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Due to the Coronavirus many of you may now find yourself at home. Where ever you are in the world life must go on. We all have to play our part to stop the spread of the virus. A pleasant pastime is reading. Find books in the genre you love, read and try to relax. It is a stressful time and any form of relaxation will help. Stay strong and keep safe.

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Keep Informed

It may seem scary right now, but I believe we will get through this. One of the most important thing as we fight this coronavirus crisis is to keep informed with what health officials are saying. In a crisis there is often a lot of misinformation. I read an article where 27 people from Iran died of alcohol poisoning trying to protect themselves from the virus. This goes to show that misinformation can be just as dangerous as the virus.

It is okay to switch off the news sometimes; watch a movie, read a book, play card games. Do something that can help you relax because stress is just as bad. Take all the necessary precautions to keep safe. It may be a while yet, but we will get through this.

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Help Your Neighbors

As we go through this crisis we have to help each other. Check in on the elderly in your neighborhood or in your building. They are the vulnerable population and some are scared to go out. Volunteer to go grocery shopping. Ensure they have all the basic supplies they need. Help reassure them that together we will get through this. If there was ever a time that we need each other it is now.

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A New Reality

We are facing a new reality. It is not business as usual for the greater majority of the world’s population. In every corner of the world lives are impacted by coronavirus. We are at war with a virus that as yet we know little about. The thought on everyone’s mind should be survival…making it out alive.

This is a time when we have to make sacrifices. Follow the rules set down. Treat every surface you touch as if it was contagious. Wash your hands frequently. Avoid crowds. Stay home if you do not have to go out. Let us do our part to stop the spread of the virus. Keep safe.

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Stay Calm

In the midst of this coronavirus crisis we need to stay calm. The unknown is often scary and one will feel afraid. However we should not allow fear to hold us prisoners. This too shall pass!

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Staying Safe as we Fight Coronavirus

Everyone wants to know what the can do to keep safe in light of the present coronavirus outbreak. The main emphasis is on hand washing which everyone must do frequently. However in addition to hand washing I would suggest if you have to venture out into the public, on returning home you should wash your face as well and use a rag to clean your nostrils. This may sound a little extreme but remember the portal of entry for the virus is through the eyes, nose and mouth so it would make sense to pay attention to those areas too. Keep safe everyone.

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Corona Virus

As more and more people become infected with corona virus it is important to take every necessary measure to stay safe. One should note that wearing a face mask is not enough to prevent the spread of the virus so do not become complacent. Practice hand washing and use hand sanitizer if hand washing is not possible.

Most people spend a lot of time on there phones so it is important that you sanitize those phones as well. Avoid touching public surfaces where necessary. Educate yourself on the symptoms of corona. We all have to do our part to keep safe.

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Be Open to Critique

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As a writer have to develop a thick skin and be open to criticism. If you are a great writer people will love your book. However you have to accept that not everyone will love what you write. Some readers can be harsh with their reviews, so you must be prepared for this. Critique is not always bad because it may help you to be a better writer. Good luck and happy writing.

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Strong Black Woman

As Black History Month draws to a close I would like to pay tribute to all women of color. I wrote the poems some years back and I want to share it with you. To every black woman who has gone through life believing she is not good enough; just know that you are enough!

Strong Black Woman

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But she proved them all wrong.

Poor, bare foot country girl

Wanting to be doctor?

“Must be crazy,” they told her.

But she knew she was sane,

A doctor she wanted to be,

And for that goal she did aim.

 

They looked in awe and wonder,

Said she made them proud.

Yet they didn’t think her good enough,

For they told her she couldn’t have him,

Asked if she had lost her mind,

Doctor or not he wouldn’t marry her,

Her family was too poor,

And she was just too black.

 

She pitied their ignorance,

Felt ashamed for their own

lack of self-esteem.

She knew what she wanted

She knew together they would make a good team.

So she married him,

and stupid people that they were,

They wondered did he really love her or did she cast a spell?

 

Still enslaved by mental slavery,

They find it hard to understand,

That it is not the color of your skin,

Or the family you are from,

That defines you as a man or a woman.

 

 

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Seeking Beta Readers

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I am seeking Beta Readers for my WIP. It is going through the second round of edits. The story is an emotional roller coaster of a young woman’s journey, trying to find herself. Below is a blurb.
     Reeling from the rejection of her father and later the death of her mother, Amelia Carr flees home to escape a complicated relationship with her stepfather. Enticed by the glamorous life of her cousin Charlotte, Amelia finds herself drawn into a world of men and sex. Trapped in a hotel room one day, with an angry wife threatening to kill her, Amelia must face reality. She is determined to leave the past behind and embark on a different path. Amelia becomes a nurse, and she has found the love of her life, a dashing young doctor who adores her. However, Chad knows nothing about her secret past, and she is scared she will lose him if he finds out. Can Amelia find lasting happiness or will the past come back to haunt her.