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The Importance of Following-Through for Optimal Success As a Writer

Self Publіѕhіng vѕ Traditional Publishing in 30 seconds….

  Tоdау, аuthоrѕ who wаnt tо gеt рublіѕhеd hаvе mаnу options. In thіѕ аrtісlе, we fосuѕ оn thе twо mоѕt рrеvаlеnt—trаdіtіоnаl publishing аnd self-publishing—as wеll аѕ thе pros аnd соnѕ. Traditional publishing In trаdіtіоnаl publishing, the author соmрlеtеѕ his or her mаnuѕсrірt, wrіtеѕ a ԛuеrу lеttеr оr a proposal, аnd ѕubmіtѕ these documents tо a publishing hоuѕе (оr has a lіtеrаrу agent dо thіѕ fоr thеm, іf оnе саn bе acquired). An editor rеаdѕ іt, соnѕіdеrѕ whether іt іѕ right fоr thе hоuѕе, and dесіdеѕ either to rеjесt іt (leaving the аuthоr free tо offer it tо another рublіѕhеr) оr…

The Top 8 Myths You Need to Shatter To Become A Published Author

One of the greatest feelings on earth one can experience is to join the ranks of published authors. Once your book is published you join the ranks of the immortals. You begin to rub shoulders with legends like Homer, Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Frederick Douglass, Virginia Woolf, Tom Peters, Peter Drucker, to mention just seven. With the advent of the internet many are joining the book writing train with gusto but the overwhelming majority are being held back by pervasive myths about book writing and the book trade in general. This article sets out to debunk the top 8 myths,…
Different Ways to Self-Publish a Book

Different Ways to Self-Publish a Book and Tips To Get Started

So you have written a book, and are ready to publish it! But the first hurdle for any aspiring author is to get past the publishing barriers and get your book out in the world. In the traditional system, an author usually has two options to publish their book: 1) Send the manuscript to the publishing house and wait for months for editors to review your book. Most of them will toss away your hard work without even looking at it for a second, and if you are really persistent they will make you a lowball offer. 2) Hire a…

Top 10 Non-Fiction books that will change your life.

The main subject matter for this particular post is going to be top 10 Non-fiction books that will change your life. If you have any ideas of one or more that you think have changed your life please share. Mucusless Diet Healing System.  By. Arnold Ehret.    Professor Arnold Ehret’s Mucusless diet healing system: Annotated, Revised, and Edited by Prof. Spira contains one of the most profound revelations of the 21st century: that mucus-forming foods are unnatural for us to eat and are the fundamental cause of many human illnesses. Link: Mucusless Diet Diet for a Small Planet By: Frances Moore Lappe…

How to remember anyone’s name the first time. Fast…

​ How to remember anyone's name the first time. In less than 5 mins... So I feel that this has been a common problem, in not just my life, but a lot of peoples lives. So to stave off the repetitiveness of telling people you must have one of those faces here is a quick tip that I use. Also if you have a tip or you like this example please tweet or post what you do...  <-- Link below. This short and simple method is call the celebrity method. This will help you to remember anyone's name the first…

Are you and Empath? Well here is some help to find out…

What is an Empath? I ran into a girl a couple months ago that was talking about how she is an Empath, and how people need to have more empathy for one another in this world. <-- I couldn't agree more... I wasn’t sure what an Empath was. So to get to the point here is a description to find out if you’re an Empath. Why is it important? A lot Empaths much like myself, get pulled back, and forth in a lot of different directions.  They're seeking their way, but they need to focus on their path so they…

5 Easy Things To Do Daily To Get Smarter

Being smart is a choice. Assuming you aren't born with genetic disorders or unfortunate mental issues, you can always train yourself to become smarter. Here are 5 little easy things you can do daily to become smarter. Tip #1 Meditate If you are also a fan of personal development, I'm sure you have heard enough about the immense benefits of daily meditation. It improves your focus. It protects your emotional well-being. It reduces stress and tension. The whole point of meditation is to find a quiet place where you can be present and be aware of yourself - your thoughts,…
Memory Exercises For Staying Sharp

Memory Exercises For Staying Sharp

It is really important to exercise your memory. One of the best ways of doing memory exercises is actually by having fun playing games that involve memory as well as memory challenging activities like crossword puzzles. Memory strengths and weaknesses can differ from one person to the next. One person may have difficulty remembering faces and names. Another may never forget a face but cannot remember what they bought at the store today. Association plays a big part in how we remember. Try this memory exercise. The next time you meet someone make a conscious effort to examine their face.…
Better Memory Now! Simple But Effective Way to Enhance Your Memory

Better Memory Now! Simple But Effective Way to Enhance Your Memory

The universe is full of amazing things. It's full of wonderful natural forces that shape it, for better or worse. One of those forces, believe it or not, resides in each and everyone one of us. It's the human mind. I believe it to be one of the most potent forces there is. Why? Think of everything that has happened in the world. With the exception of natural events, everything else was conceived (again, for better or worse) by the human mind. Every invention. Every war. Every law. Every branch of knowledge. The list goes on. The human mind alone…