How I Write Books: A Practical Guide

This is an excerpt from my e-book How to Come Up With All Those Words: A Practical Guide to Writing a Successful Nonfiction Book, from Conception to Publication. My mom likes to brag about me to her friends, as moms do. She recently recommended one of my books to a new friend. After the friend finished reading the book, she asked my mom, incredulously, “How does... Read more ❯

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GoFundMe Page Raising Money for ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Star Valerie Harper’s Cancer Treatment

A GoFundMe page is raising money to help pay for ongoing cancer treatment for Valerie Harper, known best for her iconic role of Rhoda on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The donations are meant "to ensure she receives the best care possible," the fundraising page says, as she continues a years-long battle with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, "a condition that occurs when cancer cells spread into the fluid-filled membrane... Read more ❯

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