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Dorit Sasson
Dorit Sasson, creator of Giving Voice to Your Story, is also a radio show host of “Giving Voice to Your Story” over at Blog Talk Radio. She is currently writing a memoir of her years serving in the Israeli Defense Forces. She won first place in the weekly contest with her winning story, “Life After Birth.” She’s a featured author in the bestselling series, Pebbles in the Pond: Transforming the World One Person at a Time alongside New York Times bestselling authors such as Sonia Choquette and Arielle Ford.

Entries by Dorit Sasson

How Copywriters Can Integrate Defining Moments in Their Copy

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 5:27 PM

While it's true that copywriting should largely hook your prospects with an important idea and bring them into your letter right away, sharing your defining moments in your copy can really create intimacy with your prospect. Your prospect has most likely felt sold to so many times that they numb...

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What I've Learned From 63 Days of Querying Agents

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 12:55 PM

Today I received another rejection from an agent. Another beating. Unlike previous form letters that felt impersonal, this one was bittersweet because I received it two weeks after the agent requested the full proposal. (I remember my excitement when I first got that email request. As it turns out, she...

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Blogging Your Novel

(2) Comments | Posted March 19, 2015 | 6:41 AM

With publishers emphasizing platform to ascertain evidence of future sales, blogging your novel can be much more lucrative than you think. Blogging is still considered to be one of the greatest ways to expand your reach. After all, authors have to think like entrepreneurs and blogging our book is just...

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Top 5 Strategies for Revising Your Memoir

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 9:48 AM

Like any kind of writing, memoir writing is slow going. With each revision, you need to deepen the scene and your memoir's takeaways. You need to constantly think about your reader and how s/he can relate to your story. Knowing the craft of memoir writing can of course, deeply facilitate...

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Top 5 Ways Authors Can Promote and Sell More Books

(2) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 2:06 PM

Recently an author inquired about being on my show, "Giving Voice to Your Story." When I asked her for a blurb or topics she felt might be of value to potential listeners, she emailed me a link to where her book could be found and wrote, "I just...

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Ways to Use Your Character as a Setting and Help Build Your Platform

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 8:47 AM

Hope C. Clark's latest mystery, Murder on Edisto, uses setting for depth, and it has become her brand to place fiction in a real place.

The locals of Edisto Beach absolutely love it. The setting of the beach is perfect for influencing characters and it's just as important...

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6 Ways for Authors to Build an Engaging Platform Using Social Media

(2) Comments | Posted January 3, 2015 | 11:54 AM

There's so much out there on platform building for authors. It's a very hot topic right now since traditional publishers are looking to see if your numbers are high enough to reach a significant number of readers before offering you a contract. Some will go past the numbers (although numbers...

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10 Ways This Writer Mama Will Stay Positive and Focused on Her Writing Goals in 2015

(0) Comments | Posted January 1, 2015 | 8:58 PM

At this time last year, I was carrying my 5-month-old in the snow from some errands. The intense cold was blowing on her face and through her little mittens. I almost fell with her on a big sheet of ice that was disguised underneath the snow.

My little one...

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5 Tops Ways to Write Your Memoir in 2015

(4) Comments | Posted December 31, 2014 | 1:41 PM

Is one of your goals to write AND finish a memoir? Then this post is definitely for you. There's NO reason whatsoever why writing a memoir should take years and years. Think again. With a little bit of planning, you can turn your life-long dream of memoir writing into publishable...

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3 Lessons I Didn't Know Before Writing My Memoir About Serving in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)

(13) Comments | Posted December 27, 2014 | 4:31 PM

"I want you to show me what type of power they exercised over you when you were younger. I really want to experience your life early on. What I would also like to experience is the emotional pull of your writing; I want to be transported into your emotional life...

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For Writers Struggling to Accept They Have a Hero's Journey: Own Your Story, Not Yourself

(1) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 8:56 AM

Each time I sit to write a scene for my memoir, Accidental Soldier: What My Service in the Israel Defense Forces Taught Me about Faith, Courage and Love, I have to battle a thousand different voices running me over.

Don't you know it's dangerous subjecting your family...

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Top 3 Reasons Authors Should Be Blogging NOW

(2) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 3:41 PM

I'm getting a ton of email and messages through the social media channels asking me to pre-order or buy their book. Many times I don't know who these people are and I'm often annoyed by these pesky messages.

Take for example a local author who sent me a link to...

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Why I've Decided to Opt-Out of Finding an Agent for My Memoir, "Accidental Soldier"

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 3:20 PM

It's official. I've decided to opt-out from finding an agent for my memoir, Accidental Soldier: What My Service in the Israel Defense Forces Taught Me about Faith, Courage and Love.

Frankly, I always envisioned my memoir among some of the biggest publishing houses in the world. In fact,...

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How the Honey Bee Health Coalition Is Helping the Honey Bee Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 3:56 PM

After posting the article I wrote in May 2014 called The Latest Buzz: The Decline of Bees is Harming Global Agriculture, I later learned that this worldwide problem is gathering attention from experts forming what is known as The Honey Bee Health Coalition, which includes over 30 different...

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The Power of One Woman's Quest: Everything I Ever Learned I Got from Serving in the Israel Defense Forces

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 4:17 PM

In 1989, I was a sophomore at Suny at Albany. While my peers were declaring their majors, I felt I was wasting my time, which made me feel there was something wrong with me.

One night, I had banged my head against the wall of my room...

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Things I Learned About Using Social Media to Build an Author's Platform

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 2:07 PM

There are many great posts about author platform and Brooke Warner's recent post about how one's platform is not your social media following validates how numb we (and I say "we' to represent the normal online reader) have become when it comes to using social media.

It was...

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5 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Improving Indoor Air Quality

(3) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 1:44 PM

"If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath."
― Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation

As humans, we take our air and breathing for granted. Each time we breathe, we give our lungs and heart the air they need...

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Teacher Collaboration for the Sake of Academic Development in PreK-6 English Language Learners

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 5:57 PM

Research shows that the most common problems English language learners is that of understanding meaning of academic texts. As they acquire more academic vocabulary across content areas, teachers need to ensure they are also helping their students making important literary and deeper comprehension connections. For example, ELL students need to...

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Energy and Money Saving Tips on Cooling and Heating Your Home

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 4:57 PM

As one who is contemplating purchasing a house in the upcoming year, I've considered the complaints and woes of my homeowner friends regarding heating and cooling costs. I am surrounded by very old houses, so, this is a real issue. So I decided to get a head-start and research some...

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National Heatstroke Prevention Day: Safety and Prevention Tips for Parents and Caregivers

(1) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 2:20 PM

As all kids know, summer's a wonderful yet short-lived time for blackberry picking, summer camp, long nights under the stars while catching fireflies and numerous beach trips. With the constant heat it is the ongoing reminder to protect oneself from the sun. Yet, one of the more overlooked dangers of...

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