Tag : Living a Life of Writing

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The beauty and glamour of traditional publishing. As much as things have changed over the years with traditional publishing and self-publishing, somethings still hold true and will never change.  The beauty of becoming a more powerful writer is knowing some basic do and don’t and not get moved by the glamour of being a published …
Do you have a reason to be happy? Even with her new book out, Better Than Before, (and I plan to read and review it), I decided to read The Happiness Project,by Gretchen Rubin, first, to give me some sense of perspective. In the last year I had a lot of things to be unhappy about.My oldest son …
I get distracted easily when I’m trying to read or write.  Maybe there’s something out there that can help drown out life’s disturbances. No, it’s not earplugs. It’s a tool that could help you concentrate by eliminating background noise, especially helpful while you’re trying to read or write.  It’s called a white noise machine, which can …
I’ve wanted to be in business for myself for a few years now, however, every idea that I imagined didn’t seem like the right one. But in the past few months landing the job of reviewer, first of Tech and then books, on this website has fulfilled what I have been looking for. When I decided …
Research and leadership go hand in hand. Research is vital for success at any level, and even more so when you are a leader. I could not explain how important it is until I did more of it, and learned from the experiences. To survive on the Internet you need to know what to do, …
Are grammar checkers needed for writers? Spell checkers are great and all for catching any spelling errors or that you left the apostrophes out, but it may not have noticed during the fifth proof reading of your document (I personally re-read what I have typed several times, with the hopes of catching any mistakes before …
With graduation coming for hundreds of thousands of students, what to give the future generation as inspiration, has been stale for a few years. Oh The Places You Will Go, by Dr. Seuss, is the go to book that all parents, grandparents and extended family give the young graduate (along with money). But what if there …
Marketing, and success and how fast you can do it is the type of thinking that will have most people finding themselves in trouble. Part of it comes from how they see themselves: they will see themselves as a writer and then a publisher and then, possibly a marketer of their books.  They are wrong …
Recently my wife brought home a Yeti. If you’re thinking the Yeti I’m referring to is just like the main character from Harry and the Hendersons, one of my favourite movies that my father took me to theaters to see when I was a kid, you are not even close. The Yeti I’m referring to is …
Music is a much a part of my life as writing is.  I’d be lost without both, and the best part of my day is  sitting back and just listening to music. What started as a moment to relax became the inspiration for my own writing.  Words have some incredible power, and can move a …
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