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Monday, May 28, 2007

Power Smiling

It is a friendly smile. You're standing
around people, but the air is thick with
tension. Crack a smile. It opens the door
for conversation, slices through the stress.
Possibly networking can start.

On a good day, story ideas pop-out at
you.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

What's Blogging

"I've heard 'bout it, but haven't taken the
time to find one." A friend said.
Blogging is having a journal or diary
online. Some include photos, audios,
and/or videos.
The three-step process to sign-up
for a free account is easy at:
blogger.com.
There is no restriction on what
you can write about. Allow only
friends/family viewing access, or
have everyone pop-in to see it.
It's fun, and you can make new
friends along the way. Also,
there is a possibility to earn
money blogging.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Long Ago

I interviewed for a job.

"Can we still call you by your first name?"
Someone joked.

My feelings? It was just a job.

I arrived for work.

Women were in power. We were
stripped into groups.

Sexual advances flew every which
way. I ducked all of them. So, I
was blacklisted.

Mz. Manager kept writing vile things
on my evalutions.

Work left on my desk could be found
behind anything. Co-workers refused
to answer work related questions.

People stopped talking when I
walked into the break-room.

Top management did Mz. Manager's
bidding. I was fired.

******

I have written a novel with accounts
of various situations that happened
stirred in.

I have to thank the Philadelphia Police
who heard my crys for help, and
responded.

Still, I forgive those who tried to
crush me. No, I wouldn't socialize
with them. I hold no ill feelings
in that I dont want to get anyone
back.

It is freeing to forgive, allows one
to move forward.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

My Article

"Catch Tumbling Ideas"
at: As Featured On Ezine Articles

Critique

Many times, writers self-edit. How?
Read your work out-loud, slowly.
Of course, after a check for
grammatical errors, strong verbs,
etc. has been done. Words should
flow smoothly.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Others

Great story ideas can come from
listening to others. Pick up on
conversation as you pass them in
the market, mall, or street.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Lettas

Lettas or letters can speak from the heart
or mind. They chat about cultures, change,
and life.
Lettas are excellent sources for writing
ideas. Find those old ones, new ones.
Jot down ideas for stories.


Sunday, May 6, 2007

Memorable Character

A character is remembered when he/she
speaks up, stands, and fights on against
odds.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Hometown Blacklist

I was fired from my job, and could not get
another one. Why was I fired? I refused to
go along with the sexual harassment from
female managers.

I wrote about it, have a book
based on it. It proves my point of
ideas arrive from living life. Take
a look.

"I would like to close-out my
account." I told the Black bank
clerk.

She backed away as if I had
running sores on my face. She
glanced at the Black female
working next to her who
turned her back.

I stood there wondering how
these people kept their jobs.

"Over here." A White male
spoke.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Ideas Pop Up

"Try this recipe." A friend suggested.

I wrote it down, and stuffed it in some
crevice. My thought: Another
fattening dish.

Later, an idea jumped out
at me.
-the baker who gave it to me
asked that i protect it
-it disappeared

It is a start.

The goal is to be aware
of ideas from unlikely sources.

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Marcella Glenn is a freelance writer who has written news reports, worked in an office, reviewed movies, published a newsletter and had her novel, "Grave Street House," published. She, too, is a Writing Consultant as well as a Personal Coach.


She has tried to go down some of life's other paths. A few paths were a mail-order business, the publishing of a pen-pal newsletter and selling plastic-ware. Only, she was back writing before realizing what she was doing.


She'd critique titles, paragraphs, news reports, that no one submitted to her. She'd stop herself, eventually. Marcella Glenn seemed to be enjoying the act of writing. This is how she knew writing was more than a hobby.


Let it be a lesson in your life too. Is writing calling your name? Or, acting? Teaching? Are you interested in engineering? Have the courage to go for your dreams. Simply, believe in yourself.


Meet Marcella Glenn on Twitter: http://twitter.com/marcellaglenn.



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