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Syndi Powell
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THIS IS US: The Power of Storytelling
This is Us: The Power of Storytelling by Syndi Powell Over the years, many television shows have captured my attentions: Quantum Leap, Lost, Game of Thrones, Sherlock to name a few . Currently, I am infatuated with the new show, This is Us on NBC. The draw ...

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Book or Movie? by Syndi Powell
Book or Movie? by Syndi Powell We can all name favorite books that were made into horrible movies. We can also list books that were made into better films. I'm the type of person who finds out that a certain book is being made into a movie and will go out a...

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The Thanksgiving Vs. Christmas Debate by Syndi Powell
The Thanksgiving Vs. Christmas Debate by Syndi Powell Years ago, my dad worked in retail where they started piping Christmas music into the store soon after Halloween. This brought about an edict in our household: no Christmas until the day after Thanksgivi...

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Why Choose a Career by Syndi Powell
Why Choose a Career by Syndi Powell One of the things we writers ponder as we start a new story is about careers, usually those of our characters (though we may be reconsidering this writing gig if it's a particularly difficult story we are telling). We won...

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Who Tells Your Story by Syndi Powell
I had heard about this hip hop musical about one of America's Founding Fathers, and I became curious to find out what such a combination would sound like. I listened to it once, twice. And then it happened: I became obsessed with the musical "Hamilton: An A...

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U Turns and Plan Qs by Syndi Powell
  Ever been in a situation with plan in hand only to find that you're now going down a different path than the one you had in mind? Ever follow a road map to discover that you're going down the wrong road and need to turn around and head back? I'm here to t...

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The Sweetheart Plan by Syndi Powell
What is your story about? Megan Sweet is working alone in her bakery when the roof collapses due to the heavy snow on top of the building. She's afraid that she's lost everything, so she reaches out for help to the last person she expected, Adam Hawkins. Ad...

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The End of Downton Abbey? by Syndi Powell
"Downton Abbey" has come to an end, much to the disappointment of its millions of fans. Combining fantastic writing, brilliant acting and a sumptuous location, this was a series that raised the bar of what makes good television programming. As a fan of the ...

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The Power of Story by Syndi Powell
One could argue that the Star Wars saga is an international phenomenon. The most recent addition, "The Force Awakens" has made over a billion dollars in ticket sales alone. This doesn't include the money made from all its marketing efforts from toys to clot...

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In the Holiday Spirit by Syndi Powell
I have to admit that I've been bitten by the Holiday bug this year. I am excited about the upcoming holidays and have been counting down the days until I can put up my Christmas tree and play carols on the radio. For me, the kickoff to Christmas is Thanksgi...
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