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Writing Skills

What is Writing? An Introduction. Five primary reasons to write. Seven essentials to writing well.

What is Ghostwriting? Basic Concepts. Ghostwriting presents the ideas of an author in the words of a stand-in writer.

What is Editing? Polishing Your Writing. Editing prepares a work for publication by checking for accuracy, completeness, consistency, word choice, writing style and spelling errors.

The ABCDs of SEO. The concept of search engine optimization is simple. Learn the ABCDs of SEO.

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Canoe on Amish BuggyAmish Country in Holmes County Ohio Photos. Photos from the largest community of Amish in the world.

scary lamp outside haunted hotelHaunted Baker Hotel Photos. Once a popular health and entertainment resort, the Baker Hotel is rumored to be haunted. It is currently under renovation.

lion bites should of women with nice hairLion Dances for Good Luck. A dancing lion in Japan attracts your attention.

looking down in the lake made by quarryingVermont Granite Photos. Vermont granite from the E. L. Smith Quarry works for buildings, walkways and memorials. Technically it is granodiorite.

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angle view of red-brick dream bell.Unexpected Dream Bell of Happiness. Seeking the Manpa, finding the Dream Bell of Wakaura.

Practical Scooters. Scooters make sense in the densely populated cities of Taiwan

Rice Wine Scorpions, Vietnamese Folk MedicineRice Wine Scorpions Vietnamese Folk Medicine. Can scorpion-infused wine help your aching joints´╝č

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book cover of catcher was a spy.The Catcher Was a Spy. The United states entered World War II about the time his MLB career began fizzling out. So Moe turned to espionage.

Desert Exile book cover icon. Four Japanese people looking at you.Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family. A young adult's perspective on the round up of Japanese Americans in California following the Pearl Harbor attack.

How to Write Your Life Story book cover icon.How to Write Your Life Story. How to Write Your Life Story provides a lightweight look into writing your memoir.

Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parks book cover icon. Rosa leading a march.The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks. Get to know Rosa Parks better by reading the well footnoted book The Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis.

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310 to Yuma film icon3:10 to Yuma - Double-Dealing Money Mongers. When Pinkerton promises him a ranch-saving $200 upon success, Dan Evans agrees to ride guard. After all, Dan is a sharpshooter.

emperor-the-movie-iconEmperor - the Movie. Emperor presents an historical fiction account of Douglas MacArthur and General Bonner Fellers working to save the Emperor of Japan from war crimes prosecution.

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Mustangs running in the rain. Icon sized photo.Mustangs of Las Colinas in Rain. Beautiful horse sculptures you can touch. Visit them in the rain.

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Natural World

leucistic red tail iconA Leucistic White Red-Tailed Hawk. An exceptional red-tailed hawk, Lakota may be aware of her special beauty.

Opossum baby iconOpossum Seeks Admittance. The weather is rainy and a baby opossum looks for a way in. He looks unperturbed as we approach with camera in hand.

wily squirrel heading head-first down a treeWily Squirrel Assaults Bird Feeders for Sunflower Seed Plunder. At least we wanted to feed the birds.

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Obama Christmas Tree IconA Christmas Theme from President Obama. We all know how well political discussions fare at family gatherings.

Sea of Japan Map icon.Naming the Sea of Japan. The Sea of Japan separates Japan from Asia.

Obama City Japan IconObama City, Japan. Japan has an Obama City. Really!

stylized smug face with raised hand in front of stop signTolerance as a Relationship Killer. Tolerance does nothing beyond putting up with people.

White supremacist Chris Cantwell accepts police assistance.White Supremacy and Crowd-Sourced Ridicule. All people can love others exactly like themselves. Try loving someone you loathe.

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