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Doing Good *and* Doing Your Great Work (Book)
It isn’t very often that a book has the power to save a life. Yes, good books can improve lives, shape lives, even change lives. But when was the last time a book literally helped save a life? My friend and colleague Michael Bungay Stanier’s new book will not only...
The Collaboration Equation
I got off the phone the other afternoon with a long-time publishing colleague. We worked together for three years on the cusp of the Random House empire's creation and years later we continue to compare notes around changes in the industry. We talk about: What's...
Kristin Nelson: 2 Quick Tips on Writing Query Letters
While in Mexico for the 2011 San Miguel Writers’ Conference I got to spend time with the wonderful literary agent Kristin Nelson. I grabbed her for a few minutes to share her clear and refreshing advice about the all-important Query Letter, especially for fiction. Her blog is one of the best. Check out the revealing comments about her tips here.
Showing Up–Merging the “Inside” + “Outside” of Creative Work
It struck me that there’s truth in the idea that writers are introverted, shy, private, clearly not the sales-y marketing types we seem to expect writers to be in today’s world of everyone-for-her/himself. But I wonder…. Is this really “how it is,” or is it partially true but also partially a myth? Is the introvert a personality trait as well as a persona? An explanation that one can fall back on.
Breaking Through to Thought Leadership | Get hold of YOUR best thoughts, it’s worth the effort (PG-13) : Andrea J. Lee’s Blog
What if you could reliably have access to the best thoughts you have inside you, that maybe you don't even know you're capable of yet? You know, the most inventive and most valuable to your market, the ones that make everyone around you go 'Ooooh, how did you come up...
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