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Guest Post: Interview with a Heckler
Originally posted on Vital Speeches of the Day . By David Murray "Hecklers are vandals" was the headline of yesterday's post on my personal blog, Writing Boots . I was taking on Zoe Nicholson , a lifelong political activist who had objected on her Facebook ...

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Author spotlight: Hilary Liftin
Hilary Liftin's Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper , written like a celebrity tell-all, takes readers inside a fairytale Hollywood romance that turns out to be very different under the surface. Below, Hilary sheds some light on how her years of experience as a cel...

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Three Ways to Collaborate as a Ghostwriter
by Graciela Sholander This post originally appeared on  Ghostwriting Plus . I have ghostwritten over 25 books for a number of clients, including doctors, lawyers, and motivational speakers. Today I want to share with you three effective ways you can collabo...

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Book Spotlight: "Business Writing Today: A Practical Guide"
This week, we caught up with author Natalie Canavor, whose new book,  Business Writing Today: A Practical Guide ,  is out now. Business Writing Today is a self-help book for people who want to write better at work. Canavor, who has written several books on ...

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"Lincoln Speaks": A Review
By Dana Rubin “Public sentiment is everything,” declared Abraham Lincoln in 1858 during his first senatorial debate with Stephen Douglas. “He who molds public sentiment, goes deeper than he who enacts statues or pronounces decisions.” Lincoln thought public...

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Your Speechwriter: An Operator’s Manual
by David Murray This post originally appeared on  The Strategist  via PRSA [ikon images/corbis] As far as PR positions go, the speechwriter probably has one of the most interesting (and borderline absurd) jobs. One describes his marching orders from the CEO...

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Blank Page, Blue Sky
by David Murray I get it on the golf course every time I'm paired with a stranger. There's a wait on the fourth tee, and the guy says, "So what do you do for a living?" (I generally want to avoid this conversation because I like to keep golf separate from l...

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Around the Word
Here's the latest in our regular roundup of literary news. Cover chosen for Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman .  Michael Morrison notes that the jacket “draws on the style of the decade the book was written, but with a modern twist.” The cover, featuring a 195...

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To Write Well, Forget Everything Your High-School English Teacher Taught You
By Jonathan Rick In today’s the-world-is-flat era, few things can differentiate you better than polished communication skills. Indeed, even at the world’s top PR agencies—among people who make their living off the written word—those who can write well are s...

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GG Founder Dan Gerstein to Appear on Bookwriting Panel
Our president Dan Gerstein will be appearing on a wide-ranging panel covering many aspects of the publishing industry later this month in Arlington, VA. Other panelists include published authors and the director of the Naval Institute Press. If interested i...
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