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What Love Will Really Cost You

What Love Will Really Cost You

I love the saying, ‘Love Don’t Cost A Thing’. That is ‘in the box’ thinking for sure.  Cost has become a term which people solely associate a nominal value to.  I’d rather spend all of my money and it be a wasted venture than to spend my time, which I could never recoup. That is what makes most people vengeful and homicidal. Don’t waste my time. So let’s discuss the cost of love-and let me assure you, love is very expensive. A girl like me is going to require maximum respect. Oh, baby. Disrespect me and you will be miserable until you get it all the way right, or I fire...
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Finding Joy: The Year Apart That Made Me A Better Wife

Finding Joy: The Year Apart That Made Me...

Hope Griffin’s new release, Finding Joy: The Year Apart That Made Me A Better Wife, is the exact book couples, married or soon to be, need to read. She openly and honestly walks you through one of the toughest times in her life, her husband’s deployment.   Written from her perspective and experience as a Christian military spouse, Hope offers advice on how to survive deployments, how to support your soldier, and the Do’s and Don’ts that are necessary in each other’s absence.   Yet this book applies to all relationships because while not each one will experience a military...
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Want To Write A Book But Don’t Know How? Who You Gonna Call? A Ghostwriter!

Want To Write A Book But Don’t Kno...

You wouldn’t believe how many people tell me that they want their life story put into a book.  That they want someone-me-to write it for them and help them get published. ‘The story of my life would be a best-seller! Everyone needs to hear my story.’ People love the idea of someone helping them get their story out there until they realize that it comes with a cost. Unless you are a high profile celebrity, public figure, or current person of media interest, it will cost you to get in front of an audience.  The good thing, however, is that it does not have to cost you much....
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Why You Don’t Want To Edit Your Own Work

Why You Don’t Want To Edit Your Ow...

For some, this is a no-brainer. While others either don’t trust anyone else with their unpublished work or are trying to minimize production costs. What are the expenses associated with getting a book from inside your mind to a bookstore’s shelf or in E-Book format? Between the graphics, the publishing fees and the marketing, you may either need a second job or to take out a second mortgage on your home. Ensuring the success of your work can be quite costly. So who wants to add additional expenses like editing? Many writers, including myself, believe that we are...
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Is Dickmitized For You?

Is Dickmitized For You?

What is there to be said about Justin Q. Young’s Dickmitized? Much! For any woman out there who has found herself the other party in these situations, and the men who indulge in these behaviors, there are never dull moments. And even when there threatens to be, there is still a story left to tell, trust me. With hilarious statements like, ‘Looking at that afro on your pussy is driving me crazy’, and getting a glimpse into what goes on in a man’s mind while they prowl sites for female playmates, you will find yourself thumbing through pages at an eager rate.  This...
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FLOTUS HAS SPOKEN

FLOTUS HAS SPOKEN

Who isn’t talking about the statement that First Lady Obama made during Glamour’s The Power of an Educated Girl panel in Harlem, NYC.  “There is no boy at this age who is cute enough or interesting enough to stop you from getting your education,” she advised.  Flotus followed this statement by mentioning that her focus on her education, instead of on boys during her formative years, is what enabled her to position herself for the role of FLOTUS. So my question is…how many of us truly love the young girls in our lives? We are constantly saying that we don’t want our girls...
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What’s A World Without Art?

What’s A World Without Art?

In its various forms, art has existed and evolved along with us from the beginning of time.  Dance, song, sculptures, drawings, they never left our side.  Truth be told, art will outlive us. Whispering our stories to the wind long after we are gone. They embody who we are, where we have been and what we love. I write. It’s my form of art and a piece of the imprint that I hope to leave on the world. My writings have led people to me and me to people. I recently did an electoral piece on a candidate for local office, which led to a phone call I would have never anticipated....
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Book Review: Conversing With The Elephant: Chapter 1

Book Review: Conversing With The Elephan...

Welcome back to this fun discussion we have been having between ourselves and this elephant. If you missed the introduction, check out the previous blog here. Immediately in chapter 1 we are slapped the reality of our flaws as friends. We feel more of an obligation to make our friends feel good and comfortable than we do to be honest. Does her new hairstyle fit her face? Is her outfit appropriate for her body type? Is her makeup natural or will she be mistaken for a circus act? As a friend, as hard as this topic may be to approach, it’s your job to make sure she at...
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Conversing With The Elephant: 25 Things Our Girlfriends Don’t Have The Balls To Tell Us-Intro

Conversing With The Elephant: 25 Things ...

Terricinia St. Clair. I met this spirited beauty through a mutual friend. Writers tend to run in packs, and this was no different. I had been getting an invite from a new literary sister, to visit Richmond and attend one of her author’s meet and greets. It seemed fate was against that ever happening. Her invites were random and it rained every single time she held an event. Not only did it rain, it only rained at the time I would be leaving to reach the destination. I don’t enjoy travelling in inclement weather, so I rain-checked the first two instances....
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Do You Have To Be On Every Social Media ...

I say it in all of my blogs and I’ll say it again-marketing on social media is not for me.  Really, it’s more networking than anything else.  It’s not that I hate social media.  That’s where my readers and potential partnerships are found.  Utilizing it effectively can just be so time-consuming. For me, it started with Myspace.  What a hoot to think of how popular that network was until Facebook came and knocked it into irrelevance.  Followed by the emergence of Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest and LinkedIn.  All with their own language,...