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
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
Dear friends, I’m in the last throes of revisions on a ghostwriting book project, so have had to put most of my regular day-to-day things on the back burner – gym, blog posts, cooking, etc. At the same time, I don’t want to give up the momentum of Writing in the Fast Lane’s weekly blog…… Continue reading What’s Next on the Agenda?
“I just want to write, Editors will take care of the rest,” said no writer, ever. But, for those of you who have vivid, unhappy flashbacks to sentence structures drawn on the chalkboard…Enter Grammarly. Grammarly is like having your English teacher or your word nerd best friend who has a meticulous eye for detail looking…… Continue reading #WritingtipTuesday – How Can Grammarly Help Your Writing?
In today’s post, we’re going to take a look at two go-to books which should grace every reference shelf. While dictionaries are mandatory, we should also write with an eye toward style and of course, grammar. When I began writing as a hobby, then later for school, I had a brown leather and gold reference…… Continue reading What’s on your Reference Bookshelf?
I love playing with words. While everyone else was building erector sets, constructing Lincoln Log cabins, or simply playing with dolls, I played with words. Right about now, you’re thinking, how do you play with words? So, I’ll tell you. When it’s just me alone with myself and I in the room, things can get…… Continue reading When and How to Use Me, Myself, and I in Your Business Writing
In my first job out of university, I proofread executive correspondence, newsletters, and other marketing materials. I was often the third or fourth person to review and proofread our materials. One day we received a brochure from another organization. It was beautiful. The graphics were bright and simple as was the wording. This organization only…… Continue reading Signs to Watch for How Error-Free Writing Can Improve Your Bottom Line
“I don’t need college, I’ve got YouTube,” said a friend’s daughter recently. I laughed, half agreeing and half reminiscing. Wtih Carnegie Mellon’s recent announcement of its AI degree program, the first in the United States and the world of online learning (MOOC or Massive Open Online Courses) offerings, I got to thinking. As a lifelong…… Continue reading Friday Musings #4
Procrastination is king this week it seems. With two revisions of books due this weekend, I’m staring down the barrel of no weekend. I should have been done with one over a week ago and then only had one on my plate. But, in the interest of procrastination, my apartment is clean! Yeah, it’s been…… Continue reading High Five Friday Musings
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