If you’re a working adult who’s going back to school for the first time in years, you may be worried about trying to balance everything and keep up with your classmates.
This short, practical handbook covers everything you need to know about perfecting your approach to distance learning. From “to-don’t” lists to stripped schedules, automation and a laser focus on which tasks to tackle first, effective time management is vital when you’re undertaking an online education program. As an MBA graduate and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Lovell is a time management expert passionate about distance learning and productivity. In Distance Learning Secrets: Study and Succeed Online Lovell shares the insights she’s developed throughout her career.
Whether you’re a new or existing student, this book will make it easier than ever before to live your dreams and achieve your full potential.
Why put it off any longer? Start studying and succeeding today!
Hello book lovers! Today is a day where I will be writing another author spotlight for a well-accomplished author whose work I have loved. As you know book lovers I love learning about authors and the inspiration behind their work, it fascinates me and adds to the depth of the book because the reader will be able to better understand it. That is how the author spotlights were created because I soon discovered that you lovely readers ALSO love learning about author’s, so I am excited to tell you a little bit more about author E. Danica Lovell whose book Distance Learning Secrets will fascinate readers from beginning to end. I personally would recommend this book to all of those that love learning guides but really the book can be read by anybody as it is flawlessly written and highly enjoyable. With today’s author spotlight, a biography of the author and an interview between me and E. Danica Lovell will be shared, and I hope that you book lovers enjoy reading it! To kick this off here is an author bio about the wonderful E. Danica Lovell!
I’m Danica Lovell and in spite of conventional advice, writing about myself in the third person makes me feel awkward. I was born on a tiny rock in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean known worldwide for its mythological powers.
I’m passionate about time management, and can easily go on for hours on the amazing opportunities that distance learning has opened up for people across the globe. I’m disciplined but flexible, tough but compassionate, and am only ever funny when I’m trying not to be. I have an MBA and a PMP (Project Management Professional) and to put it simply — my days are dedicated to helping people get things done. I love digging deep to find out what motivates people and how to help channel frustration into action.
I love to question status quo and am not afraid to have an unpopular opinion. Like pumpkin pie. I hate it and no one will ever convince me otherwise. 🙂
I love dogs, miniature inanimate objects, talking to interesting strangers and wearing the color black year-round.
Now, how wonderful does E. Danica Lovell sound?! E. Danica Lovell is a truly exceptional writer and I hope that you lovely readers have a read of the author’s work because you will not regret it! Please see below an interview between me and the author and I hope that you enjoy E. Danica Lovell’s answers to my questions, they are incredible and provide some great advice too!
Thank you for joining us today at Red Headed Book Lover! Please tell us more about yourself
Hey! I’m Danica and I am probably unreasonably opposed to writing third-party bios about myself. It’s one of those things that never used to bother me, until it did. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, I’m happy to fall into a stereotype and say that like many indie authors, writing is truly a passion of mine and has been for as long as I can remember.
I have some nauseatingly sappy diaries in a box in my closet from when I was seven years old and believed my true purpose was to give every stray animal in the world a “fur-ever home.” I was a bit of an oddball kid and spent a lot of time reading the most random things. I see a lot of writers who say “I used to read anything I could get my hands on as a kid.” Really? If there’s someone out there who used to read the ingredients lists on cans of spraypaint and small-engine repair manuals for fun, please tell them to email me because perhaps soulmates are a thing after all.
Most of my life has been spent in the pursuit of “practical” vocation because of a deeply ingrained childhood fear of being a starving artist living off Kraft dinner and Bagel Bites. I have a full time job managing projects and otherwise getting things done in the financial services sector. I have a random assortment of hobbies and own two dogs; a Jack Russell terrier named Jada and a miniature dachshund named Vincent. I have really bad hand-eye coordination, a mild obsession with mini things (like mini pots and pans, mini brooms) and nobody ever wants to play Scrabble with me.
Could you please tell us readers about your book and what inspired you to write your book?
A simple conversation. I’d recently finished my MBA online and had emerged from the darkness of my home office. My sister had just enrolled herself in a Master’s distance learning program, and I was coaching her through all the things I wished I’d known before I shaved years off my life attempting to finish my own degree. Since i’m a big fan of lists, I started jotting down stuff to tell her off the top of my head. A few post-it’s later I had about 30 things written down and the proverbial lightbulb went off in my head.
My sister was essentially the biggest inspiration and the reason I saw it through.
Essentially, my book is a survival manual for working adults who are trying to study online. There are ton of tips and tricks I picked up that I think will be really useful and likely save someone a lot of time and money (super important when your schedule is already packed and money is tight!). I’m also a huge fan of effective time management. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when your entire day isn’t made up of simply reacting to life. 🙂
I am super passionate about distance learning. Like, borderline-annoying-talk-about-it-all-the-time passionate. It just makes me so happy to think that quality education has become more accessible than ever before. The fact that it opens so many amazing opportunities for people living in less-than-ideal circumstances makes me really happy. I’m also really driven to help others navigate the sometimes confusing world of studying online, particularly if they’ve been out of the school system for years and are feeling overwhelmed. That’s what led me to making the decision to coach people through that very process. The book is the condensed version of what I offer.
PS – My sister graduates with Honors this year!
What would your advice be for aspiring writers?
Be authentic. It’s only recently that I’ve become reacquainted with what I feel is my true style and writing voice and I’ve REALLY missed it.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing about a book?
How it makes you feel. Point blank.
What is your writing process like?
Depends on how I feel, but I write best when I can get into a flow state without being interrupted.
Do you have a set schedule for writing, or do you only write when you feel inspired?
Contrary to the fact that my career is essentially built around time management, I’d have to say no, not really. The best ideas come to me at the most random times. However, if I’m trying to meet a specific deadline then I will be a bit more intentional with scheduling.
Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
Not nearly as much as I’d like to. I have a ton of authors whose work I admire but I think my all time favorite is Junot Diaz.
Lastly, when can we readers expect to read more wonderful books from you?
The plan is for early next year – stay tuned!
Its official book lovers, I am obsessed with E. Danica Lovell! If you have liked what you have read about the author and are interested in learning more, then please do have a browse of the links below and be sure to have a read of the preview too! You will not regret it.
Goodbye for now book lovers,