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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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Social Media: Make It Fun!

Swirling Chihuly glass feature with text: Making Social Connections Fun!

After a month of using Instagram, I might be an Instagram convert. What made me decide I actually liked Instagram is at the heart of what social media should always be: Fun!

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March 5, 2019

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What Social Media Platforms Do You Use?

Close up of a purple butterfly with text: Social Butterfly? What Platforms Do You Use?

Every year, Dahlia Adler lists prompts on Instagram for writers to share about themselves, their work, and their life. I’ve been tempted to see what made the platform so popular, so this event was a good opportunity.

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February 12, 2019

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The Best Reason to Blog — 2018 Edition

Pile of leaves in fall colors with text: Writer Encouragement: Doing Our Best

As a perfectionist, I know what it’s like to feel like our best isn’t good enough, but maybe that’s where our connections to each other can help. Together, we can feel a sense of accomplishment for when we’ve done our best.

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November 22, 2018

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What Do You Want to Write But Haven’t Yet?

Dandelion seeds blowing away with text: Insights from the Story Seeds We *Don't* Write

We often have more ideas for stories than we actually write, and somehow, we choose and prioritize. Why might we not write a story idea that we’re passionate about—and is there anything we can do to overcome those reasons?

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September 13, 2018

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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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