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Determining a Writing Routine that Works

I make time for my writing like I do for my laundry, I get it done when I can. At least that’s how I use to do things. That was all fine and well until I started to have a HUGE backlog of stories needing to be freed and shared. My fans have waited long…

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Write Your Own Story of Success

What is the story of your career? Did you write it or did someone else come up with it? Who outlined and plotted to get you where you are today? Some of us are living or existing in a movie. In a role they never wanted. Playing characters they hate. Are you actively writing your…

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Google Calendar for Productivity & Organizing

When I started my first job out of college, my employer sent me to a Steven Covey class on personal organizing. We learned how to make a To-Do list, then prioritize that list into A, B, C and so on groups. I’ve followed that method for over 10 years with varying levels of “success”. Desperate…

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A Perspective on Action: Seek and Accept Truth That Knowledge Reveals

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” – Derek Bok Ignorance strikes fear in me. When I’m not knowledgeable about something important, my confidence jumps out the window. I can’t stand it. There’s nothing like a Confidence High. It’s powerful. When something matters, it makes sense to be prepared. To learn. Books are one…

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Succeeding on Purpose for my Readers

“Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.” – G.K. Nielson Why would you leave your life-goals to chance? Being a passive bystander to your career isn’t likely to help make your goals come true. I don’t even know if it would be accurate to say I’m a gifted storyteller.…

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Planner or Pantser?

In the beginning I didn’t outline and I wrote in one document in sequence. But when I tried to finish a project, it was confusing and challenging because of editing. Now, I outline and use Scrivener to separate my stories by scene. Easier to both plan and to edit. I write best when I write…

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Ignore Disabled People Out of Embarrassment?

I’m a devout Unitarian Universalist (UU).  To get technical on you (aka cut and pasting from the www.uua.org website), that means my “spirituality is unbounded, drawing from scripture and science, nature and philosophy, personal experience and ancient tradition…” UUs are also, “brave, curious, and compassionate thinkers and doers. We are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and…

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