Archive for March, 2016

Women and Adversity: Jenni Schaefer, author, inspirational speaker

March 24, 2016

Women and Adversity: Jenni Schaefer, Author, Inspirational Speaker “Life without Ed” is not the typical romance, and Ed is not the typical lover. Jenni Schaefer, 39, ended her affair with Ed ...

Find Your Writing Niche:

April 21, 2015

   A Google search for a story I was writing recently made me aware of The fascinating site states on its home page that it is “the qu ...

Find Your Writing Niche: Enter Contests to Win

February 17, 2015

Contests fascinate writers because they want to know where they fit among their peers. I have judged contests in the past and did it again this year. I like judging because: I see how other ...

Find Your Writing Niche: Enter my Contest

August 26, 2014

Many people avoid entering contests for fear of not winning. Bury that attitude for several reasons: 1)You learn to write on deadline. 2)You learn to follow instructions. 3)It can motivate you t ...

Find Your Writing Niche: Captions, The lifeblood of Pictures

August 19, 2014

A picture is worth a 1,000 words, but the purpose of the caption is to clarify the scene. I try to make the caption as short as possible, which can be a challenge. Things to remember when writi ...

North Carolina Press Club moves forward

August 5, 2014

North Carolina Press Club reconstructed its Web site and has a new look at It also developed a Facebook page at ...

Find Your Writing Niche: Summer and Writing

June 10, 2014

The warm weather helps us relax, and it’s easier to let writing slide during these months. Instead of putting off that novel or feature story until fall, use the summer to motivate yourself to g ...

Find Your Writing Niche: Take pictures of people and places

June 3, 2014

I often have to take pictures of the people I interview, so I carry my camera with me to every story I cover. Sometimes the publication sends its own photographer. Not a problem. But I still need ...

Find your Writing Niche: Cindy does hair. I don’t!

April 28, 2014

At the beauty salon my hair stylist, Cindy, told me how she and her daughter, also a hair stylist, attended a workshop and learned more ways to use foils.  An image of a piece of aluminum foil sh ...


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