Laurie


About Laurie

Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen, MSW, is the author of Growing Forward When You Can't Go Back. She created the "She Blossoms" blog and book family, and helps women move forward into new seasons of life. She lives in a treehouse in Vancouver, Canada.

7 Tips for Writing for Publication

The chapters of my book are due to a publisher in one week; these tips for writing for publication will make those chapters lively, concrete, and strong! These writing tips focus on the craft of writing (not the mechanics, such as grammar, spelling, or sentence construction).

Tips for Writing for Publication

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Need Free Blogging Advice? 7 Secrets From a Blog Mentor

These 7 tips contain everything I wish I knew when I first started my “She Blossoms” blogs! I know how hard it is to find free blogging advice that is actually good. I’ve been writing online, going to blog mentoring workshops, and listening to SEO (search engine optimization) podcasts for 10 years.


How Get Your Articles Published in Reader’s Digest

These four tips on how to start writing articles for Reader’s Digest are based on my experience with my column pitch. I’d just started my freelance writing career when I got my first article published in Reader’s Digest.

How Get Your Articles Published in Reader's Digest

How to Keep Blogging When You Want to Quit

7 Ways to Keep Blogging When You Want to Quit

I’m celebrating my 10th year as a full-time blogger – and believe me, there were times I wanted to quit blogging! But I loved writing too much to stop. And the money I made blogging was too good.


How to Start and Sustain a Popular Christian Blog

If you’re starting a Christian blog, write like you have a message from the King…because you do! Blogging for Jesus involves humility, courage, and faith-based boldness. Christian bloggers also need a thick skin, a steady stream of wisdom from Ruach (the Holy Spirit), and a close relationship with God.

How to blog for Jesus

How to Start Writing Your Life Story

How to Start Writing Your Life Story

“I want to write the story of my life but I don’t know where to start,” says one of my She Blossoms readers. Below are four tips on how to write your life story, from published author and literature professor Allan Hunter. I also share my own Blossom Tip at […]


Best Types of Blogs for Writers Who Want to Make Money

A fellow writer asked how my “She Blossoms” blogs (formerly “Quips and Tips”) are doing financially. I have no problem talking about making money as a blogger and writer – especially now that I’m a published author! Writing books for traditional publishing houses is a great experience, but definitely not […]

What Types of Blogs Earn the Most Money