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How to Write Villains Readers Love to Hate

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. 

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my picture book failure

My Big Fat Picture Book Failure

By Melissa Uhles

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.

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how to write a book blurb

How to Write a Blurb to Sell Your Book

This is a guest post by Tina Hogan Grant

Many authors find that one of the hardest parts of writing a book, is cramming their 80,000-word novel into a descriptive 250-word blurb. It's quite a challenge. I want to show you how to write an irresistible book blurb to sell your book. 

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how to write a novel

How I Wrote a Novel and You Can Too

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!

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8 Summer Workout Tips for Busy Moms

8 Summer Workout Tips for Busy Moms

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.

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surviving an empty nest after being a SAHM

Surviving an Empty Nest After Being a SAHM

This is a guest post by Jennie Wallick

I 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.


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frugal living/saving money tips

Effortless Frugal Living Tips From a SAHM

By Melissa Uhles

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. 

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healthy summer snacks for kids

Kids Will Love These Healthy Summer Snacks

This is a guest post by René Brooks of ParentingPod.com

Summer is here and that means that your kids are going to be home all day. Expect them to be active and hungry. You can come to the rescue with a kitchen stocked with healthy summer snacks for your kids.

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conquer writing insecurity

How to Conquer Your Writing Insecurity

This is a guest post by Shawna Clapper

As a mother, a blogger, and someone who fell in love with writing back in high school; you'd think it'd be no problem for me to write for someone else. But, it is. Have you also been overwhelmed by your writing insecurities?

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Good writing means that you eliminate unnecessary words like prepositions. Find out why. #grammartips #writingtips

Reduce Prepositions for Writing Clarity

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.

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