The coronavirus pandemic has us all focused on our screens. I've spent week 1 of quarantine thinking about what my new responsibilities are as a content creator.
“Writer’s block” is an umbrella term for a vast set of issues with varying causes that effectively “block” the writer from doing their work, and it seems that no two writers can agree on a perfect solution. But there is another situation that I think gets mislabeled as writer’s block, even though the problem can … Continue reading Conquer the Blank Screen, Blinking Cursor: How to Get Writing
Brands that blog consistently and successfully are in it for more than just the leads. The secret is to define your blog’s specific purpose, so that each time you go back to the drawing board, there’s already something on it.
What place does "storytelling" have in the world of blogging and content marketing? It's the secret to writing blogs that engage, and you don't have to be a marketing expert to do it well. Learn 5 strategies to write blogs with story inside, that will draw in your audience and leave a lasting impression.
An old standby in the arsenal of marketing research, the Competitor Analysis can be very useful or bog you down with unjustified assumptions and insignificant details that only appear larger than life. Marketing is all about creating strong emotions, so doing your own competitor analysis can lead to feelings of jealousy and inadequacy that will … Continue reading How to Scope Out Your Competition Without Having an Aneurysm
I'm beyond excited to share that I recently got the opportunity to start freelancing with the Windy City Times covering local author events, poetry and literary news, book reviews, and more! This is a huge step in my freelancing career and I'm so grateful to be a part of such an important and historic Chicago institution. … Continue reading Good News: Windy City Times
blud Rachel McKibbens Copper Canyon Press, 2017 Amazon I first encountered Rachel McKibbens speaking at an AWP panel on “Poetry as Invocation” with Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Airea D. Matthews, Ada Limón, and Casey Rochteau. The poets read their work and discussed “the poetic impulses of women as a magical or … Continue reading Book Review: “blud” by Rachel McKibbens
coalesce, n: to grow together or into one body (Dictionary.com) In my quest to make a career out of writing, I have been working very hard lately to crack my own productivity secrets: How can I make time for my creative writing in addition to the hours of work it takes to find paid writing work and complete those projects as well? … Continue reading Coalescence, Or, How to Double-Dip Genres and Stay in One Piece
How do I begin to talk about my experience in Minneapolis? First I should mention my excellent traveling companions THE NICKS (Ramsey and Demske), who put up with my mood swings and did the best they could with Google Maps--goofy rap ciphers notwithstanding. Next I should say we had a fantastic host family who trusted … Continue reading My First AWP: Minneapolis 2015
Saturday September 20, about 15 authors came together for the Racine & Kenosha Authors Book Fair at the Racine Arts Council, which I organized. It was also the official release for my first chapbook Sad Girl Poems.