5 Summer Writing Activities for Your Child (Fun Included)

If you're in the same boat I'm in, you have a child home for summer break right about now. And, this child of yours is in need of some engaging activities to keep the writing side of the brain in active mode during the school hiatus. What to do? WHAT TO DO?! Well, here's what … Continue reading 5 Summer Writing Activities for Your Child (Fun Included)

Incentivizing the Writer: Journaling is a Good Starting Place

I missed last Monday's reading-writing incentives discussion, but I was just itching to bring this topic out today, because it'll quite possibly be my last Monday posting for some time as I'm working to adjust my schedule for my content writing services I'm rolling out. I have a new client I'll be offering these services … Continue reading Incentivizing the Writer: Journaling is a Good Starting Place

3 Ways Writers Can Produce Their Best Work IMMEDIATELY (Number Three)

Let's talk about being in a flow state (or in the zone) in writing productivity -- what it looks like and how you can get to it. And here we go. Wikipedia describes a flow state as "the┬ámental state in which a person performing some activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, … Continue reading 3 Ways Writers Can Produce Their Best Work IMMEDIATELY (Number Three)

3 Ways Writers Can Produce Their Best Work IMMEDIATELY (Number Two)

Writing is on the table for today's discussion. Yes, indeedie. And, I'm going to let you in on a little not-so-well-kept secret of mine -- I ABSOLUTELY LOVE to write! I think the writing gene's been in my unofficial DNA since the beginning of my existence. However, the gene seemed to lie dormant until I … Continue reading 3 Ways Writers Can Produce Their Best Work IMMEDIATELY (Number Two)

3 Ways Writers Can Produce Their Best Work IMMEDIATELY (Number One)

I'm tellin' you, folks. If you're not jumping on the following 3 ways you can immediately produce better writing results for yourself, you're absolutely MISSING OUT. And my job today is to make sure you leave this reading session understanding that there are some simple but fundamental building blocks to creating a writing environment that … Continue reading 3 Ways Writers Can Produce Their Best Work IMMEDIATELY (Number One)

Incentivizing the Reader: Having Reading Options is Fundamental

No matter the age, having reading options is one key component in keeping reading fresh and alive in the reader's mind. Because human beings are very unique in the ways in which we effectively and efficiently absorb information, it would make sense that readers should be given opportunities to read that information in the way … Continue reading Incentivizing the Reader: Having Reading Options is Fundamental

Incentivizing the Young Reader: Have You Tried Reading Aloud with Your Child/Student?

Let me start out by saying that "reading out loud" is not every person's cup of tea. In fact, there are those individuals who downright hate oral reading. And for some, it can be a real phobia. So, I'm not suggesting a one size fits all approach to incentivizing the young learner in your life. … Continue reading Incentivizing the Young Reader: Have You Tried Reading Aloud with Your Child/Student?

Incentivizing Children to Read by Identifying What Motivates Them

INCENTIVIZING. Such an interesting word that can mean different things to different people, or even different things to the same person. Like me. I'm of the mind that "incentives" are subjective, because something that incentivizes one person may not necessarily incentivize the next person in line. Let's face it. Cindy might really look forward to … Continue reading Incentivizing Children to Read by Identifying What Motivates Them

Incentivizing the Reader: Make Reading Fun by Reading What You Enjoy

Seriously and simply. Make the reading experience as fun as you can make it. There are so many different ideas that come to mind when I think of how to make reading enjoyable for the child and adult alike. But, what it really boils down to is . . . what does "fun" look like … Continue reading Incentivizing the Reader: Make Reading Fun by Reading What You Enjoy

Creative Entrepreneurship for Incentivizing the Young Reader and Writer

So, did you catch what I did in the blog post title up there? Yes? Maybe not? Well, I'm going to make sure we're all on the same page here with my little word play in the title in case you need a clue from me on what's coming up in the discussion. In short, I … Continue reading Creative Entrepreneurship for Incentivizing the Young Reader and Writer