Use tech when you can, but grab old-school tools when you must

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Name something that technology hasn’t touched.

Go ahead. I’ll wait.

Even fishbowls can have automatic, computer-based feeders and cleaning systems these days. Writers, too, are flooded with all kinds of technologies that are supposed to help with workflow and productivity.

But sometimes those technologies are honestly just a timesuck and…

Traditional publishing might not give people the chance to discover what they have a taste for.

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Henry Ford is one of the most well-known American innovators. He’s the guy who brought mass production to the “horseless carriages” — that is, cars — we zoom around in today.

So what does Ford have to do with writing?

There’s a famous quote that, while having an unclear origin…

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The past 18 months or so have been…well, gross. We still have all the usual life hassles like finding missing socks and figuring out how to make dinner not be spaghetti (again). But those usuals seem like small potatoes in the context of thousands of COVID-19 deaths, losing homes and…

The functionality is there. The broader support within cultural norms is not.

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For years now, I’ve followed the traditional advice about networking online. I’ve churned out articles, shared the work of others, tagged people where I could, reached out to say thanks, and left comments. And in honesty, I have to say that none of it has yielded the golden opportunities that…

Wanda Thibodeaux

Writer/Owner, Takingdictation.com. Interests: Business, motivational psychology, self-development, mental health. Podcast Host, Faithful on the Clock.

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