Fun Personal Projects for Writers: Easy Desk Decorations for Winter

We can be creative in more than one way. Why not let our creativity shine through by crafting and doing things other than writing. Continue Reading

Go on a Personal & Creativity Retreat

Not that you really have to go anywhere, I plan to take mine right at home – and in the general area. Or, if you prefer, a trip away from home would also be wonderful.  I was filling out my notebook, reading on Leonie Dawson’s blog, when I came across Continue Reading

Keep Learning

One thing I have learned over the years is it is important to keep learning. Whether you have a diploma, a degree, and/or 20 years of experience does not matter. There is always something new to learn. Something that will benefit you in one way or another. There are many Continue Reading

Fun Personal Projects for Writers: Vision Boards

What do you want to accomplish with your freelance business? Your personal life? Education? What are your end goals? Where do you want to end up? Take a good look at what you want your future to look like. Take notes over the next week or two. Leaf through magazines Continue Reading

Fun Personal Projects or Writers: Journal a Scrapbook

 Not always, but often, freelancers enjoy other creative outlets. Today I want to introduce you to the concept of journaling a scrapbook. I love to journal, and I love to scrapbook, so my scrapbook pages always have journaling cards. You do not have to do anything special. Simply attach a Continue Reading

Should Social Media be Kept Professional?

Which social networking sites do you use? Are they used only for business? Are they purely personal? I use Twitter, FaceBook and MySpace most often. I actually have two Twitter accounts, @ShannonLBuck and @BangorSingleMom. I try to keep both of these professional at all times, but sometimes something personal is Continue Reading