ZION

So friends, here are the photos from Zion at last. We had such a great time on the trip to Zion with the Sun City Anthem RV club. Lots of outdoor activities, lots of happy hours and lots of shared …

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Five Books You’ll Remember Forever

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WHEN WE PICK up a book the one thing we want is to reach the last page and be left with thoughts and feelings beyond those in the text, and yet of the text, to feel…

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WHY WOULD PRIVATE PRISONS WANT TO REHABILITATE INMATES? by Prison Family Blog Contributor: Sharron Grodzinsky

Thanks to Jennifer and Inmates Matter Too for having me as a guest blogger!

Prisons For Profit

Something most people aren’t aware of is that for-profit private corporations now have contracts to manage over 120 prison facilities in the United States. They are paid by person per bed day. Most of them even have contracts with the government to pay for any bed days that are not used. For instance, the state of Virginia had a contract that guaranteed payment for a 95% occupancy rate.

These are private corporations that have boards of directors and stock holders. The higher the profit margin is, the more attractive the stock is. (Think Apple or Microsoft) A profit margin is generated simply by income minus expenses. Hello? What would that tell you about a company that makes it’s living from the incarceration of inmates? They will provide services in the least expense way possible, in order to increase their profit margin and raise the stock price.

Two of the largest…

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How To Engage Those Who Continue With Misconduct

Re-blogged from Stevendjennings.com Blog on April 22, 2016. (These are some of the principals currently being used at Hope For Prisoners in Las Vegas, NV, with great success. For those who complete…

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Inmates Matter Too!

I have recently run across a great blog called Inmates Matter Too (IMT). Like this one, it provides information about prisons and inmates and provides support for their loved ones on the outside. T…

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Prison Family Resources

PRISONERS FAMILY CONFERENCE  – A yearly conference that aims to improve the quality of life for the prison family through increased awareness, education, networking and supportive services an…

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If You’re Into Submission…Short Stories

…HERE ARE SOME more links for all those short stories you want to relinquish to the dark murky void of the inbetween, that place where your emails go, between you clicking send, and the edito…

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Hope For Prisoners

I visited this organization today and met an amazing man who has changed his life and is now devoting his life to helping other ex-offenders change theirs. Jon D. Ponder, CEO of Hope for Prisoners,…

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Guido Henkel’s Free eBook on Marketing for Writers

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A FRIEND OF mine Bori Praper, the author of the excellent Cynicism Management: 1 has been helping me out with my prospective debut book by giving me some invaluable nuggets of advice on what to do and what to absolutely definitely avoid largely in regards to marketing and pesky issues like formatting for e-readers.

He alerted me to Guido Henkel’s newest ebook on marketing specifically for authors. I haven’t got around to reading it yet, but Zen of eBook Marketing has some good reviews and is free until the end of today the 23rd February (whenever that is in respect of time zones). If it turns out to be awful, then you’ve not burned a penny, but I doubt that’s the case.

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Short Story Compilation: Do’s & Dont’s

Some good advice on writing and publishing short stories by LionAroundWriting.

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   LOOKING TO PUT together a short story compilation? If you are self publishing then you can be more cavalier than if you want a book in print, but there are some general guidelines to adhere to.

  • Length: Most publishers want around 40,000 words for a compilation or more.
  • Genre: The general consensus is that you are better to compile a number of short stories that fit into a common theme. Horror, fantasy, surrealism etc.
  • Sales: There is conflicting data on the short story market, and some websites appear to discourage the notion of even trying to get published in that format which is ridiculous, ask Alan Rinzler. There is definitely a market for short stories, just ask George Saunders, although you are not going to acheive the sales of a full length novel in all likelihood. Additionally, I believe publishing a short story collection…

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