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Noting Techniques

Recognizing Your Thoughts and Emotions | Using Noting Techniques

I practice meditation daily. Similarly, I practice writing. I have many different practices in my life. In my last post, I talked about how focusing on the next step can help you be more productive. I've

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Next Step

Focus on the Next Step and Improve Your Productivity

Take a look at the 650s section in a public library and you'll find a selection of time management books. Depending on the focus, you may find additional titles in other sections of the library, e.g.,

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Revitalize Your Writing Career

It’s Never Too Late to Revitalize Your Writing Career

A decade after I decided I needed to "get serious" about my writing career. I already had a master's degree in writing popular fiction and had been writing since I was a teenager. I'd managed to get a

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Outline

How Bestselling Writers Outline (or Not) Their Novels

Few things divide writers more than the question of whether or not an outline is used in writing a novel. The spectrum of views on outlining shows that the best answer is the one that works for you. These

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GDPR

Grokking the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) takes effect on May 25th, 2018. The regulation requires businesses to meet requirements around the control and processing of customer's personal information.

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Kindle Ads

How to Get Started With Kindle Ads

It's possible to get started with Kindle ads on Amazon in only a few minutes without breaking the bank. In this post, I'll share a quick look at ads and recommend a book (I'm a librarian, I can't help

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Vacation

Vacation Reflections

Last week didn't go as I had planned. I took a vacation to head down to Lincoln City, Oregon, for a writing workshop on writing fantasy. I've done several of these workshops taught by Kristine Kathryn

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Creating Graphs Dashboard

Creating Graphs for Word Count Tracking

Creating graphs is one way to visualize your writing progress. It can provide quick insights, particularly over time as you record more information about your word counts in your spreadsheet. If you're

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Writing Streak Formula

How to Calculate a Writing Streak in Excel

I talked about writing streaks at the beginning of this series, then went on to describe how to set up a basic word count tracking spreadsheet, added improvements to the spreadsheet, created a pivot table

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Project Details

How to Add Project Details to the Word Count Tracker

I started this series on creating a word count tracking spreadsheet by talking about the benefits of writing streaks, how to set up a basic spreadsheet, added enhancements, and created a pivot table summary.

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