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Today, Don’t let Anything Stop You From Writing I hope you wrote today. If you didn’t, I hope it is because you didn’t want to. If you didn’t want to write, I hope it is because you were focused on your values today and there was truly something more important to do with your time. …

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The Writers Conscience And Something About A Goose Truth   Once, I was in a hotel suite arguing with some pastors. They thought their job was to tell others what to think. They believed the people in their congregations should obey them on all things great and small.  I asked them, “If 999 times out …

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Truth  Here’s a Bible verse about truth:  “And a host will be given over to it together with the regular burnt offering because of transgression, and it will throw truth to the ground, and it will act and prosper.” — Daniel 8:12 This verse means truth is thrown to the ground, that is, disregarded; the …

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Slow And Simple Writing   Two weeks ago I wrote that I would try writing three or four times my usual output. The result was a failure. I did not enjoy writing more; I only managed about twice the output, and the quality of the extra was lousy and unusable.   That said…   I …

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The Writing Life   Getting Paid to Write   I was once a minor-league opera singer, and I still like to perform occasionally. Last summer I had some lessons with a famous singer. When it came time to pay him, and I asked him how much, he gave a price that was lower than I’d …

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Truth, Creating, And Writing Writing Life   This week, I explained to my young son why I like working for myself vs. having a steady job. On the one hand, a steady job with a steady paycheck, steady hours, and steady benefits sounds nice. But writing….   The thing about writing is that if you …

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Crowdfunding, Ghostwriting Truth, And More.   I had a cool thing happen with a co-writing client this year. We spoke months ago about his story and his desire to get a book written. I agreed it was a powerful story, but he said he didn’t have the funds for the project and that he might …

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Some Truth Can Kill You- Alexei Navalny was killed last week for speaking the truth.   When I write about telling the truth in the world, I sometimes say, “It could get you killed.” It’s not likely to happen because many of us are blessed to live somewhere where there is still free speech. Being canceled …

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Why You Don’t Write (and maybe you shouldn’t) I had no idea I would be a writer. But more importantly, I had no idea of the benefits of writing until I’d done it for a little while. Writing has changed my life dramatically.    Some people have no desire to write, and they probably aren’t …

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