Monthly Archives: June 2013

Learn to See Your Book The Way An Editor Does

June 27, 2013
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Writers have a love-hate relationship with editors and editing. The value of good editing is obvious, but it’s not something most writers look forward to doing, or having someone else do. While editing is integral to the writing process, its role is often misunderstood. So, what if editing could make writing less stressful and more enjoyable? What if it could help you write sharper, more compelling prose? Now “The Editor’s Eye” by book coach and…

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Two People, Looking For Something More…

June 26, 2013
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Alexandra Daniels is forty-something and hard-working, in and out of her home. But her life has been plodding along at a snail’s pace, and she’s longing for excitement. In Linda Bolton‘s debut novel “Take 2″ Alexandra wins a trip to her favorite talk show in New York, the “Veronica Becker Show,” and it just so happens Derek Dunbar, the actor of her dreams, is a guest on the show. Is Alex’s life about to change?…

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A Troubled Teen Discovers His Hidden Power

June 25, 2013
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Seventeen-year-old Gavin Hillstone is resigned to being miserable for the rest of his life. Left alone in the world after his parents died in a fire when he was four, he was placed in foster care, which for him meant ending up in an abusive home with an alcoholic adoptive father. Gavin’s only escape is in taking and creating images. His camera is his refuge from the unending torture and isolation of daily life in…

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What We Can All Learn From a College Rowing Team

June 24, 2013
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Success, in an organization and in life, is not a solo effort. It’s created through working together, working in sync with colleagues, clients, and valued friends or family. Through this reciprocity, small ideas grow into big plans, local efforts have a global impact, and productive managers become great leaders. It’s the power of leading without a title and getting greater results through coordinated efforts. In his new book “Working in Sync,” Whitney Mitchell tells the…

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Private Eye Goes Out on a Limb to Solve This Case

June 21, 2013
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Brigid Kildare is not your typical hard boiled private eye. But she doesn’t pretend to be. No matrimonial. no child custody, no bodyguard or surveillance work, no process serving. Brigid is strictly data. Asset searches, background searches, computer security, pre-employment screening. Basically any type of records research is what she deals in. And you really couldn’t expect anything else. After all, your average five-foot-tall, blue-eyed blonde is rarely the person you would send out after…

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Using The “Flow” That You Thought Only the Creatives Had

June 20, 2013
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To those who experience life as struggle, hard work, and constant effort, the concept of “effortlessness” may seem incomprehensible. But is it, really? Stop and think about a time when you could work on a project for hours. Perhaps you were fixing a car, baking a cake, or creating a make-believe story for a child. Did you lose track of time? Did you even forget that you were hungry? You may have been experiencing the…

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