The Blogger Recognition Award for Writer’s Treasure Chest

Storyteller (writer, filmmaker, public speaker) Mitch Teemley has nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award and has really made my day! Thank you so much, Mitch. You know how to make a girl happy, don’t you?  (Did I just say this? Oops *blush*)






Blogger Recognition Award Rules

  • Thank the blogger/s who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Write a post about the Blogger Recognition Award
  • Briefly tell how your blog started
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
  • Select 15 bloggers to give this award to


How I started

When I finally got my guts together and decided to become a writer with the goal to be published I was told I needed to go public. “Be on Social Media, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter – and in particular start blogging!” It took a while until I had found what to blog about: My craft. How do I learn to be a writer? What does it need for me to be a better writer – and how am I progressing? That’s why I started a blog for writers where I can share not only my own experiences, but introduce other writers and in particular share what I learn from them… great writers, more experienced ones than I am.


Two Pieces of Advice

  1. Write as often and as  easily as you can. You are a writer when writing is what makes you happier than anything else.
  2. Learn “how to” do things in the writing process. Every step forward, every piece of advice that is given to you, try to include and use it. But don’t just follow others like sheep. Learn which process works for you and which one doesn’t.


My Nominees



Happiness is Like a Butterfly… #inspiration #happiness #wisdom

I thought, this is such a wonderful motivational blog post, written by N. N. Light. I wanted to share it with as many people as I can.

POTL: All Things Books, Reading and Publishing

Happiness butterfly

Are you chasing happiness only to have it slip through your fingers?

Happiness is a tricky concept to understand. Some people are born happy while others search frantically for it.

I used to go chasing after it. I used to think that in order to be happy, I had to have [insert want] in my life. Money, a man, a friend, food, car, wardrobe, etc. were just a few of my wants. The more I chased, the more the want slipped from my fingers.

I was miserable. 😦

It wasn’t until I stopped chasing happiness and switched up my perspective that happiness came to live in my heart.

Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.

So, stop chasing happiness and concentrate on other…

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