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Bookstore Spotlight: Kramers Books

If you’re in the D.C. area, you need to swing by Kramers Books—an iconic independent bookstore, versatile events space, award-winning restaurant, and illustrious bar—all in one. As the owner eloquently describes this iconic bookstore, “Since 1976 it’s been the quintessential gathering place for friendly locals, curious visitors, hifalutin foodies, happy hour revelers, comedy lovers, jazz […]

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Books That Will Make You a More Well-Rounded Person 

Do you remember filling out your college applications? Along with your GPA and essays there were questions about your extracurricular activities. The emphasis was on finding out whether you were a well-rounded person. But being “well-rounded” is much more than participating in the Glee Club or volunteering at your local pet shelter. It includes adopting […]

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Imagine Heaven: Near-Death Experiences, God’s Promises, and the Exhilarating Future that Awaits You

Grab your tissues. This book is an emotional rollercoaster. But it also promises joy. Imagine Heaven is written by Don Piper, who is a pastor and best-selling author of 90 Minutes in Heaven. In his book he shares stories of thousands of people who’ve had near-death experiences (NDE). Alongside these come his interpretations, advice of […]

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The Coworker

When sales star Natalie’s fastidious and compulsive coworker fails to show up for work, she knows something is wrong. Her colleague Dawn is an annoying pest, socially awkward and obsessed with turtles. It’s also obvious Dawn envies Natalie and is bent on becoming her friend. But Natalie has little time, or interest, in Dawn. Suddenly, […]

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No Such Thing as a Bad Review

Let’s face it. No one likes criticism. Well, at least the destructive kind which hurts to read and possibly leads to scars or setbacks. But we also can agree that constructive criticism is useful. While there’s positives and negatives to all feedback, the “bad reviews” of books are largely of the latter. Now I’m not […]

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How I Became a Screenwriter

Guest Post by Author, Writer, Professor, Editor, and Coach, Dr. Diana Stout I’ve always been a rabid fan of movies, whether on the big screen or small. In the early 1990s, when the internet was new, I was looking for a writer’s online chat room. I fell into Professor Jack Stanley’s Scrnwrit chat room of […]

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