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Day 467 – Creative Like Bill Belichick, Pt.2.

So yesterday I suggested that relatives could take inspiration/lessons from sports and hopefully I will convince you today. Bill Belichick is the most successful NFL coach ever because: He stays focused on the overall goal and works hard to achieve it He never goes through the motions and always trains with purpose He makes sure […]

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Day 438 – To TV or Not To TV, That Is The Question.

One piece of writing advice is to destroy your tv. You’re a writer of books, so read ’em and write ’em. TV was invented to distract you and allow advertising to sell you stuff. So that should be enough for why not to TV. So Why to TV? Plot and Characters in a story arc. […]

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Day 407 – Write Where You Are.

There are two points here. The first is, literally, write where you are. You don’t need a magic desk, or a sea view, or the sound of migrating Elk – to be honest I don’t even know if Elk migrate, but you get the point I’m sure. Write in a notebook, write on your phone, […]

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Day 404 – Understand This.

Books and Vinyl Records. The covers, the textures, the background noise. E-books and digital downloads – somehow books seemed to have managed to miss out the equivalent stages of the CD and MiniDisc. The future is . . . . . . Books and Vinyl are making a comeback. But there is a difference now. […]

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Consume v. Create.

Consume or Create? Easy choice, right? If I put this up on Twitter as a poll, I’d expect to see 98% for Create – there’s always a couple of people who have to vote the other way out of creative difference or just to be annoying. But I would guess that if I got you […]