Month: December 2017

Books, Reading, & Libraries, News, Updates & Happenings

Weekly News Update & Reading List: 12/22/17 — Holiday Edition!

Weekly News Update & Reading List: 12/22/17

I know, it’s been a while since I’ve done a reading list post! But with everything that’s been going on with the holidays, writing, Nanowrimo, and life, it’s been tough to get in any reading. I’ve managed a little e-reading, but that doesn’t photograph well. Mostly I’ve been getting books out of the library and …

Marketing & Platform Building, Using & Surviving Social Media

Be Careful Where You Throw Your Social Media Support

Social Media Support

Unless you live under a rock, you probably heard the sad, weird, and controversial story of Keaton Jones, the young boy whose post about being bullied in school went viral. Within just a matter of days, the post had been viewed millions of times and celebrities had pledged their support for the kid. A GoFundMe …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Writing Tips & Career Advice

The Cause of My First Creativity Dark Age

Dark Age

A few months ago, I wrote a piece about surviving the Creativity Dark Ages. The Dark Ages are those periods where you want to create, but it simply doesn’t seem possible. You’re working too much, kids are in the way, or other life stressors are taking you away from your creative projects. It’s tempting to …