A person has integrity when there is no gap between intent and behavior…when he or she is whole, seamless, the same—inside and out. I call this “congruence.” And it is congruence—not compliance—that will ultimately create credibility and trust.
~STEPHEN M.R. COVEY, author of The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything
“In memory of my sister Sharon. Just one word—courage,” and that word meant a lot to me because in this life everyday courage is so important.
Fighting to Win: Samurai Techniques for Your Work and Life
You’re writing a book and you have a main character which whom you love. You take this character on a journey and you think your plot is solid. All the hard work shows as you reread your story and give yourself a pat on the back. When you send your manuscript to beta readers or a critique group, you get feedback you weren’t expecting: Your protagonist is weak.
Being a lawyer has taught me that discipline. So instead of blogging to you writer to writer, today I’m posting from my lawyer side.
Be More Productive: A Simple Guide on Being More Productive and Getting Things Done
The reality is that punctuation conventions are just conventions that people agree upon. Two major style guides ar the Associated Press style guide, which is often used by newspapers, and the Chicago Manual of Style, often used by publishers.
- Leonardo di Caprio and Martin Scorsese reuniting for ‘Devil in the White City,’ Adaptation, ScreenCrush | Tweet
Forget all the superhero news for a moment because this is absolutely the most exciting news of the day. Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese have just closed a deal with Paramount to re-team on a new film project scripted by Billy Ray, best known for his recent screenplays for The Hunger Games and Captain Phillips. The new film is based on Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America — a very fascinating and very, very dark story.
Have you ever started a script and not finished it? Has it ever taken you 6 months, 1 year, or more to finish a script? Have you ever gotten so lost when writing a story, you became incredibly frustrated, and gave up?
When it comes time to publish, I always publish both an ebook and paperback version. But Why?
Self-Publishing Success Strategies: 19 Tips to Sell More Kindle Books and Grow Your Audience (Indie Author Success Series Book 2)
Over the past two years Pinterest has become the number one source of traffic to my blog. In fact, when I wade through my blog statistics, Pinterest comprises over half of my traffic source now (more than twitter, google searches, etc.). Not only that, but even though I post less (only once a week on Tuesdays), my monthly page views continue to escalate.
We procrastinate, we waste time with online distractions, we go an entire day without getting done what we really wanted to get done. How do we overcome this?
Self-Discipline: 29 Everyday Habits That Will Totally Change Your Life
Without a doubt, there’s someone taller than you, faster than you, cuter than you.
What to Do When its Your Turn (and its Always Your Turn)
Trust matters whether it’s love, money or another part of our everyday lives that requires risk, and a new study by a Dartmouth brain researcher and his collaborators sheds light on what motivates people to make that leap of faith.
If the photography exhibit “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter,” currently on view at Fraenkel Gallery, in San Francisco, is about loneliness, it is about loneliness as an innate human condition—one that gives us both the room and the reason to create.
Scientists are closer than ever to finding extraterrestrial life. Here’s how they hope to do it.
Alien Life: The Search For Extraterrestrials And Beyond