Yeah. I know. I made an error in the title. It is one of the spell-checker OKs that a quick edit would let slide and then, I’m a loser writer-wanna-be. However, over the past couple of weeks, I’ve seen this very phrase. Not in random comments on Twitter or FaceBook, but as front and center […]
Month: January 2015
Maintaining My Energy
The aches and pains of growing old can distract me from getting busy with life. How do I keep my energy levels up and my attention span longer? When I was a young man, I had unlimited energy. I ate with abandon, I could work for hours. I was strong and virile.
My Writing Passion
(More thoughts from 20 years ago.) Writing is almost magical sometimes. I find it interesting how a word captures, encapsulates, and solidifies a thought. By changing one word, or the punctuation, a sentence takes on a totally different cloak of meaning. I am interested in transferring clarity of thought onto paper. How do some words […]
Music to Write By
Back when my children were children, and doing homework, I was against music accompanying their studies. They played it loud, and it annoyed me. When I was in school, I studied in silence. They could do the same. These days, there is more and more support for using music to improve study and learning. Of […]
Why I Use Amazon kindle
I am a writer, one who did not write much, so I don’t really deserve the title. However, the writing I have done has had value. I wrote training materials for the Boy Scouts of America, materials used to train tens of thousands of leaders across the nation. These materials helped leaders deliver a more […]
Why I Like to Write
I was reviewing a notebook I began noting in 20 years ago. The very first page was devoted to reasons why I liked to write. From the looks of those first few pages, it must have been some sort of “how to be a writer” exercise. Nothing has changed except 20 years have passed without […]
Do You Have Goals, or Milestones?
We’re taught that Goals should be SMART. I’ve taught that for decades. You know: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Trackable or Time-bound. Then all is happy and bright. Well, not really. Having a goal is only the beginning of the productivity process. That goal is now the target at which your efforts aim. I used […]
Writers write. I read a short Kindle book about the secret to being a productive writer. “Successful writers write, and write, and write, and then write some more.” Now, that’s a secret. But, sometimes, we can’t. Not because of writer’s block, but because of lack of productivity. Productivity is a combination of motivation, and managing […]
Happy New Year!!! Out with the old, and in with the new. Auld Lang Syne. A New Beginning. The calendar change to January 1 of a new year is a momentous one. It is an opportunity to resolve bigger and better things for the coming year. But, this new year resolve is a false sense […]