Archive | November, 2010

Key Questions Part 1

What did you intend to do in your writing this week? Did you commit to that in some tangible way? Have you created accountability for your writing? In other words, who else knows and cares about when and how you write? In case it hasn’t occurred to you yet, those are leading questions. I’ve seen […]

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Synaptic Jazz

One of the best things about being a writer is having writer friends. This week’s guest post features one of my outstanding writer friends: Jean Cook and her Synaptic Jazz. I trust you all will enjoy it as much as I do! Please keep in mind that All Rights are Reserved on this poem. If you’d like to contact […]

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What’s So Great About Being a Writer?

You’ll see it when you believe it. Be careful what you wish for. We get what we expect. These are more than folk wisdom adages; they are a condensation of the social science research that makes up the Appreciative Inquiry approach originally developed David Cooperrider and other researchers at Case Western University. AI is based on […]

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From Rhetorical to Real

One of the ways our Saboteur stops us is to use rhetorical questions as barriers. Questions like: Who do you think you are? Who do I think I am to write _______? Why on earth would anyone want to read what I write? What makes me even think I can write _______? How could I […]

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Looking for Feedback on Giving and Receiving Feedback?

If you’re looking for the article I mentioned about how to ask for feedback, here’s the link.

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Faux Allies?

Every once in a while, something on reality TV sparks my imagination. The last minutes of the penultimate episode of Project Runway gave me something to think about. Michael C. became of the artistst who believe that success is the only justification they have.

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