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Month: July 2012

15 Habits of Great Writers: Day 15 – Serve, Not the Other S Word

That’s right, not “selfish.” Wait, what were you thinking? 😉 On the final day of the Great Writers Series, writer Jeff Goins explains that great writers serve their readers. They find a way to use their words to help others. In other words, don’t be selfish. And didn’t I just…

15 Habits of Great Writers: Day 13 – Publish; Or, In Other Words, Don’t Be a Chicken

Yep, that would be me. Being a farmer, I know a thing or two about chickens and so I get why it’s often a euphemism for being scared. Chickens like routine; they like safety. While my chickens love to roam freely during the day, at dusk they rush back to…

15 Habits of Great Writers: Day 12 – Provoke; Alternately Titled: Read Me Damn It

I’ve been trudging along in the Great Writers Series, doing better some days than others, really trying to stretch my legs as a writer and develop some better habits. The biggest habit of all that I’ve wanted to foster is writing every day. So far, so good on that one.…

15 Habits of Great Writers: Day 10 – Share AND Loads of Links!

Ugh. It’s so easy to get off point, isn’t it? I’ve been doing so well, blogging AND working on the BIG Project every day. Then, yesterday: nada. (Though I can’t really feel too bad, as I was spending some precious time with my soon-to-be-moving-out-of-state best friend). Anyway, time to focus…