So You Want to Be a Writer? Do This.

I’ve been writing a lot of late. Finishing edits for next book. Writing a series on traveling the world over at my LinkedIn Influencer blog. Moaning in my journal about how much I miss eating dairy but then realizing how much better I feel when I don’t. Blah blah blah. Writing is a hard thing, and […]

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How to Write Your Way to Better Decisions

I’ve been listening via Audiobook to Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content, a book on free-writing that I’m not sure why it took me so long to find. I am devouring this thing. (As much as you can devour an audio book, I suppose). If I remember correctly, I […]

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How to Find Free Images Online

As a long-time blogger, I’m always on the hunt for places to find free photos on the Internet. I want cool, interesting, evocative images that don’t look like they were taken fifty years ago, and don’t look like everyone else has them. Even if you’re not a blogger, though, you may have use for using […]

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What a Dream Board Can Do for You

I’m not sure where I first heard of the idea of a dream board, but suffice to say the first time I heard about it I thought it sounded silly. A little Kindergarten-like. A little arts-and-craftsy. A little, well, not me.  But that was before Pinterest. Because with Pinterest, it turns out a dream board […]

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Why Non-Writers Should Learn to Free Write

I was listening to a good audiobook recently on the writing process called Accidental Genius. The premise of the whole book can basically be summed up in one sentence: Free writing does a body good.  The act of free writing (of putting down things on paper without thought to what you’re putting down, why, and […]

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Does Practice Really Make Perfect?

Last year, one of my friends had a baby. It was a natural birth. It was also a home birth. It was also her fifth. Yup. A mere hour or so before giving birth, she was apparently chatting on Skype with some other bloggers, saying it was time to put on some mascara (for the post-birth baby […]

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This Week in the World {Links}

This week, I got back into peanut butter. In a big way. I continued to be annoyed by everything Aria says on Game of Thrones. (Whiny, much?) I bought 18 boxes of tea (Subscribe and Save, anyone?) I read a few more books, and I came to California. The picture? Me and friends, in a Buenos Aires museum. […]

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I Went to Kenya to Climb a Mountain…

I’ve been thinking a lot this week about Twitter for Good, a book I wrote about using Twitter well. When I wrote that book I also launched an online video course alongside it. But things change, and it’s time for that course to sunset (at least for 2013). If you’re interested, you’ve got two days to get it here. But […]

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