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Are you an engine or an anchor?

National Writing Examiner, Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry

Are you an engine or an anchor? by Ms. Donna L. Quesinberry, National Writing Examiner . . .

When considering wordsmiths – both an engine and an anchor sound equally engaging. You may desire to drive your reader to greater heights of understanding but you also might desire readers remain synced in and focused on content. Is one better than the other? If we were talking relationships, such as those Sunil Bali discusses in his titles:

  • The Book of Awesome Humour: Quite Simply, One of the Funniest Books Ever1 Apr 2012 | Kindle eBook by Sunil Bali
  • The Art of Awesome Living: An Inspirational Guide On How To Achieve More Success, More Easily, With Less Stress1 Apr 2012 | Kindle eBook by Sunil Bali
  • Mind, Set & Match: How To Do The Work That You Were Born To Do1 Apr 2012 | Kindle eBook by Sunil Bali

then the engine is our best friend and we’d favor the engine over the anchor:

There comes a time when you have to decide whether the other person in the relationship is an engine that drives you forward, or is an anchor that weighs you down. A ship is designed to take you places, so if your friendship, partnership, or relationship isn’t taking you anywhere, then its time to abandon ship!

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DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. releases, “Through the Broken Looking Glass”

Through the Broken Looking GlassMr. Hill’s latest book, “Through the Broken Looking Glass” is available in print at this time. Ebook is slated to be released in the not too distant future.

Backstory: They say Philadelphia is a dangerous place. Most of the people I had met were afraid of the area where the shelter is located. I felt no danger or fear. I was at peace. Over the previous years of my life, I had discovered there were far more dangerous places to be. In 1963, the hospital delivery room at My Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana had offered more possible danger to my survival – but somehow, I managed to survive that experience.

Somehow, I had survived many dangerous and potentially lethal situations. I had cheated death many times. I had grown comfortable in places others considered dangerous. The truth was; for the most part, I felt safer and more comfortable lying on the ledge in Philadelphia than any other place I had been in the previous 48 years of my life.

As I was headed north on a greyhound bus one week earlier; it had occurred to me that Philadelphia was the place of the conception and birth of the American Colonist’s quest for liberty and transformation . . .

Later, it had also occurred to me that my quest for liberty and transformation had become a journey into the heart of what America had become; AND, it appeared it would end in the city where America had begun.



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Motivational Coach Chip Esajian

CATCH  THE  PRESENT“You can never catch the present living in the past!” – Chip Esajian

One of the greatest lessons you can learn from the past is how to live victoriously and gratefully in the present, to create a greater future; so that you never have to regret the past.

If you’re stuck in the mud of the past you won’t be able to thrive in the miracle of the present!   Don’t live in the mistakes and regrets of your past.   The past cannot change, but you can change your present by not repeating the past.    Encourage yourself in the wonderful opportunities before you, right now, in your present.   This is your day to speak and think victory into the moments of your day!

Know that when you woke up this morning, it was a new day to plant new seeds for a victorious harvest.   Why not just expect wonderful things…

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You are Special

Prayers and Promises

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be. (Psalm 139:14-16)

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How to Generate Ideas: The Writer’s Battle Plan Against Writer’s Block

Asta Speaks

The enemy: writers’ block. It’s that moment when the creative juices dry up; your creative muse goes mute. You hammer out pages of words on your keyboard only to hate and delete them all. Or you avoid even looking at your computer screen because the blinking cursor taunts you. You could have written 165 pages of material and be halfway to the finish line, or you may have written one sentence. It can strike at any time. This is why every writer needs a good battle plan.Writer’s-Block

  • Tactic #1: Change your self-defeating attitude. The biggest hang-up for writers when they face writers’ block is the belief that they can’t write anymore. “Can’t” is a powerful word that breeds discouragement and a sense of failure. Don’t ever believe the lie writers’ block is telling you, that you can’t write. You might not be writing as well; you may not be a…

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