Mar

21

2014

Fun Fridays – March 21, 2014

Enjoy this song once again, but this time with an amazing mimic singing with multiple voices.
Put a smile on your face today!

Mar

20

2014

God’s Timing

by Tamela Hancock Murray Since he is a wise businessman himself, my husband almost never calls me when I’m at a conference. He knows how hectic business travel can be. But on a recent trip, he had asked me to call him when I reached the venue. Excited and pulled into a meeting immediately upon my arrival, I forgot to…

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Mar

19

2014

Open Your Eyes! There is Creativity Everywhere

by Karen Ball If you follow me on Facebook, you’ll have seen my recent pictures of the flowers that have been blooming like crazy in my yard. It happened so fast! One day the ground seemed dead and unyielding, the next green shoots popped up, and then… WHAM! Flowers and flowering shrubs and trees burst forth with colors and buds…

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Mar

18

2014

How to Be A Reader’s Favorite Author

by Dan Balow Last week in this space, I wrote about how you could become a publisher’s favorite author (other than selling millions of books).  Today, we’ll go a little different direction and talk about what you would need to do to become a favorite author to your readers. A key difference between how you relate to a publisher and…

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Mar

17

2014

Hug a Librarian

by Steve Laube It all began in elementary school. I discovered our city’s public library with the help of my mom. I soon began walking there regularly after school. While there, in what seemed to be a massive building, I would explore the rows and rows of books. Plucking one off the shelf here and there and skimming pages. And…

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Mar

14

2014

Fun Fridays – March 14, 2014

Two of my favorite musical things: Acapella vocals and solo Cello.
Pentatonix is an incredible group.

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Mar

13

2014

Who Are You Hanging Out With?

by Tamela Hancock Murray During a recent television program, realization struck. I didn’t like anyone on the screen. So why was I spending time with them? I don’t think I’ll be returning to that program soon. When you are writing a story, you are asking your reader to hang out with your characters. For a very long time. Will they…

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Mar

12

2014

Two Important Ingredients for Success

by Karen Ball I’ll never forget the day, just after church, when a friend pulled me aside and said, “My son can’t find a job and he needs to make some money fast. So he’s going to write a book. Any advice for him?” Yeah, well, the advice I had wasn’t for him, it was for her: “Don’t ever say anything like…

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Mar

11

2014

How to Be A Publisher’s Favorite Author

by Dan Balow Three years ago, Seth Godin published his book Linchpin.  Since I follow Seth’s books and blog as a personal and professional challenge, I read it and was inspired by it’s concepts. In it, Godin speaks about some of the new realities in business relationships.  There used to be management and those who were managed.  But now, he…

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Mar

10

2014

What is the Best Way to Submit My Self-Published Book?

by Steve Laube Since it has become so easy to self-publish many authors are creating their own books, both in e-book and print form. Later that author is not quite sure what to do if/when they want to approach an agent. Or pitch to an editor at a conference. Should they just send a copy of the book with a…

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