Trying to Develop a Writing Habit? Join Our Write Night

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 Collective.

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Legal Linguist Joins the PatchWork Collective Coworking Space in Ferndale, Michigan

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. Continue reading

When Emotion Can Get in the Way of Writing

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. Continue reading

Blogging Taught This “Pantser” to Plan

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 gotten more serious about content strategies, blogging taught this “pantser” to plan. Continue reading

When Writing Becomes Part of the Flow

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 out of the way. Continue reading

Be Clear About Expectations, With Your Partners and Yourself

Do you know what success looks like? What does it mean for everyone in your firm to pull their weight? If you want your blog, or your business, to be successful, you need to be clear about expectations – including who will do what, when. And that applies to your business partners, and yourself. Continue reading

Getting Personal to Create Sustainable Change

If you are thinking about starting something new, it can be easy to jump in with both feet, sometimes without looking to see where you will land. But that may make it hard to create sustainable change that lasts beyond the first roadblock. You need a plan that will give you the personal support you need to commit to change over the long haul.
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