Moving Past Survival

November 18, 2015 by Karyn Connor

In times of long gone (for most of us) survival was a daily struggle. We had to hunt food, avoid danger, protect or rediscover shelter, and avoid any threat the elements presented us.Today, most of us in the western world don’t have to face such struggles. We have shelter, food

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Top FIVE settings as a character

October 14, 2015 by Rudy Dees

In great fiction, the setting is alive. These places not only feel extremely real, these places are dynamic. Evolve. And affect the characters in the story—such settings become actors.Donald Maass has said, “Powerfully portrayed settings seem to have a life of their own, but how is that effect achieved?”Writer’s Digest suggests

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Walking on Sunshine Instead of Dancing in November Rain

November 11, 2015 by Rudy Dees

A cool refreshing glass of ice water… quenches the thirst, cools your pallet and feels invigorating as the cold water splashes down your throat on a hot summer day.This year’s warm November weather allows for us to continue drinking those cold beverages rather than the hot chocolates we used to

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Giving Back—What’s Your Number?

September 30, 2015 by Carrie De Simas

Like most entrepreneurs, I get a lot of requests for my work on a pro bono basis. Charities, not-for-profits, startups, and community organizations contact me on a regular basis. Many of these groups are trying to do good things on minimal budgets.  Unfortunately, the truth of the matter is that

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