A Retreat

We just recently returned from a delightfully surprising retreat meant as a birthday gift for my wife Yvonne. Now I say delightfully surprising because it did not go as I thought it would. Or as we planned. The retreat was a Yoga retreat sponsored by Spotted Dog Yoga at the Lazy R Ranch about anContinue reading “A Retreat”

Fantastic Writing in How to Get Away with Murder

Have you seen this series? If not, then I think you should. I highly recommend it be watched to improve your writing skills. Why? Because it is extremely well written. The writers managed to take characters who are horrific and pull you in to watch more. Now I am not saying the characters are horriblyContinue reading “Fantastic Writing in How to Get Away with Murder”

Contracts & Handshakes

We at The Pyrateheart Press like contracts. It makes things so much easier between us and our authors. Having said that, I must inform you several of our authors operate under a handshake deal. Those authors in my original writing circle have been offered a written contract but most have opted to maintain our agreementsContinue reading “Contracts & Handshakes”

How to Overcome Your Fear of Launching a Writing Business

The ability to put thoughts into words is a talent many do not possess. As such, talented writers are considered valuable assets. Those who focus on business-oriented ghostwriting and white papers can earn good money. According to job-growth analysts, 15,400 writing opportunities get created every year. Despite this rosy future, you may be feeling trepidationContinue reading “How to Overcome Your Fear of Launching a Writing Business”


Yeppers, I said chores. The definition of a chore according to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary is: Definition of chore 1: chores plural: the regular or daily light work of a household or farm 2: a routine task or job: The children were each assigned household chores. 3: a difficult or disagreeable task: doing taxes can be a real chore Anything can becomeContinue reading “Chores”

Essential Self-Care Tactics for Busy Entrepreneurs

Making time for self-care can be tricky these days, especially for entrepreneurs who run every aspect of their business themselves. When you’re building something of your own, it is important to be as involved in the daily operations as possible, but doing so can also cause burnout, stress, anxiety, and trouble concentrating on your work;Continue reading “Essential Self-Care Tactics for Busy Entrepreneurs”

How to Balance Self-Care With Your Remote Side Hustle

Starting a side hustle can be a great stepping-stone towards running your own business full-time or even just making some extra cash along with your main vocation. Either way, keeping up with a side hustle means dedicating a large chunk of your free time to maintaining a small business. Practicing good self-care habits can beContinue reading “How to Balance Self-Care With Your Remote Side Hustle”

The Slap

I am sure the incident where Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars will forever be labeled as “The Slap.” I must admit, I don’t watch the Oscars anymore. Haven’t in years. At one point they were the top piece of entertainment each year but as I got older, they changed. The Oscars haveContinue reading “The Slap”

Once Again, We Kill Literary Babies

An interesting concept if you are a writer. The term has been assigned to Stephen King in his book on writing. A book I must admit I have never read. However, I ran across this terminology several years ago and came to believe in it. So, what exactly is meant by “killing your babies?” TheContinue reading “Once Again, We Kill Literary Babies”