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My Favorite Female Writers

My favorite female writers span several genres, and each woman has distinguished herself as a master of her craft. If the ones who are still living got together to form their own literature faculty, the school would be without rival: Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance, True Refuge, and Radical Compassion Toni Morrison, author of Beloved […]

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Marketing: It’s Everybody’s Job

A marketing department is a team of professionals educated and experienced in fields such as marketing, public relations, advertising, and mass communications. In the most effective organizations, this team serves as a strategic business partner to top executives and operational managers. Marketing itself, however, is everyone’s job. Here’s five reasons why: If you’re alive, it […]

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9 Tips and Advice for Writers

9 Tips and Advice for Other Writers Read! Read with breadth and depth – Stephen King calls reading “the creative center of a writer’s life” Write every day, even if it’s just in your personal journal. Daily prose evolves into prolific prose. Allow your ideas to spring up organically, rather than selecting genres you perceive […]

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3 Must Read Books for Fall 2018

This fall, as the leaves change colors and eventually drop to the earth, I encourage you to spend some leisure time with three titles I’ve enjoyed reading in recent months.  Reading the Silver Screen In his new book, Thomas Foster, author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor, help readers, screenwriters, and movie lovers […]

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Some Wisdom From James Baldwin

Yesterday morning, I listened to The Paris Review podcast and heard LeVar Burton recreate a 1984 speech by the late writer James Baldwin. I was walking through my neighborhood and had to stop a few times to enter quotes into the Evernote app on my iPhone: “An artist is someone who helps you see reality.” “A […]

Paul Simon and the Music of the World

Last night’s Paul Simon concert in Nashville was one of the best I’ve ever attended. And it wasn’t just Simon’s beautiful singing, surprising energy, and creative approaches to tunes long-familiar and recent. Even more so, it was the amazing band that Simon generously allowed to shine throughout the two-hour event. Simon’s impressive blend of talent […]

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