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Gini Graham Scott
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Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D. is the author of over 50 books with major publishers and has published 30 books through her own company Changemakers Publishing and Writing. She writes books and proposals for clients, and has written and produced over 50 short videos through her company Changemakers Productions. Besides Living in Limbo, her latest books include: The Complete Guide to Writing, Producing, and Directing a Low-Budget Short Film and Working With People With Disabilities.

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Why Isn't Trump Attacking the Cartoonists and Writers Who Are Attacking Him?

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2016 | 6:02 PM

During the campaign, Donald Trump has insulted almost everyone he perceives to be against him, including a judge in the Trump U lawsuit for being a Mexican, Mexicans in general, Muslims, a disabled reporter, women, sleazy journalists, you name it.

But the two groups he doesn't seem to...

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Dealing with Impossible Clients: What to Do When a Client Tries to Nibble to Get More for Less

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2016 | 4:44 PM

What should you do if you think you have wrapped up a deal with a client for a certain amount, but then the client asks for a series of extras - usually over a period of time rather than all at once? This is why it's called a nibble, because...

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Dealing with Impossible Clients: What to Do When a Client Is Misinformed and Unwilling to Listen to Good Advice

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 3:09 PM

What should you do if you encounter a client who is misinformed and unwilling to listen to good advice? Worse, what if your efforts to advise the client result in the client becoming even more stuck in his or her position and angry about even discussing what's wrong? That's what...

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Dealing with Impossible Clients: What to Do When a Client Is Dishonest

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 8:42 AM

What should you do if you encounter a client who lies, cheats, and eventually steals from you? That's what happened to Cynthia, who provided various marketing and PR services to a client I'll call Derrick, to protect the identity of the innocent and guilty.

Derrick initially approached Cynthia to...

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Dealing with Impossible Clients: What to Do with a Client Who Makes Mistakes

(1) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 3:38 PM

I began thinking about dealing with impossible or difficult clients after my own nightmare in working with a client who kept making mistakes, resulting in the client and her family spending hours correcting these mistakes, and then correcting these corrections. Afterwards the client wanted to pay me less because they...

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How the Battles of Trump and Cruz Are Like a Children's Book: The Battles of Donnie and Teddy

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2016 | 2:53 PM

Watching the recent Republican Party debates, and especially the knock-down drag out fight between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, makes me think of two kids fighting in a schoolyard. This all happened after the election campaign was already getting ugly, when a Super Pac for Ted put a picture of...

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Is Trump the Modern Day Devil?

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2016 | 4:00 AM

Many religions and cultures have a belief in the devil, viewed as a being who personifies evil and is the most fearsome enemy of God and humankind. This devil or demon is known by many names - the Dybbuk in Jewish mythology; Beelzebub, Lucifer, or Satan for Christians, Iblis or...

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Trump and the Human Beasts

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2016 | 11:14 PM

Some of the most fearsome monsters in myths have the heads of humans and deadly beasts, most notably lions, so they are very wily and bloodthirsty - just like Donald Trump, who I have compared to other beasts.

Among them are the dragon St. George fights,...

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Trump and the Many Headed Monsters

(1) Comments | Posted March 25, 2016 | 4:57 AM

Many monsters in myths have several heads, making them even more dangerous, which might be compared to the many hats Trump wears as the head of a real estate empire, a reality show host, owner of multiple companies with the Trump brand, and now a presidential campaign.

Previously, I...

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Trump and the Monsters of the Sea

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2016 | 4:31 AM

Sailors have many tales of the dangers of the seas, which include vicious sea serpents and whirlpools. And for the terrors he strikes in many people today, Donald Trump might be compared to these dangerous creatures.

In previous blogs I compared Trump to the dragon St....

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Beware the Trump Water Monster

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2016 | 11:03 AM

Trump is increasingly scaring everyone, as he is more and more seen as a fearsome monster who has to be stopped. For example, in a recent Huffington Post blog, Joe Selden wrote: "I now believe the anti-Trump movement has reached critical mass in the country, and that Trump...

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Could Trump Be the U.S. Cyclops?

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2016 | 3:21 PM

As Trump has been gathering more and more voters to his fold, like a shepherd expanding his flocks, and more and more opponents attack, Trump seems much like the Cyclops encountered by Odysseus in his journey to Ithaca after the Trojan War. And since monsters in myths and legends can...

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Beheading the Trump Campaign

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2016 | 3:56 PM

Today the effort to stop Trump by Republican candidates and the Party and by Democrats might be like the effort to get rid of the Medusa in Greek mythology. Medusa, for those who don't recall their Greek myths from high school, is one of the evil Gorgon sisters, and she...

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Is Trump a Chimera?

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2016 | 2:07 PM

Can Trump and the circus of a political campaign surrounding him be described as a chimera? Today the word "chimera" refers to a creation of the imagination or an impossible and foolish fancy, while someone or something that is "chimerical" is given to unrealistic fantasies. But the words come from...

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Trump and the Monster Myth Mash

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2016 | 11:25 AM

I recently wrote a series of fairy tales inspired by this crazy election, most recently Chicken Little and the Boy Who Cried Trump and The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Trump. Now after seeing the increasing violence at Trump rallies, spurred on by his...

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Chicken Little and the Boy Who Cried Trump

(1) Comments | Posted March 10, 2016 | 11:51 PM

I thought these last two fairy tales might be a fitting end to this crazy election campaign, in which many think the U.S. voters have lost their political minds to an entertaining spectacle that is more like a prize fight than a fight for the Presidential prize. One is the...

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Hansel and Gretel and the Gingertrump House

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2016 | 3:06 AM

"Hansel and Gretel" is another traditional fairy tale that helps us understand what's going on in this crazy campaign that has drawn in anti-establishment voters who are angry, since they have been beaten down by the economy and want changes to the way things are. The story of Hansel and...

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Golditrump and the Three Bears

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2016 | 12:07 PM

After seeing the latest 2016 campaign debates that were filled with even more attacks, insults, and down and dirty humor, I thought of another traditional fairy tale that highlights the frustration of those who feel put upon and exploited by those who are more powerful. In this case, they just...

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The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Trump

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2016 | 1:18 PM

Here's another 2016 campaign fairy tale inspired by all the attacks, insults, name-calling, jokes, and down in the gutter humor. Some of these tales capture perfectly the anger and frustration of the voters watching a spectacle that becomes wilder and crazier each day. In this case, the political pigs who...

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Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Trump

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2016 | 1:05 AM

As the 2016 campaign has been heating up and the insults are flying fast and furiously, I've been seeing it more and more like the traditional fairy tales, where an underdog battles the forces of evil and ultimately prevails. In this case the victory would be winning the race and...

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