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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

Celebrate Your Creative Independence with a Simple Writing Hack

Greetings from the Writing Texan! After taking a winter hiatus (then getting buried in spring cleaning), what better way to announce the return of the newsletter than with a tip designed to kick your writing into gear? There's no worse feeling than staring at a half-empty screen--or page, if you're old school--and thinking, "I have [...]

By |July 23rd, 2014|Do the Right Things|1 Comment

Does Writing Spook You

October is the perfect month for confronting fear. For one thing, everything from TV movies to roadside haunted houses already has us thinking about what scares us. For another, the weather is finally cooling down, so that excuse (which I often use to avoid running in July and August) disappears. Are you afraid of writing? Is [...]

By |October 18th, 2013|Do the Right Things|0 Comments