In fairy tales, the villain is easy to spot. Usually, the bad guy has sharp teeth and wants to eat grandma. But in other stories, the villain isn’t as obvious and you’re not sure whether to love or hate him. Either way, you want to write memorable and believable villains that readers love to hate.
It’s easy to share our successes with the world but harder to share stories of failure. Today I’m sharing my picture book failure so that you know you are not alone if you’ve tried and failed at something. Writing is one of those aspirations that can require a thick skin and will involve some tolerance of rejection.
By Melissa Uhles
Have you always dreamed of writing a novel? Have you written the first chapter and then moved on to other things because you were stuck? You are not alone. Writing a book is HARD!
Are you a busy mom looking for workout tips that will help you lose weight or get bikini ready? I know that after having two babies in two years, I struggled to find the time for fitness and eating healthy. Self-care is important for anyone but even more important for moms. These eight summer workout tips for busy moms will get you on the right track fast.
This is a guest post by Jennie WallickI was a SAHM off and on for 20 years. I loved it. It was such a gift to be able to do. Which, in hindsight was a good thing, because I didn't make enough money to cover childcare. Surviving an empty nest after being a SAHM wasn’t something I was prepared for.
In my circle of friends and family I have a bit of a rep for being cheap, I mean frugal. This was originally born of necessity. When I was single in LA (an expensive city) doing a variety of low paying jobs, I had to be creatively frugal to survive; I had to learn how to save money.
By Amber Roshay
“If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.” –George Orwell
I’m sure you've read that good writing means less is more. Well, this concept applies to prepositions as well. Some examples of prepositions are: with, at, in, on, about, around and so on. Prepositions connect ideas, describe the position of something or when it happens. They are usually before nouns or pronouns and explain how the preposition relates to the rest of the sentence.