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Book Review: Debt Solutions that Work

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I was recently asked to write a review of this book by Stephen Howe. It is Debt Solutions that Work: Your Guide to Get out of Debt and Stay out of Debt for Good. As a writer myself, I always enjoy reading books by new authors, so I was happy to agree to read it and write a review about it.

While I wanted to be thrilled with this book and give Stephen a rave review, I cannot do that with good conscience. I do believe that he had excellent intentions in writing this book, and it’s okay as a basic primer for teenagers or young adults. However, anyone with some life experience under their belt will find the information in this short book pretty simplistic. (Of course, my background is in the finance industry– I am probably over-thinking this a little.) Read the rest of this entry »

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Mistakes Writers Make: Cool Infographic

I stumbled upon this infographic when another blogger friend (Corina at NotNowMomsBusy) posted it– and I knew that I had to share it here on my writing blog. I have mentioned a few times before how critical it is that your writing is not just passable, but really good, when you want to earn a living with it. Unfortunately, there are people in cyberspace that call themselves writers, but are just plain awful! Does anybody else find it totally distracting when a piece of writing is full of grammar, punctuation and spelling mistakes? Honestly, I will avoid that type of writing because it makes my head hurt!

Most freelancers and aspiring writers know how important good writing is and take measures to continually improve it. For me, that means reading (a lot), writing, proofreading, and rewriting what I’ve written until it sounds “right.” It is time-consuming and probably seems very anal to some people. However, every writer has their own  process; just be sure that you are publishing the best version of your writing! Read the rest of this entry »


I Love Writing about Prom Dresses!

A few weeks back, I did a post for a site that sells formal dresses for weddings and other special occasions and it was so much fun, I happily said yes when someone asked me to write about prom dresses! The great thing about having a blog is that you can write about anything you want.

I love this site and their beautiful prom dresses– there are so many unique styles that I have never seen before, even on celebrities on the red carpet. If I were going to prom this year (Wow! It seems like so many years ago, but I cannot wait for my little peeps to go so I can help doll them up) I would definitely check out JenJenHouse  to find an awesome dress that will make her feel like a princess on her big day.

The site has gorgeous prom dresses in all different lengths and a wide range of styles, but sleek and fitted little black dresses to those with sequins, beading and tulle. So many different choices– and much different than shopping at the local mall where the pickings are really slim, and you have to settle for whatever they think will be popular. The problem with that is that everyone shows up wearing almost the same dress. Instead, check out JenJenHouse, where no matter what her vision is, she will find the perfect dress and the perfect color at  http://www.jenjenhouse.com/Prom-Dresses-c18/.  In fact, there are 1,330 prom dress styles on the website, and each and every one of them can be ordered in many different colors. Even better, for a nominal fee, the dress can be expertly altered to her exact measurements so that it fits like a dream and she feels absolutely comfortable and beautiful wearing it.

Additionally, JenJenHouse sells all of the accessories she will need to complete her outfit and look absolutely stunning. Shoes, handbags, wraps from chiffon shawls to faux fur capelets, and absolutely stunning jewelry to complement her dress.  The prices are so great, and the styles so pretty, that I am ordering some for myself.

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