Jaimie M. Engle Offers Summer Boot Camp at Eastern Florida State College

There are few things I enjoy as much as meeting up with fellow writers to talk about our beloved craft. I especially love conferences and seminars where we gather together to trade tips and secrets. 

Here's a great free opportunity to learn more about our profession over the summer. Jaimie M. Engle, author and owner of A Writer For Life, is holding summer writing workshops that are open to the community. 

The workshops will be held at the Eastern Florida State College Melbourne campus. I hope to see you there!

I Got the Gig!

Today I found out that I've been accepted as the newest contributor to Loner Magazine. I am so excited about this opportunity to chime in on social, political and environmental topics affecting our nation and our neighbors across the globe. 

My first pieces debuts next week and dares to broach a cultural topic that I've not seen covered anywhere else. Interested yet? I'll throw in another teaser--I coined a phrase in the piece that I'm sure will go viral. And by viral I mean that I will relentlessly use it on my social media platforms until my friends stop talking to me. 

I'll post a link to the piece once it's released just in case anyone wants to take a peek. 

My Condolences to the Sandberg Family

I'm sending my thoughts and prayers to Sheryl Sandberg and her family at this time. The author and COO of Facebook lost her husband suddenly this weekend. Her dedicated efforts and phenomenal book, Lean In, have not only drawn attention to the ever present gender gap, but also highlighted how awesome her relationship with her husband was. 

It's unfortunate for a couple that really had a good thing going to have their time together cut short, but they left a behind a beautiful blueprint for the rest of the couples in the world to follow. Through her outreach, and their example, others can learn how to share the bread winner and homemaker statuses in their relationships.

Christine Edwards' Online Portfolio is Now Available on Clippings.me

My brand new journalism portfolio is now available for perusing on Clippings.me. Yours can be too if you have a couple of hours to spare and some clips to upload.

Clippings.me is an insanely user friendly electronic portfolio site for writers that offers multiple prices points. The free version allows users to post 16 clips, customize their background and link their social media networks to their portfolios. I dig it.

If you get a chance to view my portfolio, be sure to provide critiques in the comments section below. If you have questions about using the service, post those in the comments as well and I'll do my best to field them. Clippings.me experts feel free to chime in as well.