Kickstart Your Writer’s Ear

Don’t you just love overhearing snippets of conversations? I do. I’m not a snoop but some types of random communication between strangers help to kickstart my writer’s ear — I like to tune into the way people talk, their quirky wisecracks and tone of voice. It can be interesting research for any writer. Why? Because … Continue reading Kickstart Your Writer’s Ear

Handling the Friend Who Shamelessly Flirts with Your Man

There’s always a friend you can never quite trust. She’s the friend who barely waits for your back to be turned before she transforms into a sex bomb, tossing her hair and swinging her hips as she saunters across the room with your man firmly in sight. You try to quell the annoyance splitting your … Continue reading Handling the Friend Who Shamelessly Flirts with Your Man

The 8 Natural Qualities of Exceptionally Cool People

Cool isn’t just what you say, it’s what you do.  Austin Powers. For some reason, the prolific 1960s spy who was unfrozen and thrust into an array of new assignments in a confusing ’90s world, is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of someone exceptionally cool — “Yeah, baby?” Okay, so … Continue reading The 8 Natural Qualities of Exceptionally Cool People