Category: Authors

Why Check Your Sources When Writing, Part 1

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How we can bleed pain and how to dodge the missiles brought about by rash decisions. Why we need to slow down to speed up - and more. Today's article explores why we should check - and cross-check - any sources that we choose to include, when writing articles. We also learn…

Roald Dahl On Looks And Thoughts

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Sometimes, a few words can speak more to each one of us than an all the thoughts and ideas that make up an entire book, article, movie, or video. So let's ponder a simple yet remarkable quotation, tha yet again shows how less can deliver more.You can have a wonky…

More Words of Wisdom

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Amid all the nonsense of day-to-day living, both today and throughout history, thankfully, there are remarkable people: the thinkers, from every culture and corner of the globe, who create light simply by sharing wonderful, inspiring ideas and opinions. My thanks especially to all the authors below. Enjoy!You can have a…

25 Encouraging Insights

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Teachers are everywhere! People, events, circumstances - to name but a few. You're a teacher to someone - certainly to me. Most likely, I will never meet you, but I learn a little about you from how you use this website. In the same way, some people see me as…

Find Your Writer's Heart

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Whether you're seeking to write a book, pen an article, or create compelling content for your website, why not invest a little time and effort to learn how to communicate what you want to say in the best way possible? Then marvel at how such a seemingly innocent activity can…

Saying No to the Status Quo

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To help publicize the Apple Mac computer, a few years ago, Apple Inc. created a short 60-second commercial that over time has gained almost legendary status. The "Crazy Ones" was directed by Chiat / Day's Jennifer Golub with art directed along with Jessica Schulman and Yvonne Smith. Original Voiceover was…

Advertising Or Marketing

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Marketing and advertising are two hot topics that smart Web business owners and self-employed writers and authors especially, are wise to give special attention. However, just what are the differences between marketing and advertising and why are they so important? So our choice is not advertising or marketing: we need both. This…

Sometimes Baby Knows Best

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We know that learning anything new takes time, effort, courage, focus, persistence, a can-do attitude, and other such heroic attributes. If we're lucky enough to be born with legs that work, while learning to walk, we'll fall down many times before we can successfully master the apparently simple art of…

33 Profitable Newsletter Tips

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Even with all the latest communications techniques available on the web, and the now older RSS (Really Simply Syndication) technology, for many websites and blogs, e-mail still remains the tool of choice for serious Internet marketers and savvy web business providers. Why? With an e-mail system such as the one we have…

Taking the S.M.A.R.T. Option

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Yes, it's true! Even with the still lingering post-dot.com blues and whispers of economic doom and gloom, today there's never been a better time to build a genuine, profitable information-based Internet business, or an additional income stream, if you plan your course carefully, take action and go about your business…

Finding Optimum Paragraph Length

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Short and sweet is the central, underlying theme of this tip. However, first let's establish what a paragraph actually is. Although a paragraph has a precise meaning, in practice, different people may define a paragraph differently. As the author of your thoughts, your paragraph preferences may seem to be heavily…

A Personal Success Blueprint

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To get from where we are now to where we want to be is possible with careful and considered planning, focused commitment and sufficient action. Once up and running, we may need to jump back two or three steps and move in a slightly different direction, in order to eventually…

26 Profitable Projects

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Today, writers, speakers, presenters and website providers have a wealth of opportunities that are almost crying out for good communication skills. What's more, you don't need to be a top-notch communicator to earn a great living writing, speaking or presenting on topics that interest you. Even better, your choice of…

Vanity Publishing and the Abyss

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Achieving publication today in the traditional book writing arena is now harder than ever. Only a tiny minority of presented manuscripts ever reach publication, perhaps as a result of an illogical mix of persistence, patience, perseverance, slight craziness with a little luck! Yet the numbers of writers who seek to…

What Makes a Sentence Work?

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If we think of words as the building blocks of written and spoken communications, sentences are like the cement or glue that binds together our words so that others can "make sense" of what we want to say. In this tip, we'll examine sentence structure a little closer and discover…