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Riding Out the Storm Until (Almost) Everything Old is New Again

Have you ever felt like if you just held on long enough and let the storm pass, things would go back to the way were? We all hit the “if only” obstacle at various stages of our lives and I’ve been thinking about it a lot over the last few months. Things could go back…… Continue reading Riding Out the Storm Until (Almost) Everything Old is New Again

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The Case for Tossing Resolutions in Favor of a Mindset Shift

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions anymore. Or at least, I don’t call them that. The lists of lose weight, eat better, be better, do more…yada, yada, yada felt inspiring as I wrote them down full of possibility for the year. And like most people, I was full tilt into my list…for about a week…… Continue reading The Case for Tossing Resolutions in Favor of a Mindset Shift

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Our Year in Review 2018

2018 was a turning point for Writing in the Fast Lane. Though we’ve been in business for five years come March, it was this most recent year in which we laid a stronger foundation to build this business. Here’s what I’ve learned this year and what I look forward to bringing with me into the…… Continue reading Our Year in Review 2018

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Interview with Ellen Marie Wiseman about following the Traditional Publishing Path

A couple of months ago, I was asked my views on the difference between self-publishing and traditional publishing. Since I’ve only ever self-published, my opinion and views were fairly one sided, so I reached out to the experts for a more well-rounded idea of what each path entailed. If you follow me on Patreon, you…… Continue reading Interview with Ellen Marie Wiseman about following the Traditional Publishing Path

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#WritingtipTuesday – How Can Grammarly Help Your Writing?

“I just want to write, Editors will take care of the rest,” said no writer, ever.  But, for those of you who have vivid, unhappy flashbacks to sentence structures drawn on the chalkboard…Enter Grammarly. Grammarly is like having your English teacher or your word nerd best friend who has a meticulous eye for detail looking…… Continue reading #WritingtipTuesday – How Can Grammarly Help Your Writing?

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The Blank Page vs The Mind Full of Ideas – Who Will Win?

Two nights ago, I couldn’t sleep. My mind was swimming with ideas. The overwhelming tide of information which washes over me daily rolled the waves higher and higher. What’s the problem? Sometimes, too much turns into nothing. So, like I often do, I turned to my courses. Hubspot said be “human, helpful, and holistic.” Another…… Continue reading The Blank Page vs The Mind Full of Ideas – Who Will Win?

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Dream Teams by Shane Snow

Quick now. When I say “dream teams” – what or who do you imagine? A sports team, perhaps? What if I I told you, I was part of dream team once, and now building my own? I already had an idea of what a  dream team should and could be, then I read Shane Snow’s…… Continue reading Dream Teams by Shane Snow

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The Future of Leadership – Rise of Automation, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence by Brigette Hyacinth

Two months ago, my views on LinkedIn spiked nearly 2,000 percent. Why? I posted about reading and receiving two books from a couple of well-known influencers and authors – Brigette Hyacinth and Shane Snow – the first of whom we’ll talk about today. Thinking back as I write this, I should have added an interview…… Continue reading The Future of Leadership – Rise of Automation, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence by Brigette Hyacinth

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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova – Not another Vlad the Impaler Story!

If shops can put out Halloween decorations before the kids are back in school or Labor Day’s been celebrated, then I can talk about vampires. Since Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, I have been fascinated from a young age with the idea of eternal life – its pros and its cons. While we speak often about…… Continue reading The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova – Not another Vlad the Impaler Story!

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Getting Back on Track

You know those days…weeks…months that tend to get away from you from time to time, and you vow to get yourself back on track? Yep, that’s me. Most of the time. Working feverishly behind the scenes to source, research, and bring you content that is useful, relevant, human, and helpful. My track record was off…… Continue reading Getting Back on Track