First Ever Product Review Video: Baron Fig Confidant Notebook

First Ever Product Review Video: Baron Fig Confidant Notebook

I’ve had the thought for a long time that I should make product review videos about the tools I use in my writing, so today—finally—I uploaded my first ever product review video! If it receives a fair amount of views and people seem to like it, I’ll make more videos about the other tools I use in my writing.

This video is a review of the Baron Fig Confidant notebook, which I use as my day-to-day journal. Baron Fig is a relatively new company in the world of notebooks, and the only reason I know about them is because I randomly won one of their notebooks in a giveaway contest a third-party website was hosting. But since then, I’ve come to really enjoy this notebook.

Insights gained from my husband’s anxiety

Insights gained from my husband’s anxiety

Photo by Sarah L. Robison Photography

I don’t pretend to know what every case of anxiety looks like. But having been with Brian for a couple of years, I’ve experienced with him in a small way what life is like for someone with anxiety. He did not know that he had anxiety until he was in his 20s and a counselor told him. So most of his life has been lived without medication and unaware that what he was experiencing was not like everyone else.

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Book Review: “I’m Proud of You” by Tim Madigan

Book Review: “I’m Proud of You” by Tim Madigan

A while ago, my dad lent me a book called I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers. It’s a memoir by Tim Madigan, an award winning journalist who was sent by his newspaper to interview Fred Rogers, the host of the legendary children’s television show Mr. Rogers. What Tim Madigan found was that Fred Rogers was in real life the kind, gentle, loving man who children saw on TV. But more than that, Tim found an unexpected friendship with Fred that lasted until Fred’s death in 2005.

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In Defense of Handwriting

In Defense of Handwriting

Recently, one of my co-workers beckoned me and another coworker over to his desk where he showed us a commercial for the new Microsoft Surface Studio. I was amazed by its processing power, vivid screen, and intimate interface. If there is anything more astonishing than technology, it is how fast our technology advances.

After watching the video, I went back to my desk, where, off to the side, lay my writing notebook and one of my fountain pens. They looked a lot less cool than they had three minutes earlier.

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Tips for Your First NaNoWriMo

Tips for Your First NaNoWriMo

Last Friday, I went with my younger sister to the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) kickoff party for our local NaNo chapter. They are doing a Harry Potter theme this year and had creative ways of implementing it, like “first years” getting an altered Hogwarts acceptance letter applicable to NaNoWriMo, Ferrero Rocher chocolate in golden wrappers decorated as Snitches, Dark Mark cookies, and a cauldron of ice at the drinks table that had the ingredients for butterbeer.

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NaNoWriMo Projects for Poets

NaNoWriMo Projects for Poets

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is just around the corner. All your writing friends are researching and brainstorming for the novels they will be writing, and you want to participate too. But there’s just one problem: you’re a poet, not a novelist. Of course, you’ll get to celebrate National Poetry Month in April, but that is still a long way off.

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