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Keep the Poop Principle and Writer’s Block in Their Place


The previous post invited you to write your Writer’s Poop List of the things you don’t love about being a writer. So why do we deal with all this s**t? Why do I pick up what a friend euphemistically calls “recycled dog food”? Because I love my dogs and that is part of having dogs […]

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Poop Principle Prevents Writer’s Block


The wisdom of the “Do What You Love, Love What You Do” principle needs to be complimented by the awareness that sometimes you have to do what you don’t love to do so you can keep doing what you do love to do. I call it the Poop Principle, which states that in any endeavor, […]

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Poop on Writer’s Block Part 2: Love Brings Us Back


Part 1 invited you to write your Writer’s Poop List of the things you don’t love about being a writer. So why do we deal with all this s**t? Why do I pick up what a friend euphemistically calls “recycled dog food”? Because I love my dogs and that is part of having dogs to […]

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Poop on Writer’s Block


I will always have dogs. I can truly think of no greater poverty for me than to not be able to love and live with a dog or two. I do not love picking up dog poop, but poop is an unavoidable part of having a dog. We do hire a service to remove it […]

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