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Ways Teachers Give Bad Advice About Reading

At the beginning of every school year, a rush of paperwork, newsletters, and homework comes home from my children’s teachers. I have four kids, ranging in age from 7-14. So we’ve been through a lot of school and a lot of teachers. Teachers are qualified professionals who work super hard for lower pay. Also

Types of Journals Proven to Be GOOD FOR YOU!

I had so much fun doing my presentation on journaling last night (huge thank you to all who showed up!) that I wanted to dedicate the next few posts to some ideas on journaling. We started the evening talking about all the ways that journaling benefits us. Basically it’s a miracle drug. “Writing about

Journaling for Personal and Family History

Hey All! I’ll be hosting a journaling presentation/workshop on Monday, July 31st at 6:30 at Willard. I’d love to see you there. Below is the flier with more details. And you can expect some journaling tips to come your way on this blog in the next month!

What Writers Can Learn from Musicians

Before I was a writer, I was a musician (I still am). Of all the arts, I think music is the one that best understands that non-glamorous word: Consistency. You’re not going to learn that song if you don’t sit your butt down (almost) every day and play. You’re not going to improve your

Tips for Pitching at a Writer’s Conference

Wow guys. May has been a doozy (good doozy, not bad doozy) and I’ve been away from my sweet blog for longer than I intended. It’s just that I completed TWO WHOLE MANUSCRIPTS (in completely different genres), went to a writer’s conference (in Utah no less), had my birthday (whee) and Mother’s Day (also