What It Really Is Like to be a Work-at-Home Writer

I’m kind of frustrated. I had a GREAT idea for a post. It was all floating around in my head, all the bits coming together to create THE IDEA. Then the phone rang – something about a survey about the furnace for the home owner. I was annoyed. I got rid of them.

I got back to my idea, it took a few minutes to get the creative energy back.… Read the rest

Ladies Learning Code

We’re a women-run not-for-profit group working to empower everyone to feel comfortable learning beginner-friendly technical skills in a social, collaborative way.

Ladies Learning Code started in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in June 2011 – with a tweet. It is through the hard work and dedication of many people (many, many more than are pictured here) that we bring to the Toronto community our take on monthly workshops and other events.… Read the rest

14 Secrets for a Happy Artist’s Life

1. Find 3 good things every day, whether they are experiences, or objects, or both. Find a way to use them in art.

2. Make everything special. Embellish your life.

3. Look for Fairy God-mothers and Angels. Be ready for experiences that will delight and surprise you.

4. Play more often.

5. Look for the smiling faces.

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Not the Standard in Goal Getting

On the HubPages Answer section someone asked how you keep/ reach goals you set, what helps you to get there. I thought about it a bit and then wrote:

I don’t tell anyone else about my goal. That goes against popular opinion. But, once I tell someone I have to listen to their advice, their nagging, etc.

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Women Who Think Like a Man

Where did this one start? Some of these Twitter things are too funny. I don’t think this one started out with the intent to be funny, but it is.

What would you post? Consider what we know about how men think. What men think. I’m glad we (woman that I am) don’t think like men.

As an aside, “thinking like men” meaning they have business sense or are cool under pressure or don’t care about things too deeply – whatever spirit this was started with, is not about gender.… Read the rest