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Mandy Wallace
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Attended California State University, Bakersfield
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Remember when I told you my blog grew to 50k monthly readers in just three months of launch all because I was mad skilled at funneling cool new readers like you in from Pinterest? Well if you’re a blogger or business owner (or if you want to be), I’ve got…
Pinterest is the best place to find new readers and potential customers if you want them fast or you're just starting out. Here's why.
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I hate it when bloggers ghost and then turn up weeks (or five months) later like, “Hey, I’m alive. I hope you are too.” I mean, where have you been? I had problems to solve. And I missed you. On the other hand…Hey. I’m alive. And I hope you are too. (This…
Burnout can happen to anyone. But writers, bloggers, & entrepreneurs may be especially susceptible. Try these burnout recovery tips to get back on track.
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Writing is an exposing sport. If we do it right, we strip ourselves down to our naked humanity just to show the world what it looks like to be human, to be this human in particular. And if we’re lucky, revealing our particular humanness reminds the rest…
As a blogger, how do you face the vulnerability of living your life in the spotlight—however small or large that spotlight is—and still remain authentic?
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The husband asked me to help him make macaroons and lemon curd for a Doctor Who marathon. He wanted to make it a special event because he spent the last three and a half weeks persuading me to catch up on the twelfth Doctor’s storyline, while I spent the…
Writing & blogging & personal branding. Sometimes it feels like too much. What do you do when you hit a wall? Sometimes you've gotta take your own medicine.
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This writing question is from @NinaGPineda who asks: Hi Mandy! I see writers on these sites I want to post my writing on be carefree about punctuation or even plot and still manage to make the story interesting and get lots of reads. How do I get over the…
Reader question: How do I build confidence as a writer enough to share my work for that all-important feedback? The answer here in seven tips for writers.
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If nothing is perfect the first time we do it, why should writing be any different? I see the Writing as Talent myth at work in too many places. We writers love that myth for so many reasons, even while it pushes our writing dreams further away. I’ve said…
When we first start out in our art, it rarely comes out how we hoped. One artist found a way to be okay with that, and he shares it here.
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No one said freelance writing is easy. Sure, life as a digital nomad has its perks. Nothing compares to the freedom and flexibility you gain on your time. It’s awesome to work from home and try new coworking spaces. And being your own boss? Yes, it’s…
No one said freelancing was easy. But new writers can break into freelance writing (and thrive) with these three key tips.
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Writing a book review is a great way to get your first publication credit or expand your publication portfolio. As a blogger, I’m always on the look out for shortcuts you can take from my writing experiences, pitfalls, and wins. So when I wrote a book…
If you want to break into publishing or become a professional writer, start by publishing an easy book review. This article shows you how.
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I was going to write a post today about critique groups. But my brain is on overdrive, so it couldn’t decide on just one aspect of critique groups. Which meant I ended up writing down a billion ideas for critique group blog post topics. But none of them I…
What to do when you need to write a blog post and you miss your readers, but your writer brain is dead in the water.
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Need a little writerly inspiration? I’ve got you covered. On Artists Who Pretend Not to Work Hard on Their Art (i.e. Assholes) Let’s call these fakers what they are: assholes. Those artists and writers who pretend art and writing is easy. In The Paris…
Need a little writerly inspiration? You're covered. From pep talks to flash fiction—get 'em here.
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So I’m working on this short story I started for some Glimmer Train contest or other. But it grew like a weed all unwieldy, and now it’s burst through its word count limit and its deadline. And I wish that was this story’s biggest problem. Its biggest…
So I’m working on this short story I started for some Glimmer Train contest or other. But it grew like a weed all unwieldy, and now it’s burst through its word count limit and its deadline. And I wish that was this story’s biggest problem. Its biggest problem is that I’m still struggling to balance ye old show versus …
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This happens to new writers way too often. I was at a writing event the other night where my husband and I sat next to an older married couple, a husband and wife, that broke my heart. They’d driven a long way so she could find out if she’d won a writing…
Sometimes it's our mindset that keeps our writing dreams so far away. Here's how to protect yourself from that negativity so you can keep writing.
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  • California State University, Bakersfield
    English and Religious Studies, 2006 - 2009
  • Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen
    German language, culture, politics, 2008 - 2009
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Mandy Johnson
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7 Badass Bavarian Foods You Must Try | The Everywhereist
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Bavarian food doesn't f#ck around. Bavarian food is the guy at the gym in the tiny muscle tee who's lifting weights so heavy, the veins in h

The Mind of a Wizard - A Board Game
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Who will be the strongest spell when you play inside The Mind of a Wizard? 3-5 Players 30-90 Minutes Ages 12+ A Card Driven, Modular Dungeon

I bought a leather couch and Serta iComfort bed from Mor Furniture last week from a Josh Meek and had a solid experience with the store, a decent experience with the delivery, and an excellent experience with Josh Meek and the furniture. THE STORE: They have a huge showroom with lots of options to test out. Most of the options are the standard, run-of-the-mill variety furniture. If you furnish your place exclusively from Mor or purchase a set of anything, your place may look like a mid-price hotel. But that's not unexpected. I just needed something fast to replace some water-damaged items, and since Mor has furniture in stock, they were able to deliver it immediately. So it was perfect for what I needed. THE SALESMAN: The first guy that helped me was dismissive and walked through the show room so fast that I could tell he felt inconvenienced. (I don't remember his name. Young guy, maybe mid-twenties. Skinny. Average height. Dark hair.) The second guy to help me, Josh Meek, I found in the mattress department/area. He answered all my many questions with patience and attention. He was friendly and upbeat without it feeling fake. And I feel like I got exactly what I wanted because of his help. So I recommend asking for Josh specifically if you purchase from Mor, especially since he has a lot to do with why I gave Mor so many stars and am so satisfied with my purchase. THE DELIVERY: The delivery driver showed up at around 1:30, earlier than the stated 2-6pm delivery time. I found this inconvenient as I wasn't home when they called to let me know they'd be there early. I had to change my plans and drive home to meet him. At first I didn't get the phone call, and it went to voicemail. I had to call their service back and ask that they radio the driver and ask him to wait and that I was on my way. This interrupted my carefully planned schedule. The delivery men where friendly enough and set up my furniture quickly without damaging the furniture or the walls. THE FURNITURE: So far, so good. I love the iComfort bed. Very comfortable. The six-sided mattress protector has already stood up to my dog, who got sick on the bed twice. The protector did it's job as nothing got through to the mattress. And it came clean in the washer after with no stains. The Bermuda Sofa is also comfortable and sturdy. The leather has stood up well so far to my dog. Overall, I'd recommend Mor Furniture to friends with some reservations. Mainly that you find a good salesperson and be flexible on delivery day.
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