How to Make February the New January

“Get your hero up a tree, throw stones at him, then get him down.” — old saying in playwriting So, a month ago, I was real excited.  And then what happened?  Life. Those who know me know I haven’t been myself lately.  I have been quiet and tired.  Since January, my sister and I have hadContinue reading “How to Make February the New January”

Can enrolling in an imaginary academy change your life?

Ah Sumar Academy.  I’ve just arrived here two days ago and I’m already learning so much.  I’m a little home-sick and a little intimidated but mostly I’m excited.  People graduate from here to do GREAT things. Oh, BTW, did I mention this place is totally only in my own mind? From classic English stories toContinue reading “Can enrolling in an imaginary academy change your life?”

The Ways in Which You are Blessed

So often we just give lip-service to the things that we should fall to the ground weeping over.  The things other people dream their whole lives of finding and yet you have, right now, in front of you. The ways in which we are blessed. This came back into my mind recently.  While in theContinue reading “The Ways in Which You are Blessed”

Ten Things I Want You to do Before the End of the Year

We have a little over a month left in the year.  I want you to end this year strong, alive, and full of possibility.  Here’s how to do it: Ten Tips to Come Alive Pick one event, concert, etc that you’ve wanted to go to but have never signed up for — buy that ticketContinue reading “Ten Things I Want You to do Before the End of the Year”

Are You Selling What I’m Buying?

If you’re an author today (or any sort of entrepreneurial business person) this is truly a wonderful time to be alive.  The freedom and power given by the internet is unprecedented.  But for authors, all that power comes with great responsibility.  How to you make yourself heard, rise above the masses, and sell books withoutContinue reading “Are You Selling What I’m Buying?”

What I’ve Learn After 50 Blog Posts (Tips & Tricks)

TA DA!  (TWEET, TWEET!)  WE MADE IT! Happy 50th post on this website.  I was kind of surprised that it sneaked up on me.  But I’ve learned a lot since March 2nd, 2013 and I want to share what I have learned with any would-be writers or bloggers — 10 Things I’ve Learned About BloggingContinue reading “What I’ve Learn After 50 Blog Posts (Tips & Tricks)”

49 Days (and ways) To Be Amazing By New Year’s

Spend half as much on Christmas this year Give twice as much to Charity Start that blog Get a ‘walking buddy’ and walk three times a week Make a party plan, and only go (and eat and drink) when you really want to Start your novel Write a love letter to yourself Go to aContinue reading “49 Days (and ways) To Be Amazing By New Year’s”

Grab a Little Magic For Yourself

Last night my sister Sarah and I saw Frank Turner in Atlanta and he was AMAZING! Frank has been a huge influence on my journey to live the life of my dreams. Sarah first heard an interview with Frank on NPR a few years ago and we’ve been addicted ever since.  ‘I Still Believe’ hasContinue reading “Grab a Little Magic For Yourself”

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?”