A Writer’s Note

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I’M Always Good Enough – IMAGE

By Lucas Michael / October 25, 2017 / Comments Off on I’M Always Good Enough – IMAGE

The Chinese have a very positive and forward-looking mindset that is built into their culture. One of the most perennial and evergreen principles that have been inculcated into their society is the “Don’t jinx the situation by saying anything negative and they are told not even to think it. Our mind is like an action magnate. What we conceived in … Read more

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JEDI – An Effective Mind Trick To Your Actionable Thoughts.

By Lucas Michael / October 3, 2017 / Comments Off on JEDI – An Effective Mind Trick To Your Actionable Thoughts.

  JEDI – The mind tripping trick to your actionable thoughts. Lucas M. Tweet Yup, I am not kidding, that is your lightsaber and you need to master the skill of the JEDI to beat the fear and hesitant self, out, to a better you. Have you ever felt that you have a fantastic idea … Read more

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A Simple Trick On How To Keep To Heinlein’s Rule #1

By Lucas Michael / September 28, 2017 / 2 Comments

Let me share with you an effective tool which I used, to keep myself on track with “You Must Write Every Day”, adhering to  Heinlein’s Rule #1.  In my previous posting about Heinlein’s Rules for writers who wish to succeed,  the cardinal rule for writers is Rule #1, where Heinlein said that “You Must Write Every Day”.  … Read more

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3 Mindset Changing Insights I Get From Cutting My First Draft

By Lucas Michael / September 23, 2017 / Comments Off on 3 Mindset Changing Insights I Get From Cutting My First Draft

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from successful one is a lot of hard work. – Stephen King Tweet Stephen King could not have said it better. There is a lot of hard work in birthing your baby, especially when it is your first born, and I am referring to … Read more

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DRITW — Don’t Re-Invent the Wheel

By Lucas Michael / September 15, 2017 / 1 Comment

  One great strategy we could adapt toward becoming a successful Professional Writer is through the art of imitation. In other words – Don’t Re-Invent The Wheels, where ever possible. “DRITW”, is what we often hear when we try to work something out. That is a great advice. As humans, we are born natural imitators. Lucas … Read more

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5 Practical Directives of Heinlein’s Rules For Writers Who Wish To Succeed

By Lucas Michael / September 8, 2017 / 2 Comments

Every day, you must write, even when you don’t feel inspired. Lucas M Tweet Heinlein’s Rules For Writers Yup, These 5 Rules are simple. They are jam-packed with sound advice, at times daunting even, but, trust me, you will find your effort in adhering to them, rewarding. Below, let me give you a rundown of … Read more

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ISUT – I Stumble Upon This.. Icon Manager in Scrivener.

By Lucas Michael / September 4, 2017 / Comments Off on ISUT – I Stumble Upon This.. Icon Manager in Scrivener.

I stumble upon this icon customization in Scrivener by chance. I was excited to be able to add my own icon to the folders or items on the Scrivener’s binder. More icons meant more colorful little knick knacks to paint my Scrivener binder, providing a better way for me to zoom into the folder or item … Read more

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To Get My Momentum Rolling..

By Lucas Michael / August 30, 2017 / Comments Off on To Get My Momentum Rolling..

To get the morning going, I choose a task to get the momentum rolling. The ritual would not be unlike turning the car ignition key to start the engine, getting off my morning by brainstorming for at least three new premises for my ideas-hoard.  I will allocate two to five minutes for the cranking, letting … Read more

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Two Rungs Ahead

By Lucas Michael / August 29, 2017 / Comments Off on Two Rungs Ahead

I am starting a new category — ‘2 Rungs Ahead‘ As a new writer, I find it tough wading through the sea of a thousand and one skills in the apprenticing of my story craftmanship. I am just hoping that I am able to help with whatever way I could for others, newbies like me … Read more

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IMLI – I’M Loving It

By Lucas Michael / August 17, 2017 / Comments Off on IMLI – I’M Loving It

Just a short note to the newbie Authors like myself. Just be careful as you amble into the realm of book writing and publishing!!! There are a thousand and one peripheral or so-called adjunct services that try to entice you into buying their services and in the process fattening their pockets and impoverishing you. As … Read more

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