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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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Posted in General Opinion, Writing Fiction, Writing Techniques

Cleaning House

We all have those little tasks that we don’t like to do, and we do them because there is no one else who will do it. I can’t afford a house cleaning service, so I have to clean my house

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Meal Planning

Meal planning is another good way to help you lose weight. You can combine it with calorie counting and plan for special events like holidays or birthdays. If you do it well, you will be able to combine meal planning

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Finding Time to Write

There is one thing I learned last November as I wrote my heart out for NaNoWriMo and that is that my hands are not strong enough to write for two hours straight. As part of my preparations for NaNoWriMo, I

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Using a Calendar to Write

I use a timer when I write. I sit down, set the timer for thirty minutes, and write. I write whatever comes into my head. It works well for me. Finding time to do that is a little harder. You

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Personal Data Management

Personal data management is not that hard. It’s just a matter of developing a good practice of data filing. Think of your data storage like file cabinets, you wouldn’t keep your bills scattered across two or more filing cabinets, unless

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Disk Management

In a typical office, you need a filing system. Even home offices for family finances and business use some kind of filing system. If you don’t maintain that system properly, chaos will take over. I know. I’ve been there. Your

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Self Publishing with Smashwords

Smashwords has some stringent rules that one must follow to publish through their site. It’s free, but you have to prepare your manuscript as carefully as you can. Oddly, the cover is actually a separate file. You need one to

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Spring Promises

Spring is a time of renewal. Spring is the time of the year that we should be doing resolutions for changing something about ourselves. New Year’s resolutions are all well and good, but few people keep them. I guess the

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Revisions

Revision is an important part of writing. It doesn’t matter if you are writing a term paper, a textbook, or a novel. You will need to revise your work. It’s actually the hardest part of writing. A good way to

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