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Is studying abroad for you?

Is studying abroad for you?

I can remember a lot of things about college…the cafeteria food, my roommates, how big the campus was,  but what I remember the most was the summer that I spent in Europe. Studying overseas is an experience like nothing else you’ll ever have in life. It broadens your horizons, changes the way that you look at things, the way that you think about things and it changes you as a person. You may think you know who you are now, but leave the country and mingle with other communities and their natural setting and you will be surprised about how much you learn about...
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Plato’s The Allegory Of The Cave pgs. 1-4

Plato’s The Allegory Of The Cave p...

Greetings and welcome everyone to the first meeting for Read with Amani! I’m so excited that everyone decided to get a copy of the book and join me in the review of this fantastic piece. So in reviewing the first 4 pages we realized a few things that are happening. Socrates is discussing the inhabitants of a cave with Glaucon, who is said in the book to be Plato’s brother. In these pages we discover not only the condition of the cave and its inhabitants, but also the mentality of those who dwell in the cave. I think it’s great if we begin our discussion...
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Is He Or She The One?

Is He Or She The One?

Do you have a goal? Your passion keeps you up at night, you network, miss meals while you work, cry when things don’t work out as planned and talk to everyone in earshot about it because it’s what you live, eat and breathe? Right. So what happens when someone says they are interested an intimate relationship with you, yet never shows any REAL support for this thing you love? When I began writing and marketing my books as a self published author, I realized just how hard becoming a famous writer would be. Writing is not a career choice for anyone seeking...
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Preparing For Life After High School

Preparing For Life After High School

If I could do it all over again, I would. Many adults would. Our teenage years were the most wonderful, free, opportunistic years of our lives. Yet, we don’t realize that until they are behind us, never to be repeated. So, in hopes that each young person maximizes the potential of their teen years, I decided to share things I found the most valuable. High School There is something here for everyone. Whether you are part of the popular crowd, geek squad or a loner, high school gives you something. There are rallies, games, clubs, honors programs…everything you need to...
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It Still Takes A Village To Raise A Child

It Still Takes A Village To Raise A Chil...

To live, for many, means to learn and to grow. We close one door as we open and step through another. Seldom do we have an idea of what lies in store for us at the next turn. This is both exciting and frightening for us as adults. Imagine how transitioning is for children. As an oldest sibling, I can remember the various stages I had to endure of my younger siblings while they developed. Though they were the catalyst, I was often in trouble for how I responded to their tantrums or behaviors. My mother expected me to be guide, a role model. Children have not been here...
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The Wonders Blogging Can Do For Authors

The Wonders Blogging Can Do For Authors

Are you an author who is not blogging? Why? As an author, one of our most significant functions is to promote our work. How can blogging make this happen? Writers gain a following when readers become addicted to their writing styles and content. This is what drew me into James Patterson and Harlan Coben. Yet, if one has never read your book, how do you lure them into your pages? A good book cover? That works, but not on everyone. Blogging allows you to harvest a perfect reader base. This produces the demand for your product. A blog nourishes this demand by creating a...
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Who Should Blog 2

Who Should Blog 2

Since I have started my life as a writer nothing has been the same. My weeks are conference calls, networking events, coaching sessions and learning-always learning. The point of all that I do is to get my brand established and flourishing. How can this be established unless I get my face and my products/services in front of people for them to see how amazing Amani Jackson is? However, as a writer, it never dawned on me to venture into other forms of writing to expand my audience and strengthen my skills. During the course of my interactions, I constantly hear people of...
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WHO SHOULD BLOG?

WHO SHOULD BLOG?

Everyone!  Since I have started my life as a writer nothing has been the same. My weeks are conference calls, networking events, coaching sessions and learning-always learning. The point of all that I do is to get my brand established and flourishing. How can this be established unless I get my face and my products/services in front of people for them to see how amazing Amani Jackson is? However, as a writer, it never dawned on me to venture into other forms of writing to expand my audience and strengthen my skills. During the course of my interactions, I constantly hear...
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You Are What You Read

You Are What You Read

He put his hands up my thighs and I felt a tingle, juices flowed. She knew the killer was in the house but she still held the advantage. He was unaware of her presence. If she could just get upstairs to her baby… “Where is you going wit all dat food ma’am? I’d sho’ like to be going where you going.” the young boy followed behind her like a stray puppy for more than a block. Stories hold us in a trance. Just like the saying, ‘You are what you eat’, so too are you what you read. A true reader can go online or into a bookstore and, immediately, a sense of euphoria overtakes...
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Eye Of The Writer

Eye Of The Writer

I was swiveling in my seat at work and writing for my blog. When I stopped I noticed I felt a bit dizzy. ‘Duh, I was swirling’ around I thought. As the day progressed and I had been still for a while, I noticed that the feeling had not dissipated. Why was this when I wasn’t moving? Then it hit me. As a writer, especially if you still hold a 9-5 that requires you to work on a computer, you subject your eyes to strenuous stress.   With technology advancing at the rate it is, many writers are adapting their formats and habits to the new gadgets. Even for those who are...