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Writing Time, Part 82. Designing Plans for a Writing Life

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. –Jim Rohn In every profession, success experts agree: set your course. If not, not … Continue reading

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Writing Time, Part 46. What’s the One Thing?

Goals get us up in the morning. Before we rise, before the business of the world we’ve created and which creates us takes over our day, we can remember that our great desire is to publish a shelf-load of stories, … Continue reading

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Writing Time, Part 42. Looking to the Future

If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building … Continue reading

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Writing Time, Part 31. The Elevator Pitch Line: 10 Minutes’ Work to Save Hours of Revisions

One of the finest ways to use 10 minutes in the week is to master the elevator pitch: that is, one sentence that encapsulates your story and intrigues the listener. You can’t figure this one out too soon. Even if … Continue reading

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Writing Time, Part 27. An Oasis in the Workweek

Our our days are busy. It’s hard not to feel the pinch of vital activities, pleasant and otherwise, that appear have little or nothing to add to our writing careers. But if we are to be writers, we need to keep our … Continue reading

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Writing Time, Revisiting 6 Signs You’re a Professional

Few will argue that the path to being a full-time writer isn’t a challenging one, but then it’s difficult to become doctors and lawyers and such. I observe that nobody says to those aspirants, as they say to writers, Ha, don’t quit the … Continue reading

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Writing Time Part 18. Difficulty vs Opportunity In a Writing Career

When we writers face obstacles in our careers, it can be pleasant and worthwhile to set our coffee cups down on the table, get to our feet, and take a few moments to wander calmly among said obstacles, and look at … Continue reading

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Writing Time Part 16: How Daring and Intrepid Dreams Direct Writers’ Time Management

When the rains come in our travels, our desire for our distant destination keeps us going. Then when sunny days come, our destination gleams with promise. We must dare to create immense and courageous goals for our writing careers. The first great thing … Continue reading

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Writing Time Part 12. Here’s How Motivation Earns Us Time

Self-motivation is one of the great time management tools available to writers, and one of the most pleasant to employ. If you’re geared up, it’s far easier to sit your butt in that chair and type. One powerful way to self-motivate … Continue reading

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