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Sunday, November 1, 2009

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Getting Started in Writing Part Three: Displaying your Work

Now that you know what you want to write and you know what you need to do, let’s talk about displaying our work.
A lot of writers are not comfortable with displaying their work. They are not comfortable with joining social networks and allowing people to read their work. This can only go on or a while because if you plan to go far with your writing and you’re too shy right now to display it, you’re going to have problems down the road.
At some point you are going to have to allow people to critique your work. You won’t know if you’re doing a good job or not if no one tells you. You can always start slow. Have a friend or family member read it. Do this a couple of times. After a while, you will get comfortable with displaying your work.
Now that you have come to the end of the articles, you need to ask yourself, how far do you want to go with your writing? Publish it, make a scrapbook, make cards to give to family members? It’s up to you. Some people write just to let off some steam and never think twice about publishing. Others have dreams of being a published author.
It doesn’t matter what you do because now you’ve mastered the art of writing and the options are endless if you decide to make it public!

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Last laugh, Last Cry: Recommended book for October

Last Laugh, Last Cry opens in the middle of a battle scene. Raquel’s ex –common law husband and son’s father is dragged from the bed and beaten within an inch of his life. The reader cannot fully appreciate the motive behind the action; the only clue provided is, "I mean this bastard used to beat on me because he was the one cheating on me!" Through out their relationship he had cheated on her and at 40 years old, and a host of other "transitions" she had succumb to within her life, she decides to "pay back" the one who caused all of the pain she had endured.

Dominique's Thoughts and Recommendation:
I thought this book was outstanding!!!!!! Kudos to the author Xanthe. She did her thing. Raquel, the main character, goes through her fair share of ups and downs. Not to mention, she has a son to look after. This books represents all the single mother's that just want to be loved, be happy and keep a roof over their child's head. Every woman has her fair share of heartaches and we see exactly how Raquel experiences hers. This book will keep you on your toes wondering, what next. It's not like all the other gritty hardcore books. This books will hit home for so many women, not to mention it has a surprising ending. So go out and support this author!!!!!!
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The Publisher's Choice for November will be annouced November 1st.
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Dominique Watson
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Writer's Lounge

View below the winner of this weeks theme "The Cliff hanger Part Two" The winner of this theme will be speaking on The POV Lounge next month and will win a free spot in a writer's workshop coming up in December!!! Log in here:

"Hot Ice Cont."

When she got to her apartment she made some tea along with Scottish biscuits. Kirsten told Francis that she needs to take a shower due to being on a schedule so he waited for her. Kirsten got her Victoria Secret Lingerie then walks into her bathroom, turns on the water, and takes off her clothes and the doorbell rings "I'll get it!" Kirsten said as she ran to her closet and threw on her housecoat. Looking through the lookout Francis asks "Who is it?" "The pizza man but I did not order any pizza!" When she opens the door the pizza man asked are you Makalya Jones?" She said "No, I'm Kirsten." As she shut the door his foot had stop it. "What are you doing? You have the wrong number." she said. He drop the pizza and took out a gun and pistol slap her "I know!" he said with an evil smirk. Francis got up off the chair and ran to her "What are you doing?" he said. "My job!" the guy said. "This was not part of the deal you weren't suppose to hurt her!"....

A bruise showed slightly on her right cheek. Jason demanded him to tie her up and put her in the back seat so he did what Jason, Jason met Francis in the truck and Kirsten was in the back seat knocked out. Driving to the boss's place Francis told Jason to pull over to Wendy's since he was hungry. Jason was about to go through the drive through but instead parked to go inside. "What are we going to do with the girl?" asked Francis. "Wake her up, untie the rope and get her something to eat." Jason said.

Francis did what he said and she finally woke up. "Leave me alone take your hands off of me!" Kirsten said hysterically. "Shut up now!" he said. She became quiet. "I'm not going to hurt you so get into the passenger seat and I will explain everything on the way." he said. Kirsten already hopped into the front and Francis zoomed around and drove off. Kirsten looked at him in disbelief. "How could you do this to me!" she yelled.

"Kirsten listen to me, alright it was a setup from the beginning even before I met you. This boss chose two people to take captive off, you and me. The deal is to make us lend them $500,000 each by Saturday Night which is Earth Day. They know all about us personal and mental which means they know we participate at the Earth Day Festival with our family. If we do not give them the money by 10:00am our families die. When I met you everything had change and now that is why we have to escape." Francis said. "Hold on a minute, not only are we in danger but our family is just for our money?" she said. "Take it easy we just need to contact the police." Francis said. "No, the boss usually has friends working as cops. If we go to them they would contact that boss and tell them we are on the run. " she said. "What can we do? I don't want to give away my money to them and I don't want my family to die." Kirsten said. "Me either!"

Entering Flagstaff, Arizona, they looked into each other's eyes and tears fell from them. They knew what each other was thinking. "I have not spent such a beautiful informing night with any woman such as you. I'm always busy working!" he said. "It is ok I know what you mean but it pays off in the end but I guess not tonight." she said. Francis held Kirsten's hand and leaned over to kiss her on the lips. As he held her hand he took the steering wheel and drive right off US Hwy 100. Apparently some people driving behind them contacted the police and told them what happen. On the road was left a will along with a letter from Francis and Kirsten with boss's address and the criminals were put in jail. Their families were safe but they were lost forever.

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Dominique Watson

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Question of the Week

All this week we've been speaking about getting started in writing. As a writer, "What is your advice to someone else getting started in writing?"

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Dominique Watson
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