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Fiction Writing Tips

Revision Woes? How a Bird’s Eye View Helps You Regain Control of Your Story      

  Does “revising” your story consist of making tiny line edits only you will notice? With some of my short...
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Copywriting Fiction Writing Tips

Adopting a Writing Discipline With Minimal Pain and Maximal Pleasure

“Do your writing first thing in the morning.” How many times have you heard this advice? I first heard it...
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Fiction Writing Tips

Learning from Kelly Link: The elements of intrigue

Kelly Link excels at injecting relatable characters and scenarios into surreal landscapes, and “The Summer People” from her short story...
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Copywriting Writing Tips

Anatomy of an Ad: Using Eugene Schwartz Techniques to Compete in a Crowded Marketplace

The good news: When it comes to building a home business, the barrier to entry is lower than ever. The...
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Personal Development

Afraid of pain? Here’s how to slap it in the face

Don’t we all dread a trip to the doctor? Getting poked and prodded and pressed and by lord knows what?...
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Personal Development

Developing courage, one conversation at a time

How committed are you to your values? Would you stand by them even if it meant losing your job or...
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Personal Development

Can instant gratification lead to long-term gains?

Does an ad’s claim that a product will help you achieve instant wealth/weight loss/happiness instantly make you skeptical? In a...
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Personal Development

The motivating factor

10:30 PM. You know you should be doing something productive, but instead you browse Amazon for black pleated chiffon midi...
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Personal Development

The start that stops

“It’s the start that stops most people.” This quote applies to just about every situation. Take jogging, for instance. Before...
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Books Fiction Writing Tips

Duality in Chains

I recently finished reading Laurie Halse Anderson’s Chains with my 7th graders, a book about a teenage slave girl fighting...
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Personal Development

Exceeding expectations

Being an educator can be difficult, as there are so many circumstances you simply have no control over--a a student's...
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Books Fiction Writing Tips

Resisting closure in fiction

As a writer, I've always admired Joyce Carol Oates for her prolificness and ability to seamlessly shift through different genres....
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Personal Development

Outrunning excuses

Yesterday I'd been planning to go for a hike. But one thing led to another and pretty soon I had...
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Fiction Writing Tips

Revision Woes? How a Bird’s Eye View Helps You Regain Control of Your Story      

  Does “revising” your story consist of making tiny line edits only you will notice? With some of my short...
Read More
Copywriting Fiction Writing Tips

Adopting a Writing Discipline With Minimal Pain and Maximal Pleasure

“Do your writing first thing in the morning.” How many times have you heard this advice? I first heard it...
Read More
Fiction Writing Tips

Learning from Kelly Link: The elements of intrigue

Kelly Link excels at injecting relatable characters and scenarios into surreal landscapes, and “The Summer People” from her short story...
Read More
Copywriting Writing Tips

Anatomy of an Ad: Using Eugene Schwartz Techniques to Compete in a Crowded Marketplace

The good news: When it comes to building a home business, the barrier to entry is lower than ever. The...
Read More
2 Replies
Personal Development

Afraid of pain? Here’s how to slap it in the face

Don’t we all dread a trip to the doctor? Getting poked and prodded and pressed and by lord knows what?...
Read More
Personal Development

Developing courage, one conversation at a time

How committed are you to your values? Would you stand by them even if it meant losing your job or...
Read More
Personal Development

Can instant gratification lead to long-term gains?

Does an ad’s claim that a product will help you achieve instant wealth/weight loss/happiness instantly make you skeptical? In a...
Read More
Personal Development

The motivating factor

10:30 PM. You know you should be doing something productive, but instead you browse Amazon for black pleated chiffon midi...
Read More
Personal Development

The start that stops

“It’s the start that stops most people.” This quote applies to just about every situation. Take jogging, for instance. Before...
Read More
Books Fiction Writing Tips

Duality in Chains

I recently finished reading Laurie Halse Anderson’s Chains with my 7th graders, a book about a teenage slave girl fighting...
Read More
Personal Development

Exceeding expectations

Being an educator can be difficult, as there are so many circumstances you simply have no control over--a a student's...
Read More
Books Fiction Writing Tips

Resisting closure in fiction

As a writer, I've always admired Joyce Carol Oates for her prolificness and ability to seamlessly shift through different genres....
Read More
Personal Development

Outrunning excuses

Yesterday I'd been planning to go for a hike. But one thing led to another and pretty soon I had...
Read More
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