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A Few Words About Attitude

Your attitude can get you places. If you have an aggressive attitude, it will take you places, but those places may not be what you really want. You have to define what you want and then develop the proper attitude

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The Weight Loss Stairway

Losing weight is not like jumping down an elevator shaft. you don’t just decide to do it and instantly lose weight. It takes more time and effort than that. It’s more like a long flight of stairs with escalators in

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Memory

I write myself notes all the time. I have the calendar app on my phone set to remind me of things I want to do later. I’m not always successful at following through on them, but I am getting better

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The Second Blog of 2014

What do you think of the new look to my blog? I felt it was time for a change, so I looked at the various themes available and found this one. I really like it. I think it looks good

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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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Revision

Getting the story down on paper is the easier part. That sounds counter intuitive, but in my case, it’s true. I usually have a lot of talking heads. In the very first read through of the story, after I have

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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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The Blank Page

A fresh page can be scary. That is, it can be scary when you are a writer confronted with one. That’s ok. All you have to do to conquer it is to write something on it. Write anything, it can

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Flow charts and writing

I use a flow chart to plot my stories. I start with the beginning and give my characters a series of decisions. Then I try to figure out how many different results could come from each decision. The ones that

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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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