6 Strategies for Making Time to Write

I have so much free time, I don’t know what to do with it all. I finish my client projects early and have no trouble devoting hours to my own writing. In fact, I wish I had more to do! Just kidding. Unfortunately, time is not something many of us have a lot of. If […]

Will Write for…Free? 5 Ways to Avoid Sabotaging Your Success as a Writer

I once sat in on a panel discussion, listening to two magazine owners explain how they got to where they are today. One described how his magazine was failing when he took over. The previous owners were about to stop publishing the magazine entirely, and he bought it because he believed in it. He breathed […]

Why a Writing Routine Matters and How to Start One

I meet a lot of writers. I also meet a lot of “writers.” You know who I’m talking about: people who want to write, or say they do, but actually do more talking about writing than actual writing. If you fall into the latter group, don’t worry. There is no judgment here. But I would […]

Q&A: Nancy Buffington, author of Ruby Lee and the VERY BIG DEAL (Giveaway!)

One of the many benefits of working in publishing is that I get the chance to meet people who inspire me. Case in point: Over the past few months, I’ve gotten to know Nancy Buffington, a communications coach and children’s author. I was impressed to learn that she taught for twenty years at four universities, […]

5 Ways to Buck the Writing Blues

Copyright Stacy Lynn Ennis I love writing.  I think it’s fantastic.  It’s splendid, marvelous, wonderful, and every other happy-sounding adjective you can think of.  I just love writing. I also hate it.  Hate with a capital H.  H-A-T-E it.  Hate as in, “I hate it so much I could just cry.” It’s funny how these […]

Feral Cat Shelters: Save a Cat Today

The top of one of the feral cat shelters from Ohio Alleycat Resource. Ever since moving into our apartment in July, my husband and I have found the stray cat problem in our part of Cincinnati troubling.  When we first arrived, there were several baby kittens (which we tried, unsuccessfully, to catch), and it seemed […]