Margaret Dunham

Content that Connects

Everyone Has a Story

Every person, place, and thing has a story to tell. It's been my pleasure to help international brands, publishers, nonprofits, and info-tainment sites tell stories to delight and motivate their readers. Samples of my work are organized by subject/client in the tabs above. Please feel free to contact me directly for more samples or to ask any questions!

The Spreadsheet I Used To Quit My Job And Move To A New City In 6 Months

Around this time last year, I had a good job, a nice apartment, friends I loved, and a plan to leave it all behind. I’d lived in New York for years, and I knew someday I would try living in a different city, but I didn’t want to stick a pin in a map and go for the sake of going. But when one of my best friends and I started dating long-distance, I finally had a reason to move — and it would be to Chicago.

How To Host A Luxury Swap Party & Fuel Your Retail Craving For Free

The humble swap party: a gathering of friends to trade clothing items and accessories you don’t wear for potential treasures in someone else’s “to be donated” pile. These have gained popularity recently, and I couldn’t be happier. Swap parties combine some of the best things on earth: time with friends, snacks, the chance to give away what doesn’t “spark joy,” exciting treasure-hunting opportunities, and doing it all in an eco- and wallet-friendly way. Setting expectations is a key part of your

Decorations, Themes, And Party Games For Your Steampunk Babyshower

So you’re throwing a baby shower - but not just any baby shower. The two loveliest steampunks you know have decided to add a new crewmember to their airship’s manifest, and you couldn’t be happier about it! But how do you celebrate that offbeat addition in style? By throwing a steam-powered baby shower that will be the event of the alternative-history season (whenever/wherever that timeline is actually running).

6 Beach Reading Alternatives for Those Who Stay Out of the Sun

“Be sure to toss this new title in your beach bag - next to the sunglasses and SPF 50!” Ever feel like summer reading means you have to head to the beach and the rays to get your reading done? While lots of people enjoy digging into a new breeze book while soaking up sunshine and digging their toes into the sand, there are plenty of us who prefer to stay out of direct sunlight.

A Book for the Cat in Your Library

You can’t judge a book by its cover… it’s what’s inside that counts. And while this book may have nothing but fluff (and just a dash of catnip) between its covers, we’re sure you’ll love it just as much as our in-house feline review board did! Trace and cut out your pieces Every book needs a cover, and for your cover, trace out a long rectangle on your paper or notecard. Cut it out, and trace it onto the colourful felt you're using for the cover of your book. Cut a single extra-long strip of t

Write Like You're Running Out of Time! Productivity Advice from Alexander Hamilton and Company

Are there a million things you haven’t done? You’re not alone. Alexander Hamilton was a massively productive statesman and writer. There are more than a few reasons to look to the founding father-without-a-father for inspiration: Moving his plan for a national bank through Congress, commanding troops under General Washington, changing the location of our nation’s capitol, writing 51 of the 85 essays in The Federalist Papers all by himself. How did do it all? Well, if Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit B
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