2019 Gift Guide: Ideas for Your Favorite Writer and Book Lover

Looking for a gift for one of your writer friends (or, let’s be real here, yourself, it’s fine, it’s all fine)? I’ve put together a list of ideas for the writer or book lover in your life! Happy shopping! 1. An entry fee to my favorite writing contest. You pay the entry fee and the writer gets an email letting them know they can register … Continue reading 2019 Gift Guide: Ideas for Your Favorite Writer and Book Lover

Word for the Year: The Three Word Approach

I am a really big fan of choosing a Word for the Year rather than making New Year’s Resolutions. Have you tried this yet? I talked a bit about it last year on the vlog, and I’m already trying to decide what I’m going to pick for 2020. Choosing one word rather than laying out a specific resolution gives you more freedom to use that … Continue reading Word for the Year: The Three Word Approach

Pacemaker.Press: A Flexible Goal Planner for Writers (and anyone else)

I interrupt my usual agenda of pep talks to bring you what is absolutely going to sound like a commercial, but I promise I haven’t been paid. It’s not an ad. It just looks like one. Here we go. Several months ago, my friend Kelsey told me about Pacemaker, which calls itself a flexible goal planner for writers and students (but check it out even … Continue reading Pacemaker.Press: A Flexible Goal Planner for Writers (and anyone else)

It’s Okay to Be a Beginner AKA No One Cares About You

Here’s a thing that’s been on my mind lately. It seems like, as we get older, we stop allowing ourselves to explore new things. I hear a lot of “I’m too old for that” or “What’s the point at my age?” or “But Megan, my hip replacement is next week.” I attended a local blogger event last weekend, and even caught myself having those thoughts. … Continue reading It’s Okay to Be a Beginner AKA No One Cares About You

Someone Already Wrote My Book (And Other Lies You Tell Yourself)

When it comes down to it, it’s pretty hard to tell a completely original story. In the most basic sense, stories are made up of the same pieces—a protagonist with a goal, an antagonist in the way of the goal, and the journey the protagonist goes on to either succeed or fail in getting that goal. A young kid finds out he/she is magical and … Continue reading Someone Already Wrote My Book (And Other Lies You Tell Yourself)