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Mistakes Happen – Even to Best Selling Authors

By on Oct 27, 2014 in Writing | 0 comments

Rick Riordan has become the author that many writers aspire to be. He not only writes books, he does it for a living. Two of them have been turned into movies. And children will drag their parents into Boston on a Saturday morning and stand in line to get into a crowded church just for a chance to see him speak. Riordan told his audience at the Boston Book Festival...

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Write Now to Get it Done

By on Oct 6, 2014 in Writing | 0 comments

I was talking recently with someone who has published scholarly books and is in the midst of writing another. He is well past the deadline his publisher would have liked him to meet but never the less he continues with the expectation that it will be done in the next three to five years. As we talked about publishing and what it takes, he shared that he’s...

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Writing After Vacation: Make it Happen

By on Jul 23, 2014 in Writing | 3 comments

Vacations are great until they’re over and you have to get back to the routine. Sometimes it’s so hard you may wonder if it’s worth taken the break in the first place. Sadly it happens even when you love your job. Research indicates that we return from vacations happier, healthier and more energized. But in my experience that fades pretty quickly after walking...

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Do Writing Rules Matter Anymore?

By on Jun 27, 2014 in Blog Writing, Writing | 0 comments

I have a friend who like many of us has more to do than can actually get done in a day as he grows his business. And yet, he spends some that precious time correcting the emails of one of his employees. They read too much like texts, he explained. He said he felt a need to make them sound more professional. But he also wondered whether it mattered. It’s a good...

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Write Slow to Write Fast

By on Apr 3, 2014 in Writing | 2 comments

I wanted to write a post about writing fast while still writing well. And I will. But that’s not exactly what happened for me this week. I wrote fast and what I wrote was okay but not great. So here’s my first insight on the Holy Grail of writing fast while writing well – it’s not always possible. If you’re frustrated that you can’t do both at the same time, take...

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