How to make your dream a reality

Dreams. We all have them. Some are big, some are realistic while others require years to bring to fruition. During these uncertain times in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic maybe some of us have put our dreams on hold. Others, despite obstacles, persevere by taking small steps towards their eventual goal. And that’s theContinue reading “How to make your dream a reality”

Making life changes work for you

It’s been a busy few months for me. With the Pandemic and Social Unrest in the background. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve gone this long without writing a blog post. Almost 3 months to be exact. Geez. Where do I start? Ohh, now I remember. Please read on… I decided to focus on enriching myselfContinue reading “Making life changes work for you”

Finding a job that defines you.

It’s a tough one. Some of us love our jobs while others are just using them to get that all-important paycheck. So what’s a professional to do? I’ll admit it, I’m lucky. I work for a company that values my writing and editing skills, I use it to motivate me when I come home toContinue reading “Finding a job that defines you.”

Why artists should get out more.

As a writer I know the stereotypes that come with the territory. That writers need to be holed up in some dark room writing until our brains fall out of our heads. Nothing could be further from the truth. Honestly, if you’re a writer or any other type of artist churning out work for funContinue reading “Why artists should get out more.”

The value of mentoring.

I’ll admit. I went throughout my writing career for years without a guide or mentor. Then through many personal errors, I learned the best way to gain a mentor was to show interest in other people’s work. The trick is not a superficial interest just to gleam information from someone more successful, but to LEARN.Continue reading “The value of mentoring.”

What influences you?

As a writer I get asked this question a lot: “What influences you?” Well many things actually: family, upbringing, favorite shows, etc. In my experiences, most of the writers I know were influenced the most during their childhood. These experiences, combined with other occurrences along the way helped shape their writing skills. I would sayContinue reading “What influences you?”

Making the most of Winter Writing.

With some of us living in cold climes, winter can really get us down. I’ve already been hit with half a foot of snow, with more on the way. In the past this would be a one-way ticket to depressive thoughts of cabin fever. But as a writer it’s important to see the benefits ofContinue reading “Making the most of Winter Writing.”

What made 2018 great for you?

As we inch closer towards the end of another year, I can’t help but think of all the positive changes I made to improve myself. This was a year of transitions for me. When I finally took the big step to change the industry I worked in for my day job, and switch to aContinue reading “What made 2018 great for you?”

Using the holidays to improve yourself

Happy Holidays! Those two words are even more powerful than you think. Most associate it with fussy shopping and unwanted stress in meeting those pesky relatives you’d rather not see, but the holidays can be so much more than that. Really! If you’re stressed out in your work life, or just at life in general,Continue reading “Using the holidays to improve yourself”