John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on 3 January 1892 in South Africa but moved to England as a child. He was a writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known for the classic high... (RT @MarkRasmussen72: Great article - J.R.R.
Image from the movie “Office Space” Today, I’m going to give you three ways to instantly improve your writing and sell more books. I’m blessed to have a broad base of experience/expertise which includes corporate consulting and branding.
JK Rowling's writing advice won't just show you how to write and publish a book, they'll also keep you motivated when you don't wanna write - or think you can't write! These writing tips will keep you motivated for the long haul.
Suicide. It’s a topic that’s been on most of our minds as of late. I was BROKEN when I found out about Robin Williams. It’s like this bright shining star just snuffed out, leaving only a black hole of crushing emptiness behind.
“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” - Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends & Influence People Have you ever been standing alone in a room full of strangers? You don't recognize anyone. You're not even sure you belong there, and you have no idea what to say. You think about darting for the door or at least jumping on your phone so you don't look like a total loser. Or maybe just the thought kept you from showing up in the first place. I've been there. More than once. But I can also link almost all of my business or personal success back to the friends I've met - often at events that could have felt just like that. In a couple days, a lot of us will be heading to Portland for the World Domination Summit - probably my favorite event of the the year for hanging around people doing the things you didn't think could be done. When I first went to WDS, I knew two people
Image with Twig the Fairy Sorry I’ve been lax about posting. The Attack of The Peanut cascaded into a splendid ER visit and a bad case of Shingles. Nothing to make a gal feel young like a case of Shingles.
Writing by ZaCky Whether you graduated with an English degree or if you are a seasoned marketing professional who hasn't written for a long time, there might come a time in your career where you'll have to write something for the web.
Fight scenes are dangerous territory for writers. On the surface, they seem as if they’re guaranteed to keep the reader glued to the action in the same way as they often do at the movies. In reality, though, readers tend to skip over fight scenes – skimming the long, tedious, blow-by-blow descriptions in favour of getting back to the dialogue and character-driven drama that truly engages them in the story.
Image via Flikr Creative Commons, via Mikko Luntiala To prologue or not to prologue? That is the question. The problem with the prologue is it has kind of gotten a bad rap over the years, especially with agents.
Strunk & White, it turns out, were CIA sources. The authors of The Elements of Style, a classic American writing guide, are cited alongside Henry Fowler, Wilson Follett, and Jacques Barzun in the Directorate of Intelligence's Style Manual & Writers Guide for Intelligence Publications, whose eighth edition (from 2011) was posted online (pdf) last week following a Freedom of Information Act request. So what role do partisans...