The Writer’s Life


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.

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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 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 […]

How to Start Writing Your Life Story

Inspirational Speech Sample for a Charity Ball

Sample Speech for a Charity Event or Nonprofit Fundraiser

Making a speech for a charity or nonprofit organization can be difficult. Many charities need money, support, and resources! My sample speech below includes tips for fundraising and speaking at charity events, inspired by my experience at a fundraising gala with Big Sisters. I spoke in Vancouver with my Little […]


How to Stay Focused on Writing When You’re Easily Distracted

Lack of focus is one of the biggest obstacles to succeeding as a writer. These four simple, effective tips on how to stay focused on writing when you’re distracted by little shiny things will help you Blossom into the writer you want to be. At the very least, you’ll learn […]

How to Stay Focused on Writing When You're Easily Distracted

Personality Traits of Authors and Working Writers

6 Essential Personality Traits That Make Writers Succeed

According to Stephen King, it’s not talent that makes a writer successful. Talent is cheaper than table salt! These “writers’ personality traits” are essential for success in the writing world. If you’re an aspiring writer – or even a published author who wants to stay in the game – you […]


How to Stop Feeling Like a Failed Writer

As part of my “how to stop feeling sorry for yourself” series of articles, I realized that failing as a writer was one of my biggest sources of self-pity. And if I feel like a failure as a writer, I suspect there are other writers who feel the same way. […]

How to Stop Feeling Like a Failed Writer