Author: jstevenspires

An Unusual Gift

“No one sees the world exactly like you, and no one can articulate it in quite the same way.” – Sean Platt, 10 Ways to Avoid Writing Insecurity I made a terrible mistake the other day… I let my sister-in-law read my latest story out loud. With every page she read, I cringed. The story, which was weeks away from… Read more →

Some Day

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”  –Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Some day. That’s the day when all writers decide to start working on their “best seller.” The problem is “some day” never comes because of other obligations or because it becomes a lost dream. Let’s be completely honest. If… Read more →

Finish Strong

“Success is a finished book, a stack of pages each of which is filled with words. If you reach that point, you have won a victory over yourself no less impressive than sailing single-handed around the world.” – Tom Clancy Drew Brees said it. The New Orleans Saints made it their cry in the Superbowl. Writers need to claim this… Read more →

Help, My Hero is Drowning!

“Writing about a writer’s block is better than not writing at all.” – Charles Bukowski, The Last Night of the Earth Poems My hero was drowning. And all I could do was just stare … Have you ever felt desperate? I mean REAL desperate. Not desperate to find disposable diapers at midnight when you realized you just used the last… Read more →

Social Media Marketing: As Told by a Millennial

By Kelsey Megilligan 03/06/2015 As a twenty-something year old and a recent college graduate, one of the toughest battles I face professionally is the Social Media struggle (and let me tell you the struggle is real!). As millennials, we grew up in a world where we were constantly connected through technology. Our social interactions were consumed with AIM chats, text messages… Read more →