Category Archives: Advice

Writing: Finding inspiration through Church’s Chicken…

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I’m just clearing the photo album on my phone – because, as time goes by, the photos just pile up if I don’t take some time to organize or delete them.

These are from mid-May, when I stopped by Church’s Chicken and was told it’d be a 15-minute wait for the order.

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So, I took out my notebook and brainstormed some ideas for my writing.

Some time after I’d finished eating, my phone rang and it was an interview subject getting back to me wanting to do that interview at that particular moment.

(It was regarding a book I’m writing dealing with advice for young people wanting to get into the world of sports business.)

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It was good timing because I was able to ask him some different questions that I’d come up with during the waiting time – and I’d scribbled down those ideas.

You just never know when inspiration comes. And for those who scoff at the idea of carrying a notebook when many people simply store their ideas on their smartphones or electronic devices… well, what happens if your device runs out of battery and you need to be on your phone too for that important call?

I have a couple of devices, and I have that notebook as a backup…

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TED Talk: How to Make Stress Your Friend

For educational purposes only…

TED Talk: A Life Lesson from a Volunteer Firefighter

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Thursday’s Video Journal

Watch the following video and then answer the question below:

Question: What can we learn from this news story?

(Note: This is now the end of Week 3. So, by now, you should know what kind of information to include in your writing – without any hints.)

Video: The agony of trying to unsubscribe

Morning Students:

SPEECH CLASS: Here is another example of a speaker using effective methods to hold the audience’s attention. Listen & watch to this video, and then answer the questions you were given.

Here are today’s notes about the introduction and conclusion of a research essay – and also the proper way (and incorrect way) to quote from passages.

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