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From a friend and fellow writer, on personal, professional, and useful (as in life-saving) journal/blogging for the world

Near-Fatal Complacency

By J. MARSHALL CRAIG

Why did I write, and post, this? Despite being a public figure in my professional life and happy to post positive, happy junk on my social media about my personal life, within appropriate boundaries, I guard my privacy very strictly. I am not posting about my acrimonious divorce (I actually thought there could be another kind, but not when there are lawyers involved — I think that sucks for everybody but the lawyers) and don’t make nasty posts about people I know. Or don’t know, for that matter. (Clearly deranged national leaders and sexual predators excepted.)

So: I started journaling while in the hospital because, well, that’s what I do: I write. I journal usually twice a day and it’s not unusual for me to take notes about random life moments or observations at any time during my day. Yay my iPhone apps that make this easy…

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The INFP Writing Personality: Elegant Persuasion

Write with Personality

Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential
to give something back.
—Diana, Princess of Wales

Have you ever wondered whether your personality affects your writing style?

If you’re an INFP writer, chances are, the answer is yes.  INFPs have a natural aptitude for writing. In exploring this solitary pursuit, you can communicate your deeply held values and experiment with elegant, inventive uses of language. But you may find that formal approaches taught in writing classes don’t seem to work for you. Composing an opening paragraph may prove impossible until you’ve fleshed out the major ideas. Developing an outline may turn a pleasurable activity into an intolerable one—and your zest for the topic may wither away. INFPs write best when their imagination is unfettered.

The INFP personality type is one of 16 identified by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a popular psychometric instrument used to determine how people prefer…

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Bookreview: ‘The Gangster’s Son’ – TuesdayBookBlog

Today, I’m reviewing ‘The Gangster’s Son’ by Joseph Mark Brewer Blurb (from Goodreads): Facing retirement and weary from caring for his terminally ill wife, Tokyo police Inspector Shig Sato returns to Azabu Police Station and teams up with his old partner, Detective Ken Abe, for his last month with the department. On his first night … Continue reading Bookreview: ‘The Gangster’s Son’ – TuesdayBookBlog

Meet Lubna Sengal, a Twisted Tales author

To paraphrase Forrest Gump (and his momma): "twisted is as twisted does"- so grab your ebook copy of Twisted Tales (or a print copy by clicking here), a Readers' Choice selection of short fiction from Readers' Circle of Avenue Park. Literary lies, epic yarns - it's an eclectic collection of stories by authors from around the globe. In today's … Continue reading Meet Lubna Sengal, a Twisted Tales author