Rebekah L. Pierce's Blog (12)

5 Takeaways for Writers of the JRW Writer's Conference

Every aspiring, emerging and established writer should attend at least one writer’s conference a year for not only the need to market your ideas/works, but to stay on top of the changes in the publishing world and, even more importantly, to establish best practices for your business as a writer. That’s right! In today’s world, writers –artists – need to be entrepreneurial in the sense that you need to create and establish methods/skills that will help you to achieve whatever goals and…


Added by Rebekah L. Pierce on November 19, 2013 at 11:48am — No Comments

How to Define Success as a Writer

Defining success is like trying to glue water to sand. It’s impossible! That’s because it is so subjective! One’s definition of success is oftentimes based upon material things instead of emotional well-being and a clear sense of self. For the writer, this gets even tighter in regard to the former because to the publishing industry, your/their success is determined by book sales and bestseller rankings. I want to share with you five (5) “must-do’s” for success regardless of the publishing…


Added by Rebekah L. Pierce on November 19, 2013 at 11:44am — No Comments

Submission is not Inferiority, but Wisdom in Action

Tell a modern day woman to “submit” to her husband and you might as well start walking towards the planks because Davie Jone’s Locker is where her words will send you; it is almost a form of blasphemy – that word. It has also been unforgivenly assigned the meaning of “obey,” hence, its removal from contemporary wedding vows and in marriages. No one, it seems, wants to be told what to do.

I am currently teaching a women’s literature course and one of the texts I’ve elected to have us…


Added by Rebekah L. Pierce on October 16, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments

The Three M's: Massage, Manicure & Make-Over

Women today are more stressed and pressed than our mothers and grandmothers ever were. We are wives, mothers, businesswomen, students, grandmothers, employees, etc. Unfortunately, because of the many roles we play, women are dying of strokes and heart attacks in record numbers. Even the statistics for suicide among women is unusually high. So, how can we, women of the 21st Century, manage our many roles and health? Here is one strategy that was created with you, your life and your…


Added by Rebekah L. Pierce on August 10, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

Women's Entrepreeur Expo - Calling all Entrepreneurs!

Calling all entrepreneurs and established business women! The Women's Business Center of N. VA is hosting its annual Women's Entrepreneur Exo on Fri, Oct. 29th, 2010. To register and for more info, visit

Average Girl Magazine/The Girlfriend Connection is proud to be a media sponsor of this event for the 4th year. I have also facililated one of its top 5 workshops, "Risk vs. Rewards: Know When…


Added by Rebekah L. Pierce on September 4, 2010 at 11:02am — 3 Comments

Average Girl Magazine Seeks Inspirational Articles/Tips

The Girlfriend Connection, an organization in the process of tax-exempt status, will be re-premiering Average Girl Magazine in October 2010 as both an online and print publication. As part of its mission to empower and educate low to middle income women in finances, health and wellness, career/business and family/relationships, we are seeking 500 word max articles highlighting these issues. We are not able to pay for articles at this time, however, we are offering exposure for your work and…


Added by Rebekah L. Pierce on August 6, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Honey Iced-Tea

I don't know about where you live, but in VA, we are in the midst of a serious heat wave - I'm talking triple digits plus humidity. So, in honor of summer and daydreaming, I'd like to share a story poem with you. Enjoy and feel free to pass it along.

Honey Iced-Tea…


Added by Rebekah L. Pierce on July 24, 2010 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Happiness is a State of Mind, But so is Unhappiness

I was recently asked to speak to a networking group of women accountants about keeping a positive attitude during these rough economic times. I thought long and hard about the topic before I realized that these are not just rough economic times, but that it’s life. Our world is no more challenging than the world of 3 or 4 generations ago. The roughness fits the times, so to speak. Still, we…


Added by Rebekah L. Pierce on July 24, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Help! Actors Needed for NY Play - That Color Blind Kind of Love

Hello, all. My newest play, That Color Blind Kind of Love, has been accepted into the Midtown International Theatre Festival Short Subjects in New York at the end of this month and we are still casting for one particular character. Below is a synopsis of the piece as well as character breakdown. If you know of an actor (non-union) who might be interested in auditioning, please have them send their resume and headshot to the director, Gene Hughes, at…


Added by Rebekah L. Pierce on July 10, 2010 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Know When to Quit Your Day Job: Risks vs. Rewards

Do you dread going to work? Feel like you were made to something else with your life other than working for “the man?” Or is your hobby starting to pay you more than your day job? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then it’s time to move on and follow your purpose. But first, we must identify the risks and rewards of quitting your day job and becoming an…


Added by Rebekah L. Pierce on July 9, 2010 at 9:51pm — 2 Comments

Creating a Legacy in the Community and in Business

“History will be kind to me because I intend to write it.” ~Unknown

What do you want your legacy to be?…


Added by Rebekah L. Pierce on July 4, 2010 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Stepping Out on Faith When the Odds Are Stacked Against You

I have definitely defied the odds and can speak from experience that “it’s not about where you’ve been, but where you’re going! Growing up poor in Stockton, CA…


Added by Rebekah L. Pierce on July 3, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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