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Believe In Your Characters, Or Fail In Your Writing

In my last blog post, I discussed how to make it past “writer’s block” to continue crafting your prose and create prose with less filler. But then arises the question of How do you keep your momentum?

Even if you don’t hit a wall of writer’s block and not know where to go, how do you prevent just…well…just not caring about the prose anymore? How do you prevent yourself from finding everything and anything else more desireable to do than sitting down and typing out words? How do you ensure that your words just flow from your fingertips in rapid speed without dragging along for page after page?

One word:

Characters.

Think about your favourite books, television shows, comic book characters, movies, etc. What do you like best about them? I’ll bet you just thought of a character...

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EVERYONE Needs Mental Health Breaks

The term “mental health” seems to be predominantly used to describe a series of disorders that directly affect the mental state: anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, narcissism, PTSD, and others. As a result, the concept of a mental health break is often used to describe a state of those suffering from mental illnesses taking time to themselves in order to lessen the effects of their illnesses.

While this is important…we all have brains. And, like any muscle, our brains need breaks.

This is your brain. This is your brain on overdrive.

Japanese men boast the highest suicide rate in the world, with an average of 70 people committing suicide each day and 71% of those being males. It is a crisis, and it is the leading cause of death for Japanese men between the ages of 20-44...

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An Ode To A Proposal

At work, I’ve been getting more responsibilities, which is fine by me. I currently help on a major support basis and do some PR on the side. My boss has mentioned transitioning me into a fully PR spot, which is definitely up my alley. I love getting to contact fun customers and just interview them and learn how their using their software.

At my last job, we had some real grade-A wackos who just didn’t respect women in tech, but over the past year, I have experienced zero of that at Switcher Studio. Our clientele loves all of our team, including the women! That’s great in and of itself.

My assignment for over the weekend was to write a proposal for our company’s new social media strategy. I feel like it came out well (we’ll see after I have to present it tomorrow @...

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