The Stuff of Legends

Napoleon Hill, Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, Tony Robbins, Brendon Burchard. What do all these authors and speakers have in common? It’s not what you might think. Every person on this list has either overcame tragedy, illness, or debt in order to build a legacy that will last for generations. Every person on this list has been faithful with the little …

How To Write a Book in 90 Days: 8 Techniques to Overcome Resistance

Updated: Mar 7 Authors all over the world have been in this scenario more often than they would care to admit: they set a resolution to write a book by a certain date, but despite good intentions, motivation and discipline, the date slips by as their routines take over (going to the gym, being a great parent, keeping the boss …

The Last Apostle Selected as a Carol Award Finalist

Dennis Brooke Selected as a Debut Author Finalist Seattle, WA, June 26, 2017 Made for Success Publishing is pleased to announce that The Carol Award nominating committee has selected Dennis Brooke’s novel, The Last Apostle, as one of 3 finalists for the prestigious Debut Author category. The winner will be announced in September of 2017. The Last Apostle is an …

3 Tips to Becoming a Successful Mentor

Ah, the sweet smell of success! It hovers around you like a fine cologne. When you enter the room, heads turn. People gravitate toward you, clamoring for your time and attention, seeking your advice on make-or-break issues that have taken you years of experience to master. How did it come to this? When did you become the go-to guy or …

The Return Threshold: The Non-Fiction Writer’s Guide to The Hero’s Journey

From the world of entertainment to the hallowed halls of our oldest universities, Story is king. The same can be said of professional speakers and best-selling authors. Stories have the ability to teach us, entertain us, and help us see through a window into another world. Even the bedtime tales that kids devour have their roots in the ancient traditions …

The Magic Flight: The Non-Fiction Writer’s Guide to The Hero’s Journey

The Magic Flight: The Non-Fiction Writer’s Guide to The Hero’s Journey The power of story is unmatched for conveying simple truths in a work of non-fiction. As an author, even though you may have hard facts to convey, storytelling can be your greatest ally. The practice of teaching through parables is thousands of years old. In this series, we have …

Book Award for “Two Stories About Dreams” Audiobook

Made for Success Publishing Author Ainny Klover Receives 2016 New Apple Book Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing for Two Stories About Dreams. Author Ainny Klover is Recognized for Magical Tales Published in Audiobook Format Seattle, WA, April 13, 2017   Author Ainny Klover’s audiobook, Two Stories About Dreams, has received the prestigious 2016 New Apple Book Award for Excellence …

Meeting with the Mentor: Writing Tips to the Hero’s Journey

Life doesn’t always give you what you expect. Sometimes you do everything right, just the way you’re supposed to, but things don’t turn out the way you planned. If you’re a speaker or non-fiction author who’s using the device of storytelling to make your point, the Hero’s Journey gives a compelling blueprint for crafting your tale. You can grip your …

The Road of Trials (On the Hero’s Journey)

“In the grand scheme of things,” an author once told me, “there are no mistakes, only tests and lessons.” She was talking about a chapter from her own life—a trip along what I call the Road of Trials—but the principle can easily be applied as we trace the Hero’s Journey. In fact and fiction, a single choice can mean the …