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To read great Tips and Ideas to help blast away procrastination, here are past issues of The Anticrastination Tip Sheet by Rita Emmett

21 Clutter Busting Tips for Kids

Manage Messy Family Members

An Interview with Jenna Glatzer

What Seems Like Procrastination May Be Something Different

While You Take Care Of Others, Who Takes Care Of You
One of Rita's most popular topics is summarized in this article she wrote for Employee Services Management magazine.

Ex-Procrastinator Says "Take Charge Of Your Life"
Feature article in Pioneer Press about Rita's presentation at the O'Hare Hyatt, teaching Professionals how to stop procrastinating.

Speaker Gets High Grades For "Generating Customer Loyalty"
"Generating Customer Loyalty Means Good Business", Rita's Customer Service Seminar, is highlighted in this feature article published in The Courier News (Elgin).

Delayed Gratification
Chicago Tribune column by Janet Kidd Steward about Rita's "Conquer Procrastination" seminar.

The Nuns & The National Enquirer
Article about Rita's belief in "giving back" when we are blessed with abundance. The article starts out serious, but ... well ... things happen.

Combat Procrastination
This short article which Rita wrote specifically for writers, describes one of her own battles with procrastination. It was published in SUCCESSFUL NONFICTION: TIPS & INSPIRATION FOR GETTING PUBLISHED by Dan Poynter.

Why I Believe In Meeting Clients In Person Any Time You Can
In this article, which Rita wrote for Professional Speaker magazine, she describes for fellow speakers an important encounter the night before a speech presentation. 

A Tribute To Og Mandino
Another article for Professional Speakers, (published in the Clarion) Rita describes this meeting with one of her heroes, Og Mandino, and her treasured follow-up correspondence with him.

Creating Family Traditions
Rita wrote this article which was published in CARE PACKAGES FOR THE HOME by Rita's friend and fellow speaker, Barbara Glanz.

The Great Zucchini Battle
(Rita's humor article published in the Chicago Sun-Times) Four little zucchini that Rita planted in her garden attempt to take over her garden, her backyard, her family, and eventually, her sanity.

Could We Survive Winter Without Garden Catalogs?
(Another humor article by Rita published in the Chicago Sun-Times) One survival technique for enduring Chicago winters - the color, beauty and joy of garden catalogs.

House Suddenly Lonely When Kittens Move Out
(Yet another article by Rita published in the Chicago Sun-Times) A diary of how four of the world's most lovable kittens slowly turn into holy terrors.

How To Defuse Other People's Anger
Fellow speaker, Linda Larsen, author of the newly released book, True Power - Get it, Use it, Share it, wrote this article about handling other people's anger.

Say The Right Thing First
Fellow speaker, Linda Larsen, author of the newly released book, True Power - Get it, Use it, Share it, writes about what to say in those awkward situations where someone disagrees with or contradicts you.

Paper, Paper Everywhere
This is an excerpt from Chapter 8: "Clutter Busting" from Rita's book, THE PROCRASTINATOR'S HANDBOOK.

12 Tips To Work More Effectively At Your Desk
excerpt from Chapter 6: "Help! I'm Overwhelmed" in THE PROCRASTINATOR’S HANDBOOK by Rita Emmett.

12 Tips To Have Less Chaos At Home
Excerpt from Chapter 8: "Clutter Busting" in THE PROCRASTINATOR’S HANDBOOK by Rita Emmett .

Tips For Paper Clutter
Another excerpt from Chapter 8: "Clutter Busting" in THE PROCRASTINATOR’S HANDBOOK by Rita Emmett.

Special Articles for Writers


 

Writing A Compelling Book Proposal--A Critical Moment In The Publishing Adventure
by Barbara Glanz
This guide for writing a proposal is what Rita followed when she wrote hers to submit The Procrastinator's Handbook to publishers. Rita thinks it is one of the best and most comprehensive guides for writing a book proposal that she has ever come across.

The Magic Focus That'll Get You An Agent
by David Ryback
David Ryback is president of EQ Associtates and author of "Putting Emotional Intelligence to Work". He can be reached at 404-377-3588 or email EQ assoc@aol.com or web at www.EQassociates.com.

For Authors: Book Marketing Ideas
by Rita Emmett
An excerpt  from her book proposal for The Procrastinator's Handbook, Rita presents 13 ideas for authors to help market their books.

Resources For Writers
Compiled by Rita Emmett
Want to start thinking like a writer? Here are ideas for books, tapes and magazines that will help you get started.

What Acquisition Editors Really Want ...
by Barbara McNichol
Do you want to find an agent or editor at a publishing house who will accept your book? Read this article. The author, Barbara McNichol, is a professional writer/editor who works with writers to polish their manuscripts and perfect their proposals and marketing materials. Contact her at 877-696-4899 or editor@barbaramcnichol.com or www.wordtrippers.com.

Germ Warfare: The Secret Of The Publishing Industry
by Wendy Keller
Wendy Keller owns Keller Media, Inc. Literary Agency & Speakers Bureau Malibu, California. She has agented more than 300 books and is the author of 25 published books of her own, under four pseudonyms. In this article, Wendy lists 5 steps that MUST be followed if you want your book to be published. For information on programs to help you become a successful author, log on to www.KellerMedia.com.

A Stitch In Thyme Saves Money And Reduces Reasons To Blush: Edit Everything!
by Wendy Keller
Wendy Keller owns Keller Media, Inc. Literary Agency & Speakers Bureau Malibu, California. In this short article, Wendy reminds writers why they should NOT depend on Spellchecker. She can be reached at www.KellerMedia.com, or by phone at 310-857-6828 or email at LiteraryAg@aol.com.

5 Great Ways To Make An Agent At A Writer's Conference DISLIKE You…
by Wendy Keller
Wendy Keller owns Keller Media, Inc. Literary Agency & Speakers Bureau Malibu, California. Here she tells about the nightmares that “future authors” put agents through. Once you read this, you’ll never be the cause of agents hiding or running from you (we hope). Wendy can be reached at www.KellerMedia.com,or by phone at 310-857-6828 or email at LiteraryAg@aol.com.

How To Sell Your Book Better Than Tiger Woods Can Hit A Golf Ball
Wendy Keller owns Keller Media, Inc. Literary Agency & Speakers Bureau Malibu, California. She has agented more than 300 books and is the author of 21 published books of her own, under four pseudonyms. Here Wendy tells the stories of several successful authors – how they found the focus for their masterpieces and how they promoted their books to become best sellers. For information on programs to help you become a successful author, log on to www.KellerMedia.com.

What Are The Odds Of Getting Published?
by Wendy Keller
Here Agent-Author spells out the statistics of getting published and where to find help.

Surgical Removal Techniques For The Book Inside You
by Wendy Keller
Wendy Keller owns Keller Media, Inc. Literary Agency & Speakers Bureau Malibu, California. Wendy can be reached at www.KellerMedia.com, or by phone at 310-857-6828 or email at LiteraryAg@aol.com.

The Quomplete Query Qit
By Wendy Keller
Wendy Keller owns Keller Media, Inc. Literary Agency & Speakers Bureau Malibu, California.
Wendy can be reached at www.KellerMedia.com, or by phone at 310-857-6828 or email at LiteraryAg@aol.com.

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