Confession: I don’t like soda. Except for root beer, that is. I don’t drink it very often, but, like my main character Marty, I love me some root beer. It’s especially delicious with a couple of dollops of good vanilla ice-cream floating in it! My favorite brand is A&W, but I’m not particularly picky. Many […]
Many of my most rascally male characters are loosely based on a guy I knew in college.
By Sherry Siska I’m not confident. All you have to do is take a gander at any actor, singer, musician, or pro athlete who is “making it” in their profession and you’ll see the confidence just oozing off of them so hard that it’s practically rolling down the street. These folks are nothing if not […]
The freedom and fun that comes from letting go of expectations and embracing the creative process.
The trouble with conventional wisdom is that it leads to a life that’s, well, conventional.
My Writing Life: The Beginning or “How to Bore Your Reader and Send Them Fleeing to a Better Blog” By Sherry Siska So, somewhere along about 1993, while working in marketing for a fiber optics company, I rekindled my interest in writing. One of my colleagues had earned her Master’s degree in writing and wrote […]
By Sherry Siska Bestselling author Maggie Warrell gives great advice on getting what you want in her post “Don’t Assume. Ask.”. Cory Galbraith provides a fascinating look at John Ruskin, an English writer, industrial age critic, and advocate for a return to a simpler way of life in his LinkedIn post: “New Ways of […]
Why you need to get out of your own way and just let the words come out without judging
7 Surprising Ways Reading Romeo and Juliet Can Make You a Better Leader By Sherry Siska When it comes to learning to be a better leader, everyone should take some lessons on what not to do from the Bard himself, Mr. William Shakespeare. Consider that familiar high school classic, Romeo and Juliet. Every year when […]
Forgiveness: How I Gained Unexpected Wisdom from a Devastating Medical Mistake By Sherry Siska When I was younger, I spent a lot of time hanging back, worried about what other people would think of me if I did something crazy or risky or “silly”. It’s the reason I didn’t ‘fess up that I was a […]