kamal Imani on June 28, 2008 at 9:04pm — No Comments

Christ Cares

Mark 4:39



How do we know Christ cares? Let’s examine some recorded facts of Christ caring for all creation. First, He shed Himself of His glory to suffer human humiliation and limitations even to the point of death. Second, Christ came to earth for the sole purpose of providing salvation for mankind. Salvation is made possible through His shed blood on Calvary’s cross, reconciling humanity back to God, the Father. The way to God is through Christ our Savior. Humanity must accept… Continue

Added by Dr. Willie B White on June 27, 2008 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Never What it Seems & Autumn Leaves by Diane Martin

Hi,



Do you have a passion for reading? Do you want stories and characters that you can relate to? Then you would love my novels entitled, "Never What it Seems" and "Autumn Leaves."



"Never What it Seems" is the story of Dee Wellington and AJ Madison, two women who were born in Chicago, and much like the city; their lives are anything but ordinary. Dee grew up in a dysfunctional household that by today's standards would be considered completely 'normal' .Trying to cope with… Continue

Added by Diane Martin on June 27, 2008 at 7:33pm — 2 Comments

Writing No-Nos

There are certain things many authors do that murders their manuscript. These things can render your manuscript worthless in the site of any legitimate agent or publisher. Some of those no-nos are:



1. Undeveloped characters and/or storylines - if you're going to write, do it well. Take time to give your characters a life of their own. Make sure your story is not too short or too long. Make sure it doesn't leave any unanswered questions, unless of course, you plan to write a sequel or… Continue

Added by Lacresha Hayes on June 27, 2008 at 1:10pm — No Comments

New Artist of Hand made art " Vincent Davis"

Introduct you to Artist Vincent Davis. From Eastern North Carolina. A hands on art. He does drawnings, pottery, sculptures,pastel art. At this time, he has few pastel art works available for purchase. Please go to the link below to purchase and tell your friends and family. If you like any question of the pastel art. His email is: artmancomputerguy@yahoo.com

http://www.vincentldavis.com

Added by feon on June 27, 2008 at 3:07am — No Comments

The Politics of Half Truth

The Politics of Half Truth:

How Smoke Screens Are Used To Gain Unfair Advantage




As you all know, I've recently embarked upon my public article writing career via the usage of blogs. With such a vast array of interests and the gift of comprehension there are many topics and subject matters that I've done quite a bit of research and study into, along with applying practical experience, in order to gain knowledge of. Writing provides a way for me to step out of my 'private'… Continue

Added by YEisHere on June 26, 2008 at 10:57pm — 2 Comments

Autumn Ashante, Kamal, Maximus Parthas and Prysmatic Dreams July 3rd NJ!

Peace Creative Family, Music and Poetry Lovers!

Come out Thursday July 3rd, 2008 and feel the fire of Poets Autumn Ashante, Maximus Parthas, Soul Crooner The Dubber, Kamal Imani and more! Just 10 minutes from NYC George Washington Bridge.



At the Englewood Elks Lodge

17 Bennett Road

Englewood NJ 0763

(Right off of Palisades Avenue Next to the Monument)



Doors open at 7:00 PM

Showtime at 8:00… Continue

Added by Kamal Imani on June 26, 2008 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Affiliate Marketing: What It Is and Why It Works

Affiliate Marketing [aka Affiliate Programs]:

What it is and Why it Works




Starting an online or internet business can be either exciting, inclusive of it's challenges or daunting and somewhat overwhelming as to what to do first and what to expect as a result of those efforts. Aside from the obvious need of having an online business location, also known as a website, there are a few things to take into consideration before launching your multi-million dollar… Continue

Added by YEisHere on June 24, 2008 at 10:12pm — No Comments

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October 22, 2016 from 11am to 3pm
Diverse Writers and Artists of Speculative Fiction (DWASF), in conjunction with AfroFuturismNet.com and Black Author Showcase, will present a free workshop on how to develop stories in science fiction, fantasy, and horror.“Creators of Afrofuturism Workshop” will take place at the Long Branch Library at 8800 Garland Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20901 on October 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.The event will feature authors …See More
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22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

Buzzfeed Books article by Issac FitzgeraldTake a look at the first six here, then check out the complete list on Buzzfeed…See More
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Did You Even Know His Name? Why Charles F. Harris Was A Big Deal

He was one of the tireless army of little known boosters of writers of color, a book publishing executive that opened many doors and the founder of Amistad Press, as well as the first C.E.O./ publisher at the now defunct Howard University Press and it's Black Publishing Institute. …See More
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