The Bounce Back Babe

By , December 8, 2012 7:04 am
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Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen, The Bounce Back Babe

How do you survive poverty, disease, heartbreak, and rape? As The Bounce Back Babe, I’m all about resilience, survival, adaptation to change, and flowing with what life brings.

I love change, and I want to help people cope with big and little life changes. I write tips-based articles for my blogs to help readers adapt to pretty much anything.

As a freelance writer, I’ve written for a wide range of publications, including Reader’s Digest, Woman’s Day, MSN Health, Natural Health, Spirituality & Health, and sometimes More.

But, my heart is in my “Quips and Tips” blogs, which I work on full-time. I’m also a full-time student at UBC in Vancouver (I’m getting my Master’s of Social Work).

Below is more about me and my blogs. If you’d rather read about what I survived, go to The Bounce Back Babe.

If you want to write an article about how you survived something big or little, read Share Your Story. I welcome guest writers!

You probably didn’t know…

  • I lived in Kenya, East Africa for three years. I taught Language Arts and Journalism at Rosslyn Academy – an American school in Nairobi.
  • My degrees are in Education and Psychology from the University of Alberta.
  • As a freelance writer, I’ve written for a wide range of publications, including Reader’s Digest, Woman’s Day, MSN Health, Natural Health, Spirituality & Health, and sometimes More. I also wrote monthly articles for BC Women’s Hospital in Vancouver.
  • I earn a living from my “Quips and Tips” blogs and ebooks.
  • I’m a full-time grad student at the University of British Columbia (UBC), in Vancouver. I’m working towards my MSW (Master’s of Social Work) – I want to get a job in a hospital or clinic, counseling patients who have been diagnosed with chronic illness.
  • My husband and I can’t have kids because of azoospermia, and chose not to get fertility treatments (other than IUI, which is a simple little procedure).

Enough about me! More about my blogs…

My “Quips and Tips” Blogs

Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Goals covers everything from overcoming career obstacles to making more money. Articles range from toilet training your cat to the best investments for your money. This site helps readers achieve their personal, professional, and financial goals.

Quips and Tips for Successful Writers is all about writing, editing, getting published — and blogging! There, I combine quips from famous published writers with practical writing advice. I write about everything from how to grab your reader by the throat to reasons book manuscripts are rejected.

Quips and Tips for Love and Relationships blends my two favorite topics: love and money. There, I weave finances with relationships — and all articles contain practical money and love tips for couples. My most popular article on that site is about dealing with a toxic ex-wife.

Quips and Tips for Couples Coping With Infertility – because infertility is a drag, but it doesn’t have to make us bitter, angry, or depressed. My husband and I are riding the infertility roller coaster, but it hasn’t destroyed our dreams or crushed our spirits. On that site, I write articles about getting pregnant, dealing with childlessness, and even improving sperm count.

Quips and Tips From the Working World is where you’ll find job profiles and interviews with people at work, such as private investigators, casting directors, university professors, and B & B owners. Each profile includes the best and worst parts of the job, career tips, salary expectations, and education requirements.

Quips and Tips for Giving Gifts was created to help people buy the right gift for the right occasion.

My “Quips and Tips” eBooks

The “quips and tips” in my ebooks are not the same as the “quips and tips” on my blogs! All my ebooks include information and advice from a wide variety of sources.

My ebooks aren’t just my tips — they’re me tapping into the brains of smart, experienced, educated, helpful people, and sharing what I learned.

75 Ways to Let Go of Someone You Love - to help people let go of the past and move on with their lives. Letting go is one of the most painful things you’ll ever do…but there are ways to make it easier.

80 Ways to Say “I Love You” - to help people like me, who struggle to find the right holiday, anniversary, and birthday gifts for their partners! This ebook is about more than gifts, though — it’s about saying “I love you” and building a more meaningful relationship in small, incredibly important ways every day.

Letting Go of an Animal You Love - for people who are struggling to cope with pet loss. I interviewed veterinarians, grief experts, and pet owners who loved and lost their animals. This ebook contains 75 tips for healing after pet loss.

75 Ways to Make (More) Money Blogging - to help writers and bloggers make money doing what they love! If you spend time and energy on your blog, you deserve to earn a few bucks for your efforts. This ebook isn’t just about making money blogging, it’s about building a better blog.

73 Ways to Fire Up (or Just Fire!) the Muse - to help writers and bloggers overcome fear, self-doubt, criticism, and uncertainty. After all, who wants to read age 95 and wish they had written that bestselling novel? Who wants to die with unfulfilled dreams and desires? Not me.

Got questions or compliments? Fire away below…

Hello! Meet and Greet The Adventurous Writer

By , July 21, 2011 8:34 am
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Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen, Creator of Quips and Tips

I’m a full-time freelance writer and blogger in Vancouver, BC, Canada. My degrees are in Psychology and Education, from the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

My freelance writing career started with magazines such as Reader’s Digest, Writer’s Digest, Health, Woman’s Day, Spirituality & Health, alive, MSN Health and sometimes More.

Now, I’m mostly focused on my Quips and Tips websites — but I do contribute the occasional magazine article, and I have a couple of clients for whom I write regularly (how’s that for good writing?!).

My goal, however, is to earn $50,000 a year from my Quips and Tips blogs. Lofty? Yes. Achievable? You betcha!

To check out my blogs, click the links to your right. And, here are my ebooks…

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Quips and Tips eBooks

75 Ways to Let Go of Someone You Love - to help people let go of the past and move on with their lives. Letting go is one of the most painful things you’ll ever do…but there are ways to make it easier. This is by far my most popular ebook.

80 Ways to Say “I Love You” - to help people like me, who struggle to find the right holiday, anniversary, and birthday gifts for their partners! This ebook is about more than gifts, though — it’s about saying “I love you” and building a more meaningful relationship in small, incredibly important ways every day.

75 Ways to Survive Pet Loss - for people who are struggling to cope with pet loss. I interviewed veterinarians, grief experts, and pet owners who loved and lost their animals. This ebook contains 75 tips for healing after pet loss.

75 Ways to Make (More) Money Blogging - to help writers and bloggers make money doing what they love! If you spend time and energy on your blog, you deserve to earn a few bucks for your efforts. This ebook isn’t just about making money blogging, it’s about building a better blog.

73 Ways to Fire Up (or Just Fire!) the Muse- to help writers and bloggers overcome fear, self-doubt, criticism, and uncertainty. After all, who wants to read age 95 and wish they had written that bestselling novel? Who wants to die with unfulfilled dreams and desires? Not me.

If you live in Vancouver, BC – or you’re considering a visit – check out the Deep Cove Forum. I just started it a week ago – I want it to be an “online living room”, where Deep Cove residents and visitors can hang out, relax, and share helpful stuff!

All right, enough for now! Feel free to contact me through the comments page on any of my sites.

Go well, my friends…

Laurie

The Adventurous Writer Needs You! And She’s Willing to Pay

By , March 25, 2011 11:40 am

Let’s face it; adventurous writers can’t do it all alone. So hop on — the “Quips and Tips” train is gaining steam! I need writers to write for my websites, and I’m willing to pay bucks. Not big bucks because I’m just a small writer with a small business…but bucks nevertheless!

This paid blogging job involves writing articles for one (or all) of my four “Quips and Tips” blogs. Topics vary widely, from planning parties to getting pregnant to writing character descriptions to planting square foot gardens.

I pay per blog post in US dollars, via PayPal, on the second or third day of every month. You’re free to write for all four blogs, or just one or two. Your one or two line bio will appear at the end of every article you write, with links back to your blog, website, book, Twitter, Facebook, or wherever you’d like.

As the conductor of this choo choo, I do have a few guidelines… Continue reading 'The Adventurous Writer Needs You! And She’s Willing to Pay'»

Quips and Tips From the Working World is Hiring Bloggers

By , January 1, 2011 6:26 am

Quips and Tips is busting at the seams! I’m hiring bloggers for my Working World blog – it’s easy, interesting “Quips and Tips” job that will improve your web writing and editing skills, increase your online exposure, and earn you a bit ‘o money…

I’m looking for bloggers to contribute to Quips and Tips From the Working World. This blogging job doesn’t require strong writing or SEO skills — it’s involves editing and formatting. Basically, I need bloggers to send interviews to sources and format the interviews into a well-written blog post.

Even though this isn’t a writing job, it will improve your writing skills! Editing another person’s writing – especially if they aren’t natural writers – is a fantastic way to become a better writer.

Here’s the scoop… Continue reading 'Quips and Tips From the Working World is Hiring Bloggers'»

Quips and Tips for Christmas Shopping – Holiday Gifts Galore!

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By , November 22, 2010 8:50 am

A roundup of Quips and Tips articles about Christmas shopping, holiday gift ideas, and finding the right present for the right person. Make your Christmas shopping easy by doing most of it online — and doing it early!

Healthy Christmas Gift Ideas – 8 Holiday Gifts for All Ages lists eight holiday gifts that revolve around health and fitness. I’m buying my husband the first thing on the list…not that there’s anything wrong with his teeth just the way they are!

Best Video Games for Christmas – Holiday Gifts for Gamers was my favorite article about Christmas to write — it was a blast! I can’t wait to try Donkey Kong Country Returns — and get Wii. That was on my Christmas wish list three years ago, believe it or not. Still hasn’t materialized. Continue reading 'Quips and Tips for Christmas Shopping – Holiday Gifts Galore!'»

A New Quips and Tips eBook, and a New Quips and Tips Blog

By , September 16, 2010 10:20 am

My newest “Quips and Tips” ebook is always my favorite, which means 80 Ways to Say “I Love You” has top billing right now! I’ve written four “Quips and Tips” ebooks — two on love and relationships, and two on writing and blogging.

Like my “Quips and Tips” blogs, my ebooks are practical, helpful, tips-based guides to achieving goals and moving forward in life. 80 Ways to Say “I Love You” is designed to solve relationship problems before they start.

But sometimes relationship problems can’t be solved. Sometimes they lead to permanent rifts.

Rifts and breakups are difficult to recover from, even when they’re better for everyone involved. I wrote Letting Go of Someone You Love to help people bounce back; this ebook offers 75 tips from psychologists, life coaches, and other experts. It’s all about moving on after a heartbreak or loss. It’s so easy to get and stay trapped in the past…it’s definitely more difficult to find ways to say good-bye and move on, but boy is it worth it!

The past is no place to live.

Okay, enough about my Quips and Tips ebooks; let’s talk about my Quips and Tips blogs :-) My newest site is called Continue reading 'A New Quips and Tips eBook, and a New Quips and Tips Blog'»

Letting Go of Your Past – A “Quips and Tips” eBook

By , August 19, 2010 3:33 pm

My third “Quips and Tips” ebook is about letting go of your past; it’s based on my most popular article on Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Goals (“How to Let Go of Someone You Love”). Every day, that article gets hundreds of hits – and it barely skims the surface of letting go of your past!

I wanted to offer more (and better) information about saying goodbye, moving on, and rebuilding life after loss, so I wrote this ebook.

In 75 Ways to Let Go of Someone You Love, I offer the best, most helpful tips and strategies from psychologists, life coaches, family therapists, and counselors. It’s about letting go of addictive relationships, affair breakups, estranged family members, and long-lost loves. This book is about healing, strength, and authenticity.

Letting go of someone you love isn’t something you do once – and poof! You’re free, healed, and happy! Rather, letting go is a journey peppered with steps forward and steps backward, good days and bad days, peaks and valleys.

How do I know? Because I’m an “old pro” at letting go. I grew up in foster homes, Continue reading 'Letting Go of Your Past – A “Quips and Tips” eBook'»

Writers, Achieve Your Goals! Motivation to Keep Writing

By , April 25, 2010 10:44 am

Finding the motivation to write is a constant struggle, even for writers who earn a living from writing! That’s why I wrote Fire Up the Muse – to help writers achieve their goals, no matter what obstacles they face.

If you’re a writer who struggles with self-doubt, frustration, writer’s block, fear of failure, perfectionism, disgust for your work, hopelessness, complacency, and just plain boredom — you’re normal, because all writers do!   This eBook will help you write through it all. 

Here’s what one reader says: Continue reading 'Writers, Achieve Your Goals! Motivation to Keep Writing'»

About Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

By , April 10, 2010 8:00 am

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As a full-time freelance writer and blogger in Vancouver, British Columbia, I’m living proof that dreams do come true if you don’t mind bleeding, sweating, and crying a little…or a lot! I always wanted to earn a living as a writer, and am grateful for my work and life.

I’ve contributed to magazines such as Reader’s Digest, Writer’s Digest, Health, Woman’s Day, Spirituality & Health, alive, MSN Health and sometimes More.

I also enjoy writing health articles, newsletters, profiles, etc for clients such as BC Women’s Hospital and Health Match BC. I teach a Make Money Blogging course through Simon Fraser University, at the Vancouver campus. And, as an experienced teacher, I’m available to teach writing workshops, sit on blogging panels, etc.

My degrees are in Psychology and Education, from the University of Alberta in Edmonton; I live on Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada (a 20 minute ferry ride from Vancouver).

Quips and Tips is my main focus these days — I created and manage five blogs that weave quotations with practical life tips. Though I happily accept assignments from editors and other clients, my dream is to build my blog empire and write a series of Quips and Tips e-books. I want to inspire people to pursue their dreams and achieve their goals — and I love the feedback and questions I get from readers!

See Jane Soar is my sixth blog; there, I offer life lessons inspired by quotations from successful woman. It’s based on a book project I’m working on.

That’s me, in a nutshell! Do you have any questions or thoughts? Just make a comment Continue reading 'About Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen'»

Cha-Ching! Money for Writers, Financial Abundance, and Couples Finance

By , February 27, 2010 8:03 am

My recent “Quips and Tips” articles focus on re-evaluating goals, setting new intentions, and money money money! Creating financial abundance is one of my favorite topics, so I’m forging ahead with money and goals…because it’s more fun to be The Adventurous Writer when you’re actually making money writing. :-)

What’s really been on my mind, however, is a 2,500 word article I just wrote for alive magazine. That’s the longest, most in-depth article I’ve ever written – and it was stressful! Why I want to write a 70,000 word book is beyond me…and yet I’m still aiming for a book contract from a reputable book publisher…

Also, I started a new “Quips and Tips” website, called Quips and Tips for Love Relationships. I found my Achieving Your Goals blog to be too love-heavy, so I’m transferring articles from Goals to Love…which means my Love blog is basically creating itself!

Okay, here’s a roundup of my most recent articles on Quips and Tips, See Jane Soar, and Psychology at Suite101… Continue reading 'Cha-Ching! Money for Writers, Financial Abundance, and Couples Finance'»

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