Quips and Tips

19 posts

An Inspirational Fundraising Speech for a Nonprofit Organization

This isn’t just an example of an inspirational speech for a charity; it’s the actual talk my Little Sister and I did at a Big Sisters Fundraising Gala in Vancouver. We received a standing ovation and raised more money for our charity than even planning committee expected!

Practical Tips and Writing Inspiration for When You Can’t Write

When you can’t write, you need writing inspiration of a different ilk. These practical tips are inspired by the best writing quotes from famous writers – and by my experience as The Writer Who Didn’t Get Published. Yeah. More about that below. First, though, how invested are you in writing? If you don’t have regular encouragement to write, then your […]

How to Know What to Blog About

On my article about increasing blog traffic, a reader asked about reviving her blog. These tips will help you know what to blog about – especially if you want to take your blog in a new direction. When I was struggling with what to blog about, I read The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner […]

Need to Hire Managing Editors for Quips and Tips Blogs

I need to hire a managing editor (or 7!) for my Quips and Tips blogs, but I don’t know how much to pay. I’m thinking payment per 100 page views, but I’d love your feedback… Here’s the scoop: For the past four years, I’ve been writing and blogging full-time — I started the Quips and Tips series of blogs. I […]

6 Tips for Inspirational Bloggers

Want to write for even create an inspirational or self-help blog? These tips are for bloggers who want to inspire and help readers, but aren’t quite sure where to start. In Blogging For Dummies, Amy Lupold Bair and Susannah Gardner offer a wealth of tips for online writing. This book updates you on the latest blogging software and utilities, explains […]