Unto Us

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

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Pillars are a lot like anchors. Both are sturdy, built to last, and designed to be immovable when in use. Pillars are building supports. Anchors are supports for sea-worthy vessels. We know the differences, but how often do we consider these? Let me ask a

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A Journal of Your Journey

Our byline at the conclusion of most email correspondence is: “Write Your Story. We Want to See It. We Want to Publish Your Creation.” It expresses true intent. Your story is probably personal, and that is or at least can be a plus. The accounts

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A Perspective on “Writer’s Block”

I’ve heard the expression “Writer’s Block” more often than I care to count. It’s a true phenomenon. Too often it plagues those of us who write or publish for a living. The momentary struggles can be worth it, though. Stay the course! “Writer’s Block” is

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Three Times the Prep for One Presentation

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.

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Hard? Yes, and Worth It

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

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Expectation, Endurance, Experience, and End Result

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

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Movement in the Right Direction

Authors create moments of movement of thought and action. Much consideration should go into presenting ideas, conclusions, and action steps. So, let’s consider: March is so named for the Roman god of war, Mars. March was the time of year to resume military campaigns that

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