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Why Creative People Need to be Organized (Part 1)

Is organization the enemy of creativity? Is it true that analytical people excel at order and creative people don’t? Maybe; but there are several important reasons why you might need to learn some techniques for “getting it together” and even remembering where you put “it” afterwards.

1. Keep more of your moneyFree- Writing- Free or Not

Now that I have your attention, let me ask a few questions. Have you ever repurchased something you lost,

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Writing Different Types of Articles

As I wrote in a post called Writing is Not Always a Novel Idea, there are many types of writing. Even with articles, there are different formats. Here’s a round-up of common ones along with some examples.   

Writing - ArticlesRound up Article:

One person, celebrity or expert is used in a standard Interview article. But for this type,

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2 Keys to Unlimited Ideas

“Everybody walks past 1,000 story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see 5 or 6 of them. Most people don’t see any.”
–Orson Scott Card

One of my writing mentors wrote that he is always suspicious of people who say they can’t think of things to put on the page. Most professional writers have too many ideas to write them all. What makes the difference?

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To Free or Not to Free

Should I write for free? Should I only write when money or other payment is offered? There are strong opinions on both sides of the freelancing fence.

The Debate:

  • On the plus side, having some bylines and credits doesn’t hurt, and this can be one way to start. Your next prospect is unlikely to ask how much you got paid for what you wrote.
  • You may choose to help a local organization,

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