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Writing to Unravel a Taboo

By: Naomi Heitz “Unspeakable,” says the pope.1 I cringe. That’s just it, I think. Even when he’s publicly trying to apologize for the horrific crimes and secrecy within the church, he’s choosing a word that literally encourages more silence. It’s September 2010, and I wonder if Pope Benedict wishes that the world would stop speaking...

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Mankind’s Search for the Superman

By: William Chasterson When Napoleon conquered Europe he pretended he was Julius Caesar. When Caesar conquered the known world he pretended he was Alexander the Great. When Alexander conquered the world he was pretending to be a Greek demigod. Alexander was a Macedonian pretending to be a Greek. Napoleon was a Corsican pretending to be […] The post Mankind’...

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Building Your Brand With Crowdfunding

You might have already turned to crowdfunding to finance a venture. Those additional dollars and support can definitely help your bank account, but have you ever thought about how crowdfunding can help build your brand? By actively involving supporters in your project and finding the perfect social outlets to reach your audience, you can raise […] The post Build...

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American verse French Literature

By: Layla Ronan Every once and awhile an article comes along comparing one aspect of French culture to our own, whether it be our food versus theirs, our fashion, even how we raise our children. It would appear that the French have a leg up on Americans in so many ways. Many people argue they […] The post American verse French Literature appeared first on Pubslu...

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Upside Down Publishing

By: Marty Keltz For as long as I can remember, the only way for writers and producers to get their work in front of paying audiences was through a gatekeeper. Writers and producers would create what lawyers call “intellectual property.” Although exclusively owned by the writer or producer, the only thing they could do with that […] The post Upside D...

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Why Print Books?

Guest Post by: FastPencil The human brain is wired for print. In many studies, people understand and remember what they read on paper better than what they read on screens. Researchers think the physicality of paper explains this discrepancy. “When recalling a passage, people often picture it on the page. Paper and ink reflect ambient […] The post Why Print Bo...

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Inventing Unique Rewards For Your Supporters

By Tinatin Japaridze One man’s trash is another man’s treasure? Not quite, but one girl’s Soviet-themed memorabilia could certainly be turned into a Western reader’s “reward”—icing on the already impressive cake that is your manuscript. A long-forgotten audiotape of homemade demos recorded in a tiny Moscow apartment, while my KGB neighbor banged on the ...

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Crowdfunding Your Contacts: Why Your Network Is Crucial to Your Fundraising Success?

The JOBS Act (Title II) transformations have heralded a new age of fund raising called – ‘The Crowdfunding’, in which the company’s supporters get the chance of becoming more than mere supporters, they get the actual opportunity to become the owners. These latest fundraising opportunities are considered as the game-changers for both the entrepreneurs as [̷...

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5 Steps In Responding To Critics of Your Essay

By: Eliza Sullin I know that it is a cliche to say that critics are there to improve your essay, yet it is completely true. They always do. It is nice to know that there are people who spend their glorious time to read your essay and criticized it afterwards. You are lucky to have more […] The post 5 Steps In Responding To Critics of Your Essay appeared first o...

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