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“This is the first time I ever met a real author!” The excitement of the third-graders at Virginia Williamson Elementary School in Bolivia, North Carolina was evident as M.C. Tillson handed out 91 copies of her middle-grade chapter book, The

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Need a Unicorn? How About a Good Writer?

Everyone does. At least that’s the word from user experience (UX) design guru, John Madea, who operates in the space where design, technology, and business meet. In his March “2017 Design in Tech Report,” Medea posited that writing is the

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With M.C. Tillson’s May visit to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, she finished the distribution of the more than 960 books generously donated by people who care about reading. “You should see the looks on their faces when the students realize that

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To the Point and Short

According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, our average attention span in 2015 was 8.25 seconds—less than that of a goldfish. My advice? Keep it short. Say what you mean and then stop. Make it easy for people to understand your

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Words Matter

Finding—and using—the right words has never been more important. It’s a time of heightened interest in everything political. It’s a time when accusations of false news and suggestions of alternative facts obfuscate an already complicated list of topics. And it’s

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Spread the Magic of Reading!

It’s a new year with new challenges and new possibilities, and one of the opportunities that A&M is excited about is the Muffin Project. Generous gifts made by folks who know the power of a single book have allowed author

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Giving Feels Cozy

Looking for a way to get (and share) that cozy winter feeling? We’d like to suggest that you make your way to the book section of your favorite retail outlet and have at it. By the time you leave, you

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Changing the Model?

Sometimes it seems that we get so wrapped up in the bottom line that we forget about the journey along the way—even though that journey is where we spend most of our lives. Maybe it’s time for a paradigm shift—a

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Give a Third Grader a Book

A&M Writing and Publishing, along with M.C. Tillson, is launching a campaign to get books into the hands of third graders—and keep them there. The program, affectionately known by Ms. Tillson as the “Muffin Project” because of its relationship to

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The Right Words Make a Difference

Nike has used this classic image and slogan since 1988.

If you say “can’t,” but you mean “won’t,” it’s not the same thing. If you say “everybody,” but you mean “some people I know,” that’s different too. The words matter. When words are what you work with, you learn to

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The Muffin Project: How Are We Doing?

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“As AI grows in sophistication and application, we need, more than ever, a corresponding flourishing of religion, philosophy and the humanities.”

Ryan Holmes, Founder and CEO of Hootsuite, in his article, Artificial intelligence doesn’t have to be evil. We just have to teach it to be good.