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Oct
03

The Law of Quality

“Every fine story must leave in the mind of the sensitive reader an intangible residuum of pleasure, a cadence, a quality of voice that is exclusively the writer’s own, individual, […]

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Posted on: October 3, 2019 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2, Writing
Sep
25

What Non-Fiction Authors Can Learn from Fiction Authors

Those of us who write non-fiction have the opportunity to learn three essential writing practices from our friends who write fiction. I enjoy reading novels, especially since most of my […]

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Posted on: September 25, 2019 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2, Writing
May
07

5 Ways to Find Time to be Creative

Every day has twenty-four hours, and many of us struggle to get things done much less find the time to create. Deadlines, meetings, interruptions, personal business, and a plethora of […]

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Posted on: May 7, 2019 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2, Writing
Apr
11

Writing Lesson: Even Successful Books Are Not For Everyone

“It’s a big red flag in your proposal if you say that your book is for ‘everyone’ or a ‘general readership.’ Successful books and media, even those with broad appeal, […]

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Posted on: April 11, 2019 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Oct
31

4 Questions to Ask When Researching

When you’re researching a book, whether it is fiction or non-fiction you need to make choices and you need to evaluate information. He good news is that information is far […]

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Posted on: October 31, 2018 in Books, Featured, Publishing, Publishing2, Writing
Sep
19

WRITING LESS IS OFTEN MORE

All of us who love to write often are caught in an “expression” trap. We know what we want to say, but to fully express our thoughts we become wordy […]

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Posted on: September 19, 2018 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2, Writing
Jun
23

Questions to Ask from Reader-Based Feedback

Authors typically like to receive feedback from what they have written. They hand their manuscripts to friends or colleagues and ask for their opinions. I’d like to suggest this is […]

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Posted on: June 23, 2015 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
May
21

It’s Time to Abandon Your Bunker Mentality

We could all learn something from Napoleon Bonaparte. Reportedly he once said, “The old nobility would have survived if they had known enough to become masters of printed materials.”[1] Does […]

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Posted on: May 21, 2015 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
May
19

The importance of Visually Writing

We live in a graphics age. Television, video games, and even the most popular Facebook and Twitter posts include stunning graphic images. They tell the story and the capture out […]

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May
14

Raising the Stakes with Emotion

Generally speaking I’m not an emotional guy. However, when the right sequence of experiences hit me, I’m a basket case. Certain movies, songs, and certainly my kids and grandkids can […]

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Posted on: May 14, 2015 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
 

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Brennan Manning

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