Gold Rush Stories by Gary Noy
From the extinction of California’s Grizzly Bear, environmental destruction, and racist atrocities to situations engendering multi-cultural cooperation, Gary Noy links California’s haunting past to contemporary issues still playing out today.
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One of the most difficult tasks for any author is stepping away from their work and giving it a critical product-based assessment.
Here’s an app that takes some of the guesswork out of audience identification.
“ScoreIt!™’s engineering leverages the cutting edge science of stylometry, artificial intelligence and machine learning to identify underlying patterns of language structure in any given text. Statistical analyses are then applied to identify those significant patterns that define one author’s writing style as compared to another…. In broad terms, each submission is evaluated and weighted for its 1) grammatical construction; 2) authorial vocabulary; 3) expressive complexity and 4) use of function words.”
After putting my recent title through the ScoreIt! system, I was pleased with the results.
Hindsight and fresh ‘enchilada’ wrappers open the door to effective paranormal book cover design.
If a writer’s journey begins with an idea and a few words, it concludes with multiple themes stacked like warm blankets atop a winter bed, bound together with colorful character threads. The entire package, encompassing thousands of hours and hundreds and pages is wrapped by a thin layer of decorated cover stock that is supposed to, pictorially, represent the whole ‘enchilada.’
Currently, the disconnect between necessary knowledge in the workplace and skill sets developed by higher education institutions is a ‘global migraine,’ says Tremaine du Preez.
With big data mega-trends and AI on the verge of transforming business, production, and services into something no parent or educator has ever seen, how do we prepare our children for the future?
du Preez, a critical thinking instructor, executive coach, and mother has a few ideas. “I’ll help you help your child to think in alternative ways about information.“
In her book, she shows parents how to construct ‘cognitive Swiss Army Knives’ for their youngsters.
Topics include; identifying mind traps such as bias and groupthink, GROW coaching, Socrates Questioning Method, and learning the art of failing…well.
du Preez offers suggestions for fostering environments to ignite innovation, risk-taking, and emotional intelligence.
I tested the techniques on my tween – and they work!
“If every one of us could raise our children to be good decision makers, the world will be a better place,” comments du Preez.
Like Dr. Who with his Sonic Screwdriver, helping your child develop creative, outside the box thinking, might be the best navigation tool for going places where no one has been before.
I had so many requests to borrow this book that I bought multiple copies to give away to teachers, parent friends, and homeschool cohorts.
Click here to get Raising Thinkers by Tremaine du Preez.
When it comes to writing about themselves, authors usually languish. This post will help overcome Author Biography writing reluctance.
The Author Biography page on your website is a piece of your media kit that should be created before someone asks for it.
While not as dynamic as a tweet or Facebook post, it needs to be updated regularly, especially when you’ve created new work. On your website, this page can be the ‘long version’ that every short version springs from.
Journalists, publicists, author appearance schedulers, and blog interviewers are just a few of the people who will pull information from this source.
Nonfiction Author Bio
A nonfiction author, with the aim of booking speaking engagements, will lean heavily on experience that lends authority to his / her topic. This type of author biography should adhere to business communications style and standards.
Fiction Author Bio
A fiction writer, memoirist, actor, or artist will have a softer approach, connecting with their audience on a personal level.
Author Biography Writing Steps
- Begin with a connecting statement, something your reading audience can relate too. This can be a hobby, belief, lifelong interest, etc. (Something that relates to your writing topics.)
- Details. This section is about the areas in which you are an expert, inside information that your book(s) didn’t cover, or challenges you’ve faced.
- Authority. Education, experience, and publication credits (magazines, anthologies, or awards).
- Additional titles you’ve published.
- Where you live.
- Option; endearing information about spouses and children or pets.
- Website & contact information.
Your published work is an opportunity for a reader to view the world with a fresh perspective. Your Author Biography builds trust and establishes you as a writer/creator with a unique perspective. It also sets a tone for how you conduct the business aspects of your career.
Investing the time to write your Bio – well – before it is needed, will return long-term dividends.
*If this post helped you write an Author Bio that you are pleased with, feel free to post a short version of it in the comments section below.
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Back in 2012 when I had been blogging for two years, I had gotten to know the blogging community pretty well through top sites for bloggers like Copyblogger, which has since turned into a multi-faceted media and software company. I was struck at the time by the almost total disconnect between authors, who were learning…