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It Sucks to Lose Your Best Ideas. Tools to Capture Your Inspiration

Inspiration has a rascally sense of humor. There’s the sudden rush of a great idea. The solution to a tricky problem becomes clear. Key memories surface. It illuminates the world like lightning, leaves you breathless and excited, and fills you with an almost physical urge to share. Now if only you were near a computer. [...]

By |December 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Write the Story Readers Believe

Before they can have an impact, your stories must be believable. I gave my husband, the bear, my copy of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas (an amazing book). After the first chapter, he looked up from the pages and said, “Gah, what a pretentious A*hole! He just dropped the first narrative right in the [...]

By |July 17th, 2017|Do the Right Things|0 Comments

Blog, Book, and Brand – Your Best Content Marketing Path

Seems like content marketing is everyone's go-to advice these days. Has anyone—marketing professional or otherwise—ever told you, “Oh, you’ve got to get a blog (or more content. Or a book.) for your business website!”? Photo Credit: Jose Maria Cuellar https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/legalcode How do you know if you actually should? Written content can be a [...]

By |June 29th, 2017|Do the Right Things|0 Comments

Brave New Work

Photo courtesy of flikr.com, by mike gnuckx. There are 53 million freelancers and independent contractors in today's U.S. workforce. Certain sources say that by 2020, half of American workers will do some kind of indie job. Some always dreamed of working from home; others had it thrust on them by a job loss. And some of [...]

By |November 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Living Write

It has happened time and again. Someone sits down across from me, or stares out from my computer screen, sighs, and says, "I'm a terrible writer." It's a hell of a conversation starter. I don't doubt that they believe it, nor that they wish it were otherwise. They just aren't sure what to do to [...]

By |April 27th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments