Tag Archives: Denise Miller Holmes

Building a Great Reputation: a Necessary Component of Success

Here are some ways that I found in my research and experience to gain a solidly good reputation… Continue reading

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Fun Facts About Space (Celebrating Astronomy Day!)

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Soldier Fights the Harshness of Mars to Reach His Lady Love (We Celebrate Astronomy Day!)

I was dating this good, kind and gorgeous Earth girl for about six months when the military called me to duty. It was during that time when … Continue reading

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Our New Newsletter, “Success with a Smile”

If you want to know about our new newsletter, “Success with a Smile,” here’s the “Welcome” from the first edition: Let me throw open the door to our new newsletter home and seat you in our newly-decorated living room. I … Continue reading

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Feeling Peace in Spite of Disappointment and Setbacks

They say what you focus on can change everything. The Bible says that focusing on God is the focus that gives us peace. Continue reading

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Is Learning Business, Sales, and Marketing Skills Worth the Effort for the Wannabe Achiever?

In his book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Guy Kawasaki said that everyone who wants success should learn sales skills. Think about it, no matter who you are or where you are in life, you are constantly selling yourself. Continue reading

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How to Survive a Manuscript’s Rejection (a.k.a. It’s Just a House Plant, Silly)

Rejection is brutal, so you have to reframe what it means to you. It can’t continue to mean that you or your child (your story) is ugly and unwanted. If you’re going to be a professional writer, your skin must toughen. Continue reading

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The Verbal Business Card: What It Is and How to Write One

By Denise Miller Holmes, Director, Words for the Journey Wherever you go, as a writer you need to promote yourself. You will especially need to promote when you are  engaging editors and agents at conferences. ALWAYS be ready to tell … Continue reading

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Marketing Big, Wonderful YOU

Based on a Passive Marketing lesson presented by Denise Miller Holmes, Director, WFTJ You can’t wait to finish your book, right? You don’t know much about marketing, but you assume you’ll figure something out once the book is published. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Is Self Promotion Sin? You’ve Gotta Be Kidding!

Presented to Words for the Journey by Denise Miller Holmes, Director, 2012 Almost a year ago, I ran across an article on a Christianity Today blog for women entitled Is Self Promotion Sinful? The writer cited the call for us … Continue reading

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