Category Archives: Writing and Self-worth

To blog or not to blog?

Thought I should share this important viewpoint with you! LOVE THIS QUOTE: “This daily habit helps me hone an important soft skill: communication.    My writing abilities have improved, as evidenced by the embarrassment I feel reading blog posts I wrote … Continue reading

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Are writers more prone to mental illness?

How about suicide?  The short answer is YES! Check out this interesting article from the Atlantic Magazine.  

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Writing and being disagreeable…

I am presently reading Malcolm Gladwell’s thought-provoking new book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants.  There are a number of interesting points in this book, but one section in particular struck me as true. Go read … Continue reading

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Becoming a writer in midlife

I know.  Every case is unique.  But in my case, becoming a writer in midlife has given me a new sense of meaning and purpose.  I no longer sit and wonder why I’m here,    I finally know! At age 49, … Continue reading

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How the Internet is changing WHY we write

Excellent, thought-provoking discussion on the reasons why people write, and how the Internet is changing these everyday!

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Stepping into entrepreneurship at age 50

Want to learn more about how others have found new meaning by changing careers after age 50?  Check out my latest post over at Midlife Crisis Queen!

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How to know when your blog becomes a business

After over five years as a blogger, I am finally starting to think like a business person instead of someone who enjoys writing for free.  I just noticed recently how my thinking has changed. First of all, everybody and their … Continue reading

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