Vanquishing Sugar to Boost Productivity

Once in a while I post about my personal and professional quest to kick the refined sugar habit because its diabolical granules deplete every part of my life, writing productivity included. Let’s just say I’ve lost some ground recently. As in, I’m expecting hummingbirds might try to feed from my veins at any moment. My morning […]

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My Writing Panelist Schedule for Salt Lake Comic Con 2014

Participating as a panelist at the SLC Comic Con Fan Experience (FanX) 2014 earlier this spring was a blast, as was speaking at Fantasy Con 2014 mid-summer. Now the geekery continues with the autumnal Salt Lake Comic Con 2014, at which I’ll also be a panelist. Basically, Utah creates enough demand to justify a nerd conference once a […]

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Google Apps is a Free Software Option with Add-ons for Writers

Writers are typically looking for ways to reduce costs. Here’s one such way. A popular alternative to Microsoft Office is Google Apps, a free online suite which includes a word processor (Google Docs), a spreadsheet program (Google Sheets), a presentation program (Google Slides), and more. While Google Apps can be used offline and synced back […]

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My Top 10 Songs About Writing – #ToWriteTo

My iPod includes several songs which are either directly or indirectly about writing. For whatever reason, they inspire me to keep going with my writing projects. Here’s my list, in hopes that you’ll add yours in the comments. I need some new tunes! 1. Open Book by Cake – While I realize this is a song […]

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Managing Creative Worry

What could a writer possibly be worried about, right?! Most creatives have scads of concerns and insecurities to worry over. In fact, I think that’s a major reason I put off writing as long as I did. “I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” – Mark Twain Here are some creative worries I’ve had […]

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The Power of Ridiculous Goals

Last week, I woke up entirely overwhelmed about my writing to-do list and decided to follow my latest productivity weapon: Fighting Ridiculousness with Some Ridiculousness of My Own . It’s something I’ve gravitated to before, but abandoned in the name of ‘setting achievable, measurable goals’ like many sources tell us to do. As we should. Sometimes. Results? Half […]

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