Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration; the rest of us just get up and go to work. -Stephen King Not surprisingly, I'm friends and acquainted with a lot of writers and people who want to be writers. And, inevitably, I hear the woes and hardships of being a writer, often described and justified as "writer life." Those gripes usually go something like this: "I can't get a … [Read more...] about The Truth About Writer Life
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Lollie note: The following is an excerpt from a book that I'm currently writing called There Are No Nice Guys: A Collection of Erotic Tales and Life Lessons. Enjoy. What are you looking for? It's always the first question. No chit chat. No getting to know me. Right after matching on a dating app, he just quickly wants to know what it is that I seek. Maybe it's a … [Read more...] about There Are No Nice Guys
Lifestyle blogs cover a wide range of topics, which can make it difficult to get started in the face of so many possibilities. As fellow human beings, we all wear clothes, decorate our homes, eat food, and go on trips. Alas, those are extremely broad topics. Ask yourself how you’re going to own your lifestyle niche. What makes you unique and what angle can you use to filter how … [Read more...] about How to Start a Lifestyle Blog in 5 Easy Steps
For me, being placed in a situation where I have to reject someone is way worse than being rejected. I have good self-esteem, and I'm logical. So, on those infrequent occasions when I'm rejected (yes, it happens), I can bounce back. Not every guy that I'm attracted to is going to be attracted to me. I get it. But when a man shows a certain level of affection or admiration for … [Read more...] about How to Tell a Man You’re Not Interested in Him
First, I mistook gratitude for love. Then, to make things worse, I mistook obsession for love. You would think that I'm at the age when I can recognize and understand love and healthy relationships; but alas, being in a monogamous, romantic relationship for a quarter of a century may have stunted my ability to make smart dating decisions. My obsessor and I had a past, one … [Read more...] about The Time I Mistook Obsession for Love
Generally speaking, I'm a wine drinker, but I've been known to attend a beer fest or two. According to a study conducted by Budweiser, it turns out that if I want to make a good first impression, I need to stick to drinking more beer and less wine. Based on a representative survey of 2,000 Americans (ages 21+), 70% of women and 59% of men believe that people who drink … [Read more...] about Want More Friends? Trade in Your Wine Glass for a Beer Mug.
For the longest time, people have told me, "You should be a fashion stylist." I accept the compliment, but not the advice, because I've always known there is more to being a stylist than putting together a cute outfit. Looks at it this way, just because a person can sew, doesn't mean she can be a designer. And just because a spunky fashion blogger can dress well, doesn't mean … [Read more...] about Vegas Style: Fashion Stylist Christie Moeller