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 […]

Happy New Year! Write that Resume – Part 1

Welcome to 2020!  January normally starts a hiring boom in multiple industries. Use this 4-part blog series to craft a resume that will land you the right job. Make sure you understand resume basics before you start writing.  You must condense your work experience into a concise, easy to read, typo-free document.  Capitalize on relevant […]

The Art of Writing – 2019 in Review

The Life and Times of Indigo Stone launched its writing blog in the summer of 2019. Thank you for the likes, shares, and follows. As 2020 rolls in, we want to take this time to share a few popular blog posts from 2019. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ […]

How to Write a Song

Are you enjoying the holiday music on the radio, television, and gatherings with friends and family? Try your hand at songwriting. You don’t have to be super serious and dream about winning a Grammy. Songwriting can be a creative outlet to share with others. The first step is to use raw material for your lyrics. […]

How to Journal Your Thoughts

In many parts of the world, it is time for the holidays. The year is ending, and we will soon roll into 2020. It can be a busy time. It can be a stressful time.  Be careful about griping to other people who have their own lives to manage. Write it down! Choose a journal […]

How to Write a Holiday Thank You

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Anon Saying thank you is not limited by time or space. A kind gesture may be large, small, or even behind the scenes. At this time of year be diligent with saying thank you to family, friends, and coworkers. Handwrite the thank you note. Don’t just text! […]

Early Tips to Better Writing – Part 2

The holiday season is upon us. This may be the hardest time of year to find time to write. But try anyway. Take time for yourself and the creative muse. Clear away distractions. Turn off the television, turn off email, and turn off the cell phone.  You might choose to play mellow music. Do not […]

Early Tips to Better Writing

Whether you have professional or creative goals for your writing, there are tips to create a smooth process. Read great writers. You’ve probably heard this many times throughout this blog, but it is important.  If you don’t read strong writing, you won’t know how to do it.  Everyone starts by reading the masters.  Read as […]

Finding the Inspiration to Write

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 […]

How to Write Business Emails

Emails. We all use them in the business world. Some use is appropriate. Some use is inappropriate. The purpose of a business email should be to convey basic information – no more. Tell your reader the “when, where, and how” of a business matter. Emails should not be sent in times of high emotion. Emails […]

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