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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.
* 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
Social Issues like child abuse:
Soldiers who gave their lives who were also gay:
TSA Stupid Anti-Terrorism Policies:
BP Oil Spill Disaster:
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...
Politics, elections and the voter love-hate relationship with Congress:
101 Best Websites for Writers - from Writers Digest
25 Best Writing Blogs - from Editor Unleashed
Advanced Fiction Writing
Ancient Sacred Text Archive
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
Freeland Copyrwriters Blog
From Where I Sit (Michael Hyatt)
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
Open University Grammar Course (UK)
Publishers Weekly - publishing news
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
Warnings and Cautions for Writers from SFWA
Writing Career Coach
Writing Fix - writing prompts and more
Writing Forums and Groups
Absolute Write - a good place to meet other freelance writers, bloggers, screenwiters and novelists.
Backspace - Backspace is “the Writer’s Place”. An online community for writers, and one of WritersDigest.com’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.
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
Book Ends, LLC - A Literary Agency
Kate Schafer Testerman
WordAhead.com - 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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