Monthly Archives: May 2014

Positive Acts Build Self-Esteem: Do the Small Things Well

Even if all you’re doing today is hanging up four sad socks (like this photo, taken in China) cleaning up the mess, sweeping the floor (again), changing diapers or flipping burgers, do the small things well. That goes for your … Continue reading

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Writers, Got Novel? Here’s A Sample Query Letter to a Literary Agent That Might Help You Sell It.

Finished your novel? Wrote your best chapters? Anxious to get a literary agent? Here is a sample query letter to send to an agent. But waaay before you do that, make sure you: Have the manuscript ready, and as good … Continue reading

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This Self-Published Writer’s Dream Comes True: A Publishing House Contract.

Itching to hear the story of what happens when a writer works hard, hard, hard and doesn’t give up, up, up? One day, she gets a letter in her Inbox from her agent, Steven Chudney, of Chudney Agency, saying that … Continue reading

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Is It Happy or Unhappy Mothers Day For You Today?

It’s my first Mother’s Day without my mother. She died September 13, 2013. So this post is for all those readers who: Have lost their mothers, never knew their mothers, fought with them, ran away from them, were embarrassed by … Continue reading

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May You Have the Courage to Make Choices. Big and Small.

This is the moment when you decide to be the captain of your dreams. This is the moment you wish yourself the strength to make this a habit. May you have the courage and confidence to make choices, big and … Continue reading

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Famous Because…Because…Of Absolutely Nothing Except Because…You are You.

I was a celebrity in China. That’s how I felt, especially in West Lake, about an hour outside of Shanghai, when people clamored around us, wanting to take photographs with us. They saw us as novelties, as lucky charms, as … Continue reading

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