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How the Chunky Method Saved My Life

A couple of months ago, after being sick and traveling and meeting two book deadlines, I stalled when given some unwelcome health news which required tests and more tests. I got really, really behind on an adult mystery, and for … Continue reading

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Chop! Chop! Writing in 20-Minute Slices

Thirty years ago I read an article that said writing was like eating a salami. You’d choke if you tried to swallow the whole thing at once. Slice by slice, though, it was easy. Life has been hectic lately, with … Continue reading

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Taking Effective Action

In the August edition of Randy Ingermanson’s free (wonderfully  helpful) newsletter, there was a link to a free e-book describing a new time management system Randy is using. (For back issues of Randy’s newsletter, go here.)  Since “free” is one … Continue reading

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It’s All in the Numbers

Here you go! Seven ways to help you get the writing done–and sold! 6 Things You Should Know About the Publishing World 7 Deadly Sins of Writing 5 Reasons Why You Need to Get Better at Saying ‘No’ 10 Essential Rules … Continue reading

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Attention!

I am re-reading my Simple.ology notebook. Yesterday I was reading the “Law of Focused Attention.” Here are some quotes that stood out to me:  The things we really want in life sometimes require a lot more attention than we are … Continue reading

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