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What’s in your toolbox? (And how do you use it?)

The hardest part of getting shiny new tools is trying to figure out how to use them. We know they’re there. We’ve learned them and maybe we’ve even thought about how they could come up. If it’s TKD, I think about where I can use a combination–is it an offense or a defense, what does it compete against best? If it’s writing, I think about the new technique with my own words, wondering how it might fit in, or where a character could use the idea, or which words could change. It’s all conscious action. Continue reading

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Accountability, 12/9

One of the things I learned in the past year is that being accountable–to myself, or even better, to others–helps me be productive. It’s all very well and good to set a goal, but if I’m never accountable to anyone, … Continue reading

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