Posts Tagged ‘Business’

Recharged in San Diego

Posted by melissa kandel on July 13, 2019 in business journey | 2 Comments

Yesterday morning, I drank two cups of coffee and rode the train to San Diego. The frothy ocean views and muted seascape I’ll save for another more literary post but sitting on the train, watching the ocean curl below mottled-gray clouds, I felt like a detective on a civilized coastal adventure.

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What I Talk About When I Talk About Writing

Posted by melissa kandel on June 28, 2019 in Bookish, business journey | 6 Comments

In most cases learning something essential in life requires physical pain. – Haruki Murakami — Right now I’m in training to write a novel. I do think it’s strange to say I’m in training, but I am. If you read the best books on writing (King, Murakami and Bradbury are good places to start), there’s […]

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Among the Green, Green Grass

Posted by melissa kandel on June 23, 2019 in business journey | 2 Comments

I had two hours until the meeting. One hundred and twenty minutes to open the door of a hotel room that faced a neon-lit atrium and wander a city I’ve never been. Outside on North Main Street in Greenville, South Carolina, humidity bricked against my face, thick as unmilked cows. And seen: the grass, the […]

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The Springtime of Something New

Posted by melissa kandel on April 1, 2019 in business journey | No Comments

The first day of the month is a fantastic time for a fresh start. It’s a clean, new number: one. Like a mini-New Year’s resolution, you can resolve today to be or do more of whatever you want in its solid, one-sy newness.  As I run my business and watch it grow, I’m finding it more important than […]

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Creatives: Watch Out for This Web Design Scam

Posted by melissa kandel on March 28, 2019 in business journey | No Comments

A departure from the usual posts on LWS but this one is necessary (and hopefully helpful) to anyone running a creative business. In the past week, I’ve received two emails from prospective clients asking about web design work. Neither email triggered anything usual in my mind; my contact form is often the hub for similar […]

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Welcome to Las Vegas

Posted by melissa kandel on March 10, 2019 in business journey | 2 Comments

Me again. Melissa. This week I write to you from a room on the 32nd floor of a hotel in Las Vegas. I’m also eating pretzels if that matters, but I don’t think it does. There’s this thin, gauzy curtain that covers a large picture window on the back wall of my room and if […]

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File Under New Things: A Newsletter

Posted by melissa kandel on March 3, 2019 in Newsletter | No Comments

Inspired by a Saturday morning conversation, I’ve decided to start a weekly newsletter.

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Grape Expectations (Or When Doing Good Goes Bad)

Posted by melissa kandel on October 4, 2018 in Personal | 7 Comments

I’m on a mission. Navigating the waters of my existence like a swashbuckling sailor, I’ve let feelings guide me instead of following some reliable, boring North Star. And what I’ve discovered along this mission is that it feels good to make someone else happy. So, with my boat lilting against the early autumn wind, I took off […]

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Forbes and the Business of Storytelling

Posted by melissa kandel on March 5, 2018 in On Writing | 3 Comments

A few weeks ago, I received word I was selected to be a member of the 2018 Forbes Communications Council. It was a huge honor and a bit of a dream-come-true moment for me, so I figured I should probably repost my first Forbes.com article right here for all of you to read. You’ve stuck […]

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