Tag Archives: Writing

Think Young-Adult Nonfiction

Do you know what the most popular kind of book is? It’s young adult. Young adult fiction is one of the rare growth areas in publishing (apart from sales of e-books in relation to traditional paper and hardcover books). Some people see this as a continuation of the dumbing-down of modern society, and the rise […]

Concentrating Where You Can

Write where you can. When you can. However you can. I admire folks who can continue to concentrate whatever the situation. In my many years as a journalist for a big newspaper I needed to be able to concentrate amid the noise of a newsroom (that noise is lessened now that most people arrange appoints […]

Do You Suffer from Data Overload Syndrome?

How many devices do you use to keep track of what’s going on? And how many times do you check your devices? And how much do  you retain? And, finally, how many minutes do you wait before checking for email, news updates, RSS feeds and the like? Are you a data addict? And are you […]

Steps to Taking Your Passion & Making It A Business

Have you heard things like ‘Montize Your Passion’ from Rich German or what about Greg Habstritt’s ‘Authority Formula’ . These guys are some who teach and believe you can build a business from turning your passion into an income stream.  How do they do it and what makes it work? Here are a few basic […]

A Story of Being Unique In a Saturated Market

The sage puppet, Kermit The Frog, stated his case for the trials of being unique when he said, “It Ain’t Easy Being Green”.   Kermit is right.  It is hard to be different.  It’s much easier to do what everyone else is doing.  Does being like everyone else equal success?  In today’s saturated marketplace, even if […]

Finding Subjects, Drawing People In

If you’re trying to make it as an artist, as a creative person, in the digital age, you’ve got have a site. Or at least a blog. Or at least a Facebook page. Or maybe a Twitter account. But how do you use these? Are you simply posting your random thoughts, or are you looking […]

Being A Nerd Easier Than You Think

More work in less time! Make money while sitting on your couch!  Meet your Soul Mate!  Do I have your attention?  I hope so because what I am going to talk about is how to make the previous statements more of a reality for your business ideas. You can work and make money more efficiently […]

Social Networking and Arts Careers

The most difficult thing for artists, even successful artists — aside from inspiration, of course — is obtaining funding. In this country, it’s a matter of scrounging around. Hoping to sell something while working on another job to support your art. Looking for grants. Writing proposals. In Europe, a lot of artists easily receive grants […]

When The Moment’s Right, An Insta-Celebrity Will Materialize

This week’s out-of-nowhere celebrity turn is that of John Tyner, the 31-year-old Oceanside, California software programmer who cautioned a Transportation Security Administration screener, “If you touch my junk, I’m gonna have you arrested.” Tyner’s catchphrase circled the globe at light speed, his actions immediately synthesizing the volcanic tensions between the flying public and those tasked […]