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Let's Talk About Success in Today’s Often Mediocre World

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 23, 2016

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What does success mean for you? Many people today make decision based on hothouse notions of success, which can be limiting and cause you to lose more than you realize.

Authorpreneurship: The Rise of Author-Led Publishing Houses

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Mar 9, 2016

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The desire to be taken seriously as an indie author is fueling a new trend where top-selling indie authors are starting their own publishing houses.

Celebrating “Mockingbird” Author Harper Lee: 10 of her Best Quotes We’ll Never Forget

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Feb 22, 2016

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Harper Lee, author of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” passed away Friday at the age of 89. As a tribute to the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, we look at some of her most unforgettable words, ever so relevant today.

Study: Books Provide Same Happiness Boost as Big Vacations

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Jan 4, 2016

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If your goal is to make yourself happier this year, experiential products such as books can make you just as happy as a big vacation.

Why You Should Definitely Read With the Kids This Holiday Season

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Dec 4, 2015

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If you are looking to have a special holiday, there are some heartwarming reasons you should cozy up with the kids and read with them this festive season.

Music Training Enhances Brain Power and Language Skills, Researchers Say

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Nov 30, 2015

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Understanding there is a link between music training, improved brain function, increased creativity and enhanced language skills can provide the motivation you need to practice a musical instrument regularly.

Resilience of Print Forces Amazon to Open its First Physical Bookstore

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Nov 6, 2015

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Five years ago the book world was in collective turmoil over the uncertain future of print. Now the tune has changed. The digital side of business has leveled off and Amazon now feels it has no option than to venture into the print world. 

Marlon James Wins Man Booker Prize After 78 Rejections for His First Novel

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 24, 2015

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Marlon James was announced winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his book “A Brief History of Seven Killings.” But he says it’s not been an easy road for him. The Jamaican author revealed he briefly abandoned writing after publishers rejected manuscripts for his novel scores of times. 

15 Funny English Idioms You Should Know

by David K. William | The Web Writer Spotlight: Oct 5, 2015

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You may not know many of these funny English idioms, but they can add color to your writing and bring joy in your life.

Neville Medhora’s ‘This Book Will Teach You How to Write Better’ Really Will

by Staff Writers | The Web Writer Spotlight: Sep 7, 2015

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This book gives great examples of good and bad writing to show you how to write better, and teaches how to sell anything. As the author says, "Communication is getting information from one brain to another brain.” Stop trying to be clever. Instead be clear by following proven principles.

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