Archive for February, 2011
Posted in Craft, Reference, tagged Alton Gansky, Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, BRMCWC, Chip MacGregor, Gansky Communications, MacGregor Literary, MacGregor Literary Agency, Writer's Chat on February 22, 2011| 1 Comment »
In part II of the chat at index 4:14, Chip MacGregor talks about a Venn Diagram for books. He describes three essential areas that make a book successful: The Bigness of the Idea, The Quality of the Writing, and the Size of the Author’s Platform.
As Chip puts it, “[Publishers] will sometimes settle for two… but they really want all three”.
Posted in Characterization, Motivation, tagged Authenticity, Brene Brown, Compassion, Connection, Courage, Empathy, Researcher, Shame, Storyteller, TED, TED Talks, Vulnerability on February 16, 2011| Leave a Comment »
Once in a while you come across something so profound it either changes who you are or reinforces a core belief.
This was one of the latter for me. I showed me clearly that my faith in Jesus Christ is well-placed. This woman has researched and studied vulnerability and it perfectly matches some of the truth claims of Christianity.
She also has a web site for those interested in learning more: http://www.brenebrown.com/