I’m Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen, a full-time freelance writer and blogger in Vancouver, BC. Also known as The Adventurous Writer, I created six “Quips and Tips” blogs and have written four “Quips and Tips” ebooks.
My degrees are in Education and Psychology from the University of Alberta, in Edmonton. I’ve held more than 60 jobs — I love trying new things — and lived in Kenya, East Africa for three years. There, I taught Language Arts and Journalism at an American school in Nairobi.
I’ve been the Psychology Feature Writer for Suite101 for almost five years – but writing for “Quips and Tips” is my passion and full-time job!
“Quips and Tips” eBooks
75 Ways to Let Go of Someone You Love – to help people let go of the past and move on with their lives. Letting go is one of the most painful things you’ll ever do…but there are ways to make it easier.
80 Ways to Say “I Love You” – to help people like me, who struggle to find the right holiday, anniversary, and birthday gifts for their partners! This ebook is about more than gifts, though — it’s about saying “I love you” and building a more meaningful relationship in small, incredibly important ways every day.
75 Ways to Make (More) Money Blogging – to help writers and bloggers make money doing what they love! If you spend time and energy on your blog, you deserve to earn a few bucks for your efforts. This ebook isn’t just about making money blogging, it’s about building a better blog.
73 Ways to Fire Up (or Just Fire!) the Muse- to help writers and bloggers overcome fear, self-doubt, criticism, and uncertainty. After all, who wants to read age 95 and wish they had written that bestselling novel? Who wants to die with unfulfilled dreams and desires? Not me.
As a freelance writer, I’ve written for a wide range of publications, including Reader’s Digest, Woman’s Day, MSN Health, Natural Health, Spirituality & Health, and sometimes More. I also enjoy writing for organizations such as BC Women’s Hospital and Health Match BC.
But, my “Quips and Tips” sites occupy me full-time (and beyond!).
“Quips and Tips” Blogs
Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Goals covers everything from overcoming career obstacles to making more money. Articles range from How to Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals to 10 First Date Conversation Starters. This site helps readers achieve their personal, professional, and financial goals.
Quips and Tips for Successful Writers is all about writing, editing, getting published — and blogging! There, I combine quips from famous published writers with practical writing advice. I write about everything from how to grab your reader by the throat to reasons book manuscripts are rejected.
Quips and Tips for Money and Love blends my two favorite topics: love and money. There, I weave finances with relationships –a all articles containt practical money and love tips for couples. Popular articles include Financial Infidelity – 5 Steps to Fixing the #1 Relationship Wrecker and 10 Reasons Relationships Fail.
Quips and Tips for Couples Coping With Infertility — because infertility is a drag, but it doesn’t have to make us bitter, angry, or depressed. My husband and I are riding the infertility roller coaster, but it hasn’t destroyed our dreams or crushed our spirits. On that site, I write articles about getting pregnant, dealing with childlessness, and even improving sperm count.
Quips and Tips for Spiritual Seekers is a blog partnership with transformational coach and fellow Suite101 writer, Gini Grey. On this site, we pair quips and tips about everything spiritual, to help readers live balanced lives. How to Increase Your Spirituality With the Power of Intention is one of my most recent articles.
And finally, Quips and Tips From the Working World is my newest creation. There, you’ll find job profiles and interviews with people at work, such as private investigators, fitness instructors, university professors, insurance adjustors, and wine store owners. Each profile includes the best and worst parts of the job, career tips, salary expectations, and education requirements.
You’re welcome to contact me through the comments section below or on my newest blog, The Best Ways to…. Please note that I can’t offer personal or psychological advice.
To learn more about me (as if this weren’t enough!), visit The Adventurous Writer.
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