Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul and Reading List 9/11/15

This week is all YA goodness with a little bit of fantasy, a little bit of realism, and a little bit of creepy horror. Sadly, it also marks the end of my beloved Discworld series as The Shepherd’s Crown is the last novel by the late Terry Pratchett. At least I can read them all …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration

31 Ways to Boost Your Creativity


Writers in all genres and fields rely on their creativity. Whether it’s creating a fantasy world, coming up with new and interesting blog topics week after week, or finding a way to make technical manuals more interesting/useful, being creative is the difference between crafting something that’s humdrum and creating something that makes a mark and …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul and Reading List 9/4/15

Library Haul and Reading List 9/4/15

The summer is winding down and everyone’s heading back to school. This is my favorite time of year. More so than New Year’s, back to school season always feels like a time to start fresh. I get my new 16-month planner and start filling it up for the coming year. This year’s going to be …

Marketing & Platform Building, Productivity & Time Management

Social Media for Introverted Writers


I am a card-carrying introvert. Always have been. Until recently, this hasn’t been a problem. I’ve surrounded myself with a small group of friends, avoided parties, and managed to get to the point where I can work from home as a freelance writer, thus avoiding the extroverts around the corporate water cooler. In other words, …

Freelance Writing Advice, Publishing Tips & Topics, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Making a Career Out of Writing eBooks


Electronic publishing is giving writers more options when it comes to publishing their work. Some writers make quite a bit of money selling eBooks. However, e-publishing is not for the faint of heart or the dilettante. If you want to publish a family history for a few people to read, you likely won’t make much, …