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Becoming an expert in your field of writing is very important in this competitive field of the Arts. Narrow your focus and concentrate on one particular niche.
For all who have Alzheimer's Disease, and for all who have loved ones inflicted by it, this article is for you.
Finding a way to touch your readers on an emotional level is not as easy as it may sound. The following are some techniques you can use to achieve this.
The culture of waste! So says Pope Francis in a scathing attack on consumerism in the world. Are you part of the solution or part of the problem?
Establishing a focus for your writing is important. These four platforms will help you to do that.
Lighting a fire under the butts of writers everywhere....improve your craft!
We can take the leap or we can slink back into the shadows of fear. The choice is ours.
Learning to make your words flow like a symphony does not come naturally. Here are some tips that will help you.
Just when we thought we couldn't get any less-intelligent as a nation, we are once again proven wrong. How low will we go?
Join me as we continue to look at ways to promote your writing efforts.
As the 1950's drew to a close, so too did our innocence as a nation. Read about the secrets that finally broke free and allowed for growth in the United States.
Would you like to start finding some success in the field of writing? Well read on for some helpful suggestions that just might make you the next hot item.
The Highs and Lows of an Addictive and Somewhat Compulsive Personality: A Moment With Bill Reflection
Struggles are of course a pain in the patoote, but they are also an opportunity to learn.
Pricing in the freelance market can be a bit confusing. Read on for some clarity and further understanding about the world of writing.
Calling all members of H.O.W....it is time to step up the efforts and I am calling on all of you to do your part.
Anyone can write a recipe. The trick is to find a special niche that makes your food article stand out in the crowded field. Try these suggestions.
A poem, of sorts, about a remarkable woman who served mankind unselfishly.
A review of a book that is a must for anyone serious about being published.
There are lessons to be learned from our ancestors if we are willing to listen to their words.
How do we help the homeless? Who's responsibility is it to do so?
If you are serious about submitting work for publication, then you need to learn from rejections. More than 90% of written submissions are rejected, so you best learn how to handle it.
Writing is a tough road to travel, and often times reward is very slow in coming. Those are the times when the writer must remember to breathe deeply and settle in for the long run.
Great suggestions for getting started as a writer of travel and adventure.
How to get published in a periodical? That is the question we will answer in this article.
One Hubber takes a look at number accumulated over sixteen months of writing for HubPages.
The choices we make....the paths that we take....all lead us to here and now. Do you appreciate the journey? Have you learned from the sojourn?
Like it or not, you are your own marketing specialist when it comes to your writing. The best writer in the world will remain an unknown unless he/she learns marketing techniques.
Are you a good neighbor? Do you live in a good neighborhood? What makes a good neighbor? Read on and discover my thoughts on the matter.
Writing a book should be as much an exercise in developing characters as it is in telling a story. The characters bring the story to life, and they help define the message we are delivering.
We have a winner! Read on to find out who won the second contest sponsored by Billybuc
We are fifty million strong and making a difference. Would you like to be an active member of our group?
Helpful suggestions if you are considering writing something larger than an article.
Happiness and peace of mind can be found anywhere, including a urban garden. Read how one writer has found all he will ever need.
Some important suggestions to consider before you attempt to write a personal essay.
A tribute to all the writers out there. May you all live long and continue to bring beauty into this world of ours.
Do you see life through rose-colored glasses, or do you only see the darkness that is around you? Perhaps the problem is not your eyes but rather your attitude?
Do you have what it takes to be a good writer? Read on for several ways to determine if the blood of a writer flows through your veins.
Humanity One World calls on all of you to change the world we live in, making a difference one person at a time.
This writing gig is not easy but it is oh so rewarding.
How to succeed in the world of blogging. Read on and find out some basics.
How do we determine who truly needs government help? More importantly, how do we restore American pride in our citizens?
Know what you are signing before you sign on the dotted line of a literary contract. These definitions will help you.
I'm looking for someone willing to compromise on important issues. Is there anyone out there willing to do so???
As much as we may dislike it, writers need to market themselves in order to find success. These suggestions are meant to help you on the road to great salesmanship.
Are you getting the most out of life, or have you cheated yourself of some great adventures? Now is the time to change and go for the gusto.
If you don't have a hook at the very beginning of your work, you will most likely lose your reader. If you needs examples, here are seven different types of hooks.
What do you have to lose? Try this fun writing contest based on four writing prompts. Who knows, fame and fortune might be right around the corner.
Are you looking for riches? They may be closer than you realize.
Is your brain completely blocked? Are you having trouble writing an intelligent sentence? These tips might just help.
Change needs to happen in the United States, but how do we bring that change about? Here is one political rant and some suggestions to make life better in the U.S.
Column writing and opinion pieces need to make an impact. Here are some suggestions to help you accomplish that task.
Look in the mirror and what do you see? That image can be changed you know. All it takes is some willingness.
Publishing is a tough business and getting tougher every day. How tough? Read on and find out.
There is more to HubPages than just writing. This is a community where relationships are formed and help is given....if you are a giver.
The search for your writer's voice is an ongoing task. It will evolve over time and enrich your writing once you tap into it.
Journey back in time with me as we take a look at how our ancestors lived. Maybe we can learn something about living a simple lifestyle.
Are you looking to become better at your craft? Do you want to be a writer who people remember and not just one of the herd? Then try these practical tips!
Sit with me awhile and let's talk about some lessons I learned from baseball about life.
Have you considered writing a column for the newspapers or magazines. Here is all you need to know to get started.
Like a ship without a rudder, some writers have no direction or means to gain one. These thoughts might steer you on a successful course.
Does self-doubt haunt you? Are you always battling yourself? Well then read on and begin a new journey.
Most writers do not have a huge advertising firm behind them. They must do the footwork themselves. These five steps will help you to promote your own work.
How many doors have you permanently closed during your lifetime? A reflective piece on the value of living life to its fullest.
Find the help that you need and increase your networking on these great sites for writers.
The second in a two-part article, written by my friends at HubPages.
Simplifying one's life takes willingness and changing priorities, but in today's society it is oh so worth it.
How Different Are We? A Group Participation Exercise Regarding Our Social Differences and Similarities
Join me in an experiment. All you have to do is answer a question in the comment section and I'll do the rest of the work. Thank you!
How do you get the attention of an agent/publisher? Probably the single most important step is to craft a professional query letter. Follow these suggestions and you just might hook an agent.
Humanity One World....what a concept. Can we all just set aside our differences and come to the realization that we are all members of the Human Race?
The book is written and you have self-published. Now how do you get people to buy your book? These five suggestions might help.
Battling frustration with the state of the world, the writer reflects on whether or not it is possible for one person to change the world.
The power of a smile is often underestimated, as is kindness in general. Are you willing to spread some sunshine in a world that badly needs it?
If you consider yourself a writer and want to be treated as a professional, then you need to put on a professional face. A website is an important step in that process.
A tribute to the hard-working blue collar workers of the world. Be proud of your heritage and the job you do. Society needs you!
Writing a 100,000 word novel takes planning and organization. It is a step-by-step process from beginning to end. Constructing a game plan before you begin will help you greatly.
Which part of you do you feed by your daily actions? Are you a positive influence on society or are you feeding the dark side of your personality?
Are you thinking of joining a site like HubPages? Here are some thoughts on the matter from an active member of that site.
Do you want to improve in writing? Try these exercises to push your limits. You just might be surprised by what you can do.
Do you see life as a disaster movie or have you learned the secret of happiness? The answers are all inside of you.
Writing is an art form...it is a craft...and it needs to be treated as such. Good editing and revising can make a mediocre piece of writing a good piece of writing.
For all of you struggling with your craft, this story should provide a boost of inspiration. This is a wonderful, true story of determination and following one's dream.
Try these five suggestions the next time you need to edit your work. You just might be pleasantly surprised by the results.
So, was the 60's a big waste? Did the former revolutionaries sell out to the establishment, or did they truly make a difference?
Are you looking for someone to represent you and your work? Maybe these ten suggestions might help you to find an agent.
Are you looking for frugal and funky? Here are some projects that will cost next to nothing and leave you feeling quite accomplished.
Does your writing resemble the encyclopedia? Is it lacking passion and individuality? If so, you might want to open yourself up and allow your readers to know you through your human side.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, so try these tips and break free of the log jam of writers out there who all do the same thing. Maybe you will find success by taking a different path.
Is it truly gone? Are the hopes and dreams of an entire generation just a part of history?
Here are some points to consider if you are entertaining the thought of adopting a child.
Are you looking for some inspiration or help in your writing endeavors? These ten sites just might be what you are looking for.
How do we stop the horrors of abuse? The numbers are in the millions and there is no end in sight. What can we do to stop this societal cancer?
It is rare to find a road trip that holds enjoyment and entertainment for every member of the family. This is one such road trip.
The next installment in a continuing series that looks at what life is all about.
Are you suffering from writer's block? If so, maybe these five suggestions can help you break out of that funk and get to writing again.
A look at alcoholism and its effects on the author of this article. A personal look at the hell of addiction and the heaven of recovery.
Twenty suggestions that just might make your job as a writer easier.
A story of a professional athlete, struggling with depression and bullying, and her decision to leave her sport.
For those of you who are tired of the rat race and want to know how to embrace a simple lifestyle.
Understanding the different types of writing may help you when it comes time to send query letters to agents and publishers.
Some simple ideas to get you on you way to a bountiful garden this year.
If you have a loved one or friend who is an alcoholic you are going to want to read this.
Another sports icon is caught in a lie, and as a society we are shocked and disappointed. Why?
Are you constantly on the lookout for the latest in what's happening? Perhaps these suggestions will help you.
The author has a chat with Death and lets him know that no matter how hard he tries, he can never take our loved ones away from us.
Have you been wondering how to jump start your life as a writer? Do you seem to be stuck in neutral on the highway to success? Well read on for some suggestions that just might help you.
What is your purpose in life? Establishing guidelines for life can go a long way towards reaching the ultimate goal.
Writing is no different than many other occupations. We need to take chances. We need to push the envelope. Only by doing so can we ever hope to plumb the depths of our talent.
Waiting for the perfect time to write a book is silly. Tomorrow may never come, and it would be a shame to have the book die with you. Start now!
So many hunger and thirst and never receive in this lifetime. They are all around us and yet they might as well be thousands of miles away.
Is there true diversity in society today? That is the question we attempt to answer in this essay.
Do you want to fail in your writing career? If so, these tips will help to you succeed in your failure.
Finding a way to promote your writing is a difficult task. Perhaps these suggestions will point you in the right direction.
The mistakes of the past are just that....past! Learn and move on in life.
Can you make money on sites like HubPages? Is it worth the effort to join? Find out what one veteran of HubPages thinks about the whole online writing gig.
Are you ready for one of the prettiest road trips in the United States? Follow along and then pack your bags. Beauty awaits you on this lovely trip.
Are you having trouble finding an agent for your novel? Read on and discover ten people who are looking for new authors. They just might be your pot of gold.
The continuing series that looks at life and tries to make sense of it all. Today we take a look at the direction we take with our lives and is it all worth it?
A handy resource that gives you numerous sites from which to find writing challenges to further your career as a writer.
The continuing series that looks for the secret of living and of finding happiness. This is the fifty part in the series.
The winner has been announced for the contest. Read the great winning entry.
Simple instructions for building a great looking table for your home or garden area.
A new series that says to hell with SEO. This is about personal philosophy and there is no place in that world for SEO and Key Words. Won't you join me?
Is change possible in society today? Is it possible for the citizens of a country to affect change through revolution, or have we become so obedient and complacent that we roll over and just accept?
The Washington State byways will leave you longing for more. There is so much beauty to see in this outdoor paradise.
It's that time of year when hope springs eternal. The Boys of Summer are about to begin a new season, and baseball fans across the nation are sure that this will be the year.
Is life really that complicated, or have we just made it seem that way? There are some who realize that it is possible to simplify life and still find happiness.
You are either part of the problem or part of the solution. Which are you?
Here is a great project that requires very little knowledge or skill, and the great news is it will cost you practically nothing to build.
The next in my series about finding the meaning of life, and by extension about finding happiness and contentment.
Do you have what it takes to make it in the writing business? Read on and find out the most important factor in determining if you can make it as a writer in this cruel world.
Now is the time to begin preparations of your garden. Here are some suggestions as February and March invite us to begin our annual gardening ritual.
Raising children is not a job for wimps. It requires dedication and a willingness to do whatever is necessary to give your children a decent shot at life.
A one man rant that serves no purpose other than to release some frustrations. Read, don't read, but it has served its purpose for this writer.
Are you looking for the secret to life and happiness? You might just find it has always been inside of you waiting to break free.
Are you, through your actions, helping the alcoholic in your life to continue drinking? Find out how you might be doing this and what you can do to stop this behavior.
An important message for those who would write for the H.O.W. movement.
Be very careful because they are everywhere. Be very careful because they will inject you with their vile beliefs. Be very careful!
What is our purpose? What is our goal in life? How do we discover the meaning of it all? Those are the questions that I have attempted to answer with this series of articles.
There is still time to throw off those self-imposed chains and chase the stars. Can you do it? Will you do it? Do you want to do it?
Society has its priorities backwards. Find out why as the author discusses how bigger is not better; more is less; and love can not be demonstrated by a purchase.
Chapter One of my new novel, which is still in the first-write stage.
Another in the series that takes a look at some rather bizarre search engine questions. Sit back and prepare to feel good about yourselves, knowing that you would never ask such silly questions.
The first in a series discussing what is important in life. Join the author as he reflects on his findings during his lifetime.
As human beings, we hopefully learn from the experiences of the past. Follow the author on a trip through his life and the lessons learned.
Find out where the friendliest towns in American are located and why they were voted as such.
Garden like a professional using these inexpensive methods of making a greenhouse.
A serious and in-depth look at a very serious problem in society.
As the economy continues to struggle, more and more people are finding alternative ways to make ends meet and enjoy a comfortable lifestyle. Read on to find out how!
Read about an unorthodox idea that could help to house more of the homeless in America.
Are you ready for a writing challenge that could win you a huge prize? Well then read all about it.
A look at the history of VISTA, and how you can get involved in meaningful service work.
Is it possible to care too deeply about other people? Is it possible to ignore the needs of others? Is there middle ground between the two?
Read why a child's development depends on so much more than learning to read, write, and do math.
Another installment in the Funny Google Search series, back by popular demand. :)
The writer voices a few concerns over the direction we, as a society, are taking with regards to technology.
A story of peace activist Rachel Corrie, who died in Israel in the pursuit of peace.
A look at a totally irreverent novel that somehow still manages to spread important themes of protecting the environment and to love one another.
A simple birthday thank you to all Hubbers who have made this a magical year for me.
The lessons of life show us the way, if we are willing to follow them. Prepare the soil, work hard, and great crops await you.
Do you think you can write 365 Hubs in one calendar year? This writer did and he is glad he did.
Making this world a better place in which to live; that is the goal of Humanity One World, and it is the responsibility of every single human being.
Bad things happen to good people! That's just the way it is; there is no explaining it, but there also should be no personalizing it. In other words, it does not reflect on who you are.
Are you wondering how to get your first teaching position? Maybe you are looking to change teaching jobs? These suggestions just might help you.
A look at a movement away from large homes, which is growing in popularity across the country.
Are you serious about improving your health? Then accept this challenge and good times are ahead of you.
Are you up for a challenge that just might make this world a better place? Well read all about a challenge that could change your life.
A look at traditional family values; why they seem to be declining in the world, and what is needed to get them back in society.
An open letter to my son who has always been my biggest supporter and who will always be the greatest source of my pride.
A look at some disturbing allegations about Leech Lake Indian Reservation in Minnesota.
Blaming others for our problems is counter-productive and will never have a happy ending. There is always something we can do, and the solution always starts with us.
Failure can be a lesson learned or a debilitating obstruction to progress. The choice is yours!
A few simple lifestyle guidelines with which to begin the New Year.
If you are looking for a great vacation destination in Washington State then look no further than the town of Leavenworth.
Are we all doing enough to make this world a better place, or is there more we can do?
Quick and easy tips on how to do basic car maintenance yourself and save lots of money in the process.
WWJD? That is the question, with our modern world as the backdrop for that question. Are you a Christian? If so, read on and see who you do with that question or WWJD?
Beating the odds in your fight against alcoholism is not easy; perhaps you need to quit fighting and surrender to the solution?
Most likely the last of this series. A sincere thank you to all of my followers; you have made a world of difference for this writer.
We seem to always be in search of our true selves, not realizing that the answers are inside of us and always will be.
Slavery is alive and well in the world. It is the second leading criminal business and growing yearly.
Are you looking for some ideas for Valentine's Day, but you don't have much money? Well you have come to the right place!
Are you ready to tackle those new resolutions? Do you have a history of failing each and every year? Maybe this article will put you on the road of success.
A look at a world where mankind comes first rather than greed and hatred.
Read on and maybe you will find the incentive to make a lifestyle change and put you back in touch with what is truly important in life.
The writer answers a question that is often asked of him: how does he do so much on HubPages?
A look at the problems facing Indian Nations in the United States. The problems are many, and they are serious, and they need to be addressed by this country.
An alternative frugal calendar to give you oodles of ideas on how to start your frugality lifestyle. Just try one week each month to affect changes in your lifestyle.
When did it become cool to enjoy the suffering of others? When did anger and cruelty become entertainment?
It is time for the second phase of H.O.W....what can you do? Other than write articles, what can you do, a specific step towards raising awareness?
So, you want to write a book? You think you have what it takes? Well read on and follow one man's journey into the book writing world.
One man's ramblings about this thing called life. See if you don't find yourself agreeing with a few of them.
Are you tired of paying huge utility bills? Well here are some tips that just might save you some money.
A call to action for the H.O.W. members of the world. Humanity One World is in session and action is needed. Will you join me?
Turning sadness into sweet memories takes time and willingness, but it is so worth it in the end.
A beginner's guide to a frugal lifestyle, challenging the user of this calendar to do one frugal thing per month.
What to do? So much to do, but you just don't feel like doing it. There is always tomorrow, right? Maybe not!
A frank discussion of alcohol in society today, and a look at possible dangers that are inherent in this legal drug.
Thank you for taking the time to read my very first, and quite possibly last, poem. I hope you appreciate the sentiment and message and do not concentrate quite so much on the poetic style.
Are you in the mood for some silliness? Are you in the mood to feel good about yourself? Then you have come to the right place. Find out what the internet junkies are searching for in this latest installment of this series of crazy and wacky!
Let's get the New Year off on the right foot. It is the perfect time to embrace a new lifestyle that will leave you happier and healthier.