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The News Media Has One Goal – Profit

In 2007, a news station in Columbus, Ohio hired me as a web editor. It was an exciting job for a 22-year-old. The three people in my department were in the middle of an open bullpen style newsroom. The police scanner was constantly blaring, with people rushing around...

The Power to Be Silent

Around 1300BC, the Israelites fled from Egypt and were trapped between the Red Sea and an army of angry Egyptians. They were freaking out. Moses told them, “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” (Exodus 14:14, NIV. Some translations say, “be...

100% NET Is a Bad Deal for Self-Published Authors

It’s a basic principle of economics that you can’t get something for nothing. As they say, there’s no such things as a free lunch. When a self-publishing company (or a “hybrid” publishing company or whatever other term they’re now misapplying) offers a 100% NET...

3 Natural Remedies for Writer’s Block that Really Work

You’re suffering from writer’s block, but you don’t want to resort to expensive medications. I get it. The number one rule for curing writer’s block: Writing begets writing. The more you write, the easier it becomes.  If you haven’t done so yet, begin by removing...