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The Stories We Share Can Last for Generations to Come

One day when my oldest daughter was a toddler, she was reflecting on how much she loved her dad. “When I grow up, I’m going to marry Daddy.” “But...

3 Ways Wayne Dyer Changed the Way I Look at Things

Yesterday a friend called to share how she had been inspired and empowered by watching Wayne Dyer on Super Soul Sunday. It made me reflect on what he has meant to my life....

Let Famous Failures Inspire You to Keep Going After Your Dream

Have you ever failed at something and for a moment felt devastated? If so, you’re in good company. History is loaded with examples of successful people who...

Ready, Set, Write! It’s NaNoWriMo Time, the Race for 50,000 Words

Every year as trick-or-treaters trail home on Halloween to tally their loot, writers around the world flex their fingers in readiness for National Novel Writing...

Two Proven Ways to Get Your Book (or Business) Noticed

It’s no mistake that retailers begin pushing back-to-school merchandise months before traditional school openings. They know that capturing customers’ attention...

9 Tips for Choosing the Best Title for Your Book

An ad from my local hardware store featured a party cooler for sale. The cooler was pictured filled with ice and canned soda, but printed in parentheses was “Sodas...

Caught Being Good?

“Grandma, look! I was caught being good!”  my youngest grandson announced with a broad smile showing off an award ribbon years ago when he was in...

How Do You Write a Book Worth Reading?

This is the most amazing time in history if you want to write a book. Whether you want to write your life story in your own handwriting to be left behind with your will for...

5 Ways to Make a Splash and More Cash at Your Next Book Signing

How did you do at your last book signing? If you’re like many authors, you sold three or fewer books. If you expect to do better than this grim statistic,...

How to find Online Writer Support Groups

Writing is by its nature a lonely business. We spend our time organizing ideas and fighting back self-doubt, so getting feedback from others can be helpful. Unfortunately,...

Are You Willing to Help a Reporter Out, and Help Yourself Too?

Reporters and other media are always under deadlines, so a service like Help a Reporter Out (HARO) is a tremendous help in getting the sources they need for their stories....

Flow with the Seasons of Your Life

When my children were young we discovered what it meant to flow with the seasons of life.  My husband and I had full-time careers, but our four children were at the...

Avoid Regrets by Making Time for Your Happiness

When asked on their deathbeds what they regret, people often mention opportunities they missed out of fear, hesitance, or too much time spent working and earning money....
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