Archive | May, 2009

Writing 911! 5 Tips to Breathe New Life into Your Writing: Guest Post by Karen Swim

Writing 911! 5 Tips to Breathe New Life into Your Writing: Guest Post by Karen Swim

Whether you write as part of your profession, or as a hobby there may come a time when your writing feels flat and lifeless. You put the words on the page and they seem dead on arrival. You are all out of ideas and procrastinating because you are bored and certain your readers will be [...]

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I’m Back, If Not Quite Blogging Yet

I’m Back, If Not Quite Blogging Yet

Just a quick note to say I’m back, both in Scotland, and online The trip to Sardinia was great: here’s a photo of one of the beaches where we got to (and yes, it was warm enough to swim). Continue reading

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Stick-To-It-Iveness: Guest Post by Lillie Ammann

Stick-To-It-Iveness: Guest Post by Lillie Ammann

When Joanna suggested three topics for a guest post—audacity, tenacity, and community—I knew there was only one possible subject for me. I don’t claim to know much about audacity or community, but I’m an expert on tenacity. My mother called it stick-to-it-iveness. Writers who want someone besides themselves and their families to read their work [...]

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Standing Tall in Your Community: Guest Post by Robert Hruzek

Standing Tall in Your Community: Guest Post by Robert Hruzek

How do communities form, anyway? Well, there’s a fundamental principle at work, and it’s one we rarely think about, if you ask me. (Uh, didn’t somebody just ask me? Anyone?) Where I get gas every now and then (no, silly – for my car, not for me!) there’s this lone tree standing over there, all [...]

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4 Blogging Styles that Nurture Community: Guest Post by Brad Shorr

4 Blogging Styles that Nurture Community: Guest Post by Brad Shorr

What does it take to build a vibrant blog community? Why is it that some bloggers seem to have a natural talent for finding a core of enthusiastic reader/participants, while others struggle to find their niche? These are questions I’ve often pondered. The more I think about it, the more I‘ve come to realize there [...]

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