5 Ways to use Twitter effectively

5 Ways to use Twitter effectively

5 Ways to use Twitter effectively

Twitter for you and me. Sounds like a song, right? Everyone knows what Twitter is, but most people, still are not using it. That is, people over the age of fifty. We know HOW, but we just don’t “GET” it.  What is the purpose of a format that only allows 140 characters? Why wouldn’t someone just use Facebook or another social media forum to say what they are thinking, what’s on their mind, what’s happening in their world? Well, they would. But we can also use Twitter and benefit. Here’s how: Five Ways to Use Twitter and Benefit From It

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Exercise, like writing, needs strategy

Exercise, like writing, needs strategy

I FEEL YOU-I need a strategy Some days, I feel like I am in over my head—pushing to make my ability to write sync up with my former and present success, while still working a full-time job, creating time for exercise, and my husband and family, and spending time with other writers. For years, it has been a struggle to stop the insanity. My multi-tasking-ever-busy-lifestyle has been the reason my health took a backseat and why I have not seen some of my best friends in far too many years. I need a strategy. As I am contemplating the end of

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Happy Spring Cleaning!

Happy Spring Cleaning!

Happy May Day! What do you traditionally do to celebrate the passing off of winter and the welcoming warmth of summer? I know some people do all that in April when the official start to spring is, but really? It’s usually still cold in April and some folks still get snow! So…I am celebrating spring in May. I have a spring in my step haha. So, here to celebrate the newness around us…let’s get organized. Spring cleaning You know you want to freshen up that office and get it whipped into shape. A lot of us start new projects with

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Striving for greatness requires practice

Striving for greatness requires practice

I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true — hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it. Ray Bradbury Growing up, we all had a dream of being something. Maybe a dancer in the Nutcracker, or a singer in a band. I wanted to be a famous author like the ones who wrote the books that I escaped into when my life was too demanding. So far, not famous. Not that I am not still hanging onto my dream!

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Creatives get busy: create an ebook!

Creatives get busy: create an ebook!

Create something today and quit worrying about it As of 2014, the population of the United States was 318.9 million. Well, I know it’s gone up and down since then but for illustration purposes, we are going to say there are at least 319 million people in JUST the US right now. That’s a lot of people. And every time my sales slump on my books, I remember that I might have touched a few thousand of that big number. So, there are still a lot of people out there who have never heard of me, or my books. If

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