What’s Going On Outside of This Blog

Tweet Ever feel blogged out? Or that your world is filled with headlines and blog ideas? I sometimes get so zoomed into social media that when I zoom out to real life,  my head spins. (Not the exorcist kind, the vertigo kind) So to take us all beyond this blog, I’m doing a short post…

Quick Tips for Writers & Entrepreneurs

Tweet {photo} I’ve been slowed down a bit, but a mountain of obstacles that have suddenly flooded my productivity levels. What’s all this drama about? For some reason, MacAfee (but no other security alert programs) decided to flag my website as a potential security risk. I’ve emailed them and hopefully the issue will sort itself…

How to Deal With Online Miscommunication

Tweet {flickr photo by: Kat Cole} How Easy it is to Misunderstand Each Other Online I’ve gotten into a few misunderstandings lately and that’s just with my online friends. Words are powerful stuff. And when you take away external cues like smiles, nods and voice inflections, it is not just powerful, but potent. When you are…

Creating a Writer’s Group

Tweet {photo source}   I recently added group leader to my list of writing tasks and I have to say I really like it! There’s something about the camaraderie a group provides that you can’t get online. I also enjoy the chance to share what I’ve learned in my writing process as well as get feedback on…

Excelling at the Elevator Speech

Tweet photo by: Express Monorail Have you ever been stunned like a deer-caught-in-the headlights when someone asks you, “What you do for a living?” Well I have and I can’t plea ignorance on this one! All over the web, articles on creating an elevator speech have been popping up. I’ve seen them, read them, but…

A Pen for Your Thoughts

Tweet This may be a silly question, but I have to ask – what do you write with? Do you have a favorite tool to get your juices flowing? It could be a pen or pencil, but some prefer typewriter or computer. I’ll admit that I’ve had somewhat of a fetish of pens and vintage…

How to Protect Yourself as a Writer

Tweet photo by Dunechaser What’s one airline safety guideline we could all listen to as freelance writers? Take care of yourself first, then help others. It’s a rule that needs repeating especially since there are a ton of scams out there. It’s hard enough working as a freelancer, marketing your skills, and defeating your inner…

Amazingly Free Resources for Writers

Tweet Yes the best things in life are free. If only we could still get things for free in this worsening economy. Well I’m making Monday a whole lot better by letting you in on my secret stash of free resources for writers. After spending last week scouring the web, I compiled this Christmas list…

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