Scrivener’s Distraction-free Writing Options

Distractions. Today’s culture has plenty of them, and they seem to have caused an epidemic of short attention spans.

When writing, the easiest way to be distraction free is to close down the programs that distract you. That means close your email program, any social media pages open on your browser, and possibly even your browser. It also means shutting the bedroom/office door to keep out the pets and the family (if at all possible).

But you can only do so much to minimize the distractions of your writing program. You can hide rulers and menu bars. [Read more…]

Putting Fun into Your Life

having fun, dog dressed in shirt and headphones no motivation to writeAt a recent writers conference, a fellow faculty member asked me what I do for fun.

Anyone else at the table could have blown me over with a breath. I didn’t have an answer. In fact, I realized I don’t have fun in my life.

I have the mindless diversion of television.

But mindless diversions do not recharge our physical bodies or refresh our mind.

We all function in many roles as I discussed in my last blog post. So it’s important we [Read more…]

Managing Our Many Roles: A Day in the Life of Deb

managing our job roles and our timeNothing about 2019 has been normal for me. That’s partly because I didn’t spend time reviewing my year and setting new goals as I normally would have. I was getting a book ready to launch, and I dedicated what available hours I had to that.

We all have 24 hours in a day, and we control how we spend them. Yes, control of those 24 hours lies in your hands!

You might be tempted to think I have greater control over my time because [Read more…]

How Vision Boards Can Help You Reach Your Goals

vision boardIn January, guest Kim Steadman shared “Vision Boards And Why You Need at Least One In Your Life.” It took me 3 months, but I finally created mine, pictured above. I mounted it on the wall to the right of my desk, where I can easily see it all day long.

As Kim stated, “Vision boards give you the chance to give an image to your dreams and goals.” Proverbs 23:7 puts it this way: “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.”

What we think about, we act on—whether for good or bad. [Read more…]

Three Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Website Builder

Website development guru Marta Goertzen and her dog, Bailey.Today’s post is a follow-up to Marta Goertzen’s guest post from last month, “Three Key Questions To Ask Before Building Your Website.”

Three Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Website Builder

Type the questions “what website builder is the best,” and you will find a list of articles and sponsored ads all claiming they know the best one. Read all of those articles, and each one will come to a different conclusion. The truth is, no one correct answer fits each and every situation.

To help you decide which website builder to use there are three questions you should ask. Before getting into these questions let’s take a look at a few of the top options available. [Read more…]

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