Featured on BlogHer.com. You’ve set up your blog, picked out colors, wrote the About Me section, and you have started writing your blog in hopes of taking your writing from a simple hobby to something more. But bloggers often overlook one of the most important pages you will write, your media kit. This basic page… Continue reading Why You Need a Media Kit and How to Make One
When I started blogging a few years ago I was a wild child. I ran through the internet writing about everything and anything with reckless abandon. I wrote short stories, recipes, advice columns, trip blogs, health pieces, you name it and I tried to write it. What happened to my blog, as happens with so… Continue reading Cleaning up your Blogging Act
As a writer I have many inspiration cues. A smell, a color, a photo from the past can all be a good launching place to write from. But today I want you to think about music as your guide. Let it flow and take you somewhere else today as you dance with your fingertips and… Continue reading Weekly Writing Challenge: Music
Why Blog anyways? There are so many reasons that people are choosing to become bloggers. There are just as many types of blogs out there as there are bloggers. From the Mommy bloggers to the Photo journalists, everyone is looking to carve out a place on the internet as their own. Blogging can be a… Continue reading Ready to start a blog?
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams I have never lacked creativity, in fact growing up my imaginary friends were the only ones I had. I tend to be a dreamer, and following the rules isn’t something I do very well. My preferred games… Continue reading The challenges of a Creative Mind
Stop Thief! A couple of weeks ago I was at a family gathering and was speaking to my Aunt Toby who is an author. She told me this story about how she was contacted by a lawyer recently demanding money because she had a photo of a celebrity’s FOOT on her blog and she had… Continue reading Hey you stole that photo!
We are so proud of our friend Justin who has a new book out today. I hope everyone will check out his incredible talents and read his new book. I really hope some of you will even do a book review for us about his newest masterpiece. I wanted to share Justin’s big day with… Continue reading The Process of Publishing – words of wisdom from Author Justin Guay
What’s the point of writing if there isn’t anyone reading? I ask myself this question regularly, maybe even a few times a week. I sit in my office with my laptop staring right back at me as I look at it in hopes that one morning I will actually have the answer. Why in the… Continue reading What’s the point of writing if there isn’t anyone reading?
There are books that you read that you feel a deep connection to. Some have even said that books have changed their lives. Some book inspire, some give suggestion on how to become a better spouse, parent, business person, ect. Some life changing books have been said to bring people out of depression or guide… Continue reading Books that change lives
One of the biggest tips I have ever heard about writing is that you need read. Reading gives you inspiration, guides, and it even will influence your style. Reading helps to expand your vocabulary and gives you a world of inspiration. Anne E. Cunningham’s paper What Reading Does for the Mind explains that reading, in general,… Continue reading Reading to Write – Reading challenge