writing toolsLife has been so busy, I’ve not posted much and I certainly haven’t written any fiction. Resumes, yes, but that’s not the same and different rules apply. We get to use adverbs for starters!

So, I decided my heart was aching and I needed to pick up my short story and get it finished. It’s finished and edited by an editor at Writer’s Digest, but that was editing for plot, character, story arc etc. It’s the darned grammar! I mentioned this to one of my fellow writer’s, Tina Mattern, and she sent me to http://www.autocrit.com. Now, I owe her my first-born. Oh, wait, he’s 22 years old, 6’2 and 280 lbs. of solid muscle and I don’t think she wants his grocery bill! She politely declined.

Here’s the scoop. Autocrit.com offers a free editing service for the basic stuff including adverbs and overused words. It highlights them in red so you can make corrections, rewrite the sentences etc. Go check it out. I’m utilizing this tool daily!

Oh, and let me tell you something really awesome about my buddy who suggested autocrit. Chicken Soup has published 7 stories written by Tina! She is also working on an amazing memoir that makes me cry every time I read a new chapter. Please, go visit Tina at TinaWagnerMattern. She has a wicked sense of humor as well. Her latest short story had the entire writing group laughing.

Go write!

Until Next Time…

50 Shades of Grey

50I know I’ve been MIA lately, but business is really good and growing! I do give referral gift cards for anyone you send that works with me. Email me for more info at jennnifer@onbproresumes.com

Okay, seriously…I really thought that I saw a movie trailer being announced for 50 Shades of Grey. I just want to know how in the world they are going to play that down to achieve a rated R film?

Yes, I read the books, all 3. Normally not my flavor,  and I certainly have my opinions on what I feel is appropriate, but hey, she made a ton of money, and the character arcs were really good.

Are you going to see the movie?

Until next time…

child-very-excited1That’s the question I asked myself when I received this email:


“From time to time, I add new books to the My Career Mentor site.

Today, I’m happy to announce I’ve added a book called, Position Yourself to Get the Job.

This book will show you how to make sure others see you in your best light.

You can find it on the My Career Mentor site by rolling over the “Resources” tab and clicking on the “Career Success Books” button.

Enjoy the book, put its ideas to work and flourish in your career.”

Your career mentor,


So, let me back up a little bit. I subscribe to his daily positive thoughts for businesses. So, I sort of knew who he was. But, that book “Position Yourself to Get the Job” is mine from ONB Professional Resume Services and it represents some of the things I do in my business. But, here’s the awesome thing I had to share. Bud Bilanich has been featured on CNN, ABC, NBC, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Fortune and more!!! So, this best-selling author, mentor and career coach of 25 years, backing my work?!! Yea, I’m stoked and I wanted to share. I just got a massive endorsement and national recognition! Woohooo!

My EBook is free on my website for anyone that’s interested or knows someone who can benefit from it.

Thank you all for your support and amazing people I’ve gotten to know from this blog. Keep writing! Keep dreaming and keep believing!

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Long timeWords inspire, create and sometimes they reach inside you so deeply they root themselves for better or worse. These words shook me to my core when I read them yesterday. I wanted to share them with you, and however you choose to read them, whatever they mean for you, I hope it’s something life changing.

 “I can find only three kinds of business in the universe: mine, yours and God’s. (For me, the word God means “reality”. Reality is God, because it rules. Anything that’s out of my control, your control, and everyone else’s control- I call that God’s business.)
Much of our stress comes from mentally living out of our own business. When I think, “You need to get a job, I want you to be happy, you should be on time, you need to take better care of yourself, “I am in your business. When I’m worried about earthquakes, floods, war or when I will die, I am in God’s business, for example with a thought like “My mother should understand me,” I immediately experienced a feeling of loneliness. And I realized that every time in my life that I had felt hurt or lonely, I had been in someone else’s business. If you are living your life and I am mentally living your life, who is here living mine? We’re both over there. Being mentally in your businesses keeps me from being present in my own. I am separate from myself, wondering why my life doesn’t work. To think that I know what’s best for anyone else is to be out of my business.”    Byron Katie  “Loving What Is”.
You can read more at Amazon.
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Sometimes things change so fast we hardly have time to catch our breath. I mentioned in the last post that my husband and I attended “Be the Change Event”, and after such an amazing an intense event, it takes a while before you come back down to earth. And, when I did it looked something like this. Disney has such awesome bird characters!


And after you get up off the ground and brush yourself off, that thing called overwhelm sets in. So for every one of you that has had the courage to step out and try something different and move out of your comfort zone, here are some words to hang on to.

Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” – Susan Gale

“Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.” – Tony Robbins

“Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope” – Hal Lindsey

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

“The brave may not live forever, but the cautious don’t live at all.” – Ashley L

“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.” – Unknown

“Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean

“True strength is keeping everything together when everyone expects you to fall apart.” – Unknown

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Chinese Proverb

Until Next Time…

Drain Bamage

I think it was Bill Cosby who said children give you brain damage. Now that my kids are out of the house, other things give me brain damage. In fact, I’m so exhausted after an amazing conference I attended I kept saying Drain Bamage instead.

With that short rambling, I”m going to recommend an excellent read that you can take one short chapter at a time. The beauty of this book is that it applies to writing, to life, to your business, your job, your relatiThe Way You Doonships and every other area of your life.

Here it is:

“The Way You Do Anything Is the Way You Do Everything” by Suzanne Evans. It reached #5 on the New York Times Bestseller list the first week. I hope you check it out whether you own a business or not, because in reality, our writing is our business.

Until Next Time…

Words for Writers

Keep-Writing-true-writers-31335589-600-450I wanted to start everyone’s week of with positive thoughts. Have a great Monday and keep writing!

“It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous.” Robert Charles Benchley

“The worst thing you write is better than the best thing you didn’t write.” Unknown

“Becoming the reader is the essence of becoming a writer.” John O’Hara

“However great a man’s natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once.” Jean Jacques Rousseau

“I get a fine warm feeling when I’m doing well, but that pleasure is pretty much negated by the pain of getting started each day. Let’s face it, writing is hell.” William Styron

“Success comes before work only in the dictionary.” Anonymous

“No one put a gun to your head and ordered you to become a writer. One writes out of his own choice and must be prepared to take the rough spots along the road with certain equanimity, though allowed some grinding of the teeth.” Stanley Ellin

“The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.” Mark Twain

“Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for the love of it, then you do it for a few friends, and finally you do it for money.”


“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” Rudyard Kipling

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Albert Einstein

Until Next Time…


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