My Latest Blogs

Twelve Survival Tips for Public Speaking

That first author reading outside of a workshop atmosphere is daunting. According to the Self Help Collective, the fear of public speaking is second only to the fear of flying. My first such reading was in March 2012 at a New England Sisters in Crime event for the...

Nine Non-Techy Tips for Better Blogging

Are you new to blogging? Does reading Problogger give you hives because it's so comprehensive? Here are a few easy blogging tips that don't take a lot of tech work. They're easy-peasy. Maybe one of these can help you? Blog posts aren't just for the day You've heard...

What’s the Difference Between Tags and Categories?

When I first started blogging, I used to be confused by the difference between a blog's "tags" and "categories." What did those words even mean? How would I use them? Couldn't I just leave them blank? So, let's talk about what they are and ways we  can use them. Post...