Of Writing, Biscuits, and Gratitude

Hi all,

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dogs have an uncanny way of reminding us of the important things in life. Beulah, the elderly black labrador in the below post, is no exception. From the other side of the world, and through the poetic words of the post’s author, this canine reminds me of the power of the present, and to be grateful for what I have, rather than dwell on what I want. All while she struggles to turn away from her own cravings.

It’s a beautiful piece of writing. Tell me what you think,

Rebecca

By Lynn G. Carlson

The resident dog at my vet’s office is named Beulah and she is clearly senile. Her black-lab muzzle is grizzled and her eyes are opaque gray. She stands in the center of the waiting area on unsteady legs and makes eye contact with me, then moves her eyes to a blue […]

via Of Writing, Biscuits, and Gratitude — BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog

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When Scammers Infiltrate Modern Publishing – Emerging Writers Beware

Hi all,

this is concerning, to say the least:

Scammers used to operate at the edges of the publishing business, but have wormed their way into its heart. And the entire industry is in denial. An unintentionally revealing aspect of the tiresome Amazon-Hachette dispute was a series of statements from an organization purporting to advocate for authors’ rights. One of the heinous crimes Amazon […]

via This Is The Modern Publishing Business — David Gaughran