Posts Tagged ‘storytelling’

On Earth Day, In Style

Posted by melissa kandel on April 22, 2019 in Personal | 1 Comment

This week I found surprisingly profound wisdom in the words of Tim Gunn. Yes that Tim Gunn, of “Project Runway” fame, who effortlessly sashayed around dozens of frantic designers, imploring them in his characteristic, frank timber to “make it work.” Him.

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New Logo, Who Dis?

Posted by melissa kandel on March 30, 2019 in business journey | No Comments

Keen eyes might notice a new logo on our site and socials. With all the new things happening at the company, (stay tuned) a new logo was in order. If you’re interested to learn more about the design, here’s the scoop:

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Let Me Tell You a Story

Posted by melissa kandel on February 18, 2019 in business journey | 8 Comments

He had the kind of face you’d forget if you tried to remember. Really. I can barely picture it now. His skin was a pale, translucent white (I know that) and his hair was a dullish gray but his features? I don’t know. They were shadowy, vague, general in the sense that he had a […]

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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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On Writing, On Wednesday: Passion

Posted by melissa kandel on June 30, 2016 in On Writing | 3 Comments

I apologize in advance for what I write here today. You should know this final installment in the “On Writing, On Wednesday” series is the result of my meandering mind, which woke me at 4:34 a.m. with words I needed to jot down in the notes app of my iPhone lest I fall back asleep, […]

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On Writing, On Wednesday: Write for You

Posted by melissa kandel on June 23, 2016 in On Writing | 2 Comments

“When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.” – John Lennon The minute you start writing for anyone other than yourself is the minute you lose the kind of authenticity that will […]

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Five Ways to Inspire Creativity from a Master Storyteller

Posted by melissa kandel on May 19, 2016 in creativity, On Writing | No Comments

If Isabel Allende was applying for the job of world’s most popular Spanish-language author, she’d totally crush it. Because let’s be real … she probably is. The Chilean-American writer, best known for penning The House of Spirits (La Casa de los Espíritus) and City of the Beasts (La Ciudad de las Bestias), among countless other mega-bestsellers, has […]

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So Wild and Free

Posted by melissa kandel on August 1, 2015 in Fiction | No Comments

By Melissa Marni There are, inside a deconstructed world, threads of life that must be sewn together in order to make sense. Even then, when the quilt of what is has been stitched, sense may elude the eyes, the ears, the nose, the mind, and only what might be shall remain … “This tea tastes like boiled rat droppings and […]

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The Big Secret

Posted by melissa kandel on June 25, 2015 in Fiction | 2 Comments

By Melissa Marni Rat-a-tat-tat went longish nails on old wood. She sat at the time-abandoned Rathskeller Pub, waiting. Three tall jack-and-cokes into her Sunday afternoon, the strange man finally arrived, a wiry figure dappled in late-day shadows. He pushed a small piece of paper her way. “For you,” the man said. She scoffed. “A letter? This is the big […]

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