Former freelance writer and mediabistro.com founder Laurel Touby needed a way to connect with magazine editors. She built a bridge that she and others would cross to reach them. It made her millionaire and helped […]
You read right, I didn’t want a blank page. I just didn’t know what to write. I’d wake up with a message some entity whispered in my ear. Today, I got nothing. Well, that’s not […]
#TBT Sometimes when I write, I hear music. This time, in particular, I got the chance to put my words to the music of famed saxophone player (“Blow, Danny” – Super Freak) and music producer extraordinaire […]
…asked for a description of fashion and style during the last century. At first I wasn’t sure who was doing the asking or why it was important but I tend to be an obedient scribe. […]
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Misidentified goals result in failure 100 percent of the time. Want to make sure you following the correct desire lines? Learn then know the difference between an end goal and the means to get there. For the answer to the riddle, read on.
Opinions are like hearts; everyone has one. In 5 easy steps convert your opinion into a feature story.
THE WRAP: A Plot:
A Protagonist has (Who)
to overcome a challenge(What)
to achieve a goal (Why)
"Don't give the fact; give the feeling" - Crossing Lines