Category Writing tips

All I Got for Christmas Was A Mental Block – Awesome, Now What?

Now Brewing: Starbucks VIA® Instant Peppermint Mocha Latte. Okay, I’m not actually enjoying one of these right now (because I’m on a #JanuaryWhole30), but I so wish I was. Best instant coffee I’ve had to date and getting them as a gift makes them extra sweet. Hello…. Is it me you’re looking for? (You thought […]

Why I Don’t Regret Leaving a Perfectly Good Job (And What I Learned From Leaving)

Now Brewing: Disney Blend Flavored Coffee. I was lucky to receive a few of these sensational coffees from a friend who completed the Disney College Program. They never fail to bring a smile to my face simply because each cup brews just a touch of Disney magic right here in Wisconsin.  Despite three and a half […]

Big Girls Don’t Cry…Or Do They? How To Get Back Out There After Rejection

Now Brewing: Van Houtte Cherry Chip Swirl. I got these K-cups last year on a whim and am so thrilled that I did. These are perfect with a dash of milk and a tap of cinnamon and nutmeg on top; a fall favorite for me now.   Rejection hurts: I think that is a fact […]

What’s The Deal With Queries?! And What You Need To Know About What To Do and Not Do When Writing One

Now Brewing: Starbucks Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte. It’s baaaaaack and better than ever. I finally bit the bullet this year and registered myself for a Starbucks gift card so I could reap the rewards (okay mainly the free in-store refills). I could not be happier that I chose to do this during my favorite Starbs […]

Cost-Effective Editing That Won’t Skimp Out On Quality

Now Brewing: Coffee People’s Tree Hugger Extra Bold. I chose this cup this morning because my campus was voted on The Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll. I also felt that conservation related well to the frugality of today’s post and although this cup might not save you a ton of the green stuff, at […]

Everybody’s Working For The Weekend–But You Don’t Have To!

Now Brewing: Cory Collections Sequoia Dark. This is what my office is currently brewing. It is similar to the dark roasts you can find at Starbucks or other large scale coffee houses but what I truly enjoy about it is that it doesn’t leave my mouth begging for gallon’s of water afterwards. I’m not a […]

Hold The Elevator: How To Pitch Your Writing Like a Pro

Now Brewing: Archer Farms Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans. Okay I know it’s not exactly coffee but these are really a great mix of the coffee taste I love and the chocolate that I love to hate. I found these at Target and I like to have them around for a mid-morning crash when I’m craving […]

The Art Of Crafting A Readable, Believable Character

Now Brewing: International Delight’s Iced Mocha. The great part about this is that you can buy it by the gallon at just about any store that sells liquid coffee creamer. This morning I used one of those water bottles that you can infuse with fresh fruit to make your own flavored water. I filled the fruit section […]

The “Write” Inspiration–Music

Now Brewing: Gloria Jean’s Mudslide: this coffee has been one of my favorites for awhile now. I first got a single K-Cup of it when I bought my Keurig brewer and was given a sample pack of cups. It’s got a rich chocolate flavor that really makes it taste more like a candy bar than […]

When the Mornings Come a Bit Too Early…

Now Brewing: Caribou Coffee’s Daybreak Morning Blend: since my morning started seemingly earlier than ever after a long winter break of sleeping in late and waking up with nothing to do–I figured what better way than to greet the day with this delicious cup. I’ve always favored Caribou coffees over Starbucks and was pleased to […]