Well hello there! I’m Candace McGee, the face behind every post you see here at TQL. I can mix up words on a page until I die. Then I’ll continue doing it in Heaven! OK – slightly dramatic, but that’s how passionate I am about writing. After a series of layoffs I decided to send my fears packing and rededicated myself to my true love – literature.
When a story is told, some people just hear it. I, on the other hand internalize it. Each aspect temporarily becomes a part of me. This is why I do what I do – because it’s who I am. I believe that words have the power to change your life! And this is why I choose to share my gift with you: to entertain, provoke, encourage, inspire and to help you grow your business.
When I’m not putting the pen to the pad these are things that I enjoy…
- Pretending I can sing
- Pretending I can rap
- Ice cream
A Bit More About Candace…
Even though I’m not a celebrity I like to pretend that I am sometimes so…interview!
A quirky girl since birth, I have been called “weird” all my life – as if it’s a bad thing. Growing up, instead of daydreaming about my wedding day, I played baseball outside and stumbled around the house “drunk” from Coca-Cola. Fortunately, I outgrew such things and tapped into real passions – reading and writing. These have been my best forms of self-expression for more than 20 years. From this passion, my freelance business and The Quirk Life were birthed.
Simplest explanation – I write and edit. I’ve worked for other companies and you know what I got? Layoff after layoff. I knew there was something else for me to do! 9-5 isn’t for me. So I made my own path. Outside of running this blog I’m a freelance writer and editor. I help individuals and companies communicate better. What an honor it is to do what I love! If you’re interested in working together or seeing my resume, email me. You can also go here for a list of my most requested services and here for more information on how I can help you.
- Why’d you start blogging?
I talked about this briefly here. Basically I needed an outlet. Writing for other magazines and publications wasn’t enough. I needed to say what I wanted to say when I wanted to say it and I wanted to touch someone’s life in the process. I felt passionate about this!
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Adult answer: running my business full time with no huge debt and the freedom to travel as much as I want.
Not so adult answer: lbs heavier from eating pints of ice cream, with a book collection that I don’t have enough space for, owning a dog that can fetch the TV remote – you know, normal stuff.
Where to go next…
“The One Page Resume”
“How to Write a Bio People Want to Read”
“4 Ways to Get the Job You Want”
“6 Resume Mistakes to Avoid”
“4 Ways to Boost Your Resume Now!”
“Why I Kicked Out the Vacuum Salesman”
“That Time I Almost Lost My Life”
“I Gave Birth Last Week”
“Candace’s Top 10 Pet Peeves”
“Why I Don’t Talk About My Love Life Online”
“Protein Sources Besides Meat”
“6 Ways to Self Sabotage” (and how to cut it out)
“Weekend Pick Me Ups”
“That Time I Was a Nurse for a Day”
“Mid Week Mental Boosters”
“I Can’t Date You…Because I Hate the Way You Type”
“5 Things About Online Dating”
“Why It’s Good to be Single at a Wedding”
“10 Things More Important than Choosing a Sexual Partner”
All in Fun
“Why Plus Sized Women ROCK!”
“Why Homebodies Are Winning”
“10 Most Recent Camera Roll Pics”
“Decorating on the Dime”
“11 Hacks to LOOK Like a Better Friend”
It does my heart good to connect with my supporters through Twitter and Instagram. You can reach me through email and please – if you run into me in public and can get over how awkward I am, introduce yourself. I absolutely love meeting new people!