Category Archives: Creativity, Inspiration, Motivation

The First Day of You-Know-When, Plus an Accidental Tradition…

How’s your week been so far? It’s been kinda hot here. And I just looked over my archives and realized I’m about to embark on a strange tradition I’d accidentally started last year. Let’s get to it. That tradition revolves … Continue reading

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Here’s How Sad, Summery Music Can Boost Your Writing…

How’s it going? I was out running errands today longer than I thought I’d be, but I’d like to talk about something else, at least for now. Let’s get to it. I go into stores a lot to buy things. … Continue reading

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Copywriting Codex: Fictional Theater Agent Illustrates Huge Buying Trigger…

How’s it going? It’s a lot cooler today, and I’m glad for that. Anyway, let’s get to it. On Sunday, I watched quite a bit of an old(er) 1955 movie called The Tender Trap, with Frank Sinatra and Debbie Reynolds … Continue reading

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How My Sweaty Weekend Reminded Me of Being a Writer

How was your weekend? Mine was hot–I mean like in the high 80s hot or so. So no shopping, or comics, or papers to speak of…just chugging water, and trying to keep cool (and deciding against drawing the drapes in … Continue reading

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Why I Try to Handle Short Weeks Close to Regular Ones…

How’s it going? Memorial Day’s over now, which is all right. I did watch Where Eagles Dare, a 1969 or ’68 World War II movie with Clint Eastwood about rescuing some U.S. soldiers during the war. I thought it was … Continue reading

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A Bit of a Dust Storm and Motivation?

How’s your week been so far? Yesterday was a little weird, because it was hot–I mean like almost 90 degrees out. I had to have the windows open, too.┬áThe wind whipped around so much that my south window’s shade started … Continue reading

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Give ‘Em a Ride Down the John…

How’s it going? First, a little note…I totally forgot to wish everyone a happy Mother’s Day yesterday (a little late even then, I know). So, Happy Mother’s Day! I really hope you got to spend some time on Sunday with … Continue reading

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Everybody’s Been Rained On: How to Turn a Little Idea into Your Next Piece of Content

How’s it going? A couple posts back, I talked about how ideas for stories, emails, or what-have-ya didn’t have to be big at all. And I’d like to do that today…turn a small idea into something bigger. Today when I … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Have to Be Big…

How’s your week going so far? Let’s get to it. I don’t know when this came to me–maybe it was when I thought about *trying* to go back to posting here 5 days a week. Or when I was browsing … Continue reading

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Not Super Bowly: How Super Bowl 51 Can Give Your Writing and Career a Boost

How was your weekend? Super Bowl Sunday!!! Oops, kinda got ahead of myself… Over the weekend, I did go shopping, and didn’t get papers or comics, which is fine. And I did watch the Super Bowl last night, of course. … Continue reading

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