Denise Shelton writes on a variety of topics and in several different genres. Frequent subjects include history, politics, and opinion. She gleefully writes poetry The New Yorker wouldn't dare publish.
Use This One Simple Trick to Attract Millions of Readers
As I was browsing on the Internet the other day, trying to figure out what trendy piece of drek I could grind out to boost my meager online earnings as a writer, I noticed that a particular title has been paying off handsomely for the writers who used it, or some variation of it, for the past several years.
4 Ways Games Apps Gaslight Us Into Thinking We're Better Players Than We Are
There’s no crime in killing a little time playing games on your phone. The apps are generally free if you’re willing to expose yourself to a few ads. They can be addicting though, and there’s an excellent reason for that: the game companies design them to be, and in more ways than may you realize
How You Can Be So Right and So Wrong at the Same Time
I’m in the midst of a painful “ah-ha” moment. It’s one of those times when I’m forced to admit that I’m not always as nice as I should be. The good thing about this is that I can change. The bad thing is, I’m not sure I will, but I intend to try. Here’s what’s going on.
The Top 4 Obstacles to Effective Communication and How to Overcome Them
Communications 101: The sender’s message travels to the receiver through a specific channel (radio signal, internet, handwritten note, spoken word, etc.), and the receiver interprets the message. Simple enough, but what happens when something interferes, distorting the message you’re trying to send? The result is that your communication is either flawed or fails.
- Top Story - May 2021
- Top Story - May 2021
How I Narrowly Escaped Being Buried Alive in the BluesTop Story - May 2021
When I think of my teens, I think of the blues. Not just the musical genre, but the feelings of heartache, disappointment, and despair it represents. They come with the territory when you’re coming of age, and I came of age at a time when the blues genre was having a resurgence. Everyone from the Rolling Stones to Frank Sinatra was singing the blues. They had good reason, too; we all did. They were dark days.
My Husband Sent Me Two Dozen Roses for Mother’s Day and I'm Furious
My husband likes to spend money. Throughout our marriage, it’s been a constant tug-of-war: he periodically blows the ready like a Kardashian at Fashion Week, and I have to figure out how to pay for everything. It’s not fun.