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The First Draft

The first draft of anything is never anything anyone would want to read. It can be choppy. It can be rambling, repetitive or have other issues. But it’s the first draft. Getting it done is what counts. What you do

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Deadlines

If you have trouble getting motivated to write something or do something, you might find it helpful to set a deadline. A deadline is just a due date. A deadline can spur you to do whatever it is that you

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Setting Session Targets

Project targets are good. I have been using them to write these blogs and they seem to help me to reach a certain word count. Targets are something to aim at. They are a lot like goals, but they are

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Self-discipline

My problem lately is that I have been too easily distracted. I allowed myself to be distracted. Self-discipline is an important tool in a writer’s tool box. I would put it right up there with pen, paper, and words. If

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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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Fall Musings

There’s a bite to the air these days. Fall has definitely fallen. The trees are vibrant in gold and red leaves. The neighbor’s yard is pink with maple leaves. Yes, they are falling, a sign of the coming winter. They

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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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