Friday Five: Feb. 24 Edition

Alpha Male Body Language for Writers (a guest post by Mary Buckham on Kelly Stone‘s blog): “Reading male body language can either be a lifetime of trial and error – or involves a specific study of what sets them apart from women. Knowing and understanding male body language is very important for women writers to make sureContinue reading “Friday Five: Feb. 24 Edition”

Thought for the Day: The Mountaintop

“The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” –Vince Lombardi How do you get to get to the top of the mountain? You don’t wish it into existence. You don’t dream about it. You put in hard work, building up your strength and honing your abilities. You buy the right equipment and useContinue reading “Thought for the Day: The Mountaintop”

Thought for the Day: Talent, Grit and Gumption

Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely essential.–Jessamyn West According to Wikipedia, The word “gumption” is from a Scots word denoting a combination of common sense, shrewdness, and a sense of initiative. Talent without boldness, spunk, and nerve is dead. If you have talent with all those things, the world is your oyster.

Friday Five: Feb. 17 Edition

Gentle Resolutions for the Writer via Bits & Bytes: “Writers, too, sometimes make resolutions or set goals. Beware setting lofty goals that are unrealistic and end up making you depressed. Be kind to yourself. Make resolutions or set goals that won’t drive you crazy as you attempt to meet them.” Life Lessons from Romance Novels via MSN:Continue reading “Friday Five: Feb. 17 Edition”

Friday Five: Feb. 10 Edition

The 4-Hour Social Media Workweek: Quick and dirty formula: Set aside a few minutes a day doing certain activities online (listening, replying, sharing and creating) and then shut off. The goal here is to engage but within limits. 20 New Keys To Social Media Etiquette: The dos and don’ts of social media — Know these and youContinue reading “Friday Five: Feb. 10 Edition”