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A Step By Step Process For Creating Great Works Of Fiction

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Creating a great work of fiction is no easy feat. It takes dedication, creativity, and hard work to craft engaging stories that captivate audiences. Whether you’re a beginning author, or an experienced one looking to refine your craft, it’s never too late to learn the step by step procedure for crafting great works of fiction. 

In this post, we’ll provide an overview of the process, from developing characters to giving readers closure. We’ll offer tips on how to plot a story, craft believable dialogue, and much more. Through this process, you’ll be able to hone your editing and writing skills to perfect your craft and create works that will draw your readers in. Or you can simply find fiction editors for hire who may assist with their years of experience. Continue reading A Step By Step Process For Creating Great Works Of Fiction

Yes, It Exists: Burrito Bookmark

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Photo By Gail Worley

Does reading make you hungry? Make sure you don’t try to eat this super realistic (and delicious) looking Burrito Bookmark from Humdrum Paper. They make all kinds of fun greeting cards and other novelty gift items to make life a bit more carefree! Bookmarks are just $5 at This Link!

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Indie Authors: The Ultimate Guide to Creating the Perfect Book Cover

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For authors, a book’s cover is one of the most critical parts of their books. Why? Well, the book cover design is the first thing readers notice, so it plays a big part in attracting readers and generating sales for the author. Furthermore, a well-designed book cover sets the tone for the content inside, making it the first point of contact between the story and the reader. A good book cover also gives a general idea about the demographic the book is aimed at, whether it’s a work of fictional or not, and the book’s core genre. Read on for ultimate guide to creating the perfect book cover for indie authors. Continue reading Indie Authors: The Ultimate Guide to Creating the Perfect Book Cover

The Pervasive Influence of David Bowie in Art and Pop Culture

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Bowie’s Eyes By Elena Lobanowa (All Photos By Gail)

For more years than I can recall, I’ve been photo-documenting the proliferation of David Bowie’s likeness on assorted things ranging from art and street art, to holiday ornaments, toys, books, mugs, magnets, what have you. With a few exceptions, most of these photos never make it into a blog post: I just like to collect them. Because, David Bowie. After recently spotting two pieces of Bowie-inspired street art on the same block in Greenpoint, I finally decided to load them all into one big Bowie extravaganza. Please enjoy!

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Anselm Kiefer’s Uraeus Sculpture at Rockefeller Center

Anselm Kiefer Uraeus Front View With Flowers
All Photos By Gail  (Thanks to Dave Manilow for The Tip on How to Get This Great Shot!)

Memorial Day Monday was not the hoped-for sunny day here in NYC, and the grey sky with threat of rain lent itself to indoor activities like Museum visits! Thus, I was inspired to head out to the Museum of Modern Art, followed by a short walk downtown to Rockefeller Center to see the new summer public artwork. This year’s monumental work is the first site-specific outdoor public sculpture ever to be commissioned for the United States from German artist Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945). Entitled Uraeus, the work consists of a gigantic open book with eagle’s wings spanning 30 feet, both made of lead, on top of a 20-foot-tall lead-clad stainless steel column. Continue reading Anselm Kiefer’s Uraeus Sculpture at Rockefeller Center