Education

Book Proposal Workshop Woes

A professional spends time and money on education. It’s no different for me as an author. I’ve spend money on conferences, retreats, online classes, books and most recently a workshop. This particular workshop claims to show me the best way to write a book proposal. Fiction writers don’t generally have to write proposals. As the …

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You Said Video Would Gain Exposure

Facebook algorithms favor video. Oh, and groups. So, to get the best organic exposure on facebook, post videos in your groups. Sure. Whatever you say. Who said it? People who know all about making your brand stand out. Professionals who are PAID to make videos that bring in customers. But I’m an author. I’m not …

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Dear Teenager: Your Dress Code isn’t about Sexism – Part 2

This is part three of a series of rants inspired by this lovely meme: Maybe you’re bored with discussing school dress codes and sexism. Believe me, it was tedious to be confronted with it day in and day out when I worked for the school district. Why can’t the kids just follow the rules? Because …

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School Begins: So will this argument about dress code

Most of the time, I just blow off the millions of memes I see on Facebook, especially when they’re obviously nothing more than a soapbox. For some reason, this one stabbed deeper than others. Because enforcing a dress code has nothing to do with shaming or promoting misogyny. I worked in the public education system …

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Banning Unrealistic Expectations

In a society where expectations rule decision-making processes, it’s past time to understand the difference between those that are realistic and unrealistic. We owe it to ourselves and our families to put a ban on setting unreachable standards. Beginning on March 10, a series of posts about expectations has been featured on this blog. The …

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