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Audio: The Secrets of Great Writing and Good Humor

In today’'s online world of e-books and Kindles, how easy is it to write and market a book?
10/30/2012, 9:18 PM

A7 Radio's "Goldstein on Gelt" with Douglas Goldstein
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In today’'s online world of e-books and Kindles, how easy is it to write and market a book? And what do people want to read today? On today’s show, Lillian S. Cauldwell, founder, "Chief Creative Officer" and CEO of Passionate World Radio, speaks to Doug about her latest book, a novel for teenagers called, “The Anna Mae Mysteries.” Lillian’s book follows the adventures of three teenagers, two of whom are African American and one is Hispanic. In this interview, Lillian explains why she chose to write about non-white characters and why multiculturalism is important in today’s literary world. And how do you get your book published and read? Find out on this week'’s show.

In the second part of the show, Doug speaks to Brian Luff, who has written comedy shows for Channel 4 and Channel 5 in the UK, appeared on the Edinburgh Comedy Fringe over 300 times, and has worked as editor of the official BBC Comedy website. Brian is also a visiting lecturer in comedy writing at South Bank University in London and at Bournemouth University in Dorset, and his comedy podcasts with Georgina Sowerby have been downloaded over 10 million times on iTunes. Brian talks to Doug about humor, what makes people laugh, and how to introduce comedy into the workplace. Do you think you would have the courage to stand up on stage and tell some funny stories? Listen to this interview on Goldstein on Gelt to find out how other people are able to do this and if it increases their self-confidence.

Douglas Goldstein, CFP® is the owner and director of Profile Investment Services, Ltd., an international investment company. He began his career on Wall Street in 1992 at Dean Witter. After developing a successful practice in New York, Doug moved with his wife and family to Israel. Doug is the author of the book, Building Wealth in Israel: A Guide to International Investments and Financial Planning. The Goldstein on Gelt podcast airs every Monday from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Israel National Radio. For more info visit http://www.goldsteinongelt.com/
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