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E. Alana James, Ed.D. - BIO

E. Alana James, Ed.D. specializes in action research methods for several universities for Doctor's of dither Education or Management programs. Students provided both the impetus and many of the stories used in her new book Action research for business, nonprofits, and public administration: A tool for complex times (Sage, 2011).

What Are the Top Five Habits of Good Writers?

Strong routines support us through the ups and downs that occur naturally in any difficult task, so it is with writing. This article will consider five habits: write, research, craft, edit, connect. It has been my experience that these five habits support us as we work with our word sense, our voice, and hone what it is we want to be saying to the world. They help us all become better writers.

Three Foundations for the Life of A Writer

When one thinks of what it might be like to live the life of a writer, several things of course come to mind: freedom to travel, notoriety, a sharp brain through old-age, and the joy inherent in living a creative life -- being the most obvious. This article deals with the discovery phase, giving an overview of what we find when we ask, "What is it like to live the life of a writer?"

A Short Philosophy of E. Alana James

I believe that all people search for happiness, and that when we use the power of our minds we can come to greatness, however we personally define that. I value inclusiveness, education and research. Inclusiveness because every person is part of this puzzle that we call life on this planet, and just like we would not leave proposal piece out of a jigsaw puzzle we must not lead any other person's opinion or believes out of the puzzle that we fail. If we do it will fall apart, or erupt in our faces.