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The holidays can be hectic but ASMR can help you relax so you can get the rest and sleep you need to wake up refreshed and ready to take on the busy days ahead.
So why not listen to these oddly satisfying sounds to see if they help you unwind at the end of the day?
And, even if they don't help you sleep, you might find a fun and festive hair style you might want to try for the holidays.
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With these soothing sounds, you can close your eyes and listen to the oddly satisfying sounds of hair brushing and hair play to help you unwind and relax so you can get a good night of sleep so you can wake up refreshed and ready to go.
If you don't know what ASMR is, let me explain:
It's an autonomous sensory meridian response ("ASMR"). This is a sensory response that causes tingles to run down your back, neck and upper spine. It can be created by different stimuli, such as a smell, sight or sound (known as "triggers"). These triggers are specific to individuals. One person can get tingles from the aroma of chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven, another person can be stimulated by the sight of ocean waves and some people get the tingles from sounds of . . . hair brushing. This ASMR can cause a relaxing sensation that helps you calm down and has been compared with auditory-tactile synesthesia. If you're interested in reading more, check out this link. And if you want to try some of the sounds, check out my video here.
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The holidays can be stressful, so unwind with some oddly satisfying but highly soothing sounds of hair brushing mixed with a little hair play. So, sit back and listen to these peaceful sounds and perhaps even close your eyes.
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If you're looking for Haunted Halloween sites to visit this weekend, check these places out in Portland:
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I bought some Mary Kay cosmetics from a friend who is a distributor/representative for Mary Kay and I thought I'd show you how I used the products and how they look on a mature woman. If you're interested, check out the video link below and let me know what you think.
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A Haunted Telephone Call Came In While I Was Working on My Homemade Halloween Decorations - STRANGE!
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Authors Looking for a Literary Agent should check out these agents:
One of the Best Nonfiction Agents:
Celeste Fine (Park & Fine Literary and Media) https://parkfine.com/team/celeste-fine/
Queries only by email.
List the first and last name of the agent you are submitting. Include the category and genre of your manuscript.
Example for Subject Line: “Celeste Fine- Adult Nonfiction”)
No attachments. Include query in the body of the email.
Queries to: queries @ parkfine . com
One of the Best Picture Book Agents
Paul Rodeen (Rodeen Literary Management) https://www.rodeenliterary.com/about-rlm
Queries only by email.
In Subject Line: list the agent’s name you are submitting to and whether it is okay to have other agents consider your work, in the body of your letter.
Include: Query letter, synopsis and contact info in the body of your email.
Attachments over 10 MB are not accepted.
Portfolios are e-accepted but images must be 72 dpi. Please also include a link to your website.
Picture book dummies are e-accepted but new writers who only write picture book texts are not currently being considered.
Queries to: submissions @ rodeenliterary . com
One of the Best MG Agents
Barry Goldblatt (Barry Goldblatt Literary)
Check his query instructions here: https://bgliterary.com/submission-guidelines/
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Action Verbs are “in-the-moment” words that move a story forward. As writers, we want our reader’s eyes to keep scanning the page, not to stop on a term, word or lack luster phrase.
Mark Twain was once quoted for saying: “When in doubt, strike it out.”
An Action Verb describes the action taking place in the story by using immediate words such as run, walk, do, smile, drive, jump.
Here’s an example of a passive word choice opposed to an action verb.
Before: She was running…
Action: She ran …
Before: She was talking about …
Action: She told…
Before: The group was beginning to come toward the table…
Action: The group sat at the table …
Here are some examples of Passive words versus Powerful terms:
Here's a list of Action verbs (or strong, powerful, and descriptive words):
And, if you need more examples of stronger word choices:
INSTEAD OF: USE THIS:
Last, but not least, here is a short list of strong action verbs to use in your writing:
Advance . . . your story