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Editing and Revising “By the Stars and Trees”

With just under 4000 words remaining on By the Stars and Trees, I have begun working on first-round edits and revisions.  Writing this book has been a mixed experience — both a blessing and a curse. A little over a year ago, I hadn't written anything this long before I started this book. 76,000 words are … Continue reading Editing and Revising “By the Stars and Trees”

How to Draft Your First Story Idea – Writing Series Part 1

This is the simplest way to generate a story idea, while it is not in-line with what most writer's do, there is no simple clear-cut way to do this. It is not a writing rule, so don't worry if this doesn't work for you. All great writing starts with an idea, regardless how small it … Continue reading How to Draft Your First Story Idea – Writing Series Part 1

Orkut – The social network that almost wasn’t

Orkut is relatively new to the social networking scene, launching in 2004. Owned and named after Orkut Büyükkökten, a Google employee (Mahoney & Tang, 2017, p. 191). The network was popular in the Brazilian market, until September 2014 when the network shut down. However, Orkut has returned though no longer operated by Google (Hello Network, 2020), which … Continue reading Orkut – The social network that almost wasn’t

Weixin, China’s Popular Social Networking App

Forgive this interruption, once again, I bring you another marketing blog.  Social networking apps are continually being developed and released on the App stores every day. Today we are taking an in-depth look at China’s Weixin. Weixin (way-shin), a popular Chinese social networking app similar to WhatsApp in the US, and Line in Japan; allows … Continue reading Weixin, China’s Popular Social Networking App

Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Again, sorry for interrupting your regularly scheduled pieces of various nonsense, for yet another important message. It’s October, folks! Halloween is around the corner, but more importantly its Breast Cancer Awareness Month; a cause near and dear to my heart. Every October, individuals, businesses, and organizations celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Mahoney & Tang, … Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Blog Update

For the next 9 weeks this blog is being hijacked for my social media marketing class. I apologize, but I am not shelling out more money for another wordpress site if I don't have to. Once this course is over, the marketing course posts will be removed. Thank you for your patience.