Back to one of our favorite subjects: chocolate! I found a tip on melting my favorite confection. Make sure all your utensils are bone dry. A single drop of water can cause chocolate to "seize." Instead of smooth, silky chocolate, you'll end up with a grainy, lumpy mess.
Chicken Soup for the Soul issued a call for stories on the subject, "Tough Times, Tough People." Because of demand for this book, they've bumped up the deadline to February 28, 2009. Publication is scheduled for June 2009.
They want true stories and poems written in the first person of no more than 1,200 words. Both serious or humorous stories are acceptable. Suggested topics include financial problems and solutions, losing homes and jobs, families pulling together, etc. For the full list, check out the website.
If chosen, your bio will be printed in the book. You will also receive a check for $200.00 and 10 free copies of your book valued at more than $100.00. You'll retain the copyright for your story.
Have a great weekend!