Sunflowers... I remember taking this picture, ages ago, with what was probably my very first digital camera. Digital photography was new and exciting for me, and I was perhaps simply thinking they'd make a pretty picture. Thinking about it now - maybe I also wanted to preserve a little bit of "sunshine" for a rainy… Continue reading A Sunflower for Rainy Days (World Mental Health Day 2018)
Okay, granted: This post does contain affiliate links, but the subject as such is something I would have written about anyway because it is SO VERY relevant to me: English grammar, spelling, and all that jazz. Grammar? Spelling? So what's the problem? I am a professional writer [duh!], so language is my working tool. The… Continue reading Linguistically Empowered!
It is another hot (surprise!!) summer day here in Florida - but this particular blog post is less about perspiration and more about organizing. Self-organization, to be exact. Self-Organization: "Priorities" and "The Big Picture" vs. "Sweating the Small Stuff" (?) When it comes to organizing (be it yourself or something/someone else), setting priorities and recognizing… Continue reading This Week, I’ve been Sweating (… the Small Stuff!)
Hast du mal eben fünf Minuten Zeit? Wunderbar! Dann habe ich nämlich einen Schreib-Tipp für dich! Fünf Minuten - mehr Zeit brauchst du für diese Schreib-Übung nicht Fünf Minuten, um das Schreiben anzuregen bzw. zu trainieren Eine Schreib-Übung, um neue Ideen zu entwickeln Um schnell ein paar Gedanken aufzuschreiben, aus denen sich vielleicht irgendwann eine… Continue reading Der 5-Minuten-Schreib-Tipp
...if you want to dip your toes into the subjects of online learning and continuing education. After all, one of the qualities of a good writer is to keep reading and learning... and apart form that, "getting informed and inspired" sounds much better than "procrastinating"... so here's one possible place to go... 😉 Online Learning… Continue reading TED-Ed: 11 Online Lessons To Check Out…
Search Engine Optimization for Writers. Is that important for, let's say, a novelist ... a poet ... or an author of cook books? Well, YES! Search Engine Optimization for your Website I mean, you are a (professional or aspiring) writer, right? Then you probably have a blog, homepage or some sort social media profile. (If… Continue reading Make Sure That Google & Co. Can Find Your Website
Can you spare five minutes? Great! Five minutes a day, that is what this exercise requires. Five minutes to help you with your writing. To help developing new ideas. To jot down a fleeting thought that someday might grow to become a plot. To help overcoming the menacing ... (*whispers*) Writer's Block. Productivity for Writers… Continue reading The 5 Minutes Writing Exercise