Posts in Writing
Five Ways To Find Your Passion

Some of us may struggle to realize our passions. We know we have likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses and more, but we may not know how to leverage that in our personal and professional lives. In some cases, we may not even know we have a particular passion or could decide to build upon a childhood daydream. Here are five ways you can help build your passion.

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How to Write Your Own Children's Book

Plastic Cupcakes is a reflection of that time period but with a next-generation twist. It’s a counting book for Aunt-Niece duos (or trios, etc.) that showcases the fun and unique bond between an aunt and her niece. When my niece, Aubree, was born on August 2, 2017, I knew I wanted to commemorate her birth by writing her a story. Thus, Plastic Cupcakes was also born. If you’re interested in writing -- and perhaps even self-publishing -- your own children’s book, here are some tips to help you throughout the process.

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The Top 5 Things You Should Know Before Starting a Communications Business

I wrote and released my first eBook, The Top 5 Things You Should Know Before Starting a Communications Business, because I wanted to help others make sense of some behind-the-scenes business endeavors before taking the leap. Or if you have already started your business, you can use this eBook and workbook, too, of course. All of us are lifelong learners (or should be), so my hope is that you can learn from these tips as well.

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A Behind-The-Scenes Look Into My Writing Life

Like many writers in the world of Instagram, I participated in March’s #InstaWriMo challenge from the folks at National Novel Writing Month (#NaNoWriMo). I have never really opened up about my writing process, successes and challenges, and I found this experience to be a rewarding one. This is a Wizard-behind-the-curtain moment for me.

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Five Tips To Help You Start Your First Novel

As National Novel Writing Month (or #NaNoWriMo) comes to a close, you’re probably either ready to pull out your hair or have conquered the near-impossible task of finishing the first draft of your novel. This is my first year officially participating in NaNoWriMo. Read these writing tips for first-time novel authors.

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The Little Leia: An Ode to Carrie Fisher

Thank you, Carrie, for being the universe's favorite princess, a role that you had a love/hate relationship with -- although it was mostly love. Thank you for your acting and writing talents, for your wit, charm, and resilience. Thank you for shining such a luminous light on the subject of mental illness and substance abuse and for fighting the stigmas that shape who we are, even when we don’t want them to do so. Thank you, Carrie, for showing little girls like me how to be just like you.

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Our Top 13 Apps of 2016

December is a natural month of reflection, with the ending of another year and the creation of goals for the next New Year. While the following apps will likely be staples of Hourglass Omnimedia in 2017, our 2016 couldn’t have been as productive without the inception of these apps into our overall daily activities and organization. 

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My Journey to Becoming A #GirlBoss

From creating epic short-story compilations at age nine and cultivating her public relations career to finally publishing her first book in 2015, Hourglass Omnimedia CEO Kaylin R. Staten is her own brand of PR, writing and storytelling #GirlBoss.

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Create An Heirloom Cookbook to Honor a Loved One

Heirloom projects provide a sense of purpose, pride and comfort after the passing of a loved one. They come in the form of cookbooks, videos, photo projects and more that expand your skill set and showcase your expertise. 

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Welcome to the *new* #behindthehourglass blog!

Public relations is a way of life for us. That is why we are going #behindthehourglass to delve into local to international strategies and tactics, as well as the latest industry standards. Stay tuned. We will begin our blog in 2017!

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