Week of June 21 to 28, 2015 – Technology blips, Last week of school, and Editing

This has been one of those weeks: On Sunday night our internet suddenly died. A few phone calls and a couple days later the internet service came back to life. (The power pack for the radio system needed to be replaced.) No internet service = NO Google hangouts. The InScribe … [Read more...]

Lessons in Trust and Technology

  Sometimes I just have to laugh. (I'd rather laugh than cry, wouldn't you?!) After I posted last time, I ran into major technology issues. It all started quite innocently, with the addition of a new e-mail address. After the creation of the e-mail address, I wanted to add it to my e-mail … [Read more...]

Update and future direction for ruthlsnyder.com

In January I shared my writing goals for 2015. I haven't finished anything on that list! But I am still focusing on non-fiction, specifically the Author Social Media Mastery Series. After I finished Kindle in 30 with Kristen Eckstein, I decided to take the Author Audience Academy course with Shelley … [Read more...]

My Prayer for 2015

Happy New Year! As we step into 2015, here's my prayer: Heavenly Father, Thank you for the gift of a new year. Thank you that you know what each day will hold and You will guide us, strengthen us, and enable us. Help us to be still and know that You are God (Psalm 46:10). Help us to listen for … [Read more...]

Parenting: Motivating with Rewards

In August at my Music for Young Children professional development session, one of the presenters shared that she doesn't offer practice incentives to her students. Instead she challenges parents to talk to their children and figure out what will motivate them. I remembered this piece of advice a few … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Crafting a Personal Vision Statement

Last week in our study of Limitless Life by Derwin L. Gray, we discussed work and were challenged to write our own vision statement. If you've never written a personal vision statement, try the process outlined below. If nothing else, you'll learn more about yourself and what motivates you. … [Read more...]

The road to change: Excuses or Honesty?

I stepped on the scale today for my weekly weigh-in and discovered the numbers are getting bigger instead of smaller. The increase is only a few pounds; I'm not discouraged, just motivated to get back on track and make better choices. In the last week, I've used a lot of excuses to make choices I … [Read more...]

7 Spring Cleaning Tips for Writers

It’s officially springtime on the calendar. Our thoughts often turn to spring-cleaning our houses - getting rid of the extra layers of dust and grime that have accumulated over the long winter. Perhaps it's time to think about doing some spring-cleaning in our writing lives too. Here are seven areas … [Read more...]

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