Structuring Your Story’s Scenes, Pt. 5: Options for Disasters in a Scene

   by K.M. WEILAND |  Structuring Your Story’s Scenes, Pt. 5: Options for Disasters in a Scene The disaster is the payoff at the end of the scene.* This is what readers have been waiting for—often, with a delicious sense of dread. This is the answer, at least partially, to that all-important question, “What’s gonna happen?” The … More Structuring Your Story’s Scenes, Pt. 5: Options for Disasters in a Scene

5 Necessary Skills of the Most Successful Salespeople

5 Necessary Skills of the Most Successful Salespeople By Brittany Hodak Turning a prospect into a loyal customer starts with the sales experience. It’s the salespeople who set the tone, and to make that first impression count, they must learn to work efficiently and communicate effectively. Successful salespeople know they have to hone specific skills … More 5 Necessary Skills of the Most Successful Salespeople

Structuring Your Story’s Scenes, Pt. 4: Options for Conflict in a Scene

Structuring Your Story’s Scenes, Pt. 4: Options for Conflict in a SceneSHARE Once you’ve established your character’s scene* goal, the fun begins in earnest! Conflict is what story is all about. Without it, the character would achieve his goal in minutes, all the loose ends would instantly be tied off with a pretty red bow, and the story … More Structuring Your Story’s Scenes, Pt. 4: Options for Conflict in a Scene

3 Key Behaviors for Bringing Your Whole Self to Work

3 Key Behaviors for Bringing Your Whole Self to Work By Vance Brown  Professionals around the world are standing together at a crossroads: We’ve met at the intersection of emerging technical disruption and the future of work. It’s a busy, chaotic place. Some naysayers are waving banners of warning, convinced technology will end our usefulness … More 3 Key Behaviors for Bringing Your Whole Self to Work

The Historical Meaning of the Word ‘Apostle’

The Historical Meaning of the Word ‘Apostle’ Rick Renner And He Himself gave some to be apostles…. — Ephesians 4:11 NKJV Today I want to cover some of the historical usages of the word “apostle.” You will see that it had many uses in the Greek language of early New Testament times, and you’ll also … More The Historical Meaning of the Word ‘Apostle’

Structuring Your Story’s Scenes, Pt. 3: Options for Goals in a Scene

Structuring Your Story’s Scenes, Pt. 3: Options for Goals in a Scene The story as a whole and every scene* within it begins with a goal. Your character wants something—something he will have difficulty accomplishing. What he wants frames the plot on both the macro and micro levels. What he wants defines him as a person, … More Structuring Your Story’s Scenes, Pt. 3: Options for Goals in a Scene