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Real Characters, Real Stories from Real Life.

 

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Apple and the Widow

Apple and the Widow

One Trillion Dollars! Earlier this month, Apple executives announced their 42-year-old company is worth One trillion dollars.   For those unsure how to write one trillion dollars, there is a one followed by 12 zeros.     Today, some believe Apple changed the world with its products. Still, there are quite a few who get along fine without Apple.  For the rest, the company is a game-changer.       Apple went public in 1980, and for $22, anyone could buy a share.  Duri

Mel Hopkins

Mel Hopkins

 

The Barbershop: Social Network|Topic: Cryptocurrency - Bitcoin

As long as black women need to get their hair "did", and black men need to get lined up, we will always come together in the "Shop" or around kitchen tables to share the latest news.  No matter how many social networks like Myspace, Facebook and Twitter spring up they will never replace Low tech media such as The Barbershop,The Beauty Salon & Kitchentalk.      On this video, Software and Mobile App developer Anari Sengbe, illustrates this point when after his days of disruptin

Mel Hopkins

Mel Hopkins

 

The Story: Yours, Mine and Ours

Just a reminder. Your life is an open book. No matter how high you rise or how low you go; someone, somewhere knows part of your story.   Originally published 121017 The Thriving Writer

Mel Hopkins

Mel Hopkins

 

How to Profit from the Underclass

The Black community who have nearly zero wealth but $1.5 trillion buying power keeps the U.S. economy afloat.     Some have the belief, Absolutely some of those tactical and strategical solutions require mental reprogramming and behavior modification.   The Black community didn’t create fiat money or its banking system.  Therefore, we're clueless when dealing with it.  The system terrorizes and traumatizes others, crushing them under the weight of insurmountable financia

Mel Hopkins

Mel Hopkins

Character Building

Character Building

It all begins with the character.  The story has its genesis in the character. Without the character - there is no story.    Whenever I'm having a problem writing fiction, ( or even in my own life)  I know I have to return to the protagonist.  If she's fully developed then I have to concede that maybe she's in the wrong story.    -Originally Posted in The Thriving Writer   

Mel Hopkins

Mel Hopkins

 

Playing the Long Game

I love it when a good plan comes together.    Many who are dazzled by the media and may have missed the plot.    We must remember, we're a civilization rooted in story-telling.   We share information filled with iconic imagery, symbolism, and sounds.     Celebrities are no different.  They use the media to tell stories that voice their platform position or opposition.   Case-in-point, On December 5, 2017 "Beyoncé surprised free-agent quarterback

Mel Hopkins

Mel Hopkins

 

Episode 2: Internal Conflict

What does it take to get to a Happily Ever After?   It's 2017 and romance novels are still the best-selling trade books in the America, maybe even the world. I'd go out on a limb to say the reason is two people always find their happily ever after.  But how about outside the book covers? In life?  What does it take to get HEA?  In today's podcast, I explore the reality.  Do you have what it takes to hurdle the obstacles to achieve your happy ending?     Transcript available on melhopki

Mel Hopkins

Mel Hopkins

 

Pilot Episode : Characters

No one can live up to the story that you create about them. If it's an amazing story, however,  it doesn't matter.  That is, if you remember this one thing.   Listen to my podcast "Careful, or you'll end up in My Novel" Pilot episode:  Characters    

Mel Hopkins

Mel Hopkins

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