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Oxymorons

Oxymorons

Despite the name, an oxymoron isn’t an insult — it’s a figure of speech that uses opposing words for emphasis.
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Banned Books Week 2022

Banned Books Week 2022

Every year the American Library Association sponsors a Banned Book Week to celebrate the freedom to read and spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.
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Everyday Sayings Explained

Everyday Sayings Explained

50 common phrases and their origins. Includes authors, meanings and stories behind some of the most commonplace sayings.
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Metadata: What The Heck is that?

Metadata: What The Heck is that?

There is one thing that many indie authors forget that is critical to their marketing and sales success, and that is book metadata. Book metadata… what the heck is that?
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9 Words That Aren’t Pronounced As They’re Spelled

9 Words That Aren’t Pronounced As They’re Spelled

Some words are not pronounced the way they’re spelled. Here are nine examples.
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Music While You Write?

Music While You Write?

There has been a lot of discussion on whether writers should listen to music when they write. And the answer is a definite “maybe.” There are authors who need complete silence when working. The noise of the neighbor’s lawnmower can drive them into a frenzy. Others, like the teenager who can only study if the…
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And The Winners Are

And The Winners Are

Five Hallard Press authors won medals at the FAPAcon2022 Conference in Orlando. Ann Marie Acacio, Barbara Rein, John Prince, Margaret Edwards, and Marsha Shearer.
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IngramSpark’s Global eBook Network

IngramSpark’s Global eBook Network

Recently, I attended IngramSpark Academy’s Ebooks 101 and found that IngramSpark has global distribution for eBooks. I always thought that IngramSpark’s eBook network was limited and that we should upload eBooks to another platform to get wider distribution, but that’s not true.
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Famous Landmarks’s Nicknames

Famous Landmarks’s Nicknames

Some of these world-famous monuments don’t go by their real names. “The Bean,” for example, has a more fanciful label, and the Statue of Liberty has a more official title.
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See You at FAPAcon2022

See You at FAPAcon2022

If you’re attending FAPAcon 2022 in Orlando this coming weekend, be sure to come by and say, “Hello” and check out the five Hallard Press books that are in competition for the gold in each of their categories.
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Powerful Words From Divas

Powerful Words From Divas

On or off stage, Divas are brazen, brilliant, and unpredictable — and they’ve earned the right to be heard. Here is a taste of their wit and wisdom.
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FAPAcon2022 Schedule

FAPAcon2022 Schedule

FAPAcon2022 Schedule Workshops and Sessions of Interest to Every Author and Publisher. FAPAcom2022, the annual conference of the Florida Authors and Publishers Association, is scheduled for July 29-30 at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace hotel in Orlando.
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Eleven Hallard Press eBooks in Indie Florida

Eleven Hallard Press eBooks in Indie Florida

Eleven Hallard Press eBooks are available through the Indie Author Project. You can find them at your local library.
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FAPAcon2022 has Podcasting and Social Media for Authors

FAPAcon2022 has Podcasting and Social Media for Authors

Podcasting and Social Media for Authors included in Featured Sessions at FAPAcon2022.
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8 Quotes That Changed History

8 Quotes That Changed History

Words are powerful, capable even of changing the course of history. They can win wars or prevent them. They can impart comforting knowledge in the face of adversity and inspire others to great feats and great discoveries. They can set people free, or at least set them on a path to freedom.
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Nothing So Royal as Truth

Nothing So Royal as Truth

19 quotes about the truth and our pursuit of it, from philosophers, poets, politicians, and more.
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DYK These Internet Acronyms?

DYK These Internet Acronyms?

You might remember with fondness the simple days of LOL and BRB, but we’ve moved on to more elaborate initialisms such as “ELI5” and “PEBKAC.” So, DYK (do you know) some of the most popular acronyms of today?
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Barbara Welsh has a New book available at B&N

Barbara Welsh has a New book available at B&N

One Bright Day: Poems About the Dances of Life by Barbara Welsh will go on sale at Barnes & Noble at Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages, Florida on July 1.
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Television News Archive

Television News Archive

Television News Archive: 9.5 million broadcasts. 6.6 million hours of television. from 20 different networks, made sharable and searchable through closed captioning data — a permanent record of what’s otherwise being forgotten as soon as it leaves the airwaves.
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Rod Martinez, YA Author Will Speak at FAPAcon

Rod Martinez, YA Author Will Speak at FAPAcon

Rod Martinez, a native of Tampa, will be speaking on “Author Brand—It’s All About You” during the Friday afternoon sessions at FAPAcon 2022.
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