Tag Archive | learning

My Sabbatical and What I Learned

My Sabbatical and What I Learned

You may have noticed that I haven’t blogged in awhile. It hasn’t been just because of laziness. Over the past several months I’ve been getting more and more discouraged in my writing career, not really feeling like I was making progress, not knowing what direction I was supposed to be going or what I should […]

Leave the Trash

Leave the Trash

This week, as I’ve been preparing to officially launch my website and my other projects that I’m going to be putting out this year (stay tuned—announcement still to come!), I’ve gotten a lot of great encouragement and feedback, but also some negativity from a source I once trusted. Putting yourself out there is hard. From […]

What’s Wrong with Children’s Literature

What’s Wrong with Children’s Literature

The other day as I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, I came across this article*. At first I skimmed past it, but after seeing the same link pop up from several different friends, I decided it must be worth taking a look. I’m glad I did. The author discusses the trend of YA fiction […]

Five good reasons to use seminar handouts

Five good reasons to use seminar handouts

I had a disagreement with a fellow businessperson this week. I’m a writing coach, he’s a leadership coach. We both taught in the Summer Seminar Series put on by the Central Florida Christian Chamber of Commerce. On Tuesday, he attended my article-writing seminar, where I passed out handouts containing my major talking points. On Thursday, […]

Inverting the Buffalo

Inverting the Buffalo

“Using the Whole Buffalo” is a pretty common catch phrase, as is the old saying “Waste not, Want not.” They definitely passed through my mind as I watch my cousin trim a pepper a few years ago. But it was her house and she had been kind enough to invite over my brother and I […]

Insights from the Renegade Project

So, with the Renegade Project being experimental, the question now is how did it go and what does everyone think of it? I, for one, enjoyed it and think it was all in all successful. Definitely fun enough to do again someday. However, just as everything, it was neither easy or snag free. So I […]

Lessons For Life

Remember studying for the test? What? You never did that? Yeah, right. I was nerd enough to listen in class, but I didn’t go overboard cracking textbooks after school. I learned early on most teachers test on their lectures, not the book. I met a few exceptions to that rule, but not many. When facing […]