[This Week] Make a Decision Today About Your Writing Goals

Several years ago I had the great fortune to meet two of the dozen men who walked on the moon: Edgar Mitchell and James Irwin. You couldn’t find two men who were more unlike than those two, save their shared drive and determination. After their Apollo missions, Mitchell went on to become involved in ESP  and […]

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How I Got My First Magazine Assignment – and You Can Too

It only takes one yes. After  giving up my childhood dream of being an archaelogist, I turned my attention to writing – specifically writing for magazines.  Here’s what happened: I went to my first writer’s conference in Phoenix, Arizona where the editor of Arizona Highways  told a story about assigning articles to three freelancers. But, as it turned out, […]

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How To Find the Heart of a Story

If you’ve read my blog posts: Anatomy of an Article, Parts 1 and 2, you’ll know I’m a great one for note-taking.  Take a minute and read those two posts, then come back and read this . I recently traveled to Aztec Ruins in northern New Mexico, which was once occupied by what we called Anasazi; today […]

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