Written by Arleen M. Kaptur

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TITLE: COLOR MY WORLD Author: Arleen M. Kaptur

Ifrepparttar 129549 world had no color, would you still want to live in it? You wake up inrepparttar 129550 morning to shades of black, grey and white. That isrepparttar 129551 full spectrum of tints, tones, and hues. Nothing else just variations on these three colors.

Your home would be decorated in these shades and if you stepped outside, there it would be again. A color range that only had three choices plus any derivatives. Dull, monotonous, and very unappealing.

But our world is made up of color. Lots of colors to choose from. You arrange your home around your favorites, and your garden just blooms with flowers that take your breath away. Wherever you look or travel, or happen to be, you are surrounded by shades of color that inspire, enlighten and make life worthwhile. Then, as writers, why don't we use colorful descriptions, conversations, and characters? Pick up a newspaper and you know basically how each story will start,repparttar 129552 questions an interviewer will ask, and in some circumstances, how it will all turn out. Some stories resemble others so closely that if you are reading one of these colorless renderings your mind is probably ten pages ahead of your eyes. Sometimes you wonder where allrepparttar 129553 glitter and shine has gone in some of today's literature.

When you try to research any subject, there is a very good chance that halfrepparttar 129554 articles or books you pick up will describe your topic in aboutrepparttar 129555 same way, even usingrepparttar 129556 same words. When this happens, your mind takes notice and realizes that one of these writers either didn't really delve deep enough intorepparttar 129557 material or he/she just decided that allrepparttar 129558 other writers knew what they were talking about so it was all right to copy it, change it a wee bit, and sign their name to it. Ahem! how long do you think this deception would last?

Todayrepparttar 129559 world is better educated, more in touch withrepparttar 129560 world than ever before, and are very well read in whatever interests them. Today's writers, therefore, have to be a hop and a skip in front of their audience and present their material in a way that is fresh, new, and will excite or motivaterepparttar 129561 reader. This is especially true if you write for younger people and children. Using your imagination and your skills to render stories, articles, and novels (fiction and non-fiction) that will be "fresh and new" is your key to success. Don't copy what has been done and especially not inrepparttar 129562 same words. This is unforgivable and all your pens should be removed from your desk immediately!

Writing Made Them Rich #2: Charles Dickens

Written by Michael Southon

Charles Dickens was born in Portsea, England, in 1812. His father was a clerk inrepparttar Navy Pay Office, stationed at Portsmouth. Although his job was well paid, his father had a weakness for spending money and spent much of his life in chronic bankruptcy.

In 1824, when Charles was just 12 years old, his father was sent to debtor's jail. Charles Dickens was sent to a boarding house and given a 12 hour-a-day job preparing bottles of shoe polish in a blacking factory.

But Dickens' fortunes improved: a sudden inheritance allowed his father to pay off his debts and he sent Charles to school.

At age fifteen Charles was placed as a clerk inrepparttar 129546 office of an attorney, a friend of his father's. In his spare time he studied hard to become a Parliamentary reporter.

At age nineteen he enteredrepparttar 129547 parliamentary gallery as a reporter for The Mirror. It was a well paid job and he soon became known as one ofrepparttar 129548 best shorthand reporters in London.

Dickens began writing fiction at age 21, underrepparttar 129549 nom de plume of 'Boz'. In 1836, when Dickens was 23, he began writing a series of short stories (The Posthumous Papers ofrepparttar 129550 Pickwick Club) which appeared in cheap monthly installments. Byrepparttar 129551 age of 24 he had become internationally famous.

Charles Dickens burst ontorepparttar 129552 literary scene at a unique moment in English history

Untilrepparttar 129553 end ofrepparttar 129554 18th century, England had been a mainly rural society. But fromrepparttar 129555 late 1700's onwards, land holders started forcing people off their land to make way for sheep farming.

Atrepparttar 129556 same timerepparttar 129557 Industrial Revolution was creating new towns and cities with belching smoke stacks and factories that needed workers -repparttar 129558 English countryside was emptying and a new urban working class was emerging.

The concentration of people in towns and cities created something that had never existed before - a mass audience. Newspapers, Magazines and Newsletters sprang up to cater for this new and growing demand.

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