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6 Reasons You Must Write A Book (And How To Write It In 48 Hours Or Less)

Your book is the perfect billboard, business card, and elevator speech which people can get "at a glance," and immediately.<p>Mike Koenigs was on a flight from to South by South West when he heard an interesting conversation happening one row ahead of him.<p><i>"Do you know who that is a few rows ahead?"</i> …

So You Want to Write a Book

You’ve felt for awhile now that you have it in you; you see all these books lining the shelves and none of them seem to bring to light the things you …

How to Get Paid to Learn How to Become a Better Writer

What if I told you people would <i>pay you</i> to become a better writer?<p>What if I also told you people would pay you higher amounts to <i>keep learning</i> how to …

Writing

4 Ways To Simplify Your Writing Process

You can make it hard for yourself, or you can make it simple.<p>I used to have very specific expectations of my articles. They all needed to be of the …

Creative Writing

How To Outline A Memoir: A 3-Step Guide To Organization

How to Outline Your Memoir (in 3 Powerful Steps)<p>January 24, 2018 - Perfecting your Craft - 1 Comment<p>For aspiring memoirists, one of the trickiest …

Writing

100+ Famous Authors and Their Writing Spaces

Hans Christian Andersen<p>“<i>Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead</i>.”<p>Harlan Ellison<p>“<i>If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you;</i> …

Literature

10 Easy Writing Prompts to Get Your Life Story Started

[Can you impress us in 1500 words or less? Enter the Short Short Story Competition today! Deadline January 15, 2018]<b>by Richard Campbell</b> Writing your …

The Powerful Reason You Should Tell Your Story

Today’s post is going to be a little different. Instead of focusing on the mechanics of writing, I’m going to dive into something more important:<i> you</i> …

This Bestselling Author of 17 Books Just Gave Some Brilliant Writing Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence | Inc.com

Anne Lamott is a novelist and non-fiction author with 17 books and numerous essays to her credit. She writes about deeply personal topics, like her struggle with alcoholism three decades ago, single motherhood, and depression. She also writes frequently about her Christian faith.<p>Many readers know …

Creative Writing

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Writing

Marketing and Publishing Checklists for Writers

Photo credit: Matthew Crisp via VisualHunt.com / CC BYI’ll start with a confession: I don’t use checklists. I like them in theory, and I collect a …

Editing and the Writing Craft. Tips from an Editor.

Shares 2K<p>OLD POST ALERT! This is an older post and although you might find some useful tips, any technical or publishing information is likely to be …

In this nation, children's body parts are sacrificed for witchcraft

NAKASONGOLA, Uganda — It’s been a year since Cynthia Misanya found the dismembered body of her 10-year-old daughter, Jane, in a pit under an outhouse. The girl had gone to fetch water in a nearby swamp when she was abducted, strangled and dismembered. Body parts were recovered miles away.<p>“I was …

Africa

The ‘silent killer’ of Africa’s albinos

Albinos in Tanzania live in fear of witch doctors who prize their body parts, but they face a far greater threat just by spending time outdoors.<p>On stage, Sixmond Mdeka goes by the name Ras Six. He is a successful reggae singer in his homeland of Tanzania, yet despite his fame, he is haunted by …

Apps for Refugees

How technology helps in a humanitarian crisis<p>In September 2015, the body of Aylan Kurdi, a 3-year-old Syrian migrant, washed up on a Turkish beach. The boy had fallen off a rubber raft provided by a smuggler who had promised the boy’s father a motorboat. As the startling images of the drowned boy …

Open Source Software

Art on Prescription helps Iraqi refugees begin recovery from trauma, anxiety and depression

Before Maida Al Doulimi arrived in Australia in 2013, she spent nine years in a Syrian refugee camp having fled war-torn Iraq.<p>Her story is one filled …

International Court Says Violence in Congo May Amount to War Crimes

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — Recent acts of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including the murder of two United Nations researchers and the discovery of 23 mass graves in the Kasaï region, may constitute war crimes, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court …

Non Profits as Storytellers - Finding and Communicating your Purpose | Inc.com

In this column I talk a lot about how the idea of purpose ties into entrepreneurship and business; how brands can tell stories around their purpose to make more authentic connections to the people most likely to support them.<p>While this idea is relatively new in the world of entrepreneurship, in …

New Videos Appear to Show Congolese Soldiers Shooting Civilians

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — The emergence on Monday of several videos that appear to show uniformed soldiers shooting Congolese civilians has added urgency to calls for an international investigation of recently discovered mass graves in the Democratic Republic of Congo.<p>Last week, the …

How Do You Bring Higher Education To Refugee Camps In Africa? This Tech Startup May Have The Answer | Inc.com

The refugee crisis around the world is difficult to put into words. According to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (IDMC), more than 40.8 million people globally are on the run in their own countries, and of those 40.8 million, nearly 12.4 million are in Africa, spread across 21 …

.@ONEGirlsWomen & @Heifer are hitting the road and headed to #Malawi! Follow along to see photos and stories from the ground!

This weekend, ONE and Heifer International will be traveling to Malawi with a delegation of writers and social media influencers who will use their …

How South Sudan’s Conflict Is Really Affecting The Women And Girls Who Live There

The conflict in South Sudan has forced more than a million people out of their homes. Tom Perry, from CARE International, shares a heartbreaking …

Africa

Satellite images reveal devastation of Boko Haram massacre in Nigeria

Photograph: EPA<p>Nigerians cram into a bus fleeing the town of Mubi after the attacks.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/15/1421311373976/4883f52d-f5bd-4600-becc-89b5a99a5c1b-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: EPA<p>Nigerians cram into a bus fleeing the town of Mubi after the …

Africa

Boko Haram Appears to Be Using Abducted Girls as Suicide Bombers: Experts

Three suicide bombings by girls aged as young as 10 suggest that Nigeria's Boko Haram has employed a new tactic of forcing abducted children to blow themselves up, according to experts.<p>The Islamist sect has been carrying out almost daily killings and kidnappings across northeast Nigeria in a …

Africa

Time Running Out for Malawi's Divisive President

CHIRADZULU, Malawi: Sixteen-year-old Rosa Nowayga is like most girls her age — she likes to dance and hang out with friends. But she's also married with two children. Her eyes sparkle with youthful optimism, but her shoulders prematurely slouch with exhaustion.<p>"Malawi is [full of] girls like me," …