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Women and Adversity: Dr. Mae Jemison, First African American Woman in Space

July 27, 2017

  Dr. Mae Jemison’s accomplishments will undoubtedly elicit admiration from all women because of the scope of her talents. Born in 1956 in Decatur, AL, the youngest of three childre ...

Women and Adversity: Sally Ride First American Woman in Space

July 13, 2017

Women and Adversity: Sally Ride First American Woman in Space In January 1978, NASA chose six women to be astronaut candidates, and Sally Ride was one of them. She was dedicated to science, especi ...

Women and Adversity: Gabriela Mistral, Nobel Prize for Literature, 1945

May 12, 2016

 Women and Adversity: Gabriela Mistral May is National Latino Books month, so I did some research on Latin American writers. I learned that Gabriela Mistral, a poet from Chile, is the first Lati ...

Women and Adversity: Growing Indoor—and outdoor—plants

July 16, 2015

  - Growing healthy flowers and plants has always been a challenge for me. I tell people my green thumb is rusty, but I don’t know why they die. I am on my fourth hibiscus in three ...

Find Your Writing Niche: Current Events

July 7, 2015

What a well-spring of ideas current events offers.  Just in the last month Rachel Dolezal claims to be black Two murderers escape a maximum security prison Only two women are declared can ...

Find Your Writing Niche: Take Pictures to go with the Story

September 2, 2014

Editors may ask writers to submit pictures with their stories, so there are a few pointers beginning writers should remember. 1)Get a “real” camera. Sure, cell phones can take clear pictu ...

Find Your Writing Niche: Enter my Contest

August 26, 2014

Many people avoid entering contests for fear of not winning. Bury that attitude for several reasons: 1)You learn to write on deadline. 2)You learn to follow instructions. 3)It can motivate you t ...

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