Take a moment to digest an incredible experince and lessons from the GearUp2Lead conference. Writer London B, discusses the major keys toward becoming a superhero. B empowered and find your inner superhero.Read More
Word to E.B. White! Nothing grinds my gears more than a writer that fails to get to the point. It creates a lack of clarity and the potential for major miscommunication for the reader. With writing, the expectation is simple. BE CLEAR. You want to make sure that readers can follow your message by making your writing easy to understand. The last thing you want is for a reader to come up with his or her own interpretation for your work. An interpretation that is an obvious opposite of what you were attempting to convey. Whether it's creative writing, nonfiction, professional writing, or an email, don't allow your message to get muffled by using extra words that make things confusing. When editing your work, edit to:
- Improve order
- Improve logic
- Make sure nothing is left out
- Review everything from the readers point of view
And when all else fails just ask yourself, "Are you being clear or writing to impress?"-- CTB
Get insight and info from the talented writers at Brandon Publishing every Wednesday for our "Write On Wednesday's" campaign; encouraging writers to set Wednesday aside for writing! This week we gather advice from author Gabrielle Cavett author of Hidden Minds as she reminds us to "Write For Yourself." Check it out!Read More
Author and former basketball sensation Kelvin Torbert, joins Al Martin on Current Sports TV to discuss the continuious impact of his new book KT and the Radical Roundball.Read More
This amazing African American woman worked her way from the mean streets of Flint onto the LPGA tour. A wonderful story full of resilience and struggle. Being a black female golfer comes with it's own set of burdens. What's amazing about her is, she only wants to use her accomplishments to help inspire others to create their own (accomplishments).
"People love to learn how to become better. I'm constantly working on myself to be better than I was yesterday; so I decided to highlight topics that relate to something I've experienced before. I want to have a positive influence and be a voice for women in a male dominated space. " - ShastaRead More
Stand Up "The Premier Of Year"
By London B
Grand Blanc, Michigan- On most occasions a gathering of adults and students on the campus of McGrath Elementary would most likely involve some sort of after school event, athletics, bake sales, or parent teacher conferences. Yet on May 26, 2015, the school and it's community gathered for a much different reason. A movie premier! For 6 weeks 35 elementary students, along with the Brandon Publishing staff, worked diligently to develop a short film masterpiece entitled 'Stand Up.' The short film focused on the ever growing issue of bullying. Students were able to give their perspective on what it looks like and how to solve it. Students wrote, directed, filmed, and acted in the project.
The short film is an output of the Brandon Publishing 'Create Program' established in 2010, but the focus is much larger than after school programming and events.
The short film 'Stand Up' is available for purchase at the BP Store. All proceeds go toward more incredible youth programs and events such as this one. Be sure to subscribe to our event post.