Tag: friends

Ghostwriting Secrets: The Crap We See On Amazon Today

As I transition from ghostwriting to being a published author, I realize many things wrong with the self-publishing industry, including the fact that more than 50% of so- called Amazon…
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Should A Friend Leave You Negative Reviews?

I’ve written about reviews before and how they affect the author. This particular event is somewhat different. Here is the deal, so please tell me if I should be upset or…
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How Reviews Can Make Or Break You

Writers write because they love it it. I am not talking about new age publishers. I am talking about those who sit and create the scenes, twisted plots, characters and…
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Friendship And What It Means To Me

Today I realized that many people feel guilty or helpless when they can’t offer a word of advice or consolation to the people they consider friends. I tend to feel…
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The Real Meaning Of Christmas To Me

I was born and raised in an island in the Caribbean called Jamaica. There is a culture difference between Jamaicans and the rest of the world. The meaning of Christmas…
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Am I Lesbian?

I don't think so but that doesn't mean I don't have lesbian tendencies or I couldn't become one. I am not going to go into the whole issue of whether…
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Who’s My Fantasy Guy?

I'm 42 and for the past 30+ years, I have carried a secret with me. A desire that has never been fulfilled and this is the reason I think I…
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Do You Take This Man? – I Don’t

It's been three years and trying to decide, setting a date and finalizing stuff. Well, the good news is I figured out what I want but it's gonna hurt. I…
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Happy Friday and I Hate Freelancing!

I haven't posted anything in a while and it's been killing me.  So here's just a taste of what's been on my mind. I hate freelancing! I know it pays…
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Online Communication and Social Media Hypocrisy

While we live in an actual world we must also realize that a virtual or even spiritual world exists out there and communicating in online communities can be a bit difficult or for some people quite easy. I have been using the internet since the early 90s to send and receive emails or do research. My first experience with emails came through an email provider by the name of “love mail” which I loved very much until they closed their site. Through “love mail” I learn to send the ever so popular emails and I also learned to “chat”, which is not my sort of thing as I was often told am too quiet. During the past two decades of me swimming around the virtual world, I never learned to surf, I leave that art to Hawaiians and Californians, I am a swimmer so I prefer to say swim. Anyway, during the past twenty years of using the internet quite a few online communities have come into being, with the most popular social network being Facebook, the most popular email provider Yahoo and so on and so forth. During those years, I never took the time to really stay for any extended period to really socialize, so I never really made any friends until I joined an online writing community called Hubpages. Then I discovered a whole different side to this thing. The hypocrisy online is very poignant. What hypocrisy am I talking about? The pretense! The claim that you are nice and decent when your behaviour says otherwise. That's the hypocrisy I am talking about! A few years ago while swimming on the net I realized that people earned online and my quest ever since was to use my talent as a fiction writer to do so. I know that was a little fantasy but it was my dream. A little over one year ago I found Hubpages, after trying oDesk (which I hate), many surveys which promised thousands of dollars but either lie or don’t accept people outside the US. I also discovered scams, which, thank God I never spend my hard earned money to try. There are some lessons that I have learned while here on this online community known as Hubpages that were shocking to say the least: · Commenters don’t always tell the truth…
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