How to Write a Great Résumé

by Quentin Schultze
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I have written a book primarily for recent college graduates on how to write great résumés and cover letters: Résumé 101: A Student and Recent Grad Guide to Crafting Resumes and Cover Letters that Land Jobs. Read reviews at Amazon. I have long worked closely with college students and graduates. I know how concerned they are about “looking […]

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Ethics in the Information Age

by Quentin Schultze

Michael Lotti interviewed me for this fine article about the need to apply age-old ethics to the new social contexts created by digital communications technologies.  You can find out more online about Mr. Lotti at the publisher’s (Effect Magazine, LarsonAllen) website.  Kudos to LarsonAllen for addressing ethics on behalf of society. Ethics and the Information […]

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Tips 1-5 for Nonfiction Book Writers

by Quentin Schultze

By Quentin J. Schultze I have written over a dozen nonfiction books and am working on a few more.  I also lead workshops on writing  nonfiction books for publication.  Here are a few of the tips that I cover in workshops. #1 Engage Your Readers as Listeners Read your writing out loud to “readers.”  See […]

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Tips 6-10 for Nonfiction Book Writers

by Quentin Schultze

By Quentin J. Schultze I have written over a dozen nonfiction books and am working on a few more.  I also lead workshops on writing nonfiction books for publication.  Earlier I posted tips 1-5.  Here are five more of the tips that I cover in my workshops.  I hope you find them helpful. #6 Serve […]

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Learn Nonfiction Book Writing & Publishing

by Quentin Schultze

This is a special note for those who are knowledgeable about a topic through life experience or study. Why not share your knowledge with others? Why not write a book? Probably because you aren’t sure how to write an entire book.  You might even fear that you aren’t capable of writing one.  Perhaps the project […]

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Personal Thoughts on Writing Books that Serve Readers

by Quentin Schultze

A Servant’s Heart+ Experience + Skill = Book That might seem like a strange equation, but great writing is always an act of the heart. A servant’s heart nurtures our desire to serve readers. It directs our writing. It gives us a perspective, sound ideas, concrete illustrations, and a desire to truly serve our readers. […]

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Nonfiction Book-Writing and Publishing Workshops with Quentin Schultze

by Quentin Schultze

My workshop will help you write nonfiction trade books for publication. The nonfiction trade book business is changing quickly because of the growth of new distribution and retail outlets (from Amazon to Target), the rise of smaller, independent publishers, the growth of ebooks, the ongoing role of literary agents, and the emergence of short-form titles […]

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Quentin Schultze’s Book-Writing Workshop Testimonials

by Quentin Schultze

Testimonials from Book-Writing Workshops Led by Quentin Schultze “If you are serious about publishing a trade book, then this workshop gives you clear and understandable tools to make it happen. Quin’s support and sage advice will build your confidence and encourage your efforts. He is passionate about serving your writing passions!” (Robert H. Woods, Jr., […]

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The Power of Speech Compared with Writing

by Quentin Schultze

We can communicate more easily with speech than writing. Our in-person speech carries all kinds of special signals. The tone of our voice alone is powerful. But writing requires a lot of care to communicate well. The reader has little to go other than the silent words. This is why email is so problematic. When […]

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Human Communication as a Gift

by Quentin Schultze

When I began studying communication in college I discovered various theories about the origins of human beings’ communicative capacity. I was intrigued — and still am. We don’t know precisely how human language “evolved,” but we can discuss one interesting thought: Communication is a gift. You and I did not create our communicative abilities. We […]

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Human Communication as an Act of Faith

by Quentin Schultze

Each time I listen, speak, read, or write, I assume that something positive could occur. I assume that I will be able to understand and to be understood. I believe that my utterances, like those of others, are worth the time and effort. Why? This is one of the great questions about human communication: Why […]

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Speak Only if You Can Improve Upon the Silence

by Quentin Schultze

Why did the monastics sometimes take vows of silence.   Is silence better than speech?  Is there anything fundamentally wrong with speech? It’s probably true that if we are busily talking we might be less inclined to listen to others. To observe them. To pay attention to them. Monologue does not guarantee intimacy. (Does dialogue? That’s […]

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Born to Communicate in Time

by Quentin Schultze

Augustine of Hippo believed that human beings were originally created as perfect communicators, living in complete unity with each other and God. I’m not so sure he was correct. How could we creatures commune perfectly with other persons, let alone God? We’re finite creatures. Even if we could communicate perfectly with each other surely we […]

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Diversity in the Information Age

by Quentin Schultze

Among the popular words of our day is “diversity.” Writer and Kentucky farmer Wendell Berry, who refuses to own a computer, says that diversity is capacity. I experience that truth every time I write a book, plan a conference, or teach a class with others. We all can stretch our minds and deepen our hearts […]

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The Character of Communicators

by Quentin Schultze

These days we tend to focus on using communication to influence people.   For example, public speaking books emphasize the skills needed to influence listeners.   Public relations and advertising practitioners assume that the market value of communication is related to its impact on others. Modern politics, journalism, preaching, and teaching are similarly focused on impact.   Who […]

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