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Gone are the days when a writer could submit a diamond-in-the-rough story and expect an editor to chisel it into a polished gem. Yes, editors, do still make changes to stories, but most manuscripts are expected to be well-edited before they land on the editor's desk. This is especially true for...
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Many of you have asked how my writing has been going, so I decided it was time for an update (especially since one of the purposes of this blog is to chronicle my journey into the world of writing). As you know, I wrote my lousy first draft during NaNoWriMo 2008. I took December off from working on...
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Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained. (See more at http://wordvessel.blogspot.com!)
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WordVessel is proud to welcome author Donald James Parker. First, some background information. Don is a 1968 graduate of Madison Central High School in Madison, South Dakota. He graduated from Dakota State University in Madison in 1972 with a degree in secondary education. He taught school and...
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Ever so often, I will read a book that touches me profoundly. Parting The Waters by Jeanne Damoff is a book I recently read that had that effect on me. Here is the back-cover copy: (See http://wordvessel.blogspot.com for the rest of this review and a book giveaway.)
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Last week we began our study of ways to drive traffic to your blog.Today I want to focus in on how to get the word out that you have a blog everyone needs to check out! Here are a few things I've learned: (See http://wordvessel.blogspot.com for the rest of this post.)
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In my first post on this topic, I mentioned that I would post more about who God is throughout the year. Here is more of what I've learned as I've read my Bible on a Bible reading plan to carry me through the entire Bible in a year. God is gracious, compassionate, patient, and mercifully loving....
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Here's the second part of "How To Drive Traffic To Your Blog." BREAK YOUR CONTENT INTO MORE THAN ONE POST I did this in yesterday's post, but I didn't do it merely to get you back here today. Posts that are too long tend to turn readers off. Not all content will allow you to do this, but...
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We all enter into the world of blogging for different reasons. For some it is a place to share thoughts and opinions. For others it is a source of income. For yet others it is an outlet of creative expression, or maybe an attempt to educate and influence others. Whatever your reason for blogging,...
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"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do; forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is...
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The topic of suffering is relevant to every human being on the face of the planet. As times get tougher, we tend to question why more often. A quick perusal of newspaper headlines or television news will show us that times are growing tougher by the moment. Max Lucado once again delivers the answer...
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Who can put a price tag on a life? No one. But everyday, in this country of inalienable rights, we in effect place a value on life, by allowing, and even supporting, abortion. "For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and...
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Let me introduce my ShoutLife friend, author Marty Norman! Welcome to WordVessel, Marty! Let's learn more! Marty Norman is a wife, mother, and grandmother, who lives in Fort Worth, Texas . She is the author of Generation G – Advice for Savvy Grandmothers Who Will Never Go Gray... (See http://...
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WordVessel is happy to welcome author Betsy St. Amant! Let's learn more about her and her work. Betsy Ann St. Amant, an inspirational author in North Louisiana, has a heart for three things - chocolate, red polka dot shoes, and sharing the amazing news of God's grace through her writing. Her...
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One thing that everyone has in common is limited time. Many different activities vie for our time, and life often becomes an exercise in juggling that time judiciously. The internet is one area that can be prone to stealing or wasting time, but it can also be a useful tool in staying connected,...
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