For many of us, summer is a time for time away from work, family vacations, and a break from the everyday slog. So why not make this the season where you finally get started writing? Your future self will thank you for it.
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Category: Musings About Writing
Maintaining your blog and creating long-form downloadable content takes time, energy, and skill. And you should be paid for your work. But should you ever write for free if you are a freelance writer or blogger? How do you know if the “exposure” is worth the work?
Many writers have a certain ritual they use to connect with their muse and get the creative juices flowing. That often includes a set space to work. But a recent tour of local coworking spaces showed me, sometimes you just need to get out and write somewhere different.
The project is done. The article has been proofread. The post has been published. You’re done, right? No need to go back and reread your own work. That is, unless you want to learn from your mistakes and see the progress you made.
It isn’t easy to create new habits. There are always other things, competing priorities, and distractions to get in the way actually doing the thing you have promised yourself. One great way to fight procrastination and develop a writing habit is to join a writers’ group, like Legal Linguist’s free monthly Write Night at PatchWork […]
Writing can be a lonely profession. While some of the best writing happens behind closed doors, some of the best thinking happens collectively. That’s why I am excited to announce that Legal Linguist is joining the PatchWork Collective, a drop-in coworking space in Ferndale, Michigan.
Emotional conflict is a natural part of the law. Whether you are blogging about a controversial legal issue or responding to a pleading or email from an opposing counsel, you may find yourself wrapped up in an emotional response. But that emotion can get in the way of your writing, and in resolving your issues.
When it comes to fiction writing, the blank page has always been an invitation to me, rather than an obstacle. I have a unique ability to write linearly, flying by the seat of my pants and improvising as I go. Historically, I have never done must planning before pen hits page. But as I have […]
Every business owner may be guilty of acting impulsively from time to time. But by getting intentional about business and your goals, both online and off, you can make your grow to meet your clear expectations.
When do you lose track of time? When you are playing with your kids? Networking with other business professionals? Digging into a tough problem at work? What about writing? Professional development professionals call being in the zone like this “flow.” For bloggers, writing becomes part of the flow, but only if they get the distractions […]