Archive from July, 2014
Women and Bragging: Is It Okay to Highlight Your Accomplishments? (Guest Post by Lori Robinett)
By     |    Jul 29, 2014
Posted in: Guest Blog, Lori Robinett, Publishing, Strong Girls and Women, Writing     |    8 Comments

Women and Bragging: Is It Okay to Highlight Your Accomplishments? (Guest Post by Lori Robinett)

Tooting our Own Horns by Lori Robinett (http://www.lorilrobinett.com) Who is Lori? Lori is a writing friend of Margo’s, Sandwich Lady. She is here today to share her wisdom with us. Official bio: Lori lives in Callaway County, Missouri, with her husband and assorted critters. She is a creative soul trapped in a paralegal’s body. As a child, she wrote pages and pages in longhand. As a teenager, she pounded away […]

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Marketing Tips for Writers: Your Website
By     |    Jul 24, 2014
Posted in: Publishing, Spirit Lady, Writing     |    15 Comments

Marketing Tips for Writers: Your Website

In a previous post, I gave the top five general guidelines for your book marketing strategy. So today we’re going to talk about the hub of your marketing presence, your website. Some author websites genuinely reek. After searching some really big names (which I will not name here because I don’t want to burn bridges) I was like, “Wow! If I hadn’t heard about this person through word of mouth I would not […]

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The Fourth Wall by Elizabeth Maria Naranjo (YA book giveaway)

The Fourth Wall by Elizabeth Maria Naranjo (YA book giveaway)

Today, we welcome Elizabeth Maria Naranjo, who is excited to share her debut fantasy young adult novel with us, The Fourth Wall.  Here’s what she said on WOW! Women On Writing’s blog yesterday (she is taking part in a WOW! blog tour): “Essentially, the book is about the power of grief, and how holding onto it can do damage. It’s about the importance of moving on.” Here’s a summary: When […]

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Is it hard to be a good friend? A Look at Girls and Friendship
By     |    Jul 15, 2014
Posted in: Books, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women, Writing     |    1 Comment

Is it hard to be a good friend? A Look at Girls and Friendship

I don’t know what I would do without my girlfriends–I am one of those people that keeps in touch with everyone. It is much easier nowadays with text messaging and social media. My husband keeps track of my friends based on how I met them: Is she your high school friend? MOPS friend? Writer friend? College friend? Teacher friend? etc. I’m lucky. And I hope I’m so lucky because I’m […]

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Project Unbreakable Is Something We All Should Read
By     |    Jul 8, 2014
Posted in: Advocating, Parenting, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women     |    No Comments

Project Unbreakable Is Something We All Should Read

I’ve said it about many issues in the world–education is the key. You can start solving many unbelievable problems in the world by educating yourself and your family. If we choose to turn our heads or let someone else deal with the problem, you can guarantee it will continue.  This is why I am discussing Project Unbreakable today. What is it? Project Unbreakable is a blog on tumblr.com. Here’s what […]

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Our Malaysian Indian American Dream
By     |    Jul 3, 2014
Posted in: Spirit Lady, Travel     |    2 Comments

Our Malaysian Indian American Dream

My husband, though now Christian, was raised Hindu in the Muslim country of Malaysia. Ha! Does that make your head spin? In this week’s post, I’m going to take you with me to the foreign land of Malaysia. To the country where my husband lived before pursuing his American Dream with me. Malaysia is a modern country and an amazing place to visit. The food is INCREDIBLE...just ask Anthony Bourdain. The scenery […]

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Top 8 Practical Ways to Make #LikeAGirl A Great Thing
By     |    Jul 1, 2014
Posted in: Family, Parenting, Sandwich Lady, Sports, Strong Girls and Women     |    2 Comments

Top 8 Practical Ways to Make #LikeAGirl A Great Thing

There’s been a rather disturbing video going around Facebook and Twitter the last couple days. It’s an ad by Always, and it’s showing how the words #LikeaGirl often give a negative connotation. I have posted the video below, but if you don’t want to take the time to watch it (although it’s powerful and only 3 min. long), basically, there are girls probably in high school that the narrator asks […]

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