Committing to Raw Writing

Maggie and I have been talking about blogs. We need to write more, we tell each other. At a marketing workshop sponsored by our publisher, the message is clear: blogs are the thing for people with ideas. We have ideas, lots of them. And we are brimming over with energy for the promise of our new revived blog. We dive in.…

How Great Things Happen…

   Betsy and Maggie interviewed author Mary Parry and photographer Corey Williams about their inspiring children’s book, Sadie McGrady Runs for President. Mary spent years developing Sadie and found, in Corey, a photographer who brought her vivid ideas to life—just in time for a pre-election release. Included below are highlights from the lunchtime conversation with the duo.…

The time is now for women to lead together

This is NOT the reality we expected. We expected Hillary Clinton would win the presidential election. All the signs seemed to point that way and, as women who have studied and written about women leaders, we couldn’t wait to see what transpired with her at the helm. Would she deliver on her promises to advance women’s issues?…

With a Wink & a Partner

Share this Post — Enter to Win Silver Pearl Eau de Parfum  Want to be the best smelling partner around? See below for details about how this beautiful bottle of perfume can be yours.  It’s a generous giveaway thanks to our  blog guests Christine and Gilda at Wink Salon DETAILS BELOW What comes in all shapes,…

Why making up is important in business

  Ever wonder about all those butt slaps players give their teammates and opponents at the end of a football game?  A new study examines this post-game affection as an essential component of a good fight. In a good fight, you compete. Then you make up. Then you move on without any hurt feelings, ready to cooperate if needed…

She’s Not Sorry, She’s Authentic

“Sensitivity, sensitivity, I’m just loaded with that,” my daughter sang in the role of Queen Aggravain, a very insensitive ruler in her school’s production of Once Upon a Mattress. Today, the word is authenticity and who isn’t striving to be loaded with it? Be yourself. Be real. You be you. It’s been the thorn in…

The Power of Partnership

First, Rochelle Melander interviewed us for her Write Now blog (see below). Then we discovered that not only is Rochelle an author, she’s a partner, too. With a double header like this, you can certainly see why we felt compelled to feature her in today’s post. Partnership rocks for Rochelle Melander, author, coach and founder of Writers@Work…