How to Have a Good Work/Life (or Work/Write) Balance

How to Have a Good Work/Life (or Work/Write) Balance

A lot of us writers have full-time jobs. Some of us haven’t closed any book deals yet, and even after we do (#wishfulthinking), most of us still need to hold down day jobs to maintain our lifestyles. We rely on the few measly hours we have after work to write,...
Why Women Should Have the Choice To Lean In… Or Not

Why Women Should Have the Choice To Lean In… Or Not

Ever since Sheryl Sandberg published LEAN IN, women’s equality has been a huge conversation in our culture. But I’m finding the conversation tiresome. The truth is, a woman should be able to choose whether or not she leans in. Unfortunately, women are feeling an...
Let’s Get Personal. How Authors Should Open Up Online.

Let’s Get Personal. How Authors Should Open Up Online.

I have trouble opening up about myself online because I’m afraid of being judged. There. I said it. How’s that for honesty? But seriously. Every tweet I tweet that’s not a link to a helpful marketing post or one of my social media tutorials comes...
The Best Stories Prove the Strength of Human Resilience

The Best Stories Prove the Strength of Human Resilience

Overcoming the impossible. Surviving against all odds. Beating the uncrushable bad guy. Those are the kinds of stories that stick with you after you put the book down, or leave the theater. I saw Gravity last weekend, and I kept thinking about it all week. I wondered...

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