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Why Do Writers Use Figurative Language

Why Do Writers Use Figurative Language 2019

A good writer should be able to use all the tools at his or her disposal to engage and pass information across to the target audience. One of the ways writers do this is by the use of figurative language. Depending on the type of writing, writers strive to employ many literary tools in their writing to make it appealing to readers and to ensure that their work is unique and appreciated. Some examples of

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Sarita Pittman feature on Speakers Magazine

How Sarita Pittman Turned ‘Pieces’ into Power to Financially Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Sarita Pittman is seriously the bomb dot com! I remain humble after interviewing Sarita because of her brilliance. I enjoy covering and writing feature stories on six and seven figure earners who are bursting with fire in their industries. Meet Sarita Pittman. We engaged in an incredible conversation about her story, overcoming and how she became a 7-figure earner. I originally wrote this feature for SpeakersMagazine. Please check out the outstanding work Pam Perry is
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Entrepreneurs Success Summit- Valerie Priester

Entrepreneurs Success Summit with Business Strategist, Valerie Priester, Empowers Startups & Business Owners

It's time to smack business failure, frustration and overwhelm in the face and tell them to be gone for good. Murfreesboro, TN --I had the pleasure of interviewing another Les Brown top-earner expert and attend the Entrepreneurs Success Summit. Meet Valerie Priester, a top-ranking business strategist who works with newbie business owners and those currently feeling like throwing in the towel. She throws it back and teaches you how to catch it with a new
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7 Facts No One Tells You About Small Business Startup

WHY MILLENNIALS AND BABY BOOMERS NEED DIGITAL MARKETING ADVICE IN BUSINESS

Many millennials continue to align with the digital world. However, there should be a slight concern with some of the baby boomers. The digital world is multiplying. Changes occur daily and while we sleep. Throughout the night, the other side of the world works profusely using digital as a way of life. This computer age continues to shock experts and digital marketers. Millennials and baby boomers are part of this progress. Millennials, do you remember
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Ask Anything About Business Startup & Social Media

Ask Anything About Business Startup & Social Media Live Call

Ask Anything About Business Startup & Social Media Live Call with Jacqueline T. Hill After my last Social Media Marketing Masterclass, many attendees sent messages and inquiries about another live class. But others expressed more interest in a live Q & A because at the end of the masterclass we had a 30 minute ask anything you want to segment. There were tons of questions about marketing jewelry, facebook business page setup, and hashtag usage
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Tools & Resources Your Writing And Business Need for Optimal Success

Tools & Resources Your Writing And Business Need for Optimal Success

Surefire Tools & Resources Are you ready to take your business and writing to the next level with the right tools and resources? You’re in the right place at the right time. Here you will get my top recommended tools and resources to use instantly to optimize your business and writing. I currently use these tools and resources. They continue to yield OUTSTANDING results in my marketing and email campaigns. I generate leads, close sales
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Millionaire Mindset

The Millionaire Mindset: The Blueprint You Need To Build Your Business

The U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs projected that "minorities owned more than 949,000 businesses in 2014, and roughly 11% of those minorities were Black-owned." Other sources predictably report that Black-owned businesses are still substantially lower than Whites. Nevertheless, Black business ownership continues to climb primarily because of a change in mindset. For the past month, I've witnessed some Black-owned business closings My husband and I craved for some perfectly seasoned, mouthwatering catfish. There was only
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4 Must-Do’s To Become An Exceptionally Effective Leader

Becoming a leader requires endurance. When your purpose in life is to be a leader, many roads will lead to this destination. You'll undergo many changes to help you in the process of becoming. Hence, "Change is not your enemy; fear is your enemy." Fears. Uncertainty. Uncomfortable. Life shifts are usually uneasy to our natural rhythms and norms. In fact, I often worry when such disturbances are not present. Sometimes "sudden peace" is not always
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5 Unique Ways To Write A Hook To Keep Your Readers Attention

5 Unique Ways To Write A Hook To Keep Your Readers Attention

What is the Hook? The hook is used interchangeably for both your headline and the opening sentence of your writing piece. If you're writing a blog, essay, or non-fiction book, you will need an opening line that hooks your readers. The hook, whether as a headline or introduction, gets your readers attention. There are different ways to write your hook. This piece will focus on how to write a hook for your introduction. What you're
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Are you willing to hear feedback about your marketing strategies?

Are You Willing To Hear Feedback About Your Marketing Strategies?

Listen to this marketing story. I recently read a post that confirmed my truest feelings and understandings towards marketing. A wise consultant worked with his client on business marketing strategies for years. He and the client met consistently once per week for his consulting services. Their phone conferences sometimes lasted over two hours. The following week they were scheduled to speak, but the client never called or emailed to say anything. About two weeks later,
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14 SIGNS IT’S TIME TO LEAVE UNHEALTHY FRIENDSHIPS

14 Signs It’s Time To Leave Unhealthy Friendships

Friendships are sacred and beautiful. Providing all persons understand boundaries and respect one another’s temperaments, real friendships will last. Friendships can give rewarding experiences and last a lifetime. I don't think everyone deserves being called a friend. Real friends do NOT control, manipulate, slander or be two-faced towards you. They demonstrate good aspects of love and care. These virtues are meaningful and necessary for vital living and your life. Hence, real friends allow you the
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Growth Mindset Develops Successful Business Owners

How A Growth Mindset Develops Successful Writers & Business Owners

Do you have a growth-mindset that focuses on change and innovation? There are two types of mindsets: a growth mindset and a fixed mindset. The growth mindset is open to new ways of thinking. Desires for a better life, career and relationships sprout from this thought process. Interestingly, early stages of life develop only one mindset, but there's room for growth. The fixed mind says, "not yet" or "this isn't working. It never works!" This
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God Can Call You To Start A Business & Write For A Living

God Can Call You To Start A Business & Write For A Living

To start a business and write for a living can begin at any point in your life, especially when you decide to answer your purpose and call to them. Answering the call of God to start a business and write begins at a different point for people. In any event, please don't feel like you're too young or old.  That being said, I believe to start a business and write is certainly a call and
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Free Content & Low-Price Investments Will Grow Your Business

Free Content & Low-Price Investments Will Grow Your Business

Have you considered using free content and the purchase of low-prices in your business? Using free content and purchasing low-priced things for business was the last thing on my mind. I couldn't figure this out for the life of me. My business budget includes advertising, marketing, and self-development. One thing is for sure, after looking at my numbers, I can see how I remain intentional about all of the checks and balances. However, there came
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Do You Want To Become A Writer & Business Owner?

Do You Want To Become A Writer & Business Owner? This Too Pays The Bills

Become a writer and business owner? You’ve got to be kidding me. Unless you’re Jeff Goins, Gary Vaynerchuk, or Les Brown, is there even a chance? I never thought this would happen to me. My desire to become a writer and business owner remained tucked in my heart for years. Most of the time, you develop your craft as a writer earlier on in life. While I began writing at six years old, I need
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How Pursuing Happiness in Your Life & Business Matters

How Pursuing Happiness in Your Life & Business Matters

Pursuing Your Happiness Pursuing your happiness matters. It really matters that you're happy. It doesn't make sense to lose yourself, your call to business and writing for someone else. That's not what God wants. I know that the Scriptures reveal our abundant lives are hidden in God, but hidden in God means to be protected in a way that we don't get lost. And it doesn't mean that you're supposed to get lost in any
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How I Defeat Anxiety And Live In The Moment Daily

How I Defeat Anxiety And Live In The Moment Daily

When Defeat Looks Bleak to AnxietyWhen you defeat anxiety and live in the moment daily, it’s an incredible feeling. However, there’s a process of defeating this inner monster.Confronting self is a strong discipline. And being self-aware is a lifelong process. This doesn’t mean it isn’t possible. Some people are still stuck at the thoughts of, “I’m my own worst enemy,” and deal with the “inner me.”Anxiety stems from internal struggles, opposing thought-patterns, inconsistencies, hostile actions from

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Rest Does the Brain & Body Good For Your Business Success

Rest Does the Brain & Body Good For Your Business Success

Business owners should give time in their days to rest. Rest will help kickstart tomorrow's success. When did you last power off the TV, cell phone, social media and the outside world? Do these actions equate to rest? Rest. A word with layered meanings such as to be quiet, refreshment, freedom from labor, peace of mind just to name a few. Research explains many nine to fivers and entrepreneurs are working on burnout. They rarely
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The Ultimate Guide: How To Turn A Lead To A Prospective Client

The Ultimate Guide: How To Turn A Lead To A Prospective Client

What is a prospective client? The answer to this question requires a little background knowledge. Generating leads does not mean you automatically have clients.  According to legal advice, there must be an exchange of conversation, where both parties agree to begin forming a professional relationship.  The lines can blur during the dialogue because the consultant has one mindset. On the other hand, the prospective client (PC) has another set of thoughts. Initially, business type conversation
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Robin Baker Gives The Secret Sauce to Women Writers on Playwriting

[Business Feature] Robin Baker Gives The Secret Sauce to Newbie Writers & Playwrights

RALEIGH, NC - Another woman writer, actress, and producer now gives behind the scenes tips to newbie writers and playwrights. Meet the incredible playwright, Robin Baker, who pulls no punches. She's no stranger to the writing community and remains astute as an influential figure to many actors and directors. Her writings pierce the mind, heart, and soul with joys, waves of laughter and real-life issues. She is known as a controversial and thought-provoking style writer,
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