How to be a Better Writer: Be Childlike

How to be a Better Writer: Be Childlike -- Write RightTo be a better writer, be childlike. See the world with wonder and joy. Laugh. Be delighted by small things. Look for beauty and extraordinary in the ordinary: the shape of clouds, a woman and her “slightly” overweight bulldog, the routine of walking to the mailbox and back.

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Big, Hairy, Audacious Prayers

Big, Hairy, Audacious Prayers -- Write RightBig, hairy, audacious goals (BHAGs) don’t tend to frighten me. The bigger and hairier the goal, the better. I like challenges. I’m maybe a little competitive and more than a little stubb—determined. Yes, determined. Strategic. I like to come up with a plan to accomplish the goal.

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Patience is Trusting in God’s Timing

Patience is Trusting in God's Timing -- Write RightMost days, I shrug off the Lutheran church’s marquee as I run past it during a morning run. The saying is usually a cliché or some sentimental rubbish. Other times, the saying hits home.

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