One of the best ways to enliven nonfiction is by "borrowing" techniques used in fiction. This includes, when appropriate, opening with a high-action scene, building suspense, using plenty of "showing"...
Friends and relatives that live in other cities or states, and possibly overseas, may be invited to share your special day. They will incur expenses such as hotels, meals, gas, and car...
If you decide to go FSBO, you are going to have to show your home at some point. When doing it, there are some guidelines you should follow. Just to be clear, a FSBO seller is a person selling thei...
Your horse comes up lame, he limps, bobs his head, is obviously in pain, won't run and all you can do is wonder just how serious will this be, will we ever ride again. Not your best case scenario.Mayb...
We hear it time and time again, in all the writing advice books and columns:Show, don't tell.But sometimes that's easier said than done, especially for new writers. So how do we identify the differen...
You have put your home on the market and are getting some interest. Potential buyers want to come see the home, which means you need to do a last minute checkup. The first place to head is the b...
Copyright (c) 2007 Don R. CrawleyCompetence means providing correct, knowledgeable service, performed with accuracy and confidence.Competence is a two-part process. You must demonstrate competenc...
Give the slow real estate market we have these days, many are looking to sell their homes without agents, better known as FSBO selling. If you are one of these people, you might have questions a...
In the absence of attending a writing program (an option not available to most of us), the advantages of joining a writer's group are tremendous. It is in this environment that craft can grow and flo...
You don't have to write in a journal, or mentally count your blessings each day. There are several ways to let someone know you appreciate them.Smile.One of the easiest things to do is smile at...
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