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Co-author of East of Tiffany's, 13 short stories of a Latino immigrant's success in USA; a journey from West Harlem to Sutton Place and Park Avenue. Check out the reviews in Amazon.com and in Barnes and Noble.

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Titanes de la Filosofia

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Great Gatsby: Is Nick Gay?

All my books are now in NOOK

Ideas About the Novel is a prophetic book that all writers must own.

Ideas About the Novel by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99


Next to Cervantes, Benito Perez Galdos is the most beloved Spanish writer of all times.

Torquemada at the Stake by Perez Galdos- my translation $0.99

Lazarillo of Tormes - my translation $0.99
Read it in contemporary English -- No Thous, Thees, or King James' Bible language. Transliterated into easy language for enjoyable reading pleasure. Because The Lazarillo of Tormes pointed a new direction, European and American literature benefited with titles that today are considered classics: Cervantes’ Rinconete and Cortadillo; Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders, Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones and Joseph Andrews; Tobias Smollett’s Roderick Random, and Peregrine Pickle; Voltaire’s Candide; Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield. And many others to include American works ranging from Mark Twain to Saul Bellow.

Dehumanization of Art by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99
The Dehumanization of Art— is now a constant in music, literature, aesthetics, and philosophy, having come to mean that in post-modern times human-shaped mimesis (representation of the human) is irrelevant to art. According to Ortega, the arts don't have to tell a human story; art should deal with its own forms—and not with the human form.

Sentence Openers
How writers open their sentences makes prose agile, interesting, and athletic. This e-book teaches how to break the pattern Subject-verb-object--and discard openings that begin with nouns, articles, and pronouns.

East of Tiffany's - bestseller $5
With the city as its backdrop "East of Tiffany's" is filled with earnest tales of love, loss, faith, success and morality. While business terminology is interwoven throughout these short stories, it's not business lessons that I take away with me, but life lessons. The circumstances and the characters' profound humanity are relatable despite their zip code . "Luke, Postmodern Man" offers a new vista into faith, suffering, and love of neighbor. Way after you read this book you'll find yourself thinking about the various characters throughout the series of stories and will find solace in their unwavering faith. The narrators' ability to reflect on their hardships with such serenity is inspiring.



My writing was as flat as a sidewalk. And then I downloaded ...

Mary Duffy's Toolbox for Writers
After I purchased Mary's e-book I started to get 'A's in my essays and term papers! Every page is filled with great writing tips, training lessons, and wonderful useful writing skills! Not only do I write essays for college, but also short stories!
--IVONNIE Indrawan
College student
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All my books are now in KINDLE


Ideas About the Novel by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99
Torquemada at the Stake by Perez Galdos- my translation $0.99
Lazarillo of Tormes - my translation $0.99
Dehumanization of Art by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99
Sentence Openers
East of Tiffany's - bestseller $5


The most beloved short story from Spanish literature
All my books are in NOOK $0.99 or in Amazon KINDLE $0.99








All my books are now in NOOK

Ideas About the Novel is a prophetic book that all writers must own.
Ideas About the Novel by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99

Next to Cervantes, Benito Perez Galdos is the most beloved Spanish writer of all times.

Torquemada at the Stake by Perez Galdos- my translation $0.99

Lazarillo of Tormes - my translation $0.99
Read it in contemporary English -- No Thous, Thees, or King James' Bible language.

Dehumanization of Art by Ortega y Gasset - my translation $0.99
The Dehumanization of Art— is now a constant in music, literature, aesthetics, and philosophy, having come to mean that in post-modern times human-shaped mimesis (representation of the human) is irrelevant to art.

Sentence Openers
How writers open their sentences makes prose agile, interesting, and athletic.

East of Tiffany's - bestseller $5
With the city as its backdrop "East of Tiffany's" is filled with earnest tales of love, loss, faith, success and morality.



My writing was as flat as a sidewalk. And then I downloaded ...

Mary Duffy's Toolbox for Writers
After I purchased Mary's e-book I started to get 'A's in my essays and term papers!
--Ivonnie Indrawan
College student
Sentence Openers on KINDLE

Sentence Openers on NOOK





Available in KINDLE $0.99


Available in KINDLE $0.99

Sunday, December 13, 2009

How to Use Twitter Hashtags

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If you want to find current references, events, and other information, there’s nothing more useful than using Twitter hashtags. This is a clever tool, but you must be clever to squeeze the maximum benefit out of it.

Here are a few basic tips:
Just what is a hashtag?
The pound symbol: #, is usually referred to as the pound symbol. Another name for it is the “Hash” symbol. A hashtag is any word, phrase, or series of letters and numbers which is preceded by a #. For example: #writing, is a hashstag that I can use to search for references to ‘writing.’ When I enter ‘#writing’ in the Twitter search box, I will get a new screen with “Real time results for #writing,” followed by what people are tweeting on the topic ‘writing.’

So, a hashtag is a keyword and it is denoted on Twitter like this: #hashtaghere. For the novice, keywords are the words people type in search boxes when they look a particular piece of information.

Why are these hashtags important?
To begin with, you can find people with the same interests you have; and even if you don’t have the same interest you can still send messages to particular groups. For example, if you want to sell an e-book, let’s say, How to Babysit Toddlers and Teeny-bopperss, you can hashtag ‘#day time moms.’ Right there you have a huge list of mom’s who might be interested in your product. Of course, if you are a good marketer you might wish to form relationships with those prospects first. Follow them, send them direct messages, gain their trust, and eventually they could become your customer.

Whatever happened to cold-calling?
Twitter has dismantled the old fashioned call-calling. Sales managers now train their sales force in using Twitter; especially how get fresh leads by using hashtags. Hashtag it to cold calling what the automobile was to the horse-buggy. Street-by-street prospecting has also been rendered obsolete. Hashtags are great when searching for events, conferences, or meet-ups. Searching for the proper #hashtag, allows you to keep up with what people are saying right there—on live streaming.

Google search vs Twitter search
They both work basically in the same manner. In google you must narrow your search by using quotation marks (“xyz”) around your keywords. In Twitter the hashmark #, will do the job. The huge difference is that Twitter is a dynamic search that’ll give your results of people who are twittering right that moment. You can’t beat it.

Teaching
All my students must follow me in Twitter. I let them know about my whereabouts, my office hours (if they change), homework, solutions, extra credit work, my latest article, stories, and many others chores. And if that wasn’t enough, they can discuss my lectures, and those who were absent will benefit by joining in.

Age of Aquarius vs Age of Twitter
I have heard people say that the Age of Aquarius would bring splendor to mankind. Well, it seems that if the splendor isn’t yet here—digitation is. And with it a new age: the age of Twitter.
The writing techniques I use in this article are all explained in Mary Duffy's writing manual--an indispensable guide:

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