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Lighting the Fire for the New Year

It’s a new year and it’s filled with brand new possibilities.  For writers, that might include setting writing goals. I’ve found that writers tend to be incredibly artistic free-souled people. This often results in the complete inability to make realistic … Continue reading

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NaNo 2014 – Keeping Momentum

Congratulations, if you are still keeping up with NaNoWriMo you are entering the home stretch. For those who are keeping up with the daily goals, today you should be passing the 31,000 word mark – way to go! If you … Continue reading

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The Motivation/Burnout Cycle

  If you have ever set goals and then given up on them, then you are already familiar with the vicious Motivation/Burnout Cycle.  It seems nearly universal that people decide to make changes in their life or their work, try … Continue reading

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Quickly Quoteable #44 – Henry Ford

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” “Don’t find fault, find a remedy.” “Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: The Finishing Stretch

Well my fellow NaNo-ettes,  it is the ending stretch of NaNoWriMo, the month of novel-writing insanity.  For some, these last five days will consist of caffeine fueled marathon sessions of keyboard pounding to reach the last of those 50,000 words … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #33 – Quotes for Writers from Writers

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood.  I’d type a little faster.  ~Isaac Asimov Write down the thoughts of the moment.  Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.  ~Francis … Continue reading

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Quickly Quoteable #25 – “Flylady” Marla Cilley

“None of us have enough time, yet we all have the same amount. It is time that we quit whining about this and accept that we can’t get it all done and just do what we can.” “Not every paper … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #23 – Goethe

A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude. Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever. Every day we should … Continue reading

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Getting Back to Business

Back in January I started my quest to write the book that had floated around in my head since college.  About ten weeks later I held in my hands a very rough draft.  At that point I was pretty proud … Continue reading

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I Gotta Feelin’ – Black Eye Peas

It is motivational Monday and do I have a treat for you!  Many of you know of my weakness for great music and dancing; today’s choice is a great mix of both.  I present the flash mob dance and live … Continue reading

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