We’ve talked about being creative, and we’ve talked about the illusion that everything can be okay when it’s not. What we don’t talk about, even to each other is who can make a change when it’s not something you might want to do.  Yes, we all talk about change about being more creative and how …
It’s all fun and games until someone says you are doing what you love for a hobby, or something that you won’t make money or you should find yourself a “real” job.  Believe me, I’ve heard it all before.  I’ve heard that when I write I take everything and put it out there, but I’ve …
The last few months have been hard on me.  Not only as a writer, but as a person.  One can argue that change is a good thing, but when it comes to hating the very things you loved, you have to rethink your own values and thought. Are you a joy filled writer? Now, I’m …
Work Rules! by Laszlo Bock book cover
Is the corporate ladder in this face paced modern world too precarious to climb? With the public spotlight being aimed at company employee practices, Work Rules! by Laszlo Bock could not have come out at a better time. Author Laszlo Bock is the Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google. Before joining Google in 2006, he served as …
Why is everyone still interested in writing articles? It’s not for the money, as since the Google Panda update the online writing sites which used to dominate the landscape with millions of online articles for the world to sit back and consume, are almost gone.  The problem with these were not that they didn’t offer …
There are many wonderful independent authors out there.  Some of them are great to have as peers and mentors.  There are also countless mainstream authors out there too who do the same. It’s a good thing it is nearing the beginning of a new season.  I’ve come to realize I’ve been spending much of my …
I’ve asked before how much money can you make publishing a book, and I’m going to revisit this idea in this post.  Writers want to make money, and that is the law of the land, or so it seems. The real question is how much money can you make writing? The answer is simple: without …
Let’s be honest, no one likes to do the hard work it take to run a blog when you have to do what seems like 100 more things. If you are a writer, then usually, in a day you need to think about how much time you have to write, how much time you have …
Writing a blog is one thing that most bloggers never want to give up.  They write reviews, and other types of blog posts. They challenge others with what they have to say in the art of writing online. The idea that blogs are never going to “end” is because everyone knows about them. That’s not …
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews was published in 2012 by Amulet Press. With the release of the movie adaptation this past June, the interest of he book has sky rocketed. The book being touted as another The Fault In Our Stars, has been appearing on every teen reading list this summer. The book …
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