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The danger of a single story: Chimamanda Adichie on TED.com

Originally posted on TED Blog:
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story…

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It Takes Courage To Be Yourself

Sometime back I remember having a conversation with my mother about life and just the nature of the world in general. This was one of many, sometimes hours-long conversations I have with her on these sorts of things. But in … Continue reading

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Poetic Reflection: A Journey Into Self

I am my life’s greatest friend. I am my life’s greatest enemy. This duality is a dance within me. It is the destiny of hope. And let not the destiny of what I’m destined to be—be choked by the demons … Continue reading

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Being A Rookie In All Things—Sucks Like Hell

At one point, every single thing on this earth was once new. Everything has its beginning, just as it does its end—and yet lately I’ve begun to feel like being labeled “new” is sort of like having the mark of … Continue reading

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5 Book Marketing Myths You Need To Forget – Guest Post by Joanna Penn

Originally posted on David Gaughran:
Anyone familiar with Joanna Penn’s blog – The Creative Penn – will know what an excellent resource it is for writers, particularly on marketing, where she regularly offers no-nonsense advice that actually works. When I…

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Now That’s What I Call Drama—Anatomy of a Novel – Part 3

Writing is an act of fantasy—my whimsy set to linguistic motion; I think—I dream—and then I create. It is a process that still fascinates me. I think the part that intrigues me the most is the little elements of myself … Continue reading

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So What Do You Do For A Living?—I’m A Writer, That’s Right, Deal With It

There are certain questions that people ask that quite frankly get on my damn nerves. There is of course for the chronically single, the proverbial—so, when are you going to find someone? Or if you’re starting to hover over that … Continue reading

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