Browsing Category "Writing"
The Story of a Midwest Snow Day
By     |    Feb 16, 2015
Posted in: Nature, Uncategorized, Writing     |    3 Comments

The Story of a Midwest Snow Day

The hullabaloo starts like normal. Four days before, local news meteorologists warn about low and high pressure areas colliding to create a Midwest snow day. Two days before, the waiting game begins. How many inches will we get? What side of the Interstate will get hit worse? Everyone cross-checks the weather updates on not just the local TV channels, but their favorite online weather sites and the National Weather Service. […]

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Authorpreneur: How to Build a Business around Your Book (Book Review)
By     |    Feb 12, 2015
Posted in: Books, Publishing, Reviews, Spirit Lady, Writing     |    7 Comments

Authorpreneur: How to Build a Business around Your Book (Book Review)

Every writer loves and understands the business of publishing. Right? Wrong! The fact is most writers embark on their writing journey because they want to, um, write, but along the way, realization hits. Successful writers have to promote, market, brand, and build a business around their writing because that is the product they are selling to consumers. More than that, a writer has the opportunity to earn multiple streams of income around their book(s). […]

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Be Unique
By     |    Jan 20, 2015
Posted in: Books, Parenting, Sandwich Lady, Strong and special kids, Strong Girls and Women, Writing     |    1 Comment

Be Unique

The first part of my new tagline is BE UNIQUE. I think it is possibly one of the hardest things to do in a world where people who are truly unique are often criticized, bullied, and in some places–ostracized. But let’s look at it on even a smaller scale. What happens to kids and teens who do not fit the mold of what everyone else is doing? We don’t have […]

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My New Tagline: What do you think?
By     |    Jan 13, 2015
Posted in: Sandwich Lady, Self Improvement, Writing     |    3 Comments

My New Tagline: What do you think?

This past weekend, I updated my website and created a new tagline, which will hopefully focus all these blog posts I do over here–I really appreciate all the comments here, on Facebook, and on Twitter about setting boundaries, trust, stress, speaking out and being part of the Sandwich generation as well as young adult  novels and writing in general. But now in 2015, I think I have a tag line […]

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Setting Boundaries: Why Is It Hard?

Setting Boundaries: Why Is It Hard?

I seem to be asking a lot of questions lately–hard questions that don’t have easy answers, like the post about whether books need romance or at the very least, realistic teen romance. Why is realistic romance important? Now, I’m on to boundaries. This is actually a topic near and dear to my heart because I AM TERRIBLE AT SETTING BOUNDARIES. I set a boundary. Someone will break it, and I […]

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Debut Author Maggie Adams
By     |    Dec 12, 2014
Posted in: Books, Interviews with Authors, Publishing, Writing     |    2 Comments

Debut Author Maggie Adams

Today we offer a big Lit Ladies welcome to Maggie Adams. Maggie’s debut novel Whistlin’ Dixie (a Tempered Steel novel) released November 30th and is available on Amazon.com. Maggie will be giving away an eBook copy of Whistlin’ Dixie. Tell us in the comments below what prompts you to buy a book. Is it the cover? Title? Back cover copy? The first page? Word of mouth? We’ll draw a winner […]

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How Scottish Festivals Changed My Life and Informed My Fiction
By     |    Dec 11, 2014
Posted in: Guest Blog, Sorchia Dubois, Travel, Writing     |    2 Comments

How Scottish Festivals Changed My Life and Informed My Fiction

When you decide to put pen to paper—or fingers to keyboard—and write, you never know what will happen.  It’s like stepping out the door to take a little trip to the store and finding yourself miles and miles from your original destination because you took a different path and found adventures you did not expect. For me, the decision to set the story of Just Like Gravity in Scotland was […]

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