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How To Figure Out What Your Story Is About

How To Figure Out What Your Story Is About

A friend of mine recently asked me:

"I'm trying to whittle down my big, fat ideas to an arguable point, but how do you figure out what your point is?"

That's a great question—and one that more people should be asking.

Day 31: How To Get Rejected In 5 Easy Steps

Day 31: How To Get Rejected In 5 Easy Steps

So, I completed my 30 submissions in 30 days challenge and all I have to say is PHEW! What a challenge. It was like running a marathon after only ever having trotted down the block to your favorite coffee shop. Here are the results I've seen so far. And here is the takeaway: how to get rejected in 5 easy steps.

Day 28: How Do You Make Time For Writing?

Day 28: How Do You Make Time For Writing?

One thing that makes it easier to sit down every day and write is to sit down every day and write. What I mean by that smart ass remark is that there is a lubing up of the cogs, so to speak, when you become consistent. Every little action becomes smoother. You don’t have to put as much effort or planning into the task.