Book of Days

Dave Meigs

Life-Transforming Fiction

Having Fun with Inspirational Fiction

What brightens a gloomy day better than a little humor? But let’s face it, not everyone can write humor. It requires a keen sense of timing, imagination, and, above all, a sense of humor. Moreover, what one person finds funny, might cause someone else to groan in agony. Some like slapstick, and others enjoy dry wit. What works for one person simply does not work for another.

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Deborah Anderson

Diary Of A Crazy Writer

Who are You Writing For?

Over the years I’ve heard others talk about publishing forms outside of the traditional route. I’ve also noticed how folks get their knickers in a knot at the mere mention of such a thing. Why is that? I understand that if someone’s work looks shoddy it can be annoying, but it doesn’t give the rest of us a bad name. It reflects on the author who wrote the book.

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jim Rubart

Quantum Marketing

The Greatest Book (Ever) on Sales & Marketing

What’s the best book you’ve read on sales and marketing? I’m guessing that if you were to list your top five favorites, Green Eggs and Ham probably wouldn’t be in the mix. But it should. Immortal Sam I Am is one of the greatest marketing men ever. Here are two reasons why:

1. He markets his product to his potential buyer sixteen times before he gets a yes.


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Jeannie Campbell

Character Therapy

Hierarchy of Needs, Part One

After recently brushing up on human motivation theory (no need to bore you with details, but you can do a Google search to learn more), I realized that a simple little pyramid developed by psychologist Abraham Maslow might help us figure out what our characters want. In essence, Maslow’s theory is that there is a hierarchy, or pecking order, of human needs. This theory can be applied to your character’s lives, but misapplication might fail...

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Jeannie Campbell

She Reads

A Visit with Lisa Wingate, author of Dandelion Summer

Tell us a little bit about your writing journey.

I’ve wanted to be a writer for about as long as I can remember. A special first grade teacher, Mrs. Krackhardt, put that idea into my head when she wrote on my report card that she expected to see my name in a magazine one day.

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