The Power of Story

I love a good story, don’t you? Skilled storytellers have beguiled audiences with mesmerizing tales since the dawn of time. I have vivid memories of waiting breathlessly for stories that began with the words, “Once upon a time.…” I’m still transported by the power of those words today. However, the power of story is not […]

Is Your Creativity a Mirror or a Flashlight?

By Tony Snipes

Is your creativity a mirror or a flashlight? Is it a “Thermometer” or “Thermostat”? Does it reflect what’s in the heart already or change the surrounding? A mirror reflects what’s in front of it. The viewer sees what’s already there. A flashlight sheds light in darkness. The viewer gains new insight that is useful to moving ahead. Here’s an […]

Always a Learning Curve

By Vicki Moss

There’s plenty of advice available about what to write and how to “speak” to children readers through story. But how do you get your stories out there to parents who buy a large percentage of children’s reading material after you publish those fantastic tales? You can Google information on how to use Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, […]

The Dreaded Elevator Pitch

  When I worked as a Human Resources executive, one of my responsibilities was to offer outplacement training…a fancy term for helping people who lost their jobs find new employment. Outplacement training included creating a resume, polishing interview skills, and developing an elevator pitch.