Monday, February 15, 2010

Factoidz: How To Write A Self Help Book


Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love & Friendship is the perfect example of a self-help book. It has beautiful tips aimed at one audience: teenagers.

A self-help book is one of the most difficult genres in literature. When it comes to writing books like these, you have held yourself responsible to the fact that readers would not only be interested in reading the book, but might also be thinking about following it in their everyday life. Writing a self-help book is going to require risks, research, and determination. It’s going to require spending a long time working on this project. The following steps are a good way to write a well-balanced self-help book.


P.S. Don't think you can write a self-help book real quick. Better yet, don't think you can write a book in general real quick as well. Coming from the voice of a person who was born to be a writer, it's not easy. I can't tell how many ideas I started and then threw in the trash can. Writing a good book takes time and talent. But once you're done, sharing it with the world could be as easy as visiting an ebook publisher like www.lulu.com to publish your work in some of the major online bookstores."

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Zolra's Corner: A Future Gay Soap Opera?




This is something that has been in my head for a very long time.

Two days ago, I watched a full one hour episode of The Young and the Restless. I wanted to watch this phenomenon that most women, lesbians, and gay men are into. In the beginning, I really wasn't a fan of soap operas. I began asking people "How can you keep up with over a thousand episodes?"

Soap operas are daily shows. It's not like waiting next week to watch the new episode of Law and Order. If you want to watch a new episode, wake up the next day and it's on. I remember running into a woman who is a fan of this show. This woman knew what happened in episode seven thousand to the present episode. I'm sure it will reach episode ten thousand before the next decade.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

We Are In The Moment

Even though I don't think about moving there, Los Angeles always looks interesting to me. I get most of my information from movies to Jackie Collins. There is a movie or tv show being filmed down there everyday. I have a crazy schedule. So I never have time to watch television. I almost forgot to watch Melrose Place 2.0 (The remake of the 1992 series). Because of that, I have drawn myself to online series. Original shows that premieres on the internet. I even watch episodes online that I miss on tv.

Thanks to that, I have become addicted to online series. I watch a variety of shows like The Guild, Drama Queenz, No Strings Attached, Gay's Anatomy and the upcoming show The Boys Who Brunch. Now I have added a new show to my list. I thought it was canceled months ago. When I saw a new episode a few days ago, I was like "THANK GOD."

For everyone, I recommend watching this show online called In The Moment. In The Moment is also about starting an open, honest conversation among gay guys in the Los Angeles area about these types of decisions. Below is the first episode of the show. If you want to watch more episodes, go to their youtube channel.

Youtube.com/inthemomenttv
If you want more info, you can go to their website inthemoment.tv