Handwriting or longhanding your manuscript can service as proof of ownership or copyright.

One major advance that’s overlooked in handwriting your manuscript first. Is that it can serve as proof the idea was originally yours.

I know this isn’t traditional the propriety of the copyright agenda but it’s better than having no proof at all.

Let’s say for instance. You wrote a phrase ten to twenty years ago and decide to publish it. But someone else later worded something very similar and then accused you of copyright infringe. You can always pull out your old notebooks and prove you wrote it prior to their publication and accusation.

If the accuser want to go scientific about it. The ink can be easily tested to prove that the date’s ink match the age of the manuscripts ink or pencil carbon. I wouldn’t recommend using a pencil it fades too fast.

I recommend formal writing. Not the popular block printing. Block printing is too easily copied. Cursive writing is hard to copy.

I know most authors won’t encounter this but you never know where your work might land.

LOL! Now, the down side is transferring it all to a computer or typewriter. But the benefits are worth the trouble.

Courts are still into the paper. They don’t trust the computer. Too many unscrupulous smartalecks know how to alter the date on a file.

You can read your own bad handwriting whereas no one else can. LOL
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Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Self-Reliance” is an 1841 essay written by American transcendentalist philosopher and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson. It contains the most thorough statement of one of Emerson’s recurrent themes: the need for each individual to avoid conformity and false consistency, and follow his own instincts and ideas.

One must remember what was going on during this time. There were heated debates and some cases of violence over the issue of whether or not slavery could be abolished.

The modern era faces many of the same factors listed in “Self-Reliance”.

This is much easier said than done. One can only follow their full liberties in life if there are no hindrances such as race, gender or some cases national origin. It’s a thoughtful essay that all depends upon one’s station in life.

I’m not saying one couldn’t be self reliance but I think it’s wise to realistic about it. Does the opportunity arise to be self-reliance? If not then ask yourself why not?

The opportunity to carry out things ordained by one’s own instinct must arrive and be freely granted without hindrance before one can not conform to the norms of society. And even as late as 2021 many have never experienced that freedom.

Online photocopy of the book
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What does a Dodo bird do?

The Smart, Agile, and Completely Underrated Dodo

Legends about the extinct bird being slow of foot and mind are just that: legends


I have been studying species that were driven into extinct with the Age of Exploration and the Dodo along with many different types of birds and dogs in North America was also driven into extinct.

The era known as the Age of Exploration, sometimes called the Age of Discovery, officially began in the early 15th century and lasted through the 17th century. The period is characterized as a time when Europeans began exploring the world by sea in search of new trading routes, wealth, and knowledge. But the problem with this is they disrupted many things causing the extinction of many cultures as well as animals.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing. She was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on June 14, 1993 and has served since August 10, 1993. She was only the second woman in U.S. history elevated to the high court, after Sandra Day O’Connor, who was named by President Reagan in 1981.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been on the federal bench for twenty-five years. In 1993, she became the second woman ever to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Throughout the time she served she continued to be a leading voice for gender equality, women’s interests, and civil rights and liberties.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg


My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.

I said on the equality side of it, that it is essential to a woman’s equality with man that she be the decision-maker, that her choice be controlling.

Women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.

Call it whatever you like. But I think this year is seriously trying to tell us something very vital to our continuation. It would serve our best interest to listen.

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What Does Adult Readers Look For In A Romance Novel

A good way to learn what readers want it is to ask questions. I can not say it’s easy to get answers but it’s worth the try. I asked the question:

What Does Adult Readers Look For In A Romance Novel?

When reading a grown romance I look for characters sounding like real people with real people’s problems, i.e., not stereotypes.
   I look for some form of conflict beyond sexual tension. After two or three kids, believe me all the sexual tension is gone.

   I look for real emotional and psychological situations the hero and heroine need to or have overcome to commit to a long term relationship. Not the dramatic spoiled brat scenario of creating a problem out of nothing.

   I’m not into the childish mind games so popular in today’s romance novels. It’s a good way to end up by your lonesome self.

   I like happy endings. But it doesn’t always have to be a happy ending. Love can have existed between two people but it simply didn’t work out. It doesn’t there was no love there. It can be a romantic story without someone dying. Gee, why in all the so-called best selling romantic stories someone always has to die?It can be a great love story without death. I’ve always viewed this as a cop out ending.

  Thanks for asking my opinion.

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What Readers Look For In A Romance Novel?

I’m always looking for ways to improve my writing and give readers what they want. The survey below is the what several readers say they want in a romance nove.

[And the survey says]

Backstory-Understandable. It’s hard to write a story without it.

Banter-Not too much or character will start sounding like bickering children.

Uncomfortable moments– This is fine scene to write for young adult love scene but most full grown people do not have very uncomfortable moments.

Sex scenes that are more about the emotions not so much the mechanics of sex.-This is fine, it depends on the story, situation and many different elements.

The slow burn. -This is fine, it depends on the story, situation and many different elements. It doesn’t work well for every story.

No insta-love please.– Again, this is fine, it depends on the story, situation and many different elements.

Attraction, yes-Its hard to have a romance without attraction.

Love, no. No???

The “no” regarding love confused me. How can you have a romance without love. Without love then the sex is meaningless. It maybe physically satisfying but it will never be emotional satisfying.

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American Poets, Academy of American Poets

American Poets, published biannually by the Academy of American Poets, provides readers with a panorama of the contemporary poetic landscape and offers ten to twelve reviews of new poetry books in each issue. The magazine, which publishes every April and October, is distributed to Academy members and at poetry readings and literary festivals.

Genres Reviewed: Poetry Publishing

Schedule: Semiannually Formats: 

Print Charges Fee: No

Reviews Self-Published: No

Website: https://www.poets.org/american-poets-magazine/home

Contact Information

Academy of American Poets

75 Maiden Lane Suite 901

New York New York 10038

E-mail: academy@poets.org

I thought about I see so much poetry on blogs and thought it would of interest to those who are not self published.

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How to Find a Book When You Don’t Know the Title or Author

This happens sometimes and I was wondering if there was a way to remember.


Hopefully this helps


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Sabrina- 1995 remake

A remake of the 1954 Billy Wilder romance, this updated version of the play Sabrina Fair was directed by Sydney Pollack. Julia Ormond stars as Sabrina Fairchild, the daughter of a kindly chauffeur (John Wood) at the Long Island estate of the upper crust Larrabee family. Sabrina has grown up enchanted from afar with the Larrabees’ sparkling world of privilege and wealth, but she’s especially enamored of younger Larrabee brother D avid (Greg Kinnear), a charming womanizer.

After the once plain Sabrina returns from a sojourn in Paris transformed into a remarkably poised and attractive young woman, she at long last catches David’s eye. In a calculated effort to manipulate David away from her and into a more financially advantageous marriage, older brother Linus (Harrison Ford) pretends to woo Sabrina himself, but finds himself unintentionally falling in love.

I watched it years ago. At least I didn’t fall asleep on it back then.

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