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Writing a children's book - December 20, 2012 2:01 PM
 10 Tips on How to Write a Children’s Book1. Keep the book between 28 and 32 pages.2. The text should be between 800 and 1,000 words.3. Keep your readability consistent...
Here's an idea - December 20, 2012 1:52 PM
 
How to Prepare for Christmas Spending - November 23, 2012 4:07 PM
  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies advises you to plan carefully for holiday expenses to...
Marketing: Measuring Your Marketing - September 13, 2012 5:26 PM
Marketing your work is crucial in today's publishingenvironment. If you aren't out there marketingyourself, then your publisher probably won't be either.You might take a...
Rules for Writing - September 5, 2012 11:45 AM
 “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” - W. Somerset Maugham 
How to Be a Writer - August 30, 2012 11:54 AM
 “I have advice for people who want to write. I don't care whether they're 5 or 500. There are three things that are important: First, if you want to write, you need to...
Creativity - August 22, 2012 8:03 PM
"Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has...
A Cautionary Tale - August 17, 2012 1:06 PM
 The father was doubtful of his son's sudden interest to become Charles Atlas. Nevertheless, he went with the teenager to the sporting goods store to look at weight lifting...
New Limited Edition Book on the Texas Navy - August 9, 2012 4:42 PM
 If you're a Texas history buff, chances are that you know little of the Texas Navy. A new limited edition book from Copano Bay Press can change that. Title: "God Favors...
What Makes a Real Writer? - August 7, 2012 4:59 PM
 “Constant work, constant writing and constant revision. The real writer learns nothing from life. He is more like an oyster or a sponge. What he takes in he takes in...
Be A Facilitator - August 5, 2012 8:51 PM
 As a business person, a parent, a citizen, an employee — as a human being — you help others to develop by letting them know that you appreciate their efforts. Every...
Ben Franklin was a sharp ol' guy - June 19, 2012 12:25 PM
My newest book is called "Practical Success Principles from Ben Franklin: The first real American" by Michael LeFan. Here's the cover.   And here are the...
Showing Appreciation: An Influence Multiplier - May 11, 2012 4:37 PM
Dr. Harry Levinson of the Men­ninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, once said that a good manager, like a good parent, tells people, "You can become whatever you want to become....
What Wise Parents Know - January 19, 2012 11:55 AM
              Among my current writing projects is a short book called Being Nice--A Winner's Secret Weapon. It...
Favorite Quotes - August 8, 2011 2:52 PM
Here's my newest favorite quote. What do you think of the idea?"In life, unlike in chess, the game goes on after checkmate."...
Are You Positive? - July 28, 2011 4:51 PM
Your thoughts are not just flashes of bioelectrical impulse that happen and then disappear. Our thoughts are movers and shakers, literally shaping our lives. Our "self-talk"...
A Novel Idea - July 14, 2011 1:34 PM
  "Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." (E.L. Doctorow)   I might...
It's Time to Get Up - July 14, 2011 1:26 PM
 Years ago, Winston Churchill planned his own funeral. After the benediction, a bugler high in the dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral was to play  Taps, the universal...
Are you merely a mirror? - July 3, 2011 5:26 PM
  "People you feel drawn to reflect your inner self back at you, and you act as a mirror for them as well."I recently read the above statement in an e-mail from a New...
Remember when...? - June 30, 2011 1:40 PM
     Do you remember...        When there were two kinds of sneakers for kids--Keds and PF Flyers?      ...
For animal lovers - June 5, 2011 6:55 PM
In Texas, Armadillos sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.
Simple economics - November 1, 2010 3:27 PM
Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand. 
Writing Talent - October 28, 2010 1:11 PM
"The one talent that is indispensable to a writer is persistence. You must write the book, else there is no book.It will not finish itself."   ~Tom Clancy  
"I Have Nothing To Say, But Don't Quote Me." - September 6, 2010 5:56 PM
By Herschell Gordon Lewis Maybe it's an apocryphal story, but it has to do with Calvin Coolidge, one of our less quotable U.S. presidents. So it's possible. Coolidge agreed...
When We Were Civilized - August 15, 2010 5:16 PM
If you are of a certain age, then you remember a more ordered, a more civilized era. In the present age of cable TV that delivers multiplied dozens of channels of incessant...