Running Stairs

Getting Back on Track

It’s March 1. A ‘Happy New Year’s’ banner is still pinned to the wall near my front door. And, I’ve only flooded my kitchen once this year. (Yes. I did flood my kitchen in January. You can read about the …


frustration

Is Writer’s Block Real?

There’s no such thing as writer’s block. Most folks fall into one of two camps – they believe the above statement is either true or false. I straddle the line. There are times when writing is hard. Whether it’s finding …



2018 Goals

12 Goals for 2018

New to this blog? So are we…sort of. We’ve been absent and inconsistent for quite some time. Because there was a wedding, a house, and a puppy!!! And SOOOO much bacon. 2018 is going to be amazing. Why? Because we’re …



Getting a puppy

7 Hazards to Avoid While Moving

The wildly rugged activity known as “moving” can be quite an exciting, albeit frustrating, adventure. It’s made even more so if you’re trying to work a job while you move. You carry a box. You write a blog post. You …


Cross-Dressing

Cross-Dressing Characters can be Your Best Friend

Have you ever had something happen with a client or prospect you’d really like to share? Do you feel you can’t because you shouldn’t mention their name? Change it! In fact, change their gender all together. Nothing throws someone off …


When and Why to Use Long Sentences

When and Why to Use Long Sentences

The sparing use of long sentences provides a hook that grabs your reader. The long sentence sets the scene. It’s the descriptive power bomb. When written well, it is poetic in its cadence with a song-like hook that grabs the …