The importance of not giving up

“We are not interested in science fiction which deals with negative utopias. They do not sell.” – publisher’s rejection of Stephen King’s book, Carrie Never give up if you truly love what you’re doing. The following excerpt from a post by Michelle Kerns at Examiner.com. should provide inspiration, especially for business authors.  (And the publishers’ comments are priceless!) The…

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Nothing worthwhile comes without a struggle

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph,” Thomas Paine wrote during the dark days of the American Revolution. “What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: ’tis dearness only that gives everything its value.” Paine knew that without struggle there is no real sense of accomplishment. Merriam-Webster defines accomplishment as a special…

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The Five Laws of Business Writing

1. Always tell the truth 2. Every story is an experience 3. Every story has a hero 4. Every hero has a goal 5. Every hero must meet obstacles Why truth? Because in an age of information overkill, truth is rare. Why experience? Because the audience must connect and be transformed. Why a hero? Because…

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