Author Archives: Marcie Brock

“Don’t Be a Hypocrite – or Maybe, Yes, Go Ahead”

“Don’t Be a Hypocrite – or Maybe, Yes, Go Ahead” by Olga Torres Bretta looked at her boss, smiled, and said kindly, “Thank you for the recognition,” while at the same time feeling a cringe in her stomach. What Bretta … Continue reading

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The Effective Author: New Words for New Culture

The Effective Author: New Words for New Culture © 2020 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved. No language demonstrates cultural evolution more clearly than does English. Perhaps that’s because so many different cultures speak it and introduce variations. … Continue reading

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To Publish or Languish, That is the Question

To Publish or Languish, That is the Question by Marcus A. Nannini To publish or languish is something most authors find themselves dealing with at some point. Especially if it is an author’s first complete manuscript. The author with no … Continue reading

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The Effective Author: Gifts for Authors 2019

The Effective Author: Gifts for Authors 2019 © 2019 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved. People never seem to know what gifts to give their author friends for the holidays. Here’s some help! Each year, I offer suggestions … Continue reading

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Excuses and Choices

Excuses and Choices ©2019 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved. Perhaps you saw this gem among the short news items some time back: “Ex-wife accused of identity theft blames dog for leading her astray.” In Arlington, Washington, an … Continue reading

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Predictability Can Kill a Great Story

Predictability Can Kill a Great Story by Marcus A. Nannini As an author, I strive to avoid predictability. My two most recent works were a challenge in that regard because the titles made it clear there would be a significant … Continue reading

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Crocodiles and Alligators

Crocodiles and Alligators by Rita Goldner As a kid, I didn’t have many books to read at home. My parents were avid readers, and owned collections of Shakespeare and the works of Rudyard Kipling, but not his children’s classics. Having … Continue reading

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