“How Do I Format My Book?”

I’ll be upfront right away — if you need a good formatting how-to, Google onward or better yet, run off and buy Catherine Ryan Howard’s Self-Printed .  It will make the job easier.  However, if you’re about to lose your mind and want some comfort and camaraderie, then you’ve come to the right place. Now, ifContinue reading ““How Do I Format My Book?””

Paleo Diet — I feel like I’ve fallen face-first into the Fountain of Youth

Now, I had never really heard of the Paleo Diet (and I don’t ever do ‘diets’ in the way most Americans think of them, BTW) until about a week ago. My sister Sarah said she’d been reading great things about it online and we should try it.  And it’s changed my life in ONE WEEK.Continue reading “Paleo Diet — I feel like I’ve fallen face-first into the Fountain of Youth”

What’s Holding You Back?

The following is a guest post from a good friend and fellow Athens Writers Association member, Jennifer Innes.  Jen has shown an incredible amount of courage and persistence in going after her dream and I think we can all learn a lot from her.  Enjoy!    I started my first novel at some point in middle school. ThisContinue reading “What’s Holding You Back?”

How To Become Beloved

Give it away — your time, your love, your heart Say the sweet things you usually only think Work hard Always be honest, even about the little things Keep your promises Help others achieve their dreams go the extra mile Don’t take your frustrations out on others Seek the things that make you make smile,Continue reading “How To Become Beloved”

How to Move to the Next Level as a Writer — 10 Tips That Could Make You Well-Known and Famous

I consider myself an intermediate writer.  I’ve been writing seriously for fifteen years and am just now moving into the publishing game.  Wherever you are in your writing journey, you probably want to move up to the next rung on the ladder.  Here are ten ideas to get there – 1.  Write More That’s reallyContinue reading “How to Move to the Next Level as a Writer — 10 Tips That Could Make You Well-Known and Famous”

You Are A God

When you woke up this morning, you may not have thought about it.  As you hurry through your day, you may, for a moment, forget it.  But know it is always true — You are a god.  A wonder.  A perfect spiritual being living out a divine destiny. AND YOU KICK ASS. Too often we judgeContinue reading “You Are A God”

Publishing My First Book

When I decided to get serious, to stop planning and start doing this year, my first goal was a writing one.  I decided to self-publish three books in the next year — crazy?  Yes.  But who wants to do anything halfway? The Selection How did I chose these three books?  Well, A Caged Heart Still BeatsContinue reading “Publishing My First Book”

Everything You Want is on the Other Side of … Sugar?

Now, all my life I’ve loved sugar and the sweet foods that contain it.  And in a very real way, I think a life where you couldn’t enjoy an ice cream cone, or a birthday cake, or a piece of chocolate would be sorely lacking. That said, I’m enjoying feeling better than I’ve ever feltContinue reading “Everything You Want is on the Other Side of … Sugar?”

My Book is Alive!!! (well, live on Amazon)

I’m happy!  I was feeling a little behind on my writing goals, so I today I buckled down, finished formatting my book and uploaded to Amazon!  That was a shot in the arm! I still have a good deal of work to get the paperback out the door, but for now it feels like I’veContinue reading “My Book is Alive!!! (well, live on Amazon)”