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eric-p-nichols's picture
Jan.15.2012
I recently signed a book contract for an "almost quit your day job" amount of compensation.  Well, let's say if I could repeat this every year, it would be a quit-your-day-job gig.  But I still write lots of stuff for free.  I'd still be writing stuff  even if I couldn't make...
pamela-ferris-olson's picture
Jan.14.2012
As a young teenager Lateefah seemed to be going nowhere. She dropped out of school and was on probation for shoplifting. Then someone offered her a different path. She changed directions and at 19 she took over a women's center helped women and girls find hope. Read this MacArthur Foundation Genus...
suellen-ocean's picture
Jan.06.2012
Ah ha! You're hoping I have the magic elixir, maybe I do. Maybe you do too. It's called "action". I don't know who said it but a few years back I read the phrase, "Action precedes motivation". And I found it works. Don't make yourself any promises, motivation or not, just get up and start going...
shana-mclean-moore's picture
Dec.21.2011
We all have our own “it,” that something or someone in our lives that threatens to suck the living right out of us. Whether it’s a rotten boss, a surly spouse, a wild child, an unfulfilled passion, health issues, or debt coming out the wazoo.   For my first 43 years, I felt apologetic that I...
g-kasten's picture
Dec.20.2011
People will tolerate some amazing things to have human contact. Sometimes, relationships are hideous tradeoffs. With that in mind, I think about how writing well isn’t purely about effort, but also about creating an environment that helps me do my best. Choosing the right people in my life, and...
charles-a-ray's picture
Dec.08.2011
(Following is the text of a motivational speech I delivered at the Zimbabwe Annual Cricket Awards Dinner on November 28, 2011) Thanks for the introduction, and a special thanks to the players and staff of Zimbabwe Cricket for giving me the honor of not only attending, but participating in tonight’s...
shana-mclean-moore's picture
Nov.30.2011
I took a break from my blog to focus on finishing a manuscript that's been dying to travel from my own internal hard drive and out into my computer's. I just sent a proposal to a literary agent and now hold the wonderful feeling of "hopecitement" that some new adventure might come of it. It makes...
michael-provitera's picture
Nov.08.2011
Self-help books are so enticing today that many authors are driven to create something new. An interesting one-page analysis of self help books is posted on stumble upon. Stumble upon  is an interesting way to view things randomly that interest you. I found this one-page analysis of self help...
catherine-nagle's picture
Oct.03.2011
"The Force of Adventure that He Soared”  He helped in his family’s company by day, and was a commercial pilot and instructor by night and week-ends. He was ambitious. He hardly found time for leisure or pleasure, and then again, ‘the force was the adventure that he soared!' He eventually...
shana-mclean-moore's picture
Sep.19.2011
  My 14-year-old daughter has an agent. I do not. And I don’t exactly need an intervention from Dr. Phil to know that this isn’t working for me. I knew this the moment Tate’s agent called to invite her to San Francisco’s “Fashion’s Night Out.” When I let her know that I’d be coming along as a...