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How to Prepare You (and Your Book) to be Edited

Congratulations. You have written your manuscript (or article) and have found an editor. This is an exciting process as you become closer to having your work in the hands of readers. However, let us keep first things first. Here’s a quick list of how to prepare for this next stage in your writing journey. Make …

Self-publishing

Why Even Good Writers Need Editors

You can be a writer and an editor. You just can’t be both for yourself. It’s hard to catch your own mistakes. You know how your work is supposed to sound, read, and what emotions you want it to capture. So when you go to edit yourself you still have all these things in mind. …

Daily Life, Finding Purpose

The boy I saw on the 2 train

I’m on the NYC subway taking the 2 train from downtown Brooklyn to Times Square. It’s a week from Christmas on a Friday night. The man sitting across from me appears to be half-drunk, although I know he isn’t. He is smiling and I see his speech is a direct result of his almost toothless …

On Writing

What happens in a room full of writers

The excitement is done and now I must sit down and write.  This weekend I attended The Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City at The Roosevelt Hotel. The three day event was packed with sessions from publishing, to developing your craft, and even creative marketing strategies to sell your book. Overall, it went very well: The …

Reflecting

What Our Issues with Others Say About Us

You can tell a great deal about yourself by what annoys, frustrates, irritates, and upsets you about others. For example… Patience hasn’t been my forte lately. And oddly enough, I seem to be the most impatient with impatient people. (Go figure. I’m working on it though.) The same is of people who are unfaithful in …

Reflecting

My Dying Wish

When that day comes for my life to pass before me, when I am old in age, I want to reflect on my life knowing the condition the world was in when I came improved through my existence. I want to leave earth knowing during my lifetime there was one tear not shed due to …

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Voice for the Orphans: Speaking Up for Neglected Children

My article “Voice for Orphans: Speaking Up for Neglected and Abandoned Children” made the top headline on JesusReport.com!    

Articles, Finding Purpose

The Power of Your Uniqueness

I believe in the power of uniqueness. And I believe that’s why no two people have the same fingerprint, because everyone was created to do something and be someone different. Unfortunately, instead of fostering our gifts and talents, and fulfilling our purpose, we become jealous and compare ourselves to others. We become so concerned about …

Life Lessons

Living outside your comfort zone

I want to say it is human nature to want to do better in life, but that isn’t necessarily true. I’ve met people along the way who are completely comfortable where they are in life and wish to remain there. If you’re one of those people, I’ll save you some time: stop reading this post. …