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How to Find Your Story


You want to write. So, you start reading blogs and books about writing and get the same advice: Write about your life. Write what you know. You get so inspired reading story after story about famous writers who came from humble beginnings. But then reality sets in. Do you really know how to find your […]

The Best Time To Post on Facebook


Does your website or blog have its own Facebook page? When should you schedule Facebook posts for your page? The best time to post on Facebook is when YOUR audience is online. But how do you know when your audience is online? If You’re Just Getting Started It’s a good idea to start posting during […]

7 Life Lessons For My 7th-Grade Self


What advice would you give to your younger self? What would you tell a 12-year-old about working with others, having talent, and about life in general? As many kids head back to school this month, I’ve thought a lot about my own first-day-of-school experiences. Here’s some advice I wish the older me, or another adult, […]

Reclaiming My Time – 3 Quick Time Management Tips for Writers


How can writers reclaim their time? Recently, U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters became an internet hit (again) during a congressional committee discussion with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Mnuchin didn’t answer Waters’ question about him not responding to a letter from her and other committee members. Waters interrupted Mnuchin’s long-winded comments, repeating three words: “Reclaiming my time.” […]

How “Bad” Habits Help Your Writing


What is your bad habit? We all have bad habits and some habits are worse than others. Almost any hobby or activity, even the good ones, can be taken to an extreme or unhealthy level. But sometimes a hobby or an area of interest unfairly gets a bad reputation. This includes interests in things such […]