Author: Jennifer Derrick

News, Reading

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 …

Platform Building, 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, Writing

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 …

Creativity, Productivity, Writing

Peace and Joy in the University Library

University Library

It’s my favorite time of the year! No, not Christmas (at least not entirely), although I love that, too. Actually, my favorite season does have something to do with Christmas, but nothing to do with shopping, baking or decorating. It’s the time of year to find peace and joy in the local university library.