Why I Write

Writing is not the way I would typically be creative, but it has become my only outlet. I come from a background of theatre: performance, directing, and producing. I did everything from improv to musicals to Shakespeare. Theatre was never my full-time gig; I was getting paid, but never enough to quit my day job. So when I found myself with a high-risk pregnancy, it all had to change. ...more

Mine the Small Moments to Create Stories From Your Life

I grew up loving being in the kitchen with my grandmother. I loved walking with her in the evening, picking lilies from the road with her, sweeping the kitchen's wood floors alongside her, going to the corner market with her. If it meant being with her, I never missed it. Image: Matt Benson via Unsplash...more
Love this, Alexandra. I'm bookmarking to read it again...more

Powerful Copywriting with Purposeful Storytelling + Responsible Vulnerability

The kind of things I share with my readers and subscribers could make my mom jealous.The intimacy, relationship and TRUST I’ve built with my community are the most valuable assets I’ve in my business....more

Why green beans have strings

My grandfather used to make up stories about the garden, he was a wonderful storyteller with a vivid imagination. I am going to share one of his stories with you. He made them up on the spot to persuade me to eat my veggies, there is a whole series featuring cauliflower, cabbage, corn, you get the idea. This one is of course about beans....more
awww.. this is the cutest story. have you considered turning your grandfathers stories into a ...more

Blogging and digital content: how to tell the tale

If you ask any aspiring or new blogger about the one thing that they most fear in their blogging career , the majority will say “coming out”. Coming out as a blogger, especially in a place like Cyprus where people are either lawyers or accountants, almost always carries connotations of being a hobbyist, a person without a real job or someone who likes to show off their wardrobe or expensive trips abroad....more

Why Harry Potter Must Be Punished

It turns out that Umbridge was doing the right thing. Not for Harry, of course – that poor kid had enough on his plate - but for the story. ...more
Alexis Langelaarmore

Bump In The Night

This is the hallway from my bedroom to my office. ...more