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Vikk Simmons
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If you like Amish romance, you might appreciate this free story offer. 
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Want a cool way to celebrate #National DogBiscuitDay? 
Blog post at A Life with Dogs : National Dog Biscuit Day rolls around every year on February 23rd. This is a perfect time to do something special for your dog. What would[..]
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Need a little help to get the words flowing today? Try this #writingprompt   #nanowrimo2014  
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Yep, it's that time again: PiBoIdMo 2014. More than one thousand picture book writers gather to generate picture book ideas during the month of November. Talk about unleashing creativity. Check it out. 
PiBoIdMo 2014 (Picture Book Idea Month) is in its sixth year. You have plenty of time to sign up for a rollicking good time with other picture book writers.
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I must confess, this is my baby. I have always wanted to create a journal but until self-publishing became so easy a kindergartener could do it, I had to wait. Not anymore! In time for #Nanowrimo, too. #writingtools   
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Yep, I'm in one more time for #Dewey's #readathon  this Saturday and here's the way I'm kicking off the event. 
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Getting ready for the big #readathon  that starts at 7am my time: Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon. Check out my books. 
Readathon book selection, gathering, and stacking is an important pre-readathon objective if one is to be ready at the stroke of the first reading hour.
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More of what I'll be doing over the next year. Kindle publishing? Oh yes. 
Kindle publishing offers opportunities for today's writers. Kindle publishing is the new gateway into the world of online publishing for many writers today.
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So it's day 10 of #NaNoWriMo. How are you doing? Having any avoidance issues? 
Are you guilty of procrastinating? Procrastination help is needed to confront the blank page. Make Anti-Procrastination Day every day of your writing life.
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So here's the basic #readathon  plan for Dewey's 24-hour Readathon happening today. #dewey 
Readathon books for Dewey's Readathon. We are readathon-ready. The dogs are settled. The books are pulled. The food is prepared. The chair is chosen.
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It's time to get ready for #deweys  #readathon. What the heck could you possibly have to do to prepare to read a book? Well, there are some things you need to think about. Check it out. 
What preparations can you take before a big reading event like Dewey's 24-hour Readathon? Readathon prep in full mode with these readathon tips and ideas.
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Robert Zevs's profile photo
Donald Maass's profile photo
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rajath s.s's profile photo
Julianna Evans's profile photo
Tamara Kajari's profile photo
kranthkumar marka's profile photo
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  • Freelance Writer/Editor
    1986 - present
  • Borders Group
    Corporate Sales, 2004 - 2007
  • Borders Books
    Community Relations Coordinator, 1998 - 2001
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Practical solutions for leading an "impractical" writing life.
Introduction
Vikk Simmons is a novelist, travel and freelance writer, blogger, dog lover, and caregiver. Author of five books including travel and fiction. Lives and works with seven dogs. 
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Published works include 5 books: Co-authored 3 travel books and authored 2 teen novels. Work has also appeared online on Expedia.com and MSN City Guides and other outlets.
Education
  • TW Institute
    Certified Journal Facilitator, 2011 - present
  • Vermont College
    MFA Creative Writing, 1998 - 2000
  • Center for Journal Therapy
    Certified Instructor for Journal to the Self, 1998 - 1998
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