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The Danger of Fuzzy Goals

How’s your focus? It’s a question I’ve dealt with this month as I’ve led two October writing challenges and am thinking about goals for 2014. I started out the month great, but I lost focus somewhere. I set out to … 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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Warning: Do You Know Where You Are?

When trying to get from where we are as writers to where we’d like to be, we will need to follow a path to that publishing destination. As mentioned a few weeks ago, I’ve been re-reading Andy Stanley’s The Principle … Continue reading

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Ask About the Numbers

While discussing goals with several writer friends, I found myself becoming depressed. We were analyzing how 2012 had gone. Each person shared their goals for the past year and how they had succeeded or failed. Until I heard the other … Continue reading

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Organizing: Targets vs. Goals

[This article is reprinted by permission. See credits at the end.] ******************* It’s traditional at the beginning of the year to define what you’d like to achieve in the coming twelve months. That’s a good thing and I highly recommend … Continue reading

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