Instagram Made Easy with Tailwind

Instagram is a powerful social media platform beloved by small and large business alike. Utilized correctly, it can help your business or website grow boundlessly. Whether you utilize it to demonstrate your own products, share your writing or as an additional way to reach and interact with current and prospective clients using this vital tool, you can definitely grow your reach regardless of the genre or field you’re in. Continue reading Instagram Made Easy with Tailwind

Anthony Doerr: A Literary Treasure

As I said when I wrote about Brandon Sanderson, there are certain authors I’ve come to read and love so much that I want to gobble up everything they’ve ever written. Anthony Doerr is another of those author’s for me. He’s not a fantasy writer, though you’ll certainly find elements of mysticism in some of his work. What charms me about Doerr’s writing is not his imagination, though it is certainly fertile. It’s the way he writes, the way he sees the world and the beauty and tragedy within it. It’s the simplicity with which he tells his stories, which is never boring or overbearing, but so simply and elegantly stated that you feel instantly transformed and transported into the world he’s created. Continue reading Anthony Doerr: A Literary Treasure

Building Your Blog Brand on Pinterest

As self-publishing authors, bloggers are in the position of having to constantly sell ourselves and our “wares.” It’s not enough to write and post, you have to promote it, too. Any blogger succeeding out there will tell you that it’s all about utilizing social media and putting your stuff out there in front of the faces that want to consume it. You simply cannot build … Continue reading Building Your Blog Brand on Pinterest

Poetry: Adrienne Dies

There are few poets more important to me than Adrienne Rich. Her words found me in a community college “Women’s Literature” course. I didn’t know exactly what was going to be covered in that course; I just loved literature and women’s writing and thought I would enjoy it. It turned out to be the course that would guide my studies and shape the course of my life. Adrienne Rich spoke to me in ways I didn’t know existed, about ideas I didn’t know belonged to anyone else. It was largely the life and poetry of Rich and women like her that motivated me to apply to the creative writing program at Bowling Green State University with a minor in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Continue reading Poetry: Adrienne Dies