Tag: tips

5 Tips for Dealing with Change

Dealing with change and uncertainty of change can sometimes be worrisome, overwhelming and stressing. I say this from experience. You wish for change, you plan for it, and when you least expect it the changes start taking place. The change that is happening in my life right now leaves me with a sense of trust

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One Tip for the Uninspired Writer

The greatest lesson I learned about writing was to treat writing as a conversation. Before then, I thought academic writing was formal, an assignment to turn in to teachers and professors. Writing can have personality! Treating writing as a conversation took the weight off my shoulders because I could now approach writing as a conversation

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One Tip to Stop Feeling Stressed

A while back I shared on this blog how I put my master’s degree on hold because I was exhausted from my full-time job and taking evening and weekend classes at university. I felt stressed and overwhelmed everyday–even on the weekends. I didn’t prioritize scheduling in time to simply relax. What I needed the most

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I’m Ashamed to Admit this, But This Will Help You: Writing Advice

I spend too much time in front of drive-thru windows buying fast food and coffee. More time than I’d like to admit. One drive-through lady nicknamed me “coffee girl”. When she told me, see you tomorrow, I knew I had a problem. I’m ashamed of being recognized as a regular who buys coffee every day

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7 Things That I’ve Learned from Blogging

Yesterday, marked the first-year anniversary of the first blog post on this blog. To be quite honest, I don’t know how I got here. I say this because I never purposely set out with a specific purpose or dream for the blog. I just wanted to have a blog of my own to write for

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How to Find Inspiration to Write

1. Inspiration From the Book You’re Reading What qualities do you admire about the book you’re currently reading? Do you admire the writer’s sense of world building? Their sense of humor or psychological loops and twists? George Orwell’s 1984 has a great example of world building. From the first page, you get this eerie feeling

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The 2 Reasons (Excuses) I don’t Write on My Blog

I started my blog on the week Oklahoma teachers went on strike because I had more free time. Back then, I wrote more about teaching reflections and teaching advice. I thought I was going to share more experiences about teaching, but then I realized that those were not my most viewed blog posts. Also, my

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3 Benefits of a Writing Critique

Waiting on a critique of my writing caused me anxiety last October. I had built up the courage to submit the poems to an online program called The Bridge by Brooklyn Poets. I regretted submitting them for critique within the hour of sending them. I wondered what the poetry editor would think of my work

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One Lesson on Writing

When I was in high school, I carried poetry notebooks that I made all of my  friends read. When I read most of them now, I can tell how I felt in those poems, but I  have no idea what I was talking about in some of them. I was very dramatic about everything. Actually, I still find

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