About Laurie Pawlik-KienlenI’m Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen, a full-time freelance writer and blogger in Vancouver, BC. Also known as The Adventurous Writer, I created six “Quips and Tips” blogs and have written four “Quips and Tips” ebooks.
My degrees are in Education and Psychology from the University of Alberta, in Edmonton. I’ve held more than 60 jobs — I love trying new things — and lived in Kenya, East Africa for three years. There, I taught Language Arts and Journalism at an American school in Nairobi.
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 enjoy writing for organizations such as BC Women’s Hospital and Health Match BC.
I’ve been the Psychology Feature Writer for Suite101 for almost five years – but writing for “Quips and Tips” is my passion and full-time job!
“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 Money and Love 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.
And finally, Quips and Tips From the Working World is my newest creation. There, 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.
I’ve also written five Quips and Tips ebooks, ranging from surviving pet loss to making money blogging.
To learn more about me (as if this weren’t enough!), visit The Adventurous Writer.
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