• How to Write a Father’s Day Card

    Father’s Day is around the corner, which means it’s time to remind the father figures in your life just how special they are to you!  If you’re looking for inspiration on what to write on your Father’s Day card, you’ve come to the right place. What to Write You want to avoid generic messages and instead, speak from the heart. Even if the message is short and sweet, it’ll still be special because it came from you. If you’re having trouble or don’t know where to get started, we have 5 easy steps to help guide you: Begin your card…

  • Self-Publishing From Beginning to End

    Self-publishing has come a long way in the past decade both in terms of the process, as well as the finished product. If you’re new to self-publishing, however, it may still feel a bit confusing at times. To make it as simple as possible, we break down the publishing process into three parts: pre-production, production, and postproduction. There are countless other steps to self-publishing that begin way before the pre-production process, but most of those steps, such as outlining and writing your book and securing beta readers should take place before you begin preproduction. Let’s look at the publishing process…

  • The Pomodoro Technique for Writers

    When it comes to writing, time is often the biggest enemy. Sometimes we all need a little competition (even if it’s with ourselves) to kick a task into high gear. We think we’re too busy to write because other tasks and responsibilities fill our time. Or we squander away the time we do have to write by allowing our minds to wander when we should be focused. This is where the Pomodoro Technique can be very helpful. If you fall into either of these time issues, grab yourself a good old-fashioned kitchen timer, put your phone away, and close yourself off…

  • Benefits of Reading

    The benefits of reading go far beyond the ability they provide to escape your reality. Reading — even for just 20 minutes a day — can do wonders for your mood, sleep health, memory retention, and much more. Reading doesn’t just apply to books either; taking a few minutes every day to read an in-depth article about something new or reading a few blog articles centered on one of your favorite hobbies can have the same effect as reading a book. As it turns out, the simple act of reading is all that’s important, and it’s less about what you…