FLASHBACK: Stop. Think. Reflect!

Stoplights. Thunderstorms. Pandemics. At times, life pauses and we have the opportunity breathe in the moment. We can sit down for a bit and and really look at our life. What is working? What is not working? What are our next steps? Having time to self-reflect is a powerful gift. Most of us spend every […]

Love Letters During COVID-19

“To write a good love letter, you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say, and to finish without knowing what you have written.” –Jean-Jacques Rousseau It is believed that the act of writing can evoke feelings of love in the writer. A love letter has no formal rules around form, length, or […]

THURSDAY FLASHBACK: Write that Resume!

There is a lot going on in the world today. Jobs have been lost. Jobs have been gained. Some people are on furlough. If you are ready to write that resume, here are quick tips. Make sure you understand resume basics before you start writing.  You must condense your work experience into a concise, easy […]

Grit vs. IQ: Your Journal Prompt

“Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” – Gillian Anderson I think I can. I think I can. Grit. To be successful in this world, you need more than just IQ points. Grit, the ability to persevere, will carry you through the […]

Enjoy Summer Thrills and Chills with “Blood Magic!”

Starting TODAY “Blood Magic” is on sale directly from the publisher Indigo Stone. Enjoy the tease and titillation of this vampire hunter novel set in Virginia. In “Blood Magic,” Selina Anderson is a small-town teacher with a big-time problem with vampires who are out to kill her before she can make them her next meal.  […]

THURSDAY FLASHBACK: Stop Sweating the Small Stuff!

We are living in trying times. It is normal to feel difficult emotions. There are different strategies for releasing fear in a way that is healthy and positive. Believe in the power of the pen. Recognize the sense of fear. After a certain point in life, many of us never say out loud that we […]

THURSDAY FLASHBACK: Grant Writing During Corona

If you are a small business that needs funding or financial support to survive COVID-19, consider grants. There are great ways to find available opportunities:  1.) Check with local government agencies 2.) Check with federal agencies 3.) Check with major corporations 4.) Search the internet 5.) Ask around locally 6.) Visit the local library for […]

Better Than Reality TV – “Blood Magic” the Novel

The characters in “Blood Magic” are spicy, dicey, and better than reality TV. Turn off the tube. Put your phone on vibrate. Dive in. In “Blood Magic,” Selina Anderson is a small-town teacher with a big-time problem with vampires who are out to kill her before she can make them her next meal.  She is […]

Love in the Valley: Your Journal Prompt #120

Life by definition involves changes. Nothing last forever. Impermanence is a fact. When you find yourself in the valley, love yourself through it. The real danger of being in the valley is believing there is no way out. There is a way out, it just might take time. The myth of being in the valley […]

THURSDAY FLASHBACK – Finding Inspiration to Write: College Students, Creative Writers, Professional Writers

Inspiration. What is it? Where do we find it? Most of the time we are given a writing assignment as part of a mundane project or to accomplish a goal. Perhaps the boss needs you to draft a PowerPoint presentation. Perhaps an instructor requires you to write an essay. Maybe you are opening for a […]

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