Overcome Imposter Syndrome in Your Writing

Despite the fact that for as long as I have known myself, I knew I wanted to be a writer, I battled with Imposter Syndrome when I began sharing my work. It is the overwhelming feeling that you don’t deserve your success and you’re not as intelligent, creative or talented as you may seem to others. You feel like a

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Write So Your Joy is Full

What’s the dream? To be a best selling author? To turn your books into a movie franchise? What’s the dream that is stirring the desire to write? I have found if my motivation is for anything other than my own pleasure it is often difficult to sustain the discipline of writing. I write for me first. Even when it is

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What's in a Name? Picking Character Names

I have a word document that I started more than a decade ago with the names I wanted to give characters in a book. Sometimes I refer to it when I’m stuck on finding the right last name to go with the first. In Love’s Sweet Joy, the heroine is Monique Sinclair and just as in true Caribbean style, you

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Move On

I’ve never considered myself a perfectionist and I don’t think that I am now. However, I’ve discovered this old habit of wanting to fix the past. (Maybe I am 🙂 The power of writing on a blog is that I can go back and edit a post and fix past grammatical errors. Not so possible once its already in print

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Flat Tire

You heard it before you saw it. The sound grew louder reminiscent of a coming eruption. The monster roared over the hill and came into view. Mature women selling produce on the roadside swooned and fanned their face as the Harley and its driver rode by. Kayla just wanted to disappear but she couldn’t as he slowed down when he

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This Ad has me thinking about the power of words and images

The slogan I’ve used for goldenmedia for many years has been words…images…life. Today I came across this ad in my Facebook news feed for a South African scotch called Bells. Never heard of it before and I don’t even drink scotch but the ad had me and a few friends teary eyed. Its not a hard sell ad at all

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Tell Your Story: Writing a Compelling Job Letter

You don’t need to begin with Once Upon a Time but you do need to find engaging ways to tell the story of your area of expertise. If you are applying for a new post which you may not have qualifications in, telling the story of how your past experiences have prepared you for the new opportunity is very important.

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