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7 Ways to Overcome Your Procrastination and Finish Writing Your Book

By Jan Yager for IndieReader<p>I recently had dinner with a friend of mine who is trying to finish a book that she's been working on for many years. She asked my advice on how to finish her manuscript.<p>As the author of more than 40 books, I thought she might find it comforting if I told her that I too …

Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion

If you were to stop and ask people walking down the street here in the United States whether or not they were religious, seven out of ten of them would probably say yes. You do not have to go far to hear about how America is a "Christian Nation," or that it was founded on "religious principles." …

Are There Really 69 Punctuation Rules? Yes!

Grammar Writing<p>Updated March 15, 2018 2078 Views 2 Comments<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>+1<p>Flip<p>Share<p>Buffer<p>134 Shares<p>3.67/5 (3)<p>The power of punctuation rules! And how …

Top Sales Interview Questions (WITH BEST ANSWERS) | Prepare For Interview

Top Sales Interview Questions (WITH BEST ANSWERS)<p>When you are interviewing for a sales job, your purpose is to market yourself to the hiring …

LAST CHANCE! Scrivener (Mac/PC) for writers— 56% off

Many best-selling authors have abandoned Word in favor of Scrivener, an app that provides a clean writing interface and useful reference tools. Right now, you can pick up a copy (Mac/PC) at 56 percent off the MRSP.<p>Unlike a regular word processor, Scrivener is set up for long-form writing. It has a …

Birthday of Thich Nhat Hanh | Features | Spirituality & Practice

Thich Nhat Hanh is a world-renowned writer, spiritual leader, scholar, poet, peace activist and Buddhist monk. He was born on this day in 1926.<p>There …

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>Hate spammy ICOs and crappy cryptocurrencies?So do we.VISIT HARD FORK<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons why we never master the skills we want to …

Design Seeds: Color Palettes Inspired by Nature

Written 3 years ago <i>by</i> Cyril Foiret<p>Launched by <b>Jessica Colaluca</b>, <b>Design Seeds</b> is a color and inspiration site that celebrate colors found in nature and …

7 Great Places to Find Free Literary Works

October 6, 2015<br>In a previous post we covered some very good websites where you can search for and access free eBooks. Today we are curating this list …

Big Magic: Elizabeth Gilbert on Creative Courage and the Art of Living in a State of Uninterrupted Marvel

“Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?”<p><i>“When you’re an artist,”</i> Amanda Palmer wrote in her magnificent manifesto for the creative life, <i>“nobody ever tells you or hits you with the magic wand of legitimacy. You have to hit your own head with your own</i> …

Creativity

13 Tools To Take Your Blog Writing From Good To Great

Congratulations! You’ve written a fantastic blog post…but now what?<p>What will make your blog sink or swim in a sea constantly filling with …

Myers-Briggs and Writing: My Characters’ Personalities - K.M. Weiland

This is exciting news: I have a hobby! In the past, when asked if I had any hobbies, my response was always along the lines of, “Err… hobby?” …

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

Unique Writing Resources: Helpful Checklists and Tip Sheets

Writing Checklist Nirvana<p>As the “marketing department” of our little merry band at One Stop For Writers, I created a bunch of imaged-based sharables …

Writing

How to Start a Blog in 20 Easy Steps: A Guide for New Author-Bloggers

by Anne R. Allen<br>This blog almost wasn't here today. On Tuesday, it disappeared. When I loaded the home page, I got a message saying "this page does …

Anam Cara and the Essence of True Friendship: Poet and Philosopher John O’Donohue on the Beautiful Ancient Celtic Notion of Soul-Friend

“A friend … awakens your life in order to free the wild possibilities within you.”<p>Aristotle laid out the philosophical foundation of friendship as the art of holding up a mirror to each other’s souls. Two millennia later, Emerson contemplated its two pillars of truth and tenderness. Another century …

Ireland

10 Theological Explorations Of Futuristic Ideas

There has long been an uneasy relationship between traditional religion and the inescapable march of science. But it should not be forgotten that …

Here Is How to Use PowerPoint to Create Educational Infographics

July 16, 2015<br>Here is an interesting short video from Microsoft in Education showing you how to use PowerPoint 2013 to create educational infographics …

Infographics

How to Write a Short Story from Start to Finish

by Joe BuntingI’m working on a new short story. However, it’s been a while, and I’m feeling out of practice, like I have to figure out how to write a …

Creative Writing

10 independent bookshops you should visit worldwide: our readers recommend

Photograph: Allen Ginsberg/Corbis<p>From left to right: Bob Donlin, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Robert LaVinge, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti stand in front of the City Lights bookshop in 1956, owned by the latter …

Allen Ginsberg

Desert Solitaire: An Uncommonly Beautiful Love Letter to Solitude and the Spiritual Rewards of Getting Lost

“Every man, every woman, carries in heart and mind the image of the ideal place, the right place, the one true home, known or unknown, actual or visionary.”<p><i>“As the desert offers no tangible riches, as there is nothing to see or hear in the desert,”</i> Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote in his exquisite …

50 Things that Inspire You and Spark Your Creativity

Recently, I talked about keeping a commonplace book — a collection of quotes, anecdotes and insights. Another helpful way we can cultivate our …

5 Reasons Why Fashion eCommerce Has a Bright Future

Some would call me a shopaholic—but I’d rather classify myself as a great believer in retail therapy. And coming from one of the world’s big four …

eCommerce

A Wonderful App for Remotely Controlling Your Presentations

June 22, 2015 <br>Slides from de Mobo is a very good app that allows you to remotely control your presentations using your iOS or Android device. Slides …