Creating An Author Website: 7 Sites That Will Totally Inspire You!

Originally Published On Beyond Your BlogIf you clicked to read this article, you probably fall into one of 3 categories:1.) You have an author site and either want to see how it measures up, or know it could use a facelift2.) You don’t have an author site, but have considered creating one to showcase your writing3.) You have a blog or website and would like to add a section/page dedicated to your writingAm I on the right track?...more

11 Podcasts That Want Your Stories

Originally Published On Beyond Your BlogWhen recently researching publications that pay for previously published material, I was surprised to find several podcast shows that fell into this category! It turns out that there are quite a few programs that look for writing to read aloud on their podcasts to entertain listeners. ...more

Editors + Twitter = ?

Originally Published On Beyond Your BlogAs a someone who was a remedial Twitter user for some time, I’ve come around a bit and now see its value for certain things. It can be a good place to get information about publications I am interested in, and I follow quite a few editors for everything from submission calls/updates to writing inspiration, and more.Rules of Etiquette...more

How Your Significant Other Can Support Your Writing: 10 Bloggers Share

Originally Published on Beyond Your BlogI’ve realized from talking to other bloggers, that husbands, wives, partners, boyfriends and girlfriends support us bloggers in LOTS of different ways, so I set out to capture some of that here....more

The Rejection of My Favorite 80’s Boy Band…By My 3 Year Old

Yesterday my almost 4 year-old son was a passenger with me on the way to Wal-Mart when I cranked up some New Edition. Figuring that these fierce early 80’s beats and 13-year-old falsettos would appeal to him, I indulged my inner fangirl.I started off with the first New Edition song I’d ever heard: ‘Cool It Now’. I was at Hugo’s roller skating rink when I first heard them singing about how their ‘lite wings have changed’.30 years later I thought that sounded a little weird and Googled it. It turns out that ‘life brings a change’....more

Are You a Blogger Who Really Wants to Be an Editor?

While not all of us have aspirations to be editors, I hear from lots of bloggers who are looking to get paid for editing in some way, shape or form. I've put together some suggestions of various ways you can get editing experience and recognition before you land your dream job as an editor. ...more
So many opportunities to get a feel for it!more

1129+ Places That Pay For Your Writing!

Originally published on Beyond Your BlogOne of the most common questions bloggers ask me about submission-based sites is “Do they pay?”While non-paying sites can offer some great benefits, payment is a coveted, and often necessary, element many bloggers are looking for when they submit their work....more

10 Preschool Concerns From The Mom Of A Loose Cannon

Originally Published on Pecked To Death By ChickensMy daughter aced preschool (if it is even ace-able) and other than a stray butterfly on day one, I never gave it much thought....more
This makes me feel better :)more

Dude, Editors Are Everywhere

Originally Published on Beyond Your Blog Anyone who knows me in real life, knows I start a lot of sentences with ‘Dude’. Maybe it’s an attempt to appear younger, or maybe it was just watching Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure one too many times. Anyway, I’m here with a little public service announcement for you today, because…Dude, editors are everywhere!...more

Pantry Labels For People Who Shun Printables (and Organization)

We are moving in a few months … yet again, and it has me wanting to organize and streamline everything in an effort to not have to move as much stuff....more