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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Inspire You To Write

Writers, like other people in life, have routines, demands of living and are slammed into by a crisis. Writers, inspire you to write. Find, at least, two hours just to compose thoughts, write. Pull the writing idea from your circumstances, a happy memory or look out of your window.

Look at your circumstances. What words stand-out?

A car accident, for example. What words flash through your mind when you hear the words car accident? Is it accident, texting or snow?

Pick any of the words to write about, or select all of them. Add other words that inspire you to write.

Take a look at the following circumstances.

The car could be heard miles before anyone saw it, because of the loud engine roar. It rolled-up on the curb, hit person after person. People screamed, ran. Some, even, took out their smart-phones to capture the incident.

Keep writing until you have fiction or non-fiction. Inspire you to write.

A happy memory is an excellent spring-board to writing. Take the happy memory in any direction.

A happy memory could be from child-hood, early teen years or adult-hood. Pick the situation, incident, that will inspire you to write.

Look out of your window for inspiration. What do you see? Write about what you see.

I looked out of my window. It's rainy and cloudy. What can I do with rainy and cloudy?

The last day of Winter blew in with rain and clouds, quickly melted away day-light into night. Thunder rumbled my window pane as lightning ran across the floor and out a back window.

The above paragraph has to be edited, more added and I have a short story beginning.

Inspire you to write not just in good times, but when you're challenged too.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Computer Chip Credit Cards

We've, all, heard about hackers stealing information from various retailers. One retailer was Target, but other well known retailers were visited by hackers too.

Customers were advised to frequently check accounts, close accounts and get new accounts. Immediately, address purchases or charges you didn't make.

It was a rude awakening to retailers that more security is needed, because of the ease with which hackers accessed credit card information.

Bankers and credit card networks understood how serious the breach was.

Most credit cards, by October 2015, will be minus the magnetic stripe on back.

Computer chip credit cards will become available. The computer chip requires a pin number. Hence, the pin and chip cards are called EMV cards.

Target once explored the idea of placing computer chips in cards. The retailer decided against the idea. It was costly, and other retailers were using the magnetic stripe on their cards.

Some countries use computer chips in their cards.

Credit card fraud in Europe dropped in the area of thirty-five percent since using EMV cards, according to the Federal Reserve.

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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.

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Every week, The Authors Show, radio version features interviews with up and coming authors from around the world. This week The Authors Show radio features Marcella Glenn, author of  'Grave Street House'.

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