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Julia Tomiak
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Sure, you could say "affect is the verb, and effect is the noun", but it's actually not that simple.  The Word Nerd shares some #grammar  tips.
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How important is handwriting?  Research shows that we use our brains differently when we write with pen and paper vs. keyboards.  What do you think? 
In a digital world, how important is handwriting?
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So many #books  , so little time.  Listening to #audiobooks can help, but you've got to find the good ones.  Peruse the winners of the Audie Awards to get recommendations.
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Ok, I had no idea that grits are ground up oatmeal.  For some reason I thought they were potato based.  Thanks for sharing!
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Great #books  to give for #gifts  : Skinny (YA), The Green Glass Sea (MG historical fiction), The Bartimaeus Trilogy (Middle Grade fantasy cross of Harry Potter and Artemis Fowl)  I include micro reviews.
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great #quote  
 
“Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.”
Do you think that asking for help makes you look needy, weak, or lazy? Exactly the opposite!

There's nothing wrong with going it alone, but never be afraid to reach out to those willing to offer a helping hand. 

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#motivation   #inspiration   #happiness   #quoteoftheday  
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I can't even pronounce "chthonic" much less pretend to know what it means!!  I found numinous in "The Fault In Our Stars" and had to look it up too. ;)  My word this week is desultory... it's got very interesting etymology...
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I have come across desultory but need to remind myself of the meaning. Thanks for stopping by.
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Isn't this a great idea?
 
This Beijing Subway Now Has A Library Of Free E-Books For Passengers | Co.Exist | ideas + impact http://ow.ly/K91C6
Riders can stop playing Angry Birds and download something a bit more enriching.
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"The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you don't…"
The first step to getting what you want out of life is this: Decide what you want and then go after it.

Mind, body and soul!

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"I'd rather attempt to do great things and blow it, than succeed at meaningless things and just get by."

I couldn't agree more! How about you?

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#mondaymotivation #quoteoftheday #inspiration
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How to Use Pinterest to Dramatically Boost Blog Referral Traffic
If you're a blogger, there's no denying the power of Pinterest to drive traffic and raise awareness.

If you want to put your content in front of more people for an extended period of time, then Pinterest is where you need to be!

Read +Peg Fitzpatrick's top tips that you can use starting today to build solid, long-term referral traffic to your blog!

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#socialmediamarketing   #pinterestmarketing   #blogging  
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I'm partnering with Postertext to #giveaway a unique art print for the holidays. Just tell me your favorite #book from 2014 and why you recommend it, and you'll enter a chance to win. Comments must be received by Dec. 20.  Find more details at http://www.juliatomiak.com/2014/12/what-was-your-favorite-book-in-2014/
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Writing for my Word Nerd Blog and YA manuscript. This mom of 4 manages stress with running, prayers. Humor works too.
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Living in the mountains of Virginia. 

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I have four kids and am still sane!
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