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Dr. Laura Bush

Avoid Costly Mistakes: Choose the Best Publishing Option for You

There’s never been a better time to publish your book. There’s also never been a better time to make a lot of self-publishing mistakes. To avoid the most costly mistakes, you should know the key differences between traditional versus self-publishing, including three different ways to self-publish. Knowing your options will help you choose the book

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Dr. Laura Bush

Six Guidelines for Writing Nonprofit and Cause-Related Blogs

Why and how should your nonprofit blog? By posting regular blog entries, savvy nonprofits keep their advocates engaged and their website content current. Writing blog entries for your organization’s cause on a consistent basis might seem daunting at first, but it doesn’t have to be. Your organization’s mission and marketing strategy should determine your blog’s overall

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KaRin SuCase

What Did I Know of Tragedy?

As part of my ministry with my husband, Roger, in the Damascus Road Church of God we founded, I often tried to help those who were going through very traumatic times: loss of livelihood, grave illness, incarceration, deaths of loved ones. These were people in poverty and misery. Some were homeless, some were in prison.

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Eric M. Bailey

Perception Does Not Equal Reality. 

Perception is More Important than Reality

We’ve all heard the phrase “perception equals reality” or some derivative of it, right? Well, in “reality,” that phrase is a lie. Perception does not equal reality. If you dive into the definitions of the two words “perception” and “reality,” you will see that reality excludes perception. Perception: A way of understanding or interpreting things.

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M. Lisa Forner

Is Your Editor a Friend or Foe?

If you’ve never worked hand-in-hand with an editor before, you may not know much about how the editing process works. You might also be afraid of what an editor will think about your writing. Will she be your friend or your foe? Writers new to working with editors might picture them as people like your

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Peggy Doherty DeLong, Psy.D.

Life Takes Another Turn

February 27, 1994 When Scott, my fiancé, got out of bed, I was expecting another luscious, lazy Sunday with the love of my life. But life took another turn.  “Peggy, can you come in here, please, and take a look at this?” he yelled from the bathroom in our apartment. Curious, I stepped into the

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Dr. Laura Bush

Writing an Autobiography that Leaves a Lasting Legacy Today

An “autobiography” or “legacy book” is a personal history you write for family members, friends, and sometimes colleagues, hoping to inspire and influence them with the legacy of your personal life and career. At its best, your life story will impart your values and wisdom in a way that inspires, teaches, and leads those who

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Dr. Laura Bush

The Write Way to Quarantine: 10 Glimpses into Our Personal Experience

As writers, we’ve taken on the challenge issued by Time magazine and the Indiana Historical Society to write about our experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. The range of our reflections below capture 10 glimpses into this history-making moment from mid-March to mid-May 2020. We encourage you to capture your own quarantine stories and would love

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Deb Thibodeaux
Higher Education Executive
Author, Hiding Behind the Mask of Leadership