About Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

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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 below. If you’d prefer to contact me directly, my email address is on my Education & Work History page.

And if you have a question about writing or blogging, ask me on Questions (and Answers) About Writing.

Go well, my friends…


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9 Responses

  1. mahadwi says:

    Laurie, thanks for your blogs! A few months ago, I posted a question about writing on your Quips and Tips for Successful Writers blog, and you gave me good info. :-)

  2. keily adey says:

    Book Review/Author Interview

    Please would you consider reviewing my book?

    I have written a book and it follows my diary through my Four Miscarriages and one cycle of IVF (ICSI) Treatment and the general struggle to conceive.

    I want to give support, help and encouragement to other Women/couples as i know how hard trying to conceive can be and would like to share my experience with them.

    About my book…..
    Through Multiple miscarriages, infertility and the possibility of giving birth to a child with special needs, Keily J Adey and her husband Paul, struggle to create the family that they have always wanted.

    Her diary, a personal and graphic account of their life; the indignity and dismay of public heartache and medical examinations are an insight into how age, past medical history and money can all affect a strong relationship and the prospect of ever becoming a family.

    Kind Regards
    Keily Adey

    The Gift of Life

    ISBN 9781843868026

    Pegasus Publishers


    Available from Amazon, Waterstones, WH Smith, Foyles and many more.



    Interview links with Female first and Village Times below.




    Facebook- Keily J Adey

  3. Latoya Bridges says:

    Laurie, thanks for your blogs! A few months ago, I posted a question about writing on your Quips and Tips for Successful Writers blog, and you gave me good info. :-)

  4. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen says:

    Dear Harvey,

    I’ve emailed you directly, so you have my permission in writing.

    Thank you!


  5. Harvey says:

    I am intereested in possibly using excerpts from your article “Self Fulfilling Prophecies in Psychology” for an article I am contemplating. At the present time I’m not certain how much (if any) I may use, so it may be just a reference and citation or I may excerpt a paragraph or two; I’m just not quite sure. I’d like your permission before I go too far down the line to do so. Thank you in advance. Harvey

  6. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen says:

    Hi Jason,

    Thanks for your offer — I’d love to review your book! Those are my favorite types of books to read and write about :-)

    I’ve emailed you directly with my mailing address.

    Best regards,

  7. Jason Harvey says:

    Hello Lauire

    I am the author of a new self improvement book titled – Achieve Anything In Just One Year: Be Inspired Daily to Live Your Dreams and Accomplish Your Goals.

    I am interested in sending you a copy for a potential review.

    Please let me know if you would be interested by sending me your mailing address. You can get more information about the book at my web site listed above.

    Thank You and Have A Great Day!
    Jason Harvey

  8. Olivia says:

    Laurie – I just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!I’ve known for a long time that I’m an introvert [so bad it accelerated into social anxiety disorder at one point], but somehow the lightbulb of how this actually impacts my life really didn’t go off until I read your AMAZING articles! Thanks also for your other references to books, etc. that will help me on my path! I just feel totally liberated and ready to accept that a lot of what I struggle with is really just based in my natural instincts [that just happen to clash with others I live life with] – and my instincts are nothing to be ashamed of. I feel that now I understand and accept this, I can work on altering what is in my control to make things a little easier for me – and create a fulfilling life without guilt and blame!  Anyway, thanks so much – you really cleared a huge path for me, just when I needed it. Take care!  Olivia

  1. April 10, 2010

    Laurie, thanks for your blogs! A few months ago, I posted a question about writing on your Quips and Tips for Successful Writers blog, and you gave me good info. :-)

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