Tag Archives: missives

Empower: January 2017

January is a busy month for many non-profits, with conferences, end of year admin to tidy up, and planning for the year ahead! Last week, we sent out the first ever monthly email as part of this new(ish) endeavor: Anna Blanch Rabe & Associates LLC. ABR was legally formed in September 2016 and it’s been an exciting and challenging few months. If you’d like to receive the monthly email, all in aid of helping you share meaningful stories and empowering you as you build vibrant, Continue reading →

You are not special

A few years ago I spent six months in between positions in higher education working in retail hospitality: a cafe in a busy mall. I wrote this reflection in the midst of that experience. Each Christmas I am reminded by the lessons buried deep within muscle memory from that time. _____________________________________________________________________________ Working with ‘the public’ for the last four or five months, one pervasive attitude has struck me as being detrimental to our communities growing and thriving. It’s something that I don’t see the church Continue reading →

Writing a Book Proposal

While more and more writers are going the self published route, pitching book proposals is hardly a dying art! In fact, these skills are useful for any writer – no matter the genre. Prepar­ing Your Submission Step 1. Get ready for rejec­tion. If you can’t han­dle rejec­tion do not try to pub­lish books. Step 2. Write a pro­posal. Don’t bother with unso­licited manuscripts. Writ­ing a Proposal Pro­pos­als look a lit­tle some­thing like this: Title Short bio of yourself Sum­mary Audi­ence Need Com­pet­ing volumes Poten­tial endorsers Word Length Continue reading →

Index of Missives

This is the opportunity I take to share a summary of my words, some of the words of others that I find inspiring, an image, and some fun facts about who is reading – an Index of missives This is the place that we meet. Under the tree where the goanna finds shade. This is the place we dream, and wander, and imagine. This is the place we hope and plan. This is the place we question and laugh and doubt. This is the place Continue reading →

Missive from under the goanna tree #4

This is the opportunity I take to share a summary of my words, some of the words of others that I find inspiring, an image, and some fun facts about who is reading! You can read the first missive here. And see a list of all the missives here. This is the place that we meet. Under the goanna tree. This is the place we dream, and wander, and imagine. This is the place we hope and plan. This is the place we question and Continue reading →