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How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times by Roy Peter Clark
To communicate with power and a few words is a valuable skill. Journalist and writing instructor Roy Peter Clark has served the writing community with HOW TO WRITE SHORT. I enjoyed this book and believe …
The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Goring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII
Journalist Jack El-Hai has written an insightful look at some of the key Nazi leaders and their mindset. In THE NAZI AND THE PSYCHIATRIST, through careful research, Jack El-Hai has captured several significant …
The Affairs of Others: A Novel by Amy Grace Loyd
From the opening sentence of THE AFFAIRS OF OTHERS, the reader plunges into the life of Celia Cassill, a young widow who owns a building in Brooklyn and is a landlord with three other apartments besides …
So...What Are You Saying?
Dennis Welch knows the right words can be magic. The challenge for anyone who writes is selecting the right words. In this hurry-up-and-get-it-out world, "SO…WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?" is …
Kickstarter for Dummies by Aimee Cebulski
Whenever I want to learn a new skill, I've found it is important to learn from people who have detailed experience in this area. Aimee Cebulski is one of these people. She not only writes about Kickstarter …
Want it Tuesday, Aug. 6?
Retirement sounds like something way off in the distant future for most of us. The majority of people put off planning for retirement and try not to think about it. Unfortunately the head-in-the-sand …
10 Prayers You Can't Live Without: How to Talk to God About Anything
One of the greatest resources for everyday life is prayer. Rick Hamlin shows us in practical ways how prayer is like breathing. The book is filled with pointed stories which the reader can apply to their …
Ragged Hope: Surviving the Fallout of Other People's Choices
Life is filled with unexpected twists and turns. Some of those twists turn into huge life-changing events which are outside of your control. How do you handle it and move forward? And not only survive …
Letters and Life: On Being a Writer, On Being a Christian
Bestselling novelist Bret Lott makes it clear in the opening pages of LETTERS & LIFE that he is a Christian and active follower of Jesus Christ. The first chapter begins with the Apostle's Creed. …
250 Rules of Business: Secrets to Growing Your Career and Profits
How do you learn to succeed in business? There isn't a single path or route for every individual. Instead there are many different paths and lessons to be learned. Steven Schragis and Rick Frishman …
Want it Friday, July 5?
In a world with traditional publishers cutting back on editors and editing combined with the explosion of self-publishing, where "anyone" can write a book and get it into the market, Stacy Ennis …
Start Your Own Home Business After 50: How to Survive, Thrive, and Earn the Income You Deserve
Entrepreneur Robert W. Bly knows what it takes to start a business after age 50 --and--more importantly--keep it running. As he says in the opening chapter of START YOUR OWN HOME BUSINESS AFTER 50., "These …
What Would a Wise Woman Do?: Questions to Ask Along the Way
I've learned you can often find the right answers to the questions of life--but only if you ask the right questions. Laura Steward Atchison gives every reader a boost with her rich insights in WHAT …
A Life That Matters: Five Steps to Making a Difference
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? P.K. Hallinan, author of 90 children’s books that have sold almost ten million copies, identifies a key need for people: to have a life which …
Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality
I love reading about unusual experiences and occupations. You learn the inside of the hotel industry in HEADS IN BEDS. Tomsky started in the New Orleans hotel business and during this lively book moves …
Hold the Rope: Having a Heart for the Lost
As a Christian how can you draw other people to Jesus? Jeff Neal and Shonn Keels use practical stories and how-to information combined with Scripture to help readers learn to have a heart for the lost …
Six-Figure Freelancing: The Writer's Guide to Making More Money, second edition
When I want to learn about a topic, I turn to an expert. Kelly James-Enger is an expert writer / journalist. She is someone who has been in the trenches of the writing world and understands the insider …
Bink and Slinky's Ark Adventure
While I've read many books about Noah and the ark, until BINK AND SLINKY'S ARK ADVENTURE, I've never seen it from the perspective of two snails.      Donna Arlynn Frisinger …
Unique: Telling Your Story in the Age of Brands and Social Media
Admittedly it is a challenge to get your story through the noise of the media and be UNIQUE. Media Consultant Phil Cooke knows about how to use the power of storytelling. In 2008, he published BRANDING …
Who'll Be in Heaven & Who Won't?
Many people believe the path to heaven is like the spokes on a tire and there are many different ways to reach it. In this short volume, Dr. Dwight Carlson tackled this topic: WHO'LL BE IN HEAVEN …
Lord of Publishing: A Memoir
At 92 years young, Sterling Lord is a living legend among the publishing community for his work as a New York literary agent.  LORD OF PUBLISHING provides an intimate look at his work with some bestselling …
Literary Fails: Totally (sic)!: 101 Crazy Query Letters Sent By Writers in Their Quest for Publishing Fame
The subtitle for LITERARY  FAILS: TOTALLY (SIC)! shows the contents of this little volume: "101 Crazy Query Letters Sent by Writers in their Quest for Publishing Fame." As an acquisitions …
How to Not Write Bad: The Most Common Writing Problems and the Best Ways to Avoid Them
As a journalism professor at the University of Delaware, Ben Yagoda has years of experience of reading student assignments. That experience is sifted and poured into HOW NOT TO WRITE BAD. This entertaining …
20,000 Days and Counting: The Crash Course for Mastering Your Life Right Now
Are you focused on the “real” purpose for your life every day? I mean the one thing you were born to do and do day after day?      Most people are not and mired in the …
Rock Solid Faith Study Bible for Teens, NIV: Build and defend your faith based on God's promises
Teens in today's world are pulled in a million different directions. The ROCK SOLID FAITH STUDY BIBLE is packed with solid insights from the pen of bestselling youth worker and pastor Kevin Johnson.   …
The Media Training Bible: 101 Things You Absolutely, Positively Need To Know Before Your Next Interview
When you see a television interview, watch it carefully and you will see that some people have short, easy-to-digest answers while others tend to ramble. Also you will observe some people always manage …
reviewed Questions of Life. January 22, 2013
Questions of Life
Creator of the Alpha course, Nicky Gumbel answers fifteen critical QUESTIONS OF LIFE. As he explains in the foreword, "This book attempts to answer some of the key questions at the heart of the Christian …
Truth in Advertising: A Novel
From the opening pages of TRUTH IN ADVERTISING, the reader is plunged into the world of Finbar Dolan who works at a New York advertising agency. The writing is crisp and the storytelling propels the reader …
The God Who Sees You: Look to Him When You Feel
If we are honest, many times we face a poor view of ourselves. Tammy Maltby writes with refreshing honesty in THE GOD WHO SEES YOU. With pointed writing and good storytelling combined with practical lessons …
iPhone 5 For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))
About two months ago, I took the plunge and got my first smartphone. While I understand the iPhone is supposed to be intuitive. I needed some more instruction about how to work it.      …
One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to
Phil Cooke leads readers on a journey of discovery in ONE BIG THING. I like the honesty and straightforward nature of this book. Like Cooke says in the introduction, "This book won't give you …
Indispensable By Monday: Learn the
Whenever I read a business book like INDISPENSIBLE BY MONDAY, my first action is to check the credentials of the author. I want to learn from someone who has been in the trenches and not only gives great …
Master storyteller Dick Wolf from Law & Order has used his skills in his first novel. From the opening scene, I discovered a page-turner. It kept my attention to the very end. The characters were …
"Mark Twain once said that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that is probably the worst thing that is going …
reviewed The Christ Virus. December 03, 2012
The Christ Virus
From the beginning, THE CHRIST VIRUS sets several different storylines into motion and the tension is maintained through a page-turner of a read. Believable characters are mixed into a plot driven storyline …
Live Life Right Here Right Now: Make Every Day
The Bible is clear that each of us will have difficulties in our lives. When we face this decision point, how do you handle them? Carole Lewis has had her share of life's difficulties yet she chooses …
Shatter Your Speed Limits: Fast-Track Your Success and Get What You Truly Want in Business and in Life
As I started to read this book, I was confused. I thought SHATTER YOUR SPEED LIMITS, FAST-TRACK YOUR SUCCESS AND GET WHAT YOU WANT IN BUSINESS AND YOUR LIFE was a nonfiction book. It looked like a nonfiction …
Perfect Word for Every Occasion, A: Ideal for:
While I work with words every day in my career in publishing, at times I struggle to find the right words for the right time and place. Liz Duckworth has served every reader with this slim volume: A PERFECT …
You Should Really Write a Book: How to Write, Sell, and Market Your Memoir
Life provides us with amazing experiences--some tragic and some joyful. As you go through these experiences, people will say to you, "YOU SHOULD REALLY WRITE A BOOK." Because almost everyone …
Life Principles from the New Testament Parables and Word Pictures (Following God Through the Bible Series)
Some of the most pointed word pictures from Jesus were his parables. How can you understand these stories and how they apply to your daily life? Cheri Cowell has studied these stories and created a remarkable …
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