Happy Trails Days

Today is National Trails Day and is a time for people to shut down their laptops and venture out into the great outdoors. June 4, 2016 is American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®, the country’s largest celebration of trails.  National Trails Day events will take place in every state across the country and will include…

New Writing Pen for Me!

Last week I treated myself to a new Retro Tornado 1951 writing pen!  A Luscious red rollerball which fits nicely in my hand.  Retro 51‘s ink flows smooth, clean, and does not smear.  I love it! You can get one from JetPens’ site, or on Amazon I love the company’s slogan, “Life is too short…

Podcast

Podcast – Author Hangout

I needed several good podcasts to help me with my writing.  Some of them specifically deal with technique, or marketing, or project management.  The Author Hangout caught my ear because it mainly deals with interviewing successful authors.  All the episodes are unique, but in it I hear about each authors approach to writing, marketing, and…

10 Sites for Free & Legal Blog Images

It’s always nice to have a cool image to go along with a blog post. It helps to drive home a story and gives the reader an indication to what the article is about.  Finding these cool images, that can be legal to use, is easy thanks to several sites. Getty Images: It is the…

Images for blogs

Finding images safe for blogging can sometimes be a challenge.  Good Free, Creative Commons, etc. sometimes can be hard to find.  What I’ve decided to do is use GraphicStock.com.  It’s only $99 per year (on sale) and I get access to a large library of images for use in my artwork, book covers, kindle cover,…