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Goals: Spiral Upward for Steady Success

Nearly every month–sometimes every week–I receive an email from a new writer that concerns me. There has been great emphasis in recent years on setting lofty, out-of-the-ballpark goals. You are to spend daily time visualizing these highly ambitious goals happening. … Continue reading

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Measuring Success: Changing Times, Changing Goals

Before reading a great article last week, I secretly feared I had lost my drive to write. Not my “want to.” Just my drive. For thirty years I’ve set goals, worked hard toward meeting them (some called me “driven”), achieved … Continue reading

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Successful Writing: A Weekly Quota of Words

I’ve been re-reading The Art of War for Writers by James Scott Bell. The following statement got my attention: “There is one discipline that stands above all else in the quest for writing success… It is the single biggest reason … Continue reading

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Are Your Writing Dreams Big Enough? Shoot for the Moon!

As 2011 winds down and we put away the reminders of the holidays, our writing minds naturally turn to 2012. It’s time to dust off some forgotten dreams, review met and unmet goals listed for 2011, and decide where we … Continue reading

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Destressing the Writing Life

For the past two days (plus today) I have been answering questions in the Writer’s Retreat Workshop on “Destressing the Writing Life.” You still have time to post a question today–or just pop by to read some of the discussion … Continue reading

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