Archive | January, 2024

Contagious Optimism: Uplifting Stories and Motivational Advice for Positive Forward Thinking

This collection of stories and advice was compiled by a self-proclaimed serial optimist, David Mezzapelle. Each chapter is part of the collective theme of optimism in action, including, but not limited to, nurturing talent, designing, achieving goals, cultivating gratitude, and building positive and rewarding relationships. Within each chapter there are numerous short stories and advice […]

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Author’s Journey: Fantastic Online Courses for Authors and Writers

The busy life of a writer and author leaves little time for learning. Still, continuous improvement and professional development is critical in any professional endeavor. It’s important that authors interact with their fans, friends, fellows, and industry professionals. But it’s not always easy. Conferences, signings, and other events take a toll. Time away from family, […]

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Finding Time to Write

This is an ongoing challenge for so many writers because life “gets in the way.” Any writer and author you talk with will share their ongoing battle with choosing between getting word count met or taking care of personal and professional business. Of course, if you’re on a publisher’s deadline, the accountability helps.But not everyone is. Therefore, […]

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Advice From Pros: Michael Piekny

Michael Piekny is the publisher and acquisitions editor for Grailing Press. He has extensive experience at growing a client roster and subsidiary rights sales, and establishing a network of industry and author relationships. A creative, analyst, lawyer, and business mogul rolled into one, Michael is known for leveraging industry relationships to build enterprise and a […]

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