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
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
In June, 2020, I was privileged to invite several writers/authors from across the United States to participate as Contributors to a new book. Sixteen people responded affirmatively. Their contributions became, and remain, spectacular and life-changing. The title of this book, released in early November, 2020,
The Holidays come in clusters around this month of December, really beginning in November around Thanksgiving in the United States, this year on November 26. Collectively, populations all over the world exercise celebrations based on belief and what they consider important. This is right. Upon
We have national and local elections this month in the United States of America. Party affiliations are important, of course; yet, if you are a registered voter, you can and should choose the candidate you support regardless of party, and by all means, VOTE. Exercise