Writing

Best Planner for Entrepreneurs [Updated Nov 2017]

Confession time… I’m totally a notebook-a-holic, paper planner aficionado, and workbook addict. I’ve tried a ton of them, and this is not a new theme in my life… My mom has pictures of me carrying a bag full of mini diaries, post it note packs, and ruled notebooks when I was just a toddler. I…

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Dear Online Business Owners

I’m writing this because you’re a part of our shared online business owner community, and something has recently come to my attention that I think is really important to address. It’s about plagiarism and respecting each other’s intellectual property. I want to start with a story about my own experiences with copycatting and “borrowing” from…

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How To Climb The Spiral Staircase To Achieve Your Big Business Dreams

If you’re reading this, then you most likely have big dreams. Everyone has a different definition of what a “big” dream is… for you that might mean an extra hundred dollars of income per month so you can take a great vacation with your family. Or it might mean building the next million dollar company…

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How To Find Your Voice

Today, we excavate your voice. Do you ever feel like everything you read online kind of sounds the same? It’s like we’re stuck in this echo chamber, and we just parrot each other’s words and ideas. But I know without a doubt that you have something unique and exciting to say, even if it feels…

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One Simple Tip That Leads To Excellent Customer Service Skills

If you’re looking to improve your own or your employees’ email communication… this one tip is going to help you develop excellent customer service skills in your company starting today. First, let me ask you a simple question… Have you ever received an email that made you feel awesome? I sometimes feel like the art…

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When The Universe Speaks Through Joss Whedon Encounters

My life as a pre-teen was influenced by the prevailing message of the media at the time: stay within the acceptable girl parameters. The “be a good girl” stereotype was undermining my confidence and natural curiosities about what girls could and couldn’t do. Play with dolls, but not computers. Go outside but don’t get dirty.…

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Effective Email Subject Lines & How To Write Them

The whole point of expanding your reach and getting more subscribers is to have a relationship with your email list… but you can’t have that unless you have effective email subject lines that get people to open and read your emails! Let’s face it, we all have a lot of email to read on a…

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How To Find Time To Write

Short of having your dog write for you, you might be asking yourself how to find time to write… and you’ll be surprised to find out that I was able to find more time to write while walking this little cutie! I’ve written about how to write faster here before, because as bloggers and writers…

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Scrivener Tutorial – How To Import Mind Maps Into Scrivener

I’m so excited to be bringing you this Scrivener tutorial on how to import mind maps… why? Because I’ve been a fan and user of Scrivener since 2007, when I was first dabbling in the art of writing for fun. This is part two of my writing process series. Click here to see part one,…

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Mind Map For Writing – A Mind Map iPad App Recommendation

This tutorial is part one of a two-part series on the writing process, and we’re starting off by looking at the benefits of the mind map for writing. If you’re not familiar with the concept of a mind map, here it is in a nutshell: it’s a visual representation of ideas and words arranged around…

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