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Budgets

Budgeting is an important skill. It doesn’t just refer to money. You can budget time, food or anything you have in short supply. Weight Watchers says their program is a lifestyle change and it is, but I always think of

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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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Multitasking

I don’t multitask well. I don’t think anyone really does it well or even at all. Multitasking means doing several tasks at once. This is often impossible. Some things are easy to multitask like doing laundry while writing or even

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Replacing a Window Screen

Sometimes it’s necessary to replace the screening in your windows. It’s not hard to do, but you will need materials. You will need screening of course. I used the nylon stuff although the aluminum stuff would last longer, the nylon

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Writing with Scrivener

When I write my novels, I use a program called Scrivener, which allows me to arrange each scene as I want it in the fly or during a revision. (Yes, that’s happened). It’s an inexpensive program and can be found

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To-Do Lists

Getting and staying organized can be a challenge. One way to do it is to create a To-Do list for you to work from. I use Outlook to create a To-Do list. I add chores as they occur to me,

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The Effective Use of To-Do Lists

An effective use of a To-Do list is to make one. That’s Step One. Just sit down and write out a list of things that you need to get done. This is analogous to identifying a problem, which is the

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Overcoming Procrastination

In order to overcome procrastination, you need to nag yourself. Scold yourself into doing whatever it is that you are avoiding. of course, the first step is to recognize your personal methods of procrastinating. Use that recognition to see where

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The Flow of The Plot

The future is the future is the future and based on our decisions today. Even if you could see the future, it could change with some other decision that you make.  You could even change it based on a decision

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Procrastination

I’m good at procrastinating. I suppose I should start out with a general definition of the term. To procrastinate is to put things off. I’m not sure if there are other meanings or now, but it doesn’t look as though

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