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My Top Ten Takeaways from the 2017 Mompreneur Conference

Darlene Gudrie Butts and Maria Locker

Two days, three hundred women, six keynote speakers, twenty-two finalists and infinite possibilities in a forty-eight hour period of time. Wow! My head and heart are overflowing! If you didn’t get to attend this year’s Mompreneur Conference, here are a few things I learned in these amazing two days: We are the producer, director, writer and star of our own …

The Top Three Times to Post Your Blog to Social Media

Best time to post a blog

Do you know when your readers are online? I have talked to dozens of bloggers who cannot answer that question. Why? They really don’t know who their readers are or when they are most likely to be online. Take a little time and determine who they are and then think about what their lifestyle is like. If you understand when …

Blog Topic Generator

“Life is filled with unanswered questions, but it is the courage to seek those answers that continues to give meaning to life.” ― J.D. Stroube, Caged by Damnation There is a simple way to build a following. Answer the questions that your readers have. People are always searching for knowledge. How do you think Google became an actual verb in …

Top Three Reasons You Should Self-publish!

When I wrote “Lessons from the Depression” in 2009, self-publishing put your book in the “not good enough to make it to the big leagues” category. I originally wanted to find a publisher. After talking to David Chilton who wrote the incredibly successful book, “The Wealthy Barber,” I changed my mind as he gave me three really good reasons to …

Who Has Time to Write Anyways?

who has time to write

I get it. You have a career, babies to look after, networking, social media, emails, so many emails, meetings, products to produce, products to sell, and maybe even a special someone in your life that you want to keep in your life.

You don’t have time to write a book.

But, you want to.

You just think it is impossible.

Fastest Way to Write – Part 2

In part one, I shared with you how to use questions to make the writing process quick and easy. Now, I am going to give you the secret sauce to put your writing in hyper drive. Use your voice. Your real voice. I had a challenge to write 2000 words a day for 30 days. It was not easy. I …

Fastest Way to Write – Part 1

questions your readers need answered

The number one challenge writer’s face is time. I really want to write a book, but with Johnny in hockey and Sarah in dance, work being crazy and my parents always wanting to drop in, how am I going to write a book? Sound familiar? My first book took me a year to write, my second book five months and …

The Best Way to Better Writing

Want to Be a Better Writer? Read. I bet you thought I was going to say write! It is true that putting in the time to practice writing is important. If you read good writing, even better, some great writing, you will also become a better writer. No matter what you wanted to be when you were a kid, I would bet …

Welcome To Writers Tips

After writing three books, numerous short stories and hundreds of blogs, I have learned a few things. I have made some big mistakes which costs me days of work and more than a few tears. I want to help you learn from my mistakes so you don’t make them. I want to save you time, money and tears. If you …