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Articles and Other Writings


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These articles are an eclectic collection many authored by Laura about writing, publishing, marketing, and entrepreneurship.

Others are penned by Write | Market | Design clients and colleagues. Others, still, are just things we find interesting and want to share.
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  Writing & Publishing

The Most Important Word in Any Author's Vocabulary
(by Scott Ginsberg for Bookmasters 04/2007)


As Featured On Ezine ArticlesThere's No Shame in Being a Bad Speller/Poor Grammarian
(by Laura Orsini 04/2007)


96-Year-Old Author Proves It's Never Too Late
(by Rebecca Santana Associated Press 03/2007)


Write It YOUR Way: Find Your Voice, and Use It!
(by Laura Orsini 02/2007)


Want to Be a Better Writer? Become a Better Reader
(by Laura Orsini 01/2007)


You're an Expert So Prove It! (by Laura Orsini 01/2007)


Write a List Grab the Cash! (by Laura Orsini 01/2007)


9 Mistakes Beginning Nonfiction Authors Make and How to Avoid Them (by Laura Orsini 12/2006)


Want People to READ Your Work? Hire a
Professional Editor
(by Laura Orsini 10/2006)


Writing on Health and Fitness (by Amanda Vogel 05/2006)


The 5 C's of Quality Content (by Laura Orsini 03/2006)


10 Mistakes Writers Typically Don't See (But Can Easily Fix When They Do) (by


Tone: The Writer's Voice in the Reader's Mind
(by Mort Castle)


The Secret of Impressive Writing? Keep It Plain And Simple (Science Daily)


The Author Power Team (by Shennandoah Diaz 06/2010)


Growing Your Author Platform One Library at a Time (by Peggy DeKay 03/2012)


How Do Authors Make Money? Thinking Beyond the Book (by Shennandoah Diaz - undated)


20 Tips for Winning Writing Contests
(by Diana Thurbon for Daily Writing Tips - undated)


Nonfiction Books Need Indexes
(by Stpehanie Daag of the Books Are Cool blog 04/2011)


PR & Media

PR Can Be a Very Useful Tool for Small Businesses
(by Laura Orsini 11/2006)


Media Releases Made Easy (by Laura Orsini 03/2005)


Media Interview Questions You Should Ask
(by Randall P. Whatley - undated)

10 Do's and Don'ts for Writing Today's News Release (by Scott Van Camp for PR News 10/2012)



The Power of Specialization
(by Peter Montoya - undated)


10 Steps to Growing Your Public Speaking Platform
(by Amanda Luedeke 02/2012)


7 Keys to Writing Great eZine Copy for Your Book Launch (by Lynn Serafinn for Spirit Authors 09/2012)


Language & Communication

Buzzwords Say All the Wrong Things
(by Matt at One Monkey's Uncle 09/2006)


I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar — Here's Why (by Kyle Wiens 07/2012)


What Makes eMail Ineffective, and Even Insulting

(by Dave Jouhson for CBS Moneywatch 09/2012)





Web Design

Guidelines for Writing a Good ABOUT Page
(by Jacob Gube 05/2010)



12 Tips for Making Small Talk
( 09/2006)


Improve Your Business Through Public Speaking
(by Laura Orsini 03/2006)


What's Your Networking Personality?
(by Laura Orsini 03/2006)


Taking the Sting Out of Networking
(by Laura Orsini 10/2005)


The 28 Principles of Irresistible Attraction
(adapted by Laura Orsini 05/2005)


How Connected Are We, Really?
(by Laura Orsini 02/2005)



Letting Your Words Speak for You: Increasing Expert Credibility in Your Industry or Profession
(by Laura Orsini 09/2005)


How Could Increased Credibility Help You Grow Your Business? (by Laura Orsini 08/2005)



Dealing With Loss at the Holidays (by Laura Orsini 12/2006)


How Important Is Goal-Setting, Really?
(by Laura Orsini 08/2004)


Using Mindmapping to Facilitate EFT
(by Steve Dawson 04/2004)


What's Working Well?
(by Karen Gridley 05/2011)


What Will It Take for You to Get Out of Your Own Way? (by Karen Gridley 04/2012)



Using Visualization for Better Performance
(by Laura Orsini 09/2003)


Is It Time to Bring More Creativity Into Your Life?
(by Laura Orsini 02/2003)


Social Commentary

Bowling for Democracy
(by Orlando Patterson and Jason Kaufman 05/2005)


If We're Honest, We'll Point That Finger at Ourselves (by Laura Orsini 07/2002)



Use a Personal Ad Doctor to Help You Get a Date!
(by Laura Orsini 01/2007)


How Gender Differences Affect Relationships
(by Laura Orsini 10/2006)


Coaching the Soul

(by Sunil Ahuja 02/2010)


The Never-Ending Upward Quest
(by Jessica Roemischer Fall/Winter 2002)


Why Spiritual Intelligence Is Essential to Mature Leadership (by Cindy Wigglesworth 2006)


Money & Finance

What's Your Money Blueprint?
(by Laura Orsini 12/2005)


Art for Money's Sake or Money for Art's Sake?
(by Laura Orsini 11/2005)


Handwriting Analysis

Introduction to Handwriting Analysis
(by Laura Orsini 09/2003)



Fiction & Poetry by Laura Orsini

Stan Finds Himself on the Other Side of the World (Chapter 1)
Stan is  a work in progress, nearing completion . . . any day now!  Will be endeavoring to find an agent and the whole bit.  If anyone is interested in purchasing an e-copy now, please send an e-mail to

The Birthmother You Know

Esperanza and the Swan


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