Archive for September 2016

The Dementia Chronicles #18 – Controlling the Alzheimer-related Signs of Parkinson's

As of three days ago, mom’s been on a new medicine–stuff they give to people with Parkinson’s and for people with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s related-palsy. It’s a combo-dopa drug called carbidopa/levodopa. The doc put her on it after an in-home visit last week. My concern was that her left hand had begun to contract. Both hands were beginning to shake and…

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18 Publishing Opportunities through Amazon.com

As many of you know, Amazon.com began working in the book industry as an online book distributor. Soon, it jumped onto the self-publishing bandwagon after launching its self-publishing eBook platform in 2007. Shortly after, Amazon.com began opening up a line of traditional publishing imprints which were first launched in 2009. Think what you will about Amazon.com but they…

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Top 7 Things That Keep Us From Writing

This past weekend, I gave my Muscle-up the Gut of Your Story workshop for the Write on the River group in Wenatchee, WA at the Wenatchee Valley College. As it normally does, the subject about writing daily came up. I asked, “How many of you write daily?” Only a couple of people in the class raised their…

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One of the Best Writing Tools You Will Get

Today, we’re running on generator-power which means we have limited and erratic power coming into the house. We have to shut-off any appliances that draw much amperage like heaters and unnecessary lights. Basically, we act as if we have no power at all. Mom’s oxygen machine runs on electricity so we need to keep the generator going.…

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4 Ways to Embrace a Time-Management Outlook for Writing Daily

Today, I want to talk about utilizing 4 ways to embrace a time-management outlook for daily writing. And, to pose a bit of conflict, women are better about doing this than men. There. I said it. Let the fall-out begin. P.S. This is sort of a long-ish post although, IMHO, useful. I have been writing about time-management…

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Australian Phenom & Author, Clancy Tucker

I met Clancy Tucker on LinkedIn when he invited me on his blog as a guest. You can see that post HERE. Clancy Tucker is quite the phenom in Australia. He’s an avid blogger and is a bestselling author of fiction and memoir. Please help me welcome Clancy Tucker to my blog. MEET CLANCY TUCKER What inspired…

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The Daily Calendar – Each Task at Each Hour

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve posted to-do lists, and time-management ideas. I’ve even given you how-to’s to slip in to your day in hopes of bolstering your creativity. This will help only so much. First, you have to decide to change your daily routine. Second, you need examples of other successful people working from home.…

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5 Time-Saving Ideas for Writers Who Work at Home

Lately, I’ve been posting about efficiency and balancing workload with family life. You can check those posts out by going to my blog, The Couch on my website. Today, I am going to tell you what I do every morning before I start writing my fiction. The following lists are for days when I don’t air my radio show, Dialogue, which…

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4 Ways to Gear Up Your Writing Creativity

I’m always trying out new ways to whip up writing creativity. But, lately, I am falling back on four go-to methods to kick my writing creative juices into gear. Well, five… there’s always my morning cup of coffee! The mind is an easily-manipulated organ if you know how to treat it. I employ meditation, reading, exercise, and non-dominant activities.…

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