How to Reevaluate Your Life

When you decide to reevaluate your life, remember: you are not looking for easy answers.  At this stage you are only trying to ask the right questions. 10 QUESTIONS What’s my dream life?  If you could have anything, no holds bared, what would you be doing, day in and day out?  It’s fine to haveContinue reading “How to Reevaluate Your Life”

How to Start Living the Life of Your Dreams Today

This is about to be a huge cop out because the answer to the question above is to remove the first two words from the title of this piece — there’s your answer.  But hopefully my explanation will be more satisfying. There’s a lot of dithering, planning, dreaming, whiteboard and index card use, and fantasizingContinue reading “How to Start Living the Life of Your Dreams Today”

10 Tips for Building Believable Love Stories

Love stories are popular, eternal, and some of readers’ favorite plots. So why are they so rarely good (or as good as they could be)? I think because we often don’t believe in the romance, in the characters, in the story. But the good news is that it’s easy to send your love story from lukewarmContinue reading “10 Tips for Building Believable Love Stories”

Who’s Inspiring You Right Now?

As I get excited about the year ahead and living the life of my dreams I was thinking about the quote — And that got me thinking, which five people in my life are doing what I want to do more of?  i.e. who’s inspiring you right now? So, without further ado, here are theContinue reading “Who’s Inspiring You Right Now?”

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”

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”

“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?””