book reviews · Freelance Writing

Swept Into Another World (Not Another Book Review)-Book Review Week Musings

There’s one more book on my “to be read” list. Death Returns by Joan Peck. You’ll see that review next month. But the reason I mention her now is that when she sent me the Advanced Reader Copy (ARC), she included a note expounding on the benefits of reviews.  Which you and I know well,…… Continue reading Swept Into Another World (Not Another Book Review)-Book Review Week Musings

book reviews · Freelance Writing

Write Your Life Story – A Guide to Writing Your Autobiography and Tips on How to Get Published from The Learning Series by Nancy Smith (Book Review)

If you’ve been following this blog for the last few months, you know I began writing my life story. Well, my life story so far, anyway. It seems simple enough, doesn’t it? We know ourselves, we know our stories, and we know the chronological technical details. But, somehow, when you sit down to write it…well,…… Continue reading Write Your Life Story – A Guide to Writing Your Autobiography and Tips on How to Get Published from The Learning Series by Nancy Smith (Book Review)

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Happy Pi (3.14…) Day! Practice Makes (Almost) Perfect When Honing Your Craft

Let’s put all our cards on the table. Numbers, are not my bag, baby! One year, when visiting the cardiologist, we did an experiment. With the stethoscope over my heart, he simply said “math” and my heart rate increased. Now, that’s saying something considering the reason I have a pacemaker is that my heartbeat is…… Continue reading Happy Pi (3.14…) Day! Practice Makes (Almost) Perfect When Honing Your Craft

book reviews · Freelance Writing

Calling All Book Lovers

It’s been almost 6-months since we began our monthly Book Review Week. We’ve had great success and a ton of fun hearing from others as well, but thought this might mark the perfect opportunity to speak to those not in the writing industry. For those of you who just love a good book and perhaps…… Continue reading Calling All Book Lovers

Freelance Writing

January 2019 Monthly Recap

January and June throw in an extra week and it’s a good thing because we sure needed it as we galloped into the new year. The Writing in the Fast Lane Team was as super busy behind the scenes as we were trying to manage clients and write good content for our stellar readers and…… Continue reading January 2019 Monthly Recap

Freelance Writing

How Adaptable are You?

The world of freelancing, the gig economy, the makerspace economy, and the best-laid plans of synergistic offline and online businesses, services, and retailers all have one thing in common: adaptability. It is the link holding this whole crazy chain together. Because, to quote Ferris Bueller, “The world moves pretty fast. If you don’t look around…… Continue reading How Adaptable are You?

Freelance Writing · Poetry and Prose

Thoughts on April Fool’s Easter

On Saturday, a photo of three trees crossed Framed a yellow moon, full and round Our once in a blue moon Today, Sunday, the skies are grey, the blue trying to get through Rain, tears from heaven Far from the Madding Crowd, I imagine quiet broken By cries of “He is risen!” It is Easter…… Continue reading Thoughts on April Fool’s Easter

Freelance Writing

A Tale of Two Outlines

“It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities How easy authors make it seem. Write what you know, they say. Write from your heart. Not too much about how to get what’s in your head onto paper, or in this century, the screen. Maybe…… Continue reading A Tale of Two Outlines

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The Illusion of or the Finding of Work/Life Balance When Working From Home

Working from home. Remote worker. Freelancer. It sound so…freeing…doesn’t it? Wake up when you want. Work in your PJs. No commute. Blah, blah, blah. Blech! Seriously, though. It’s a pain in the rear, but I do it because I love it. Three years of building and I’m just now starting to get a solid footing.…… Continue reading The Illusion of or the Finding of Work/Life Balance When Working From Home

Freelance Writing · Music and Lyrics

A Thank You to All My Influences

January and February posts came in like lions while my March posts get brushed to the wayside as I choose other projects. The projects that pay the pay the bills. And when I get to the point of where something I love is something I do to pay the bills, then it’s time to reassess,…… Continue reading A Thank You to All My Influences