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Finding Myself in a Book

Kelly Haworth | Posted 11.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Kelly Haworth

Writing this book let me express the emotions of trying to figure everything out -- the pain, the awkwardness and the strength -- and I emerged on the other side knowing that this pendulum inside me, this duality of male and female was exactly who I was.

I Need Coffee: Writing Isn't Sexy, But It Can Pay the Bills

Katie Rose Guest Pryal | Posted 11.12.2015 | Books
Katie Rose Guest Pryal

So I'm here to tell you that you can make a living as a writer, but you (might) have to let go of some notions of what "making a living as a writer" means.

5 Thank Yous to Say Now

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 11.10.2015 | Religion
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

When I was a child, one of my least favorite phrases was, "You should be grateful." So, I'm not telling you that. What I am suggesting here is that this month is a great time to say these five thank yous. It's a heartfelt endeavor. You'll see. It does a soul good.

Filmmakers Rally Support To Release Maya Angelou Documentary

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.02.2015 | Black Voices

A little more than a year after her death, Maya Angelou is finally getting her own documentary and directors Rita Coburn Whack and Bob Hercules have ...

A Narrative About Motherhood & Career by an Author and Social Media Expert

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?

A Salute to Warrior Women Past and Present

Alicia Nunn | Posted 10.22.2015 | Women
Alicia Nunn

Being the Warrior Woman that I am, I break down every barrier placed in front of my goals, even my own limiting beliefs. A woman can do anything she puts her mind to. And she is more than a secretary, sex object, and maid.

Cure for Writer's Block

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 10.16.2015 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

I don't know about you, but when my task is to sit at the computer and write, getting out and doing something seems like a distraction. I "got out" and made a damn chicken pot pie and where did that get me?

David Baldacci's Never-Ending Love of Writing

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.15.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

David Baldacci has to be one of the most prolific writers writing today. He published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996. A major motion pictu...

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o: Memories of Who We Are

Louisiana Channel | Posted 10.13.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

"Memory is what makes us who we are," says Kenyan Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o - a frequent contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature - in this video about how colonizers sought to erase the memories of the natives by severing their linguistic connections.

Is There a Book in You?

Darryle Pollack | Posted 10.12.2015 | Fifty
Darryle Pollack

So many of us ask ourselves this question throughout our lives. And many of us try to get that book out, writing a few or many pages that often end up forgotten in a drawer or a computer file, never to be seen or read (unless you're Harper Lee).

Meera Gandhi Excells At Giving Back

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 10.09.2015 | Impact
Kristin Meekhof

Ms. Meera Gandhi's open and generous heart can be felt by all those who encounter her, and she loves to give.

Want To Feel Good? Gratitude Might Just Be the Answer

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.08.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

According to a national study on gratitude, funded by the John Templeton Foundation, it seems that 94% of Americans believe that people who are grateful are more fulfilled and lead a richer life, but less than half of us express gratitude on a regular basis.

Herta Müller: On Inger Christensen

Louisiana Channel | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Herta Müller (b. 1953) is a German-Romanian novelist, poet and essayist. Müller is noted for her works depicting the effects of violence, cruelty and terror, typically set in communist Romania during the Nicolae Ceausescu regime, which she herself experienced.

The Only Question

William Kenower | Posted 10.05.2015 | Books
William Kenower

I don't think I am the only one writing so often about unconditional love. The more I write about it and think about it, the more I hear a question being asked in every conversation I enter, and in every television show or movie I watch or book I read.

Midlife Creates the Right Time to Write

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

Instead of moaning and groaning about empty nests, expanding waistlines, and lost libidos, midlife women should write something. Now is the time to release the passionate muse that has languished for years beneath responsibilities for raising children, establishing careers, maintaining homes, retaining happy marriages, and campaigning for political causes and charities.

6 Hacks To Organize Your Office Space

Rachel Hollis | Posted 09.24.2015 | HuffPost Home
Rachel Hollis

I don't know about you, but I cannot work in a cluttered environment. I like my desk to be tidy, my to-do list to be written and my office space to be well kept. If you're like me, you will find these tips very useful!

18 Things Only Writers Struggling To Get A Novel Published Can Possibly Understand

Lauren Cahn | Posted 09.15.2015 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

You've always wanted to write that novel, and now you're finally deep in the weeds. You tweet "#amwriting" and suddenly you've got a slew of new followers, all of whom are doing the exact same thing. Here's a snapshot of what that pain looks like.

Five Ways to Deploy a 21st Century Workforce

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Jamie Merisotis

In our dynamic and global economy, we need to ask whether our workforce is equipped to meet the increasingly complex demands of the 21st century. The answer, as it stands today, is a decisive no.

The Rich Employee

James Altucher | Posted 09.01.2015 | Books
James Altucher

I'm an employee. I only write about what I experience. I can't stand articles that rant from a pedestal where the author has no experience. Advice is always autobiography. I hope you read my advice. I hope you like me.

Let's Talk Heartbreak

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 08.31.2015 | New York
Lodro Rinzler

The thing about heartbreak is that it's a devastating but very honest emotion. Try to name another that straight up tells you what it feels like. With heartbreak it's aptly named: It literally feels like your heart is being torn asunder.

9 Ways to Strengthen and Protect Your Online Credibility

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

You may not realize it but if you are engaged in social media you are building a reputation. In fact you are quite possibly building one that will last a lifetime.

10 Things I've Learned as a Debut Novelist

Victoria Namkung | Posted 08.20.2015 | Books
Victoria Namkung

I have been a professional journalist and writer my entire adult life, but self-doubt is very real when you're stepping out of your comfort zone and writing 85,000 words of fiction versus an 800-word essay.

Q&A With Best-Selling Author Renee Carlino

Heather Hummel | Posted 08.18.2015 | Books
Heather Hummel

If you love a good New York City love story, you will fall in love with Matt and Grace. Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino is a complicated love story of missed opportunities and the influence that outside factors have on a couple's journey... or is it all really just part of their journey?

Corruption Officer: A Man's Story From Guard to Inmate

Kelsey Minor | Posted 08.18.2015 | Books
Kelsey Minor

Take the journey with Gary Heyward and you will learn things that you maybe did not know about the jail system but most importantly you will leave fully committed to the fact that there is such thing as second chances.

Q&A with Best-Selling Author K.A. Tucker

Heather Hummel | Posted 08.14.2015 | Books
Heather Hummel

I caught up with K.A. just before Chasing River's release to chase down some answers about her fascination with Ireland, the depth of her characters, and her dream automobile.