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The Case for Tossing Resolutions in Favor of a Mindset Shift

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions anymore. Or at least, I don’t call them that. The lists of lose weight, eat better, be better, do more…yada, yada, yada felt inspiring as I wrote them down full of possibility for the year. And like most people, I was full tilt into my list…for about a week…… Continue reading The Case for Tossing Resolutions in Favor of a Mindset Shift

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Our Year in Review 2018

2018 was a turning point for Writing in the Fast Lane. Though we’ve been in business for five years come March, it was this most recent year in which we laid a stronger foundation to build this business. Here’s what I’ve learned this year and what I look forward to bringing with me into the…… Continue reading Our Year in Review 2018

book reviews · Freelance Writing

Crack open a good book and find a new favorite on our Book Review List 2018

What is a book? For me, books are friends, family, and the possibilities of what if. They are adventures and affairs of the heart. They teach us. They offer reflection into ourselves…what would I do if? Thoughts are formed. Questions queried. Decisions of what we do with the information is up to us. But, most…… Continue reading Crack open a good book and find a new favorite on our Book Review List 2018

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Interview with Ellen Marie Wiseman about following the Traditional Publishing Path

A couple of months ago, I was asked my views on the difference between self-publishing and traditional publishing. Since I’ve only ever self-published, my opinion and views were fairly one sided, so I reached out to the experts for a more well-rounded idea of what each path entailed. If you follow me on Patreon, you…… Continue reading Interview with Ellen Marie Wiseman about following the Traditional Publishing Path

Freelance Writing · Poetry and Prose · Short Stories

A Happy Thanksgiving True Tale

About two years ago, I took a one-off job writing short English-language texts about U.S. customs. My first assignment was to write about Thanksgiving. Though I’ve long since learned what we were taught in history books isn’t always the truth, I always find it fascinating to take a deeper look into the ways we celebrate…… Continue reading A Happy Thanksgiving True Tale

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Cherokee Dream by V.C. Sanford (The Story So Far Book Review)

The action begins in an instant and keeps an undulating pace. Like all good stories, the first line grabs you, yet it is a little too fast-paced for my taste, as it takes until the middle of the first chapter before I feel caught up with the story.  But, the grip I now find myself…… Continue reading Cherokee Dream by V.C. Sanford (The Story So Far Book Review)

book reviews · Freelance Writing

The Story So Far…

With Halloween behind us, Thanksgiving just ahead for the U.S., and the season of giving imminent, things can get a little hectic. So, this week is the last Book Review Week of 2018. We hope you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, and perhaps picked up a new favorite along the way. We’ve tried to…… Continue reading The Story So Far…

Freelance Writing · Music and Lyrics

Happy Thanksgiving!

To our family, friends, fans, and followers of Writing in the Fast Lane, we thought we’d share a little video as a break from reading. The book, initially written as part of an ESL project a few years ago, will also be posted on the 22nd in text only as part of our Book Review…… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

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It’s Not Either or Anymore – Traditional Publishing, Self-Publishing, or a Mix of the Two. Whichever You Choose, It’s Up to You

A special thanks to two followers who initially asked the question of which type of publishing was better – self-publishing or traditional. Hard won lessons over the years have given me some insight for my own work, but sometimes the devil is in the details, and I believe in having all the information presented so…… Continue reading It’s Not Either or Anymore – Traditional Publishing, Self-Publishing, or a Mix of the Two. Whichever You Choose, It’s Up to You

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Monthly Recap – October 2018

On the last Saturday of October just a few days before Halloween, Matt and I finally got around to decorating our pumpkin. We bought it the last weekend of September. But, weeks and weekends get full, especially as the holidays approach. “We are creators,” I told Matt. “It doesn’t matter what form it takes.” Hope…… Continue reading Monthly Recap – October 2018