This True Story Will Inspire You

February 13, 2021 | A positive attitude is powerful

This story about a gym-friend of mine is always worth telling, but I think in these strange times we’ve been going through for the last year, it’s even more relevant. This man and his positive attitude after suffering through a life-changing trauma will warm your heart and give you a renewed sense of how powerful a positive attitude really is.

The Symbolism and Language of Flowers

January 31, 2021 | What specific flowers and their colors symbolize

Who doesn’t love the beauty of flowers? For me, they are the epitome of romance in symbolism.

Build Your Confidence

January 17, 2021 | Find your courage and raise your confidence.

Confidence is important in so many ways. It’s what propels us to move forward with the things we want to accomplish, big and small. Confidence is that ingredient people see that draws them to you, offering you that promotion, the new job, or even a relationship.

Five Things to Consider When Leaving a Starred Book Review

December 20, 2020 | The number of stars you give a book has more impact than you may realize.

The most important thing to get out of a book is entertainment. That’s what we are all looking for when we pick up that promising title, read the book-jacket blurb then flip it open to page one. But we also want to be entertained in a way that’s pleasing to us. In other words, the style of the writer plays a huge part in our experience.

Some Pitfalls of Writing Advice

December 6, 2020 | Don't let advice derail your writing.

Over the years of climbing my way up the ladder in the world of writing, I’ve read and heard countless pieces of advice on how to be a writer, and here’s what I’ve concluded: be wary of advice. There is no lack of information on the best practices of writing, but is it all good? Absolutely not. Why? Because we all have our own writing practices that work for us.