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Word Count Goals–The Pros

I write every day or try to. I keep a journal. In my opinion, keeping a journal is something every writer should do. That and setting a word count goal for a daily practice of writing. I use the journal

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Targets (Project And Session)

Targets are things you aim at. In shooting, you want to improve your accuracy. In writing, a target is a word count. You want x number of words by the end of your session. That said, there are two targets

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Interim Goals And Deadlines

If you have something you want to accomplish, you set goals. I want to lose sixty pounds. I want to save a thousand dollars towards a trip. Those are good goals as far as they go, but they aren’t useful

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When Goals Can Be Harmful

Setting goals if very good for you, for the most part. There are times when goals can be harmful. I’m talking about goals that are not achievable. For a goal to be good, it has to be realistic. If you

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Developing a Writing Project Schedule

For me, writing is a business for the most part. You have to have a schedule to keep yourself on track. that said, you should keep that schedule flexible. Don’t lock yourself into any particular piece at any particular time.

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Setting Goals

We all have goals in life. We may not formally break them down and state them formally, but we have goals. We all want something. That something is a goal. The trick with setting a goal, is to make that

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Life Changes

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? I didn’t. I resolved last year to never do that again. It puts too much pressure on a person to make New Year’s resolutions and stick to them. That’s why there

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The Final Stage of Writing

The last stage of writing is only the last stage if you plan to publish your work. Of course, I’m talking about publishing. Once you have the work polished to your satisfaction, you will have to try selling it. If

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Posted in Fiction, Writing Fiction, Writing Techniques

Positive Thinking

I ask the same question every day. Will today be a good one? Sometimes the answers are ambiguous.That’s OK, because the answer really isn’t important. What is important is the frame of mind with which you face the day. If

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The Battle of the Points

You can achieve great goals by setting smaller ones. Sometimes the step-by-step method works. I have lost a further two and four tenths of a pound over this last week. That makes a total weight loss over the last two

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