Written for The Book Designer Magazine by Micheal J. Dowling
Does the term ghostwriter spook you? Are you unclear about what ghostwriters do and how they differ from editors? Have you wondered how much ghostwriting services cost and how to find a ghostwriter when you need one? This article will shed some light on these and other important issues.
Politicians use them to write their speeches; directors of nonprofit organizations use them for their fund-raising appeals; and many, many professionals hire them to write their non-fiction books.
Written for Regent Seven Seas Cruises Magazine by Michael J. Dowling
“Far away places, with strange sounding names, Far away over the sea… Far away places, with their strange sounding names, Calling, calling, me…”
Do the words of that popular 1948 song stir your sense of adventure? Are far away places calling you? Places like South America, the South Pacific, and the Far East?
Let Regent Seven Seas Cruises help you answer the call. Take 8 pleasure-filled, adventuresome, educational, 7- to 24-night Ring of Fire voyages to “those far away places.”
Written for Speaker Magazine by Micheal J. Dowling
If you’re like most professional speakers, you face a daunting challenge: How to market your services and land more speaking engagements, without coming across as pushy and unprofessional. These days, more than ever, people are tired of sales pitches.
Turn on the TV and you’re confronted with a half-dozen commercials every 30 minutes. Go online and you have to wade through a deluge of ads. The time-tested sales approach of presenting a proposition and asking for the order will always be with us. But because we’re all being asked to buy so many things, it’s becoming less and less effective.
So, what’s a speaker to do?
Written for Do Well Quarterly Magazine by Michael J. Dowling
What do you think of when you hear the word “worship”? Do you visualize a church service with hymns and songs of praise? That’s an accurate picture, but incomplete.
Mark 14:3-9 and John 12:1-7 tell us about another kind of service of worship that occurred shortly after Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. As our Lord was dining in the home of Simon the Leper, Mary, the sister of Lazarus and Martha, took a jar of expensive perfume, poured it on Jesus’ feet, and wiped His feet with her hair.
Talk about extravagant giving! That perfume was worth about a year’s wages. But even more impressive than the pouring of the per- fume was the way Mary poured out her heart. What an amazing demonstration of reverence and love!