I recently listened to a motivating, inspiring podcast where the guest shared this advice: Be OK with B- work. B MINUS. That stopped me in my tracks. I’m not a B- person. I suspect you’re not either. We strive for that A every time, right? After my initial shock wore off, I thought it through.…… Continue reading The Perfection Paradox
Yes. Of course, grammar matters online. Why? As a self-professed grammar nerd, I say that not only because I adore the structure of grammar (I desperately need creative constraints when I’m writing, and the rules of grammar provide that… but that’s another post for another day) but because grammar helps your readers, well, read. I’m not…… Continue reading Does grammar matter anymore? Does it matter online?
My work plate has been piled high with new projects. I love starting new projects because I love the opportunity to brainstorm – it often leads me to fresh ideas to pitch to other outlets, too! Even though I love the opportunity to brainstorm, I don’t always love brainstorming itself. Let me explain… I get super-duper…… Continue reading 5 Tips for Brainstorming
I recently had the opportunity to chat with life coach Arienne Gorlach, and holy smokes. She just drilled right down into the core of what’s been holding me back. I left our session feeling enriched and empowered and inspired to take back my time. See, here’s the thing about time: You get 168 hours each…… Continue reading Here’s the thing about time…
The term “writing voice” is bandied about but rarely defined. Your voice, though, will make you stand out from the crowd of other writers and bloggers. So, how are you supposed to hone your writing voice if you’re not sure what–or where–it is? For starters, I like to think of my writing voice as the sound…… Continue reading How to Hone Your Writing Voice in 3 Simple Steps
I hope your 2015 is off to a wonderful start! Mine sure is. I love all the freshness, the newness of January 1: a new calendar, a new blog planner, new goals and dreams and aspirations, a new journal, and a renewed commitment to working hard. At the beginning of the year, I always set a…… Continue reading Happy New Year!
You’re looking for a mechanic. You call around and find one who is nearby, highly recommended, and has an opening in his schedule. So, you give him a call. “I need a mechanic,” you say. “It’s sort of urgent because my car is making a funny noise, and I need the tires rotated and oil…… Continue reading Will work for…? (The answer is NOT exposure!)
Have you heard of Coursera.org? Oh, man. It’s fantastic. You can take college-level courses from universities around the world… for free! As soon as I discovered it, I signed up for two classes right away: Animal Behavior (of course!) and Creativity, Innovation, and Change. The classes overlap with each other, so in addition to my…… Continue reading Can you teach creativity?