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Free Writing Podcast and $200 Discount on Superstars Writing Seminar

| December 18, 2010

Rebecca and I just did an hour-long Writers Advisory conference call about collaborating, various techniques, the reasons to do it, pitfalls, etc.  You can listen to the MP3 free by clicking on Collaboration Discussion Also, in the spirit of the holidays—as well as to tie in with the Collaboration subject—we are offering a $200 discount […]

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Writing Productivity Tip #11—KNOW WHEN TO STOP

| December 6, 2010

The last entry in a series of eleven tips to help you get more time for writing, and to produce more writing when you do have time. Science fiction master Robert Heinlein proposed a set of rules for writers.  His first two are “You must write” and “You must finish what you write.”  Endless polishing […]

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Writing Productivity Tip #10—GET INSPIRED!

| December 5, 2010

A series of eleven tips to help you get more time for writing, and to produce more writing when you do have time. Every creative writing teacher repeats the classic axiom, “Write about what you know.”  Therefore, it stands to reason that the more you know, the more things you’ll be able to write about. […]

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Writing Productivity Tip #9—THINK OUTSIDE THE KEYBOARD

| December 4, 2010

A series of eleven tips to help you get more time for writing, and to produce more writing when you do have time. After the previous tip, now that you’ve set up the perfect established writing spot, keep in mind that this is not the only way you can write.  Your word processor isn’t the […]

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Writing Productivity Tip #8—CREATE THE BEST WRITING ENVIRONMENT FOR YOURSELF

| December 3, 2010

A series of eleven tips to help you get more time for writing, and to produce more writing when you do have time. So, you’ve developed a writing routine, set up an office or at least a place where you use your laptop.  It’s the way you’re accustomed to writing.  But habit doesn’t necessarily make […]

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Writing Productivity Tip #7—KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WRITING & EDITING

| December 2, 2010

A series of eleven tips to help you get more time for writing, and to produce more writing when you do have time. Write during the writing stage. Edit during the editing stage. Even though both activities involve a writer sitting at the keyboard staring at the screen, Writing and Editing are two very different […]

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Writing Productivity Tip #7—KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WRITING & EDITING

| December 2, 2010

A series of eleven tips to help you get more time for writing, and to produce more writing when you do have time. Write during the writing stage. Edit during the editing stage. Even though both activities involve a writer sitting at the keyboard staring at the screen, Writing and Editing are two very different […]

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Writing Productivity TIP #6—SET GOALS FOR YOURSELF…AND STICK TO THEM

| December 1, 2010

A series of eleven tips to help you get more time for writing, and to produce more writing when you do have time. I’m a goal-oriented person. Give me a target, or a list, and I’ll set out to accomplish the task, milestone by milestone.  When I moved to Colorado, I got a book listing […]

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Writing Productivity Tip #5—USE EVERY MINUTE

| November 30, 2010

A series of eleven tips to help you get more time for writing, and to produce more writing when you do have time. If you think you need large blocks of time to accomplish any writing, then you’re kidding yourself.  One sentence at a time, one paragraph at a time, one page at a time. […]

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Writing Productivity Tip #4—DARE TO BE BAD (AT FIRST)…THEN FIX IT

| November 29, 2010

A series of eleven tips to help you get more time for writing, and to produce more writing when you do have time. This tip comes from prolific and bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith, and the more I’ve pondered it, I’ve come to believe it’s one of the most important pieces of advice any struggling […]

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