Posts Tagged with "writing"

Looking Up From Your Laptop and Feeling Like an Alien

Monday, July 25, 2011

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Looking Up From Your Laptop and Feeling Like an Alien

I’m going to keep today’s post short and sweet. I’ve been writing/revising my book for the last eight hours (not counting the months leading up to the last eight hours). I just shipped it off to my top secret editors, and now my brain is a little fried. (I actually considered just making today’s post […]

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How To Skirt Resistance and Become a “Productive Procrastinator”

Monday, July 18, 2011

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How To Skirt Resistance and Become a “Productive Procrastinator”

I woke up this morning with one mission in mind: Today I'm working on my script. I'm feeling pumped. Ready. Lets do this. I sit down at my desk... Suddenly, the last thing I want to do is work on my script.

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How to Avoid Identity Crises When You’re a Scanner

Monday, July 11, 2011

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How to Avoid Identity Crises When You’re a Scanner

I just finished outlining the A, B and C storylines of my Bored to Death spec. (I always feel such relief once I’ve figured out my plot. Before that point, it’s scary. You worry that a great story idea will never arrive. But once a good story flies into your head and you work through […]

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A Really Honest Post…

Thursday, June 9, 2011

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A Really Honest Post…

There’s something interesting that happens when one of your projects gains momentum. You start receiving praise from bigger names. More people begin paying attention. Events are planned in your honour and people turn up to hear you speak. You’re overjoyed because you’ve been working so hard and believe so deeply in your cause. But at […]

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How To Be a Renegade in the Job Market and Land Any Gig You Want

Monday, May 9, 2011

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How To Be a Renegade in the Job Market and Land Any Gig You Want

Some careers require credentials. Some require education and certification. Some require you to apply to be chosen. But most don’t. No matter what your passion, there is almost always a self-employment version of the “official” path. Writer? Self-publish. Artist? Self-distribute. Teacher? Start up an education program in your community, a tutoring company, online course, or […]

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A Global Experiment in Failing #failweek

Monday, April 11, 2011

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A Global Experiment in Failing #failweek

Last week I put out a massive call to the blogosphere, asking everyone to publicly share their most spectacular failures. Much to my dismay, failure week failed to live to its name- It wasn’t an epic fail at all! (The irony of which has been pointed out repeatedly throughout the week. #failedatfailweek) The Twitter stream […]

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Gatekeepers and the Fear of Failure

Monday, January 31, 2011

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Gatekeepers and the Fear of Failure

My friend Jacob over at Sensophy recently published an article in which he posed the following question to a bunch of bloggers and entrepreneurs: What one great thing would you dare to dream if you knew you couldn’t fail? I was very touched to be included, but it was some of the other responses that […]

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My Epic Goals for 2011

Thursday, December 30, 2010

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My Epic Goals for 2011

As a general rule, both multipotentialites and lifestyle designers love setting goals. Consequently, the end of a calendar year is often marked by an outpouring of mass goal-setting in the blogosphere and a flurry of excitement about the future. I am, of course, no exception. I adore the process of turning grand ideas into actionable […]

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