10 Top Things Writers Love to Hear

Nellie Bly insane asylumMost writers are a bit crazy. Some are a lot.

Adventurer and journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochrane (born May 5, 1864, and better known by her pen name Nellie Bly), even faked craziness in the late 1800s to get herself admitted to an insane asylum to research a story on mental institutions.

She broke all kinds of journalistic barriers back then, just by being a woman. Unbelievably, women journalists still face gender-related obstacles more than a hundred years later. But this post isn’t about that. Continue reading

5 Steps to Success

She Bear 1 Inspiration lands in my inbox every day, sometimes in the form of images like the ones in this post.

I have no way of knowing who took the pics, when, or where (despite having searched the Internet for clues).

Though I’ve failed (so far) to find the source of these amazing photographs, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity of using them to talk about success. Continue reading