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Dec 27, 2004 - Power of Positive Possibilities -- Wednesday
Volume 3, Issue 33

The weekly ezine with a road map for sidetracked writers.

"Be better writers today than we were yesterday."

Thought for the Week - Power of Positive Possibilities

Welcome new subscribers and old friends, too!

Ever get stuck and grind to a halt with your writing and in your business? What do you usually do about it? Are you ever at a loss for what to do next? 

One of our themes for 2005 is recognizing the the power of positive solutions.  Karen Hoffman, a good friend and The Idea Coach, says there are at least 50 solutions to any problem -- it just takes a lot of creativity to find them all!

Next week we'll start our get organized plan for 2005..... stay tuned.

I hope you had a wonderfully relaxing holiday weekend. We certainly did -- the kids had a blast opening all their presents and spending time with Grandma and Grandpa -- and we have a new member of our household. Sky, the betta fish, is my son's new pet. Anyone know the best way to clean a fish bowl? I was fish-deprived as a child <smile> but we did have a dog!

A special prayer goes out to all our readers in Asia who have been affected by the earthquake. Please know we are thinking about you during this difficult time.


P.S. Did you miss last week's issue? Read it at here.

For writers.... Library Lessons

Every time I check in with my local librarians, I am amazed at how much information they provide me (and how much time I save by starting with them). 

Your assignment for this week is to find a new way to use your library -- maybe it's a new research database or you learn how to reserve books online or even getting a membership to a university library. Just find one new way to use the amazing resources.

For more ideas, check out this article --

For authors and publishers.... Snake Oil and Stinky Feet

One of the challenges of getting publicity is coming up with a unique angle that makes you stand out from the piles of releases most news organizations get.

Here are two amazing examples that created a big stir with the media....

and if you like those, I've set up special arrangements with George McKenzie to give you the same half-off deal he's giving his subscribers on the Free Publicity and Public Relations Bootcamp...a package that includes:

-- 17 audio programs (hard copy CDs, not just digital audio),
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I've mentioned this Bootcamp before (because it's so comprehensive), and now is the time to get it before the price increases by 50% on January 1st. Check it out and you'll see how the list of "stuff" you get goes on and on and on --

Happy organizing this week! Julie

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DRAW daily (Declutter-Read-Assess-Write)
What is this? 

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1. Declutter (only 5 minutes)
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ 2. Read (only 5 minutes)
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ 3. Assess (30 seconds to 5 minutes)
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ 4. Write (at least 5 minutes)

Weekly Checklist

For freelance writers: Use this weekly checklist to find, write and send a query every week of 2004!

__ Make notes on a new idea.

Tuesday: Accounting Day
__ Post your accounting records.
__ Pay bills.
__ Follow up on outstanding invoices and queries.

__ Find a new market using links below.

Thursday: Errand Day
__ Make copies.
__ Return books to library.
__ Make deposit at bank.

__ Finish query and submit.
__ Match your query to the market.

Saturday Weekly Review
__ How was this week?
__ What's up next week?
__ Review your Projects list in your planner and check the
__ Jot the next action steps for your projects on next week's
__ Backup your computer files.
__ Virus scan your computer.
__ Update windows software at
__ Update Microsoft(R)  office software at

__ Relax and enjoy!
__ Do something fun today!


Organized Writer's Guideline Database
Absolute Write's Market Archives
Writer's Weekly Jobs guidelines writers wanted
Funds for Writers - Jobs and Markets
Paying Markets List
Freelance Job Bank 
Writer's Write Writer's Guideline Directory
Writer's Digest - Market of the Day
Writer's (subscription only)
Writer Gazette Job Board
Writer Gazette Call for Submissions
Sell Writing Online
Writer's Crossing


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success stories, or suggestions, reply to this message or e-mail
me at

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more time to write. tips and tools for your writing


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