The Power of Story

By |2018-03-02T16:29:57-06:00March 18th, 2016|

My work has always been about telling stories. As a newspaper reporter fresh out of college, I gathered and wrote the stories of people and organizations in the Chicago suburbs: politicians, businesspeople, ordinary citizens who [...]

A Powerful Story is growing

By |2018-03-02T16:33:06-06:00May 22nd, 2015|

Have you ever thought of creating an ebook to market your company? I just wanted to share one of my recent ebook projects. I collaborated with Lauren Hunter, of churchtechtoday.com, to create an ebook for [...]

Are you an aspiring writer?

By |2018-03-02T16:37:32-06:00January 28th, 2015|

Almost every week, I hear from someone who wants to write. They write me brave emails, looking for a word of advice or encouragement. It's one thing to be a writer--anyone with a pen and [...]

Breadwinner wives

By |2014-03-11T23:22:47-05:00March 11th, 2014|

About a year ago, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg published what would quickly become a bestselling book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead. She encouraged women to "lean in" to their careers, rather [...]

How to make a living as a writer, Part 1

By |2018-03-02T16:40:44-06:00January 24th, 2014|

I’ve been working as a writer since I graduated from college almost three decades ago. Some years (when I worked full-time for a newspaper, for example, or when I wrote four books in one year) [...]

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