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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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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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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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Reader First, Last, And Always.   One of my favorite writers about writing, AJ Harper, teaches “reader first, last, and always.”    This is what I mean by being a “reader-centric” writer. It means you value your readers and you write to create value for them.    When I work with clients as a ghostwriter …

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Charisma Is For Writers You know people with charisma.   You may or may not know what it is about them that makes them “charismatic” (I’m not talking about charismatic spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit).    According to one definition, Jesus had charisma, because He oozed the three ingredients of charisma as described by …

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3 Things You Don’t Have To Do To Be A Writer   I had no idea I was a writer until I had a chance to write something for a little money. It was an article on Christian marriage for $20, and I was thrilled about it.   I wrote, and from then on was …

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