What’s your experience with publishing and building a platform? via Guest Blog Post: Self-Publishing: It Gets Easier by Ashley L. Peterson — Happiness Between Tails by da-AL Peanut the guinea pig did the typing while I dictated a guest post for Happiness Between tales!
This post is a look back at both the reading and the writing I did in 2019. The majority of the reading I do is on WordPress, and it's really been wonderful to see everyone's creative output. This is something that is a really important part of my daily routine, and something that I value … Continue reading Year in Review 2019: Reading & Writing
I've seen other bloggers working on or publishing memoirs, and I had decided a little while back that it was something I'd be interested in doing too. I even started working on writing it. Except I've started wondering if I should reconsider. There's a lot of work that would be involved in writing, publishing, and … Continue reading Memoirs – To Write or Not to Write?
There are plenty of rules out there on the internet about how you "should" write. Well, I say shoulds are just another form of cognitive distortion, so it's time to kick some of those rules to the curb and replace them with anti-rules for writing. Write every day Apparently this is something you're supposed to … Continue reading My anti-rules for writing
I'm currently working on my next book, Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis. In it I'm peeling apart the diagnostic criteria for multiple different diagnoses to give a clearer, more reader-friendly picture of what each illness actually looks like. Since the DSM criteria can never fully capture what it's like to experience a given illness, I … Continue reading Mental health bloggers needed!
There are plenty of tools available that can help to make your life easier as a writer/blogger. Whether you choose to use them or not, it's nice to know what's available. I was nominated a few days ago by Jenni from the Housewife Hustle for the Blogger Recognition Award, and part of that is that … Continue reading Useful Tools for Bloggers
This is a follow-up to a post last weekend about my identity as a writer. Much like I've always like to write, I've always liked to read. I'm grateful that this was something my parents instilled in me from very early on. Childhood favourites included Anne of Green Gables and the Little House on the … Continue reading Who I am as a reader
Part of the Pursue Your Writing Dreams series This series over on the Best Life Collaborative will cover some of the things you need to know/consider to take your writing to the next level. While some people choose to go the traditional publishing route and seek out an agent and a publisher, many people choose … Continue reading A primer on self-publishing
Here we are on WordPress, all of us as writers. But what does that writing identity look like? I thought I'd do this post to take a closer look into my own. I've always liked to write. When I was young, as in elementary school young I liked to write stories. One of my teachers … Continue reading Who I am as a writer
Part of the Pursue Your Writing Dreams series This series will cover some of the things you need to know/consider to take your writing to the next level. So, you want to write, but mental illness is throwing up roadblocks. What to do? Well, this post I did on the Best Life Collabrative is going … Continue reading Overcome mental illness stumbling blocks to writing
Part of the Pursue Your Writing Dreams series This series will cover some of the things you need to know/consider to take your writing to the next level. Part of establishing your brand as an author is broadening your internet footprint to support your personal brand. This helps to ensure that if someone is looking … Continue reading Growing your online footprint as an author
Part of the Pursue Your Writing Dreams series This series will cover some of the things you need to know/consider to take your writing to the next level. There are many publications both small and large that will pay freelance writers for their work. This post on the Best Life Collaborative will give you some … Continue reading Get paid to write
Part of the Pursue Your Writing Dreams series This series over on the Best Life Collaborative will cover some of the things you need to know/consider to take your writing to the next level. A good place to build up both your confidence and your writing portfolio is to submit personal stories or other guest … Continue reading Moving outside your writing comfort zone
Here's what happened in my life over the past week: I have woodpecker babies! Ok maybe not me specifically, but the woodpeckers roosting on my balcony. I've seen two, but there may be more. Unfortunately I haven't managed to get pictures yet. I've been quite dizzy this week. It feels kind of like being drunk … Continue reading Weekend wrap-up