Overcome Writer’s Block

Thank you, Calvin and Hobbs! https://chrisilluminati.com/2017/07/09/writers-block-isnt-real/ We had fun learning to overcome writer’s block in Business Writing class recently. We took steps to how to get the random words and ideas in our heads our on paper and convert them into a work of art. First, we did free-writing about apples. Many of us liked the flow of free-writing. Next, we tried...
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One foggy night…

It was foggy the night I flew into the small-town airport . That could be scary enough. Adding the dark of night to the scene could have added more fear. Oh, and flying in a big metal airliner that weighs tons, could have weighed me down even more with even anxious uncertainty over the incredibility of such an activity. Thankfully, believing that there were a couple of professional pilots for...
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If I only had a brain, Dorothy.

Ray Bolger as Scarecrow who wanted a brain in the Wizard of Oz Brain speed: People think at the rate of 400 words per minute. People speak about 125 words a minute. Do you see any challenges here? Brain side: Right brainers may be more artistic and fun but less factual. Left brainers are more factual and sensible and well…they got us to the moon. Brain surrender: Sometimes we think we need to be...
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Are you selling or helping?

Our June 24th Post was titled: “It was a great party, until…” (review post here) It attracted some thoughtful comments. My friend Rob submitted this comment: “People who advertise without connecting to the group are just another version of spamming. Many Facebook groups forbid it and will oust anyone who practices this.” Rob then asks: “But what if someone knows of...
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Where are you right now?

Where are you right now? At your desk? In your car? In the garden? At the gym? Where are you right now? Trying to listen? Trying to talk? Trying to think? Thinking too much? Where are you right now? Open? Closed? Conflicted? Angry? Stressed? Happy? Serene? Whew! So many factors! My answer: At my desk. Trying to listen. Open and even Serene. I’ve had a pleasant day interacting with family and...
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