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Favorite Quotes


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* Verses which do not teach humanity new and moving truths, do not deserve to be read. - Voltaire

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* Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. - Albert Einstein

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* But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew, upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps, millions: think. - Lord Byron

* What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. - Goethe

* Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. - Napoleon Hill


* Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare. - Japanese Proverb


* Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
- Anonymous


* Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain  

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


* A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. - Hugh Downs  

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* Coffee is where we are all created equal - yet can experience life individually! - Denny Lyon

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* It's the writers and artists who sculpt the world into meaningfulness, for the greatest power is in transforming mindsets. - Denny Lyon

* A poet is a man or woman who puts up a ladder to a star and climbs it while playing a violin. - Edmond de Goncourt

Most Wonderful FAVORITE! Award at Mystical Poetry and Politics blog

My First Blogging Award  from a fellow blogger @ 2009 - Thanks, Mystic Dave!

Dennys Popular Poems Roundup

Favorite Cartoons


Moderately Confused

Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers

Moderately Confused


Bill Day

Steve Kelley

Signe Wilkinson

Bill Day

Walt Handelsman

Jerry Holbert

John Sherffius

MIke Thompson

Nick Anderson

John Sherffius

Social Issues like child abuse:

Bill Day

Bill Day

Signe Wilkinson

Bill Day

Soldiers who gave their lives who were also gay:

Bill Day

TSA Stupid Anti-Terrorism Policies:

Rob Rogers

Steve Kelley

BP Oil Spill Disaster:

Ed Stein

Chip Bok

Life Situations:

How today's progressive dog, Dexter the dog, gets into the movies for free or goes for a walk with his peeps - and none of that childish pet baby stroller stuff for him...

Ballard Street

Ballard Street

Speed Bump

Strange Brew

Speed Bump

Strange Brew


Dana Summers

Politics, elections and the voter love-hate relationship with Congress:

Jeff Stahler

Jeff Stahler

Nick Anderson

Jerry Holbert


Gary Varvel

Bill Day

Writing Links

101 Best Websites for Writers - from Writers Digest

25 Best Writing Blogs - from Editor Unleashed

Absolute Write

Advanced Fiction Writing

Agent Query

Ancient Sacred Text Archive

Bad Language

Bloggeries - blogging resource

Christian Authors Network

Christian Writers' Marketplace

Confident Writing - writing coach to help you find your voice and writing confidence

Economist Style Guide - meant for economists but beneficial to all writers

Edit Cafe


Freeland Copyrwriters Blog

From Where I Sit (Michael Hyatt)

Grammar Girl

Guide to Literary Agents Blog

Hack Writers - international site

Lousy Writer - Free online resource with tips for improving your writing

MIT Writing Courses for online writing

Novel Journey

Open University Grammar Course (UK)

Publishers Marketplace

Publishers Weekly - publishing news

Query Shark

Questia - read free 5,000 books and research

Quote of the Day - code to paste into your website or blog


Romance Writers of America - this isn't your grandmother's fiction genre!

So You Wanna Be Published

The Association of Authors' Representatives

The Master's Artist

The War Prayer by Mark Twain - odd how "the more things change, the more they remain the same," different generation, different time, same problem: War

The Writer Magazine - how to promote your writing or self-publish

Urban Dictionary

Urban Legends

Warnings and Cautions for Writers from SFWA

Wide-Eyed Fiction

Writer Beware

Writing Career Coach

Writing Fix - writing prompts and more

Writing Spirit

Your Dictionary

Zondervan Blog

Writing Forums and Groups

Absolute Write - a good place to meet other freelance writers, bloggers, screenwiters and novelists.

Authors Den

Backspace - Backspace is “the Writer’s Place”. An online community for writers, and one of’s 101 Best Sites for Writers, more than a third of the members of Backspace have been published. Some are even on the New York Times Best Sellers List. Some of the members are agents.

Freelance Folder - Community for all types of freelancers, includes forums, an informative and well-written blog, and job boards.

Freelance Writing Gigs - Excellent online community for writers with job listings and informative articles about writing, and the business of writing.

Freelance Writing Organization, International - One Of The World’s Largest, Free, Online Writing Resource Sites

Freelancers’ Union – National membership for all freelance workers.

Internet Writing Workshop – Email discussion lists and opportunities to have your writing critiqued by other writers

Make Money From Writing Community – Online community where you can start a free blog, and interact with other writers who want to make money from their writing.

Writers Digest - a little of everything for writers: writing tips, group discussion and more.

Writers FM – Radio station for writers by writers.

Writing Career

Poet Book

Your Dictionary

Cool Text: Logo and Graphics Generator

Poetry Links

Haiku Society of America

Library of Congress Poetry Resources

Poems for the World - UK site for aspiring poets

Poetry for Kids - teaching kids to write fun poetry

President George Washington as Poet

Presidents as Poets: Poetry written by USA Presidents

Rhyme Zone - rhyming dictionary and thesaurus

Shadow Poetry - huge poetry site, writing, publishing resources

The Cranky Professor

Web Poetry Corner - features over 5,000 poets

Agent or Editor Blogs

Alan Rinzler

Book Ends, LLC - A Literary Agency

Cheryl Klein

Editorial Anonymous

Editorial Ass

Fine Print

Janet Reid

Jennifer Jackson

Jonathan Lyons

Kate Schafer Testerman

Lit Soup

Pub Rants

Rachelle Gardner - fun vocabulary-building tool (or refresher course!)


Social Responsibility Sites

The Hunger Site - click daily for sponsors to provide donations toward food

Not On Our Watch Project - focus global attention and resources towards putting an end to mass atrocities around the world, includes support of Hollywood celebrites

Bloggers Give - bloggers and charity drives, incredibly active site!

One Dollar Nation - non-profit group devoted to eliminating extreme poverty, advancing education

Bloggers Unite - join other bloggers once a month on the same day writing about the same subject, help harness the power of the blogosphere to make the world a better place

charity: water - One billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water, non-profit organization brings clean safe drinking water to developing nations. 100% of public donations directly fund water projects

Stop Poverty Now - work to help local organizations reach some of the world's poorest women with small loans

Thistle Farms - natural bath and body products made by women restoring their lives by learning new job skills

The dZi Foundation - supports 22 health, education, community development programs in the Himalayan region

Peace Angels Project - artist who creates sculptures from melted down weapons, even decommissioned nuclear missiles!

Share Our Strength - national group working hard to make sure no child in America goes hungry

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