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By: Kal Bishop
The Monomyth is another term for the Hero's Journey. The concept derives from the idea that there is, in fact, only one story and that it is retold universally and cross culturally. There are at least (read entire article)
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By: Kal Bishop
Like all workshops, the major benefit normally derives from the interaction with other people. Further, a workshop may instil a degree of discipline – the lecturer may take the potential screenwrite (read entire article)
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By: Jeff Herring
I wrote my first article in an area of my expertise in 1992. I was asked by the local psychiatric center to write an article about teenagers for their monthly newsletter.I agreed to do it, not having (read entire article)
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By: Dorothy Zjawin
Interested in writing, yet are not sure how or where to begin?1. Make a list of everything that you know and/are interested in, including hobbies and work experience. Then review your list and choose (read entire article)
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By: Kal Bishop
Just build a story around the Hero's Journey. It is as simple and as difficult as that. If JK Rowling can do it, so can you. Yes, the Harry Potter series stories all mirror the same template, as does (read entire article)
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By: Mary McKay
Having booked over 2,000 paid speaking engagements mostly while being an independent contractor, I know when I've done what it takes on a daily basis to increase my income. If you're a booking agent (read entire article)
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By: Kal Bishop
This is the seventh stage of the Hero's Journey.The hero encounters a value that drives him to consciously and forcefully enter the world of the antagonism – something he has previously resisted on (read entire article)
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By: Denise Wakeman
9 out of 10 professionals and small business owners have at least one book or information product inside their head, but lack the time and organizational skills to get it out into digital or print for (read entire article)
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By: Oudam Em
Sharing knowledge on the web can be a very powerful way to establish your online presence and credibility. First, you write a thoughtful and informative article on an topic in your area of expertise. (read entire article)
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By: Jillanne Kimble
I asked several writers how long it took them to write a novel they wanted published. One woman writer made a frustrated face at me, a couple others just stared at me (their novel wasn't finished yet (read entire article)
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By: Christopher Kyalo
The biggest challenge facing any online business today is how to generate enough traffic and leads for the business to succeed.By the time the online business owner is through with paying to establish (read entire article)
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By: Douglas Bower
Readers often send me interesting and exciting e-mails about the op-ed pieces I write and manage to publish. As a writer, I get all sorts. Some are actually encouraging. Then there are those who say, (read entire article)
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By: Laura Backes
Once you've plotted out your book, developed the characters and written the last word of text, the real work begins. As busy editors are bombarded with hundreds or even thousands of submissions a year (read entire article)
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By: Dean Phillips
I've noticed a disturbing trend recently of articles suggesting that people write articles to send traffic to their websites, and enhance their credibility. In theory, the more articles you write, the (read entire article)
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By: Lizzie R. Santos
If you think proofreading equals editing, then you're wrong! Editing is a lot more than just scrutinizing your manuscript for misspelled words or missing punctuation marks.As a whole:Edit only *after* (read entire article)
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By: Ovi Dogar
"If you're like me, than I'm sure you're pretty familiar with the well-known writer's block.From time to time, when you have to start writing something, be it an article, an ebook, or just a letter, t (read entire article)
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By: Janet K. Ilacqua
The Internet has truly revolutionized the careers of writers worldwide. Now you can work for publishers, corporations and a whole range of other clients on a truly global scale. Whether you are in the (read entire article)
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By: Kent Butler
You have a new website, or a new business, or both – or your site isn't getting the kind of traffic you want and need. How are you going to tell the world about what you have to offer and where to f (read entire article)
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By: Sarah Smiley
I went to school to be a teacher. In fact, I have a B.S. in Education, not journalism.Due to the hours and holidays, teaching is traditionally thought to be the best work for a mother who wants to kee (read entire article)
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By: Rita Marie Keller
Most writers are familiar with first and third points of view and their variations. But have you ever experimented with alternative points of view? Below are some less used points of view, what I call (read entire article)
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By: Yuwanda Black
Right off the bat, I want to say that there is no right or wrong answer to this topic. A lot depends on your end goal — to get a job, garner publicity, build a portfolio, etc. However, there comes a (read entire article)
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By: Yuwanda Black
"Do I send samples, a media kit, or just the query, postcard and/or sales letter?" As a freelancer, when you are trying to reach new clients or stay in touch with old ones, how to approach the contact (read entire article)
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By: Caterina Christakos
When we write stories, with the purpose of sharing them with others, we enter into an agreement where we allow our reader to see a glimpse of our heart, our souls and our memories. If we truly want th (read entire article)
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By: Dawn Josephson
Everyone has a unique story to tell. From explaining business processes to revealing our personal history, we all have a natural desire to share our experiences with the world. As a result, bookstore (read entire article)
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By: Glenn White
The Hottest Word on the WebDid you know marketing people and copywriters are developing a science about writing for readers in this new medium called the Web? In fact, they use carefully selected word (read entire article)
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By: Bette Daoust, Ph.D.
Who do you know that knows that you speak?There is a famous saying "It is not who you know but who knows you!” This is so true. Take a look at who you know and also at others at your place of busine (read entire article)
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By: Bette Daoust, Ph.D.
What are the 5 best ways of getting known in the speaking industry?Getting known in the speaking industry does not happen overnight. You need to work at it bit by bit. The first thing to remember is t (read entire article)
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By: Patti Testerman
List-making is a favorite journaling technique and is often used to quickly jot down a numbered record on topics like “my beliefs,” “my pet peeves,” “the things I hate about myself,” or (read entire article)
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By: Melissa Mayers Lewis
Mandy*, a bright, attractive professional woman, had a fear of speaking in front of groups. Recognizing that her feelings of vulnerability and self-consciousness were limiting her potential, she showe (read entire article)
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By: Margaret McAlister
People love to hear stories. They'll identify with what you have to say much more easily if you tell them an anecdote that relates to your subject matter.The danger in using this method is that you ca (read entire article)
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By: Earma Brown
Looking for another no cost promotional tool? Your fee will simply be an investment of a small block of your time and writing what you know most about. But there are a few things to keep in mind when (read entire article)
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By: Marvin Cloud
Chaos and confusion come when established rules and procedures are not followed. Even mixing and matching systems to favor one's own position can cause a great deal of consternation. In writing a book (read entire article)
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By: Catherine Franz
One of the most important tools speakers use is their FEE SCHEDULE. Here are ten tips to help you increase your attractiveness and income, while communicating exactly what you offer and clarify your f (read entire article)
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By: Charles Goulet
Self-examination is brutally honest. Self-indulgence is brutally maudlin.Writing requires the author to be harshly candid about motive, intent, and goal, which, of course, mean self-examination. On th (read entire article)
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By: Charles Goulet
Good writing requires self-examination. Why is one writing? What part of the writer will be shared with readers? Will it be only information or will it include the essence of the writer? This, then de (read entire article)
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By: Nithya K
Technical Writing in India: Is it as good as anywhere else?Technical Writing generally translates to a piece of writing that conjures up an image in the mind of a layman about any device or software a (read entire article)
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By: Ron Pioneer
If you have been online for any length of time you have probably stumbled across many of the incredible claims of online marketing gurus making thousands of dollars just by sending out simple emails w (read entire article)
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By: Steven Van Yoder
One morning, you open your inbox and find several e-mails that will boost your business. There is an invitation to speak at a local group comprised of your best prospects. Several emails have arrived (read entire article)
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By: Joni Hamilton
For many authors just starting out, it can be a confusing and overwhelming decision whether to self publish a book or to seek out a traditional publishing house. It is important to know that the decis (read entire article)
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By: Rebecca Hanson
Would life be different, if you believed that everything you love and enjoy is just right for you?What would happen if you knew yourself so well you could say with confidence, "No thank you, I prefer. (read entire article)
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By: Dina Giolitto
Ready to jump on the keyword article bandwagon? Billions of companies are using keyword articles to gain free exposure on the internet. Whether you're a netpreneur marketing a product or a writer seek (read entire article)
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By: Dr. Lynella Grant
You're Invited... Visualize your article going out like a party invitationThe implied message: "If you like this, come on back to my website to see what else I've got to show you."People who read arti (read entire article)
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By: Charles Goulet
If a writer considers writing to be a task, he/she is doomed to failure. Since it cannot be a task, then what is it? It is a discipline. What does that mean?A discipline means development, and that me (read entire article)
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By: Linda Heibel
When you have to share what youve created, where do you begin? Have you ever just felt like the top of your head unhinged and poured its contents onto paper? Like a parent you protect every single wo (read entire article)
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By: Steve Shaw
Most Internet marketers worth their salt know how effective articles can be to generate promotion for their web sites. The major problem for many is simply writing the article.This article shows you t (read entire article)
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By: Elaine Millward
This article contains a short guide on how to edit your personal statement and create tension and suspense within your writing. For most potential students there are some clear reasons why they wish t (read entire article)
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