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How Raising a Toddler is Not Unlike Living in Jurassic Park

There are so many things that I love about being the father of a toddler. Toddlers are wonderful. They are also scary. The “terrible twos” is not just the period when your child learns to throw tantrums and deflate into…
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A Dispatch to the Future: Horses, Robots, & The End of the World

Beside Myself

What I am writing in this post has already become irrelevant. Writers have an uneasy relationship with time. They often aren’t appreciated until they cross their arms and lay down in a coffin. Writing, by its very nature, is communication with…
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How to Handle a Bad Review: Pt. 2 (When You Don’t Know Who’s Right)

Last week I wrote about how to respond when someone gives your writing a bad review for reasons that have nothing to do with the quality of your work. Basically, once you recognize that your reviewer has personal issues with…
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11 Basic Tips for Writing a Press Release

Writing a press release can be intimidating. Google is choked with suggestions on PR templates, formats, press release services, and distribution companies. How are you supposed to know what to do? Someone recently asked me for press release suggestions to…
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Freelance Writing: Improving Your Chances of Getting Published

By far, the most difficult part of the freelance writing life is finding and winning assignments with editors. Depending on your level of experience, and the size of your rolodex, this may take a considerable amount of effort. If you…
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Avoid Saturday Malaise: Why Stay-At-Home Dads Have To Show Up For Work

Lethargy is a symptom as well.

Being a Stay At Home Dad offers you the opportunity to write as much and as often as your little progeny will allow. But there are hidden dangers in your newfound freedom. Even the most disciplined writer can quickly fall…
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How To Have A Writing Career As A Stay At Home Dad (10 Steps)

Steps You Should Take

You’ve crunched numbers, had discussions, and examined your soul. Now you’re standing with toes dangling, ready to take the plunge into the double fulltime job of caring for your kids and nurturing a writing career. This is neither an easy…
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