December is the month of Christmas, the annual celebration of Christ’s birth. The day we recognize as Christmas is always December 25th. It is also the month of our Jewish friends celebrating Hanukkah. Hanukkah is a Jewish festival commemorating the recovery of Jerusalem and subsequent
I learned a *long* time ago that there were no substitutes for preparation for any presentation in which I was to be engaged. This habit of being prepared started in High School, in speech tournament preparations and music rehearsals. Preparation is essential. So is research.
Is writing a book an easy task? That is an open-ended question, of course. Capacities and capabilities within writers are never identical from one person to the next. Variety is guaranteed. What is not guaranteed, or sometimes even expected, is the degree of difficulty an
What is your Expectation as a writer? Authors all have expectations and desires: about themselves, their work, and these expectations often include doubts, too. Some of the more familiar ones and their accompanying questions: Who will read my work? Who will want to read my
Recently I asked a gentleman who was interested in publishing what his moral theme was; in other words, what essential truth did he want to convey through his writing? He looked at me blankly at first, likely never having thought in those terms before. Then