Save El Lobo Writing Competition

Want a PRIZE for helping me raise money for El Lobo, the Mexican gray wolf? “On March 29, 1998, 11 captive-reared Mexican gray wolves were released to the wild for the first time in the Blue Range Recovery Area of Arizona and New Mexico. Missing from the landscape for more than … READ MORE

Writers, the best ideas don’t come from a store

Finding information is all the rage with the ease and power and fun of technology. Any time we need an answer to a question, if no one knows it off the top of their heads, someone will shout, “Google it!” and multiple devices light up with action. When I worked … READ MORE

It’s a 60-Degrees-in-February Blog Party!

It’s a 60-Degrees-in-February Blog Party! Yes, it really is 60 degrees this February day in New Hampshire, and I feel like partying! Let’s make a blogger’s day! Leave a link to another blogger’s blog in the comments with a brief explanation of what the blog is about, or why you love it so much, or … READ MORE

Writers, Losing Just Means You Have Another Chance to Win

Last week, I wrote a post about what lessons Super Bowl LI can teach writers. I wrote it from the perspective of a comeback, which was the most noticeable take-away for me. I’ve quit this field before, for personal reasons, not the least of which was severe, debilitating self-doubt. But … READ MORE

Writers, this Super Bowl is for us

  Super Bowl LI between NE Patriots and Atlanta Falcons will long be known as the “greatest comeback ever in Super Bowl history.” I stayed up for it, which for a working mom who gets up at 4 am is a HUGE feat. Certain family members of mine lost heart … READ MORE

Have You Googled Yourself Lately?

  Googling ourselves might seem like a fun thing to do on a rainy day, but it’s actually a smart thing to do if you’re building a brand or running a business. What will people find if someone does a Google search on your name? Will it help or hurt … READ MORE

How to Bounce Back from Negative Reviews

Positive reviews help writers sell books. Wonderful things happen when our books receive a glowing 4- or 5-star review. The more reviews a book gets on Amazon, the algorithms do a happy dance in our honor, which means that more people see our book upon searching. With a minimum number … READ MORE

How to Help Make that New Year’s Resolution Stick

A few days before January 1, my son and I couldn’t find the remote control to the nice, big television in Hubs’s Man Cave (which he insists is the Family Room, but that’s his guilt talking). We looked everywhere: between the couch cushions, underneath all the furniture, in the trash … READ MORE

What happened when I didn’t want to write anymore

Sometimes we don't want to write anymore, but if you figure out your purpose you will find the heart to write again. Read this post by Kate Johnston | Author & Story Coach to hear what she has to say about what happened when she didn't want to write anymore.

The morning is murky blue-black. The snow-covered ground shimmers under the moonlight. I am awake at my usual hour but having trouble writing. Again. Eighth day in a row. I take my coffee to the window and study the crooked silhouette of the apple tree, branches shattered by the storm. In … READ MORE