Monthly Archives: April 2015

A Pebble in Your Shoe

A Pebble in Your Shoe by Eduardo Cerviño Cuba has been to the United States like a tiny pebble in a soldier’s boot: not big enough to stop and remove, yet increasingly bothersome as the soldier marches on. The Caribbean … Continue reading

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Books Begging to be Opened

Books Begging to be Opened by Cheryl Thomas Who knows what might spark an idea for the perfect book title? Inspiration might come from a favorite beverage like whiskey sour, a lethal plant like nightshade, or a room in the … Continue reading

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Men and Women, Young and Old, Want Better Skin?

Men and Women, Young and Old, Want Better Skin? by Deborah Tosline The skin is our largest organ and it deserves a little attention for a holistic approach to health. I am not talking aesthetics here, although a side benefit … Continue reading

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Make It So Easy You Can’t Say No

Make It So Easy You Can’t Say No by Rebecca Joy Have you ever heard of the Zeigarnik effect? Just understanding this concept could possibly change and improve the course of your writing and your life. When fully understood and … Continue reading

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That vs Which

That vs Which by Ellen Buikema I frequently have difficulty trying to decide whether to use “that” or “which” when writing. To help clear my confusion, I wandered through Professor Google to find help. The following summary of Ali Hale’s … Continue reading

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Production vs. Marketing – the Fundamental Conflict

Production vs. Marketing – the Fundamental Conflict by Mary Ellen Stepanich, Ph.D. Once upon a time I was a professor at Purdue University, teaching organizational behavior (OB) to management students who had aspirations of becoming corporate bigwigs. OB is often … Continue reading

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These arms …

These arms … by Barbara Chatzkel Welcome to this month’s insight into business body language. It’s a place to get tips to help you better understand the signals your body is sending and how to modify your body language to … Continue reading

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The Power of the Group: Finding a Partner(s) to Keep You on Track

The Power of the Group: Finding a Partner(s) to Keep You on Track by Laura Orsini The only way we succeed as a group is not simply following directions, but in keeping each other accountable for our actions. ― A.J. … Continue reading

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Writing, Like Life, Is a Process – Don’t Push the River

Writing, Like Life, Is a Process – Don’t Push the River by Christine Enking I wrote my first book over the course of 15 years. Life simply got in the way. I can’t tell you how many times I tried … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Bust through Writer’s Block

5 Ways to Bust through Writer’s Block by Jake Poinier Joshua Hoyt’s post earlier this month, “Character Development in Action: How to Get Past Writer’s Block,” struck a chord with me. It’s a little different as a freelancer who focuses … Continue reading

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