Get to know your Characters firsthand through Acting

I guess you know the usual advice to make an interview with one of your characters to get to know them better. Sure, you may learn some interesting and useful information that way, but there is another possibility that I like even more. Instead of talking with my...

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Create an Alter Ego to Change your Life Forever

The new year started merely two weeks ago and I fear lots of us are probably already lost in our everyday lives. Gone are those resolutions, thoses wished for a better future. Maybe you're still fighting for whatever change you wanted to see in your life though. Or...

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How to effectively Use Todoist as a Planning Tool

How to effectively Use Todoist as a Planning Tool

Todoist is an awesome and useful tool that I've been using for the past few years to manage all of my tasks. It's free to use and due to its online nature you're able to access it from wherever you have Internet access. Today I'm going to show you how I'm using it on...

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Boost your Productivity with Weekly Planning Sessions

Boost your Productivity with Weekly Planning Sessions

Over the years I've tried lots of different planning routines and none of them worked as well for me as the one I'm showing you today. In essence it's defining a goal for the week and figuring out the actual steps needed to achieve it in advance, while reflecting and...

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How to Avoid Choice Overload and Get Your Act Together

Have you ever experienced some free time where you could have been doing anything you wanted, yet failed to do... anything? Say you could have gone hiking or slacklining or cycling or swimming or you could have been reading or writing or painting or cooking... and you...

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5 effective Ways to Hide Clues in Plain Sight

As you probably know by now I'm a huge Potterhead. I've loved Harry Potter from the moment I read the first book when I was not even 10 years old and the obsession stayed with me up to this day. It's the book series I've read the most. I even bought the audio books to...

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A Healthy Approach to Handling Rejection

Rejection is hard. Even cruel at times. We're social beings and want to be respected and accepted by other people. Rejection of our work feels especially devastating, because of all the blood, sweat and tears we put into it. Rejection though is a natural part of our...

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3 Ways to Improve Your Stories through Observing People

Finding inspiration can be a frustrating task if I'm feeling stuck and... uninspired. There are times when my brain is overflowing with ideas and thoughts. Following an initial idea turns into a complete backstory or some major plot twist. I love it. This feeling is...

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