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Advice: For Writing or Beyond

Man jumping on a beach at sunset with text: Joy: Finding Advice that Works for Us

With both my virtual and physical organizing projects, I was reminded of advice attributed to Marie Kondo: “Discard everything that does not spark joy. That advice resonated with me far beyond “tidying up.”

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March 28, 2019

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Can We Apply Writing Lessons to Our Life?

Silhouette of hand tossing basketball toward net with text: Do We "Try Again"? Applying Writing Lessons to Life

After we had to say goodbye to our cat last weekend and were debating the “right” time to get a new pet, I was reminded of a lesson from the writing world. When we encounter problems, the advice isn’t to give up or wait a year. It’s to try, try again.

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August 23, 2018

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Punch Up Our Writing with Word Lists

Magnifying glass searching words on a page

At some point in our editing process, we usually have to get nitpicky about our word choices because the right words often don’t come out in the first draft. This step can be tedious but oh-so-important for strengthening our writing and improving our story’s pace.

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March 15, 2018

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