What if your word for the year is something you don’t like?‎

by David Rawlings, @DavidJRawlings

Everyone seems to be doing a “word for the year.”

Last year I decided to do it too. Being the thinking overachiever that I am, I decided that my word for 2017 would be Published.

It felt right. This was my goal, and it made sense that I would have a word that would lead me there.

Things to Remember When Publishing Doesn’t Go Your Way

by Edie Melson, @EdieMelson

Things to Remember When Publishing Doesn’t Go Your Way

It’s easy to get discouraged in the writing industry. It’s a tough business, and as they say on Project runway, “One day you’re in, and one day you’re out.”

So what’s a writer to do?

Here’s my list of things to remember when publishing doesn’t go your way:

  1. We always have a choice,

Unconventional Marketing: Crafting Creative Social Media Posts

by Melissa Tagg, @Melissa_Tagg

Let’s just get this out of the way: this is a blog post about creating fun, unconventional and [insert any word that’s the opposite of “normal” or “boring”] social media posts. However, it’s coming to you from a girl who gets super twitchy any time someone tries to give me “rules” for my online presence. I just feel like you deserve to hear that caveat first.

Where Passion and Story Meet

by Gillian Bronte Adams, @theSongkeeper

The cursor blinked incessantly, gluing my gaze to the large patch of blank space on the page where my current sentence trailed off into nothingness. I had been staring at the same empty spot on the screen for nearly an hour and had come no closer to being able to finish the paragraph. Everything I tried felt forced or stilted.

Usually,