Life is always hectic and even when it’s not, the overabundance that people assume means fun can be wearying. Case in point the fair. The big fair for whatever area you live in. It comes once a year. The kids get excited, the parents cringe at the ever increasing
Do you really care about your readers? Do you care about the writers and/or readers who attend your conferences, workshops, and author readings? Let’s find out. Everyone has an opinion. That’s good. Life would be miserably boring if we all thought alike. There would be no differences. It’s why politics is such a hot-bed… Read More Are You Disrespectful of Your Readers or Fellow Writers?
We all have books we go back to time and time again. We have our fiction pile, our non-fiction pile, and our craft pile. Today, I’m sharing my favorite “go-to” pile of writing books. In no particular order I present:
If there’s one thing all writers agree on, it’s that writing is TOUGH. The road to publication twists and dips as we learn the craft, hone our abilities, create stories we’re passionate about, fight discouragement, educate ourselves about the industry…and then start the process all over again as we realize there’s room to improve. But… Read More A New Library In Town: One Stop For Writers
Motivation Some days we lack the desire to exercise. Whether it’s because we got a cruddy night’s sleep or plain old lack of motivation, sometimes it’s hard to find the oomph. Find a quote that speaks volumes to you. Print it. Tape it beside your bed. Look at it. Live it. HASFIT.COM has many great motivational memes.… Read More 16 Motivational Exercise Quotes To Get You Moving
Stifle your brain and the white page will drive you mad. Let your imagination run wild. Sometimes it will be scary, sometimes insightful, and usually, just plain far-fetched. The best thing about letting your imagination run rampant is the fodder it provides for articles, short stories, and novels. One small comment, sometimes one insignificant word,… Read More Let Your Imagination Run Wild
After a trip to my favorite big box store where I stared down a cashier whose tortuously stuffed and pushed-up cleavage was about to pop her name tag off and whose glare was less than welcoming, I felt it necessary to do a list of basic customer service tips. 1. Smile Yes, it really does… Read More Basic Customer Service Tips