One thing that keeps me going and keeps me focused is challenges. If I don’t stretch myself and try something new, I’ll keep doing the same old same old. Challenges keep us strong and keep us on course to finish the race.
In today’s episode I’m talking about a new challenge I’m giving myself and why you should consider doing your own 30-day challenge. I’ll give you some examples from my past and how they’ve helped shape me.
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In this week’s episode of The Writer’s Minute, I talk about the dos and don’ts of gender pronouns.
It’s easy to confuse them. Here’s an example, “Jimmy washed his car, shined her chrome and its wheels.” Rather, it should read, “Jimmy washed his car, shined her chrome and her wheels.”
Once we replace the offending pronoun with the same kind, the clearer the sentance becomes. If you do this one thing, your writing will sing like the song it’s meant to be. Remember, just be consistant.
We all have Facebook Instagram and Twitter. These three social media networks are the top ways we communicate. It’s how we get our news and it’s how we socialize.
In today’s episode, I peel back the layers of how I’m using social media to get the word out about what I’m writing. We’re going to dive into some of the different strategies of how you can use social media to take your message to the next level.
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In this week’s Writer’s Minute, I talk about editing your work before handing it off to an editor.
Tired of bad grammatical mistakes being caught by the editor? Fix them by printing out your document, highlight every adverb, adjective and replace with stronger verbs and nouns.
Take time to fix any run-on sentences and misspelled words. If you do this one thing, you’ll have a tighter document and less likely to see red ink from the editor.
Have you ever wondered how to take your message to the next level? Do you wonder what is the point of using all of these social media accounts when I can’t focus on them all? Maybe you’re wondering, how do I get more eyeballs to look at my stuff online.
In today’s episode, I want to peel back the layers of what I’m doing to take my message to the next level. How I’m using Instagram and video as a new strategy. I also want to give you a lesson I’ve learned in writing what we read.
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This podcast episode was originally published, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. This has become one of the most popular episodes of this podcast. I know you’ll enjoy this encore episode. New episode next week.
Do you look at the hundreds of unread emails in your inbox and wonder if you’ll ever get to them? I can’t tell you how often someone asks me how I deal with 5 different email accounts. It’s easier than you think.
In this episode, I’m going to dive into 4 things I do daily to keep my email under control. If you follow these simple steps, your email will no longer control you, you’ll control it. I also have some exciting things I’ve been working while on hiatus and can’t wait to share them with you.
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In this weeks “Writer’ s Minute.”
So many people today try and find their calling by searching the internet for answers. But I have news for you… you can’t! I was watching a rerun of “Supergirl” and she was looking for a new job within CatCo. The problem, she was looking for answers on the internet. Supergirl’s boss, Cat Grant, said, “You can’t search for your calling on the internet.”
As writers, we have the obligation to communicate in a way that people will understand. We are always seeking out what truth is and how can we communicate that truth.
When you put pen to paper, are you asking yourself the question what is it I’m trying to say? Do you know the message that God has put on your heart?
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Whether you’re a content producer, business owner, or working 9 to 5, if we don’t have our priorities straight, we’ll remain distracted. These distractions keep us from remaining focused on what’s most important in life.
In today’s episode, we’re talking about keep distractions at bay and remaining focused to accomplish our tasks. Without the proper tools, you’ll get sucked into facebook or youtube and you’ve wasted your day before you know it.
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I was thinking about Henry Ford’s statement the other day, “If you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re probably right.” Whether you’re wanting to write a book, or start that blog, if you put your mind to it, you’ll succeed at it. If you think you’ll fail, you will.