National and Massachusetts VFW Provide Hurricane Maria Relief to Puerto Rico

Video by Allyson Morin Article by Matt Benedetti Photos Courtesy of VFW Post 754 Post Commander Gamalier Rosa https://youtu.be/jw1MwjZvC7A In the fall of 2017, as the scale and scope of the damage from Hurricane Maria became apparent to Jose Santos-Alvarez, the Senior Vice Commander of VFW Post 12064. He knew his community of Ponce and …

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Book Report: Longbourn

by Allyson Morin If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats, Sarah often thought, she’d most likely be a sight more careful with them. This past read I read a bit of historical fiction, namely Longbourn by Jo Baker. Longbourn tells the story of Pride and Prejudice through the eyes of the servants living …

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Book Report: Station Eleven

by Allyson Morin Because survival is insufficient! Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. …

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Beyond the Door by Phillip K. Dick

https://youtu.be/m-ZZrK3xtms This is an audiobook recording of Beyond the Door by Phillip K. Dick, available under public domain. Welcome, stranger! My name is Allyson. I am a recent college graduate, a writer and a traveler with stories to share. I post new videos every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. What else would you like to hear …

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Follow the Water by Jennifer L. Holmes

https://youtu.be/FczP60jP7Pg Today is Self-Love Sunday, a day that I talk about an issue related to self-growth, positivity or self-love. In today's episode, I read a short story called Follow the Water, written by Jennifer L. Holmes. I love listening to audiobooks while I get ready in the morning, while I drive to work or during …

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How to write better character dialogue

https://youtu.be/3WRLeglohbg Hi everyone! Today I wanted to talk about quick ways to improve character dialogue. I'll keep this short and sweet so you can be well on your way to editing that manuscript. Understand the purpose of the scene. Each scene should change the direction of the story, reveal something new about a character or …

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