Tag: #writing

250 posts of connection

250 posts of connection
I have written 250 posts for ChicagoNow since I started in September of 2016. Although there have been changes with this platform, I am grateful for the outreach to share my voice and thoughts. There have been months that I wrote a couple of articles a week, and other times when I barely wrote two.... Read more »

What is the #DecadeChallenge?

What is the #DecadeChallenge?
So many people are posting photos from the end of 2009 and now in 2019 for the #DecadeChallenge. Last month, I joined in also posting a fun picture of my mom, my sister and I together; however, I have been thinking about it ever since. What was I doing and where was I ten years... Read more »

A little feedback

A little feedback
I received another rejection for my book Suppression today. Part of the feedback was “I encourage you to develop the world a little more and try showing with dialogue and action, rather than telling with narrative and exposition.” At least she gave me feedback; it’s something to work on. I also attended the Barrington Writer’s... Read more »
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"Write what you want to read"

"Write what you want to read"
I recently heard the author David Brooks repeat the common writer’s phrase, “Write the book you want to read.” Because I had never heard that before, I can’t stop thinking about it. I believe that it will influence my future books and blog posts, and it made me reflect on the three books I have... Read more »

How do you respond to rejection and disappointment?

How do you respond to rejection and disappointment?
I love books and articles; I get lost in the process of reading and in writing. Lately though, I have been getting hit with low viewership on my blog and with my e-books as well as rejections from literary agents for the third book I wrote. Friends and family have encouraged me to stay positive... Read more »

When to let go?

When to let go?
I have a wonderful life and would not trade it for anyone else’s, but I have been disappointed and saddened by many aspects of it especially in the last few years. I have never found lasting love, and I am still struggling to earn enough that I can support myself fully and be able to... Read more »
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Meet Elias: “We are all born with intuitive abilities”

Meet Elias: “We are all born with intuitive abilities”
I would like to introduce you to Elias Patras. He leads motivational intuitive workshops, weekend retreats, and classes at Sauk Valley Community College and much more. I met him first when I attended the Manifesting Your Destiny Retreat in August of 2018, which was life changing to me. He has an upcoming retreat called Aspects of... Read more »

A Simple Little Art Therapy Session

A Simple Little Art Therapy Session
I have been under an enormous amount of stress lately, financially as well as in my career. I am trying to eat right and get enough sleep, but I find myself short on time. Even when I have an hour or so, I find myself just mindlessly watching TV or movies or scrolling through social... Read more »

“Dan and I went on a date at the carnival”

“Dan and I went on a date at the carnival”
The following chapter came from an actual experience of a first date I went on when I was younger. I love to use real life experiences that I have had or that I heard about, but then add a big dose of imagination to change details and to make it meaningful. I think often those... Read more »
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The Stories I Never Tell

The Stories I Never Tell
September’s Blogapalooza challenge is to write about a story you’ve never told to anyone. Is this topic inspired by recent political events? Do we all have secrets and stories that we keep to ourselves? Does not telling a secret mean it is not true? Not telling absolutely does not mean that it did not happen,... Read more »