4 Writing Prompts That Help With Personal Branding

If you’re a writer, then you need a solid personal brand to help you market your work. And if you Google information about personal branding, you’ll find a lot of guidelines about finding your audience, clarifying your values, and highlighting your purpose. All those things are great and important, and we’ll come back to them…

How to Find Your True Hogwarts House: Part 1, The Parting of the Ways

Like any self-respecting Potterheaded self-improvement bookworm, I’ve spent a lot of time agonizing over what my one true Hogwarts house is. In the process, I’ve spent a lot of time analyzing the Sorting system itself. My conclusion? I think I’ve found a way to sort people. But it’s not a quiz, and before I finally…

Sorting Obsessions and Human Nature

  Like every good Harry Potter nerd, I love talking about Hogwarts houses. However, as a good general nerd, I also realize that like every personality test, the Sorting system is inherently and ridiculously flawed. One reason? No one is simple enough that you can just shove them into a house. Like, how are hat…

3 Ways to Make Time for Writing

  Amid work, relationships, community service, and everything else I have to or want to do, writing and reading get lost more often than I’d like. Sure, I write every day — I am a professional writer — but my creative writing tends to take a back seat to everything else I have to or…

Fictional Flaws

What fictional characters do you relate to? Learn from their fatal flaws like I did in this blog post about self-improvement for bookworms.

Storymakers Conference 2018

At the beginning of May I went to the 2018 Storymakers Conference. Read about my favorite classes and takeaways in this blog post.