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You can cut more, I promise.

When you’ve cut down your wordcount as much as humanly possible, what’s the next step? Cut more.

And when you’ve done that, go back through, and cut more again. 597 more words

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Ten+ Writerly Ways to Use a List of Ten

While I talk a lot about choices and consequences, character arcs, and following intuition, an advice I give very often is “make a list of ten options”—and it’s just as simple as it sounds. 988 more words

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Mom Guilt - Why I Ditched it!

I have come to learn that guilt is a part of the territory in the land of motherhood. I feel guilt about leaving them at daycare, taking them out of day care, going to work, staying home, there is no “right” way to Mom it out. 1,327 more words

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Sunday soapbox

Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but please, not abuse. 24 more words

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Saturday soapbox

Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse. 26 more words

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Deep long-term learning

About six months ago I wrote about providing feedback to students .  I wrote that students tend to find negative feedback unfair and unhelpful, even when it is carefully and politely worded; but they like clear, unambiguous, instructional and directional feedback [1].  935 more words

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Soapbox: 15 Superheroes And Villains Marvel Still Can’t Use In The MCU

Trying to make sense of the licensing and distribution rights surrounding Marvel Comics’ stable of characters can quickly become confusing. This is because – prior to the establishment of Marvel Studios – the publisher sold off the film rights to its most popular characters. 187 more words

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