5 Inspirational Books To Read Right Now

Are you ready to be inspired? Do you run a business, or are you a creative looking to keep motivation flowing? There are definitely challenges to running your own business, selling your work, and keeping the faith when it comes to what you make. That’s why there are geniuses in this world who have written …

10 Amazing Words Used by Moira Rose

One of the best discoveries of my 2020 summer was Schitt’s Creek. If you haven’t seen the award-winning TV show from POP, then you are missing a masterpiece. Each member of the displaced Rose family and every resident of the off-the-beaten-path town of Schitt’s Creek has their own fun quirks, but from a writing standpoint, …

5 Things I’ve Learned Since Freelancing

I will spare you the jokes about how different 2020 was and cut right to the chase; starting my own business became a necessity really quickly, which meant virtually no time to fit in a learning curve. So I picked up knowledge as I went, creating a little list of 5 things I’ve learned since …

Demystifying the Writing Sample

Demystifying the writing sample

Curious about how writing samples work? Well, fear not! I’m here to demystify the writing sample and give some insight into why it’s necessary. Rule #1: Know Who You’re Working With This is a two-way street, by the way. I want to learn more about you, and you want to learn more about me. So, …

Elaine Marie Copyediting & Copywriting

Elaine Marie Copyediting & Copywriting

Exciting news! Just four months before the COVID pandemic hit, I quit my job (insert nervous-looking emoji). That’s not the exciting news. The exciting bit is that, having quit without a backup plan, I was ready for whatever job was out there that wouldn’t drive me insane. Small problem: the world shut down. So, realizing …

If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

Every once in a while you read a book like M.L. Rio’s Shakespeare-inspired masterpiece, If We Were Villains and, after you return it to the library, you immediately order it on Amazon. (Take a gander at The Art of Buying Books on Amazon where I talk here about shopping small(er) on Amazon). Following a group …

She’s Back!

I feel like I should start with a general disclaimer: I am no good with resolutions. However, I’ve started some new ventures in life, so why not add another? This book-based blog was on the brink. It was standing at the edge of the cliff, arms outstretched, skirts blowing in the wind, sad movie score …

8 Books You’ll Love If You Like These Movies

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Just a few days ago my family sat down to watch Knives Out, a new movie that got rave reviews from multiple friends. First let me say that the mystery-thriller was really good! Well written, well cast, and cinematically compelling. But the first thought that popped into my head was “this is just like The …

4 Books and Their Song Soulmates

I’m one of those people who has a strange attention span; easily interrupted unless there’s music. Just me? Okay. Well, I know it doesn’t make much sense, but even in school, I found it hard to concentrate unless there was music. I always chalked it up to needing only one other distracting thing (music) instead …