Overhead image of people walking on a city street with quote, "It is easy for people to mistake branding for authenticity, brashness is not the same as original or creative. Offensive is not avant-garde." from C. Streetlights's "A Hiatus and A Return" overlain on top

A Hiatus and a Return

A hiatus is good for a writer’s soul every now and again, even if it is not great for her SEO. I’m at peace with that because I’m a whole person and not just a Google machine, pumping out post after post. I needed a chance to breathe for a minute, to calm the anxiety in my heart that I …

Win, fight back

Can You Win By Losing? Sometimes, Yes

I’m thrilled to have Rachel Thompson back for another guest post to discuss her experience with the naysayers who tried to keep her from writing. You can read my post on the same topic on her website here.    Your writing isn’t fit for publication.  You need to stick to humor. Nobody cares about another ‘I’m a victim, woe-is-me’ story. …