Category: Practical Ideas

7 Non-Partisan Voting Tips

For those of you waiting for November 6th, I offer these non-partisan voting tips that come from many years of experience. I hope they help to clarify your choices. We’re all in this together.

Valentine’s Day Celebrations that Don’t Require a Second Income

Valentine’s Day is our first test. To celebrate this new chapter in our lives, I searched for Valentine’s Day celebration ideas that don’t require a second income.

To cut or not to cut? Use this editing trick to decide.

I learned this editing trick years ago, and still use it today to help me decide whether or not to cut a line, a scene, or whatever. In your manuscript, mouse over and highlight the text in question. Then . . .

More tips for flat-broke indie authors

You know you need these professional services, but you’re broke. Never fear; I’m here for you. If you can’t afford to pay for professional services, consider the following.

6 Tips for Buying Indie Books that Don’t Suck

We all know about indie authors who made it big. Writers like John Grisham, William P. Young, and Amanda Hocking believed in themselves, and their books are now wildly popular. And we all know about indie authors who haven’t put in the time and effort to develop their craft, but decide to publish anyway. And their books suck.

Tu B’ Shevat: Birthday of the Trees!

When God first breathed life into the first human being, the first responsibility he gave that man was to take care of the earth. God gave Adam plants and trees to tend, and animals as companions, before the creation of the first woman (Genesis 2:15-22). Before allowing the earth to be populated by humans, God made sure man understood it was his responsibility to nurture and protect the earth for the coming generations.

Open Letter to a Grammar Cop

I encountered another Grammar Cop yesterday while checking out my favorite sci-fi fan site. In typical form, the GC showed up and pointed out a failure to punctuate. When others jumped to the commenter’s defense, the GC answered, “I point out errors to help people, because I would want others to correct my mistakes. If I’m doing something incorrectly, I want to know so I can improve.”

I wrote the following letter for that person, and for all other Grammar Cops out there in Internet Land.

Cool Anniversary from the Bible Falls on Halloween

This year, a very cool anniversary from the Bible falls on Halloween. Halloween Day, October 31, 2013, will be the 27th day of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan, which is believed to be…

May You Live All the Days of Your Life

“It just happened so fast,” I said, as I walked alongside my brother last week. He stopped, turned, and looked me in the eyes. “That’s a good thing,” he answered.

How Do You Celebrate Spring Holidays?

Both Passover and Easter represent freedom and restoration. Remember not to get so hung up on customs that you lose the point of the faith. In a week, the holidays pass, and we’re left with the memory of how we treated (or mistreated) one another.

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