3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Mentor

I kept apologizing to my professor when I was working on my novel for my masters in creative writing.

You know, because my writing sort of sucked compared to his and he was trying to write his own novel too.

But all the same, I would send him crappy drafts of chapters of my novel and he would comb through, suggest clearer ways to phrase things, challenge my character development, and ask questions.

I would sit in his brightly lit office and I was always so surprised that the questions in my story were actually getting at stuff that was profound than I was giving it credit for.

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4 Things Your Wedding Guests Should Leave Knowing About You

If you didn't know already, I'm a nosey person. When I was studying creative writing I felt like I was given free license to be as nosey as I wanted as long as I could get really good stories. After a while, one of the side-effects of being nosey was that I started to feel like I was entitled to other peoples' stories. Let's be honest, I still feel like that... 

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The 2 Questions I Wish Every Couple Would Ask

In this blog post, I’m going to talk about the single most important part of the entire wedding-planning process that pretty much everyone skips because they jump straight into colors, venues, spreadsheets, Pinterest boards, and checklists. It’s really tempting to jump into those because it feels like if you can just put everything in order, find everything you like, if you can just have every address, order everything in the right colors, fill every empty box in the spreadsheet, check off every to-do, that your wedding will come together exactly how you want it to.

 

But...It won’t.

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3 Ways to Create an Authentically Guest-Centered Wedding

Figuring out how to have a guest-centered wedding can either get lost in the to-do list, or in the assumption that the to-do list will take care of the guests' needs.

But thinking through these 3 simple ideas will allow your guests to feel loved, well-taken care of, full of food, and inspired about life, love, and relationships.

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Is styling lying?

While Emilie Szabo stood above me, snapping photos of Loren writing with her dye-and-ink-covered hands, and we laughed about how often Loren actually does write to-do lists like this, and as I grabbed a few more grapes from the leftovers of our charcuterie spread, Loren looked over her shoulder and asked,

 

“Emma, do you ever feel conflicted about styling? Like you’re not always telling the truth?”

 

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How to Be Unstoppable in Your Business

As a rule, I don't like to tell people to start businesses unless they ask me about it (then I can't really shut up about it). 

But goodness, I've spent the last week and a half or so telling my sister that she should start one. She's got two kids who don't sleep at the same time and both want 100% of her attention, so when she tells me she just doesn't have the time, I get it. 

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