Tag: politics

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Writing From Inside a Septic Tank

Septic Tank

It’s no secret that 2017 has sucked for a lot of people. I’m no exception. My creative output has been in the tank and everything just feels more difficult than it used to. Some of it is personal; a lot of people I loved died this year and there have been other challenges, as well. …

Marketing & Platform Building, Using & Surviving Social Media

Getting Controversial: Good Idea or Not?

Controversial fight

Today I want to expand on something that I’ve touched on in prior posts and which is a hot-button issue given the current political climate: The issue of authors using their platforms to discuss controversial subjects. I’ve seen many authors posting political rants and opinions (on both sides) on their blogs and social media. It …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

How to Save Your Library

Library

Last week I wrote about ways to keep your library healthy and off the radar of politicians who are looking for easy budget cuts. What if, despite your best efforts, your library gets put on the chopping block, anyway? Is there anything you can do? Here are some ideas based on my own experience in …