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Cover Letters and Queries That Get Your Work Published.

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It's written. How do you get it published?
Both queries and cover letters are letters of introduction. The most important thing to remember is to craft a cover letter or query that meets the requirements of submission guidelines, which may differ from publisher to publisher and agent to agent.

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Ammunition Notes

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News today focused on National Security. However, security should begin at home. With the ongoing turmoil in the Trump White House, it is easy to lose sight of many of the issues that remain unattended. One of those issues is comprehensive gun legislation, which would be a major step in improving the safety of the American public.



The Ungapatchka Elephant

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Yiddish has a better word for ostentatious. It's "ungapatchka." As defined by the Urban Dictionary, it means overly ornate, busy, ridiculously over-decorated, and garnished to the point of distaste. Ungapatchka fits the white elephant that will soon be occupying the Oval Office to a "T". The point of distaste is clearly met by Trump's fear mongering through his vile plans for America.


Boxing Day

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Sometimes it takes a while to get back into routine after the holidays. I totally forgot a very important holiday that falls between Christmas and New Year's.

When Their Mental Illness is Driving You Crazy

Happy Holidays? Pug

Happy holidays? This season to be jolly is one of the worst times of the year for many of those who suffer with the disease of depression. One of the best gifts you can give this season is compassion for those who aren't merry.


Woman's Reproductive Rights:
Ain't Nobody's Business But Her Own

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Pro choice is just a shorter phrase for "Mind Your Own Business." It is neither pro-life nor pro-abortion. It as much about birth control as it is about deciding whether or not to end a pregnancy or continue one. Here's why::


Animal Exhibitors: No Laughing Matter

mother hyena and cub on the Masai mara

"[Hyenas] are very important to the health of the ecosystem," says Marion East of the Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin. "As scavengers, they clean up a huge amount of dead matter. As hunters, they probably help maintain the genetic health of the great herds."


Creature Feature: Halloween Safety for Pets

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Halloween is now the United States' second most popular holiday, after Christmas, but like many holidays, it can be a high-stress time for our pets.

» Loud noises from firecrackers to screams and shouts fill the evening air.
» Strangers and seldom-seen friends ring our doorbells and knock on our doors.
» Costumed friends and family look and smell different to our pets. Even our children's identities are hidden beneath masks and costumes as they return home with enticing bags of "something" that is hands off to our pets.


Before You Adopt A Dog

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Before you begin searching for a dog to adopt, do a little "soul searching". Start by taking an inventory of your life style.


Why Pro-life is NOT Pro Life

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A miscarriage left me with the understanding that abortion would never be a good choice for me. Even so, I believe the decision to end a pregnancy or carry it to term—yes or no—belongs solely to the woman it concerns and to nobody else.