For millions of high school students, graduation is right around the corner. As one chapter of their life closes and another one begins, they are faced with college planning and new financial responsibilities. While taking the SATs/ACTs and campus...
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney LinkedIn recently published a series featuring a wide range of things that can provide inspiration. In the series titled “What Inspires Me,” LinkedIn Influencers shared...
The first thing you need to know about writing a novel is that there are no easy answers. The second thing you need to know is that, if you’re anything like most of us, it’s going to be quite...
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.” Oliver Wendell Holmes Do you remember your first public speaking assignment?  Whether it was an Easter speech or an oral book report, the advice...
Someone recently asked people on Facebook to post the  name of 10 books that  have  stayed with you in some way. Without  even knowing what’s on your list  I can almost guarantee that the books you remember most told...
You know I am a big fan of blogs!  Blogs are the quickest ways to grow your brand and establish yourself as an expert in your field. But I know that some people just don’t want to write blogs. ...
A writer friend once told me that a piece of advice from writer/director Ron Howard was the best she ever heard. “Don’t be afraid of the cliché.” He warned that the more you write, the more you try to...
You’ve finished your novel or crafted a professional book proposal, and you’ve decided you need a literary agent. Now how do you get an agent to take notice and agree to represent you? The good news is: agents need...
I originally saw this infographic on http://www.entrepreneur.com and thought it was such great information that I needed to share. Is your branded Twitter account interacting more than it’s pushing messages? Are those messages overly promotional, or are they providing...
The only bad thing about reading a good book is often the film that follows.  It obviously is a challenge to turn a good book into a good film.  I admit I haven’t read the book or seen the...

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