Category: Words To Live By

Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Pilot, Mother, Author

Anne Morrow Lindberg wrote two dozen books in her lifetime, but the one for which she is best remembered and that has become an American classic is Gift From the Sea. Anne met Charles Lindbergh in December 1927, when she

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5 Ways to Build an Author Platform

A new buzzword in the publishing business is “author platform.” Your platform is your sphere of “influence,” your ability to sell books to your market. When you write your book proposal, you must tell the reader (agent, acquisition editor, or

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Lessons Learned Over a Long Career

This year marks my forty-fifth anniversary as a writer. Forty-five years is a long time to do just one thing—sometimes full time, sometimes part time, sometimes both at the same time. It has been a great ride, and this seems an

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Lessons from Mesothelioma Cancer

Welcome to guest blogger, Heather Von St James (See her bio below) You have likely heard the saying “it takes a village to raise a child.” People tend to say that a lot, especially when you have a baby. However,

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The Space Between Endings and Beginnings

Life transitions are confusing. Between endings and beginnings is a fallow space where nothing seems to be happening. Actually, it is a time of quiet creativity and renewal. Something new is in the works. When most of us consider beginnings

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