Pains and Gains

Do you agree with Jane Fonda’s favorite exercise motto, “no pain, no gain?” Is it impossible to attain greatness without considerable hardship?

Favorites On Our Bookshelf: Free Ebooks From the Daily Post

Three ebooks, free as in air, to help nudge your creative muse and nurture your blog’s audience.

Recommended Reading: I Thought My Father Was God

Today’s recommendation: a collection of true short stories compiled by one of my favorite writers, Paul Auster, for NPR’s National Story Project.

What the Heck is Bloglovin’, and Do I Need It?

Necessary tool, or one more username and password to forget? The what, why, and how of bloglovin’.

Community Pool

Feedback, camaraderie, and free popsicles! (Free popsicles: not included.)

Attention bloggers: starting 9/1, the Community Pool will open its gates on Mondays; Weekly Writing Challenges will make their appearance on Tuesdays.