productivity Writing

Quick update (Aww who am I kidding, it’s a state-of-my-writing address)

My writing adventures were stalled for a while because I thought life would be better working outside of the home.  For a while, I was right.  Writing from home had become a little bit of a drag for a while because I wondered if I could even make it in a “real” job.  I felt […]


An excellent resource for editing for clarity

Explaining the Hemingway App without actually copying and pasting from their website would be kind of lame because once you click on it you’ll end up seeing what it’s about anyway. So click on the words Hemingway App above and find out for yourself. It’s pretty awesome. Enjoy.


And Suddenly I Realize I’m an Avoider of Phrases…

I don’t claim to be any kind of awesome writer, and because of this, there are phrases I avoid simply because I don’t like them.  Until I started listening to the Grammar Girl podcasts I wasn’t really interested in knowing the truth. I can’t control what anyone else says or does in their writing so […]


On Being a Sellout

I know a lot of super creative writers. I love the idea of self-expression and creating beautiful things with words, but it’s just not my style. I’ve been preparing for a career as a web writer since I was in junior high school.  I used to always get A’s on essays in school.  The secret […]


And I Never Looked At Life the Same

I looked down at my hands, pasty and contorted into gruesome, unnatural shapes, like a 90 yr old woman with arthritis who misses needlepoint most of all. They were cramped from white-knuckling the steering wheel for the past 2 hours. I was glad that the kids had been asleep in the backseat for so long […]