• Authors Write About Their Personal Experiences

    The personal experiences of authors influence their writing. Aspects like gender, socioeconomic conditions, and race will affect their perspectives and this will be reflected in the book.  Sometimes though, authors go much further. Occasionally, they write themselves into the story as a character, possibly even as the main one! Or they’ll base a scenario in the book on real life experience.  This is a popular literary technique because it makes the book more realistic. The author has been an eyewitness to the emotions, reactions and the outcome.   Based on Real Events As an illustration of this technique, in Brandyn Cross’s The Dark Secrets, the story of the main character (a 12 year-old…

  • The U.S. Must Realize the Full Potential of Africa‚Äôs Vast Petroleum Resources

    The Visionary African Leader Nj Ayuk Has the Right Roadmap for Attracting U.S. Investment to Africa Known as the cradle of humanity, Africa has the potential to play a significant role again in the future of humanity by fueling a more sustainable economic growth at a global level. Leading African energy attorney, NJ Ayuk, knows Africa is not entirely ready to go it alone. The knowledge and technical prowess of American multinational energy companies can be the much-needed spark that will kindle the process.  Before anything else, Africans need to have better control of their resource wealth—specifically the riches that lie in the continent’s largely unexploited oil and gas basins.…

  • How to Overcome Language Barriers When Dating

    How to Overcome Language Barriers When Dating

    Dating is hard enough, but imagine how hard it is when two people from different countries meet and there is a spark? Now there is a language barrier that just adds to the mix. While some may not ever entertain attempting to communicate with someone whom speak a different language, many embrace it. While very challenging, it can also be rewarding and exciting at the same time. Learning about other cultures and getting to know someone while also learning a new language can make it very interesting and cause you to pay a lot more attention that you might normally under different circumstances. Here are a few ideas and suggestions…

  • We Have Unlimited Potential to Succeed

    We Have Unlimited Potential to Succeed on Our Journey

    I was doing some thinking earlier today after watching a story on the news about how a woman went from being on welfare to building a million-dollar business. It was remarkable. She was from a small rural town and created a service for the local community that solved a major problem. While many people might complain about the cards they are dealt or make excuses, this woman decided to do something to better herself, and her family. This made me sit back and realize that we truly do have unlimited potential. Every single one of us. Whatever it is that will make you happy or whatever it is that you…