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Planning for Productivity by Tracy Krauss

Planning for Productivity by Tracy Krauss

Planning for Productivity I love sitting down periodically with a calendar, day planner, and a lengthy list of projects, chores, and dreams. For me, making the plan is half the fun! The key to success, however, is not allowing stress about failed resolutions derail my plan altogether. When I see that something isn’t working out, or when I choose to

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Goals and Guilt by Janice L Dick

Goals and Guilt by Janice L Dick

I’ve always been a goal-setter. I need a plan, a direction, a purpose. I love new beginnings. But my compulsion to plan ahead deserted me this past year. I was in the personal position of needing to be flexible with my time, of caring for a family member and putting my routine on hold. Stronger personalities may well have pushed

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New Year’s Question

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Christmas Greetings 2017

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Just Write by Tracy Krauss

Just Write by Tracy Krauss

Just write. This was the phrase I chose one year as my inspiration. I often choose a word or a phrase each year as a motivational tool to help keep me on track. Looking back, ‘just write’ is one of the simplest and most straight forward, yet it has had, perhaps, the most lasting impact. It feels as relevant going

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Wander Back to the Wonder by Violet Nesdoly

Wander Back to the Wonder by Violet Nesdoly

Wander Back to the Wonder   My pencil is weary, my neck muscles cramped, my brain’s in a fog, for ideas I’m stumped. I believe that it’s time for a good writing break. But how shall I spend it? What route should I take? I could tackle the ironing, vacuum the floor, scrub all the toilets, but there must be

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My Best Blogs and Books on Writing by Janice L Dick

My Best Blogs and Books on Writing There are many and varied writing helps online and on bookshelves these days, but a few have become favourites of mine. Highest on my list of writing blogs is livewritethrive.com by C.S. Lakin. Suzanne Lakin publishes weekly posts on every aspect of writing. There are novel-writing checklists, free planning books, and ongoing online

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Resurrection Writes by Brenda J Wood

Resurrection Writes by Brenda J Wood

Resurrection Writes Do you have piles of old manuscripts previously rejected by you, your mother, or an agent? Don’t stuff them into the garbage. Instead, give them another chance by trying them out in the recycle pile. Never let them go, but instead, re-purpose them like your old jeans, which you can make into shorts, purses, aprons, or quilts. This

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Some of the Best Books and Blogs on Writing by Pamela Mytroen

Some of the Best Books and Blogs on Writing by Pamela Mytroen

Some of the Best Books and Blogs on Writing It’s easy to get overwhelmed with blogs on writing. I finally had to narrow my focus. The two blogs I stick with are The Write Practice and Novel Rocket. The Write Practice was founded in 2011 by Joe Bunting with the purpose of helping writers practice. Like he says on his

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5 Fixes for Your Fears by Steph Beth Nickel

5 Fixes for Your Fears by Steph Beth Nickel

5 Fixes for Your Fears I can relate to the following five fears. Maybe you can too. FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) This is the reason my bookshelves are bowing under the weight of skills development and reference books and my inbox is bursting with countless links to the online courses I’ve purchased. These materials are great—if we use them.

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