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Category: Culture

Writing Totally On Fleek YA

It’s Cait again! The coup might be over, but I have now assumed squatters rights on Kristen’s blog. The fun part is that you never know when I’m going to pop up and come at you with stuff that is unusual, unsettling, and occasionally unnatural. Today, I’m going to talk about writing young adult (YA) …

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Generation Butthurt—How Being Constantly Offended (and Offensive) Costs BIG

Today we are going to dive back into social media because who we are on-line impacts the odds of our success. Whether we like it or not, engaging on social media and cultivating a following is going to massively impact our professional success (or lack thereof). In sales we had a saying, Fish where the fish …

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Why the Fashion Industry is Dying—Laughing at Salad & Cleavage Snacks

Today we are going to talk about something a bit different, but maybe this might inspire your fiction, because if the world changes guarantee you a writer was behind it 😉 . As I was perusing Facebook Friday evening, I came across an article that gave me an odd reaction. It made me want to …

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Lighten the HELL UP! Combatting the Plague of Self-Importance

The real crisis in the country is we are laughing less and less. Everyone is special and fragile and needs to be handled with care. PC was to make us more sensitive and BOY did it work. Our nation has the skin of a grape.

Advantages in DISadvantages—Does Our Culture Really Value "Normal"?

Last time, when we talked about Barnes & Noble, I mentioned a book by Malcolm Gladwell David & Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants.  This is a really interesting book because Gladwell peels apart our common perceptions of what an advantage really is. Sometimes, that which others claim is undesirable really isn’t. It is …

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