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How would ______ do this? Three more questions to ask yourself when experiencing a creative block. . .

I knew I had an idea . . . I knew it was great, but where did it go? The blank screen had no answer for me, and only the sound of my cat meowing filled the air. What happened to that shiny object I was chasing? Luckily, I had an answer. This is the … Continue reading How would ______ do this? Three more questions to ask yourself when experiencing a creative block. . .

Bloggers and Noteworthy Followers (This Week’s Reads # 1)

Happy Friday! I’d like to give a shoutout to a few bloggers and sites that may interest you. These people are worth following on WordPress if you like book reviews, travel blogs, challenges, and writing. Here are this week's reads . . .  Adventures of a Bibliophile WordPress:  https://adventuresofabibliophile.com/ Adventures of a Bibliophile is a solid site … Continue reading Bloggers and Noteworthy Followers (This Week’s Reads # 1)

How to manage your time when everything seems important…

We all know what it is like to be overwhelmed. Our parents, siblings, or friends may have events for us to attend. Our bosses, colleagues, customers, or clients demand a certain level of performance. At work, home, and in our relationships, we commit ourselves to activities and tasks that seem important. Sometimes, significant people in … Continue reading How to manage your time when everything seems important…

Why 300 hours of writing seems like a good idea . . .

For the last two weeks, I worked on promoting and participating in a 7-Day Reading Challenge. This summer, I plan on challenging myself with an experiment that I call Minutes to a Better Book. This long-term experiment involves dedicating 300 hours towards writing my books. Here’s why I'm doing it:   Why am I choosing … Continue reading Why 300 hours of writing seems like a good idea . . .

Why would anyone listen to your story? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Sharing Anything with Anyone

I just picked up a copy of Story Genius by Lisa Cron, and I've really felt inspired by the exercises she has included. While the questions below do not appear in her book, I feel like they fit her general emphasis on the importance of story. Here are three questions to ask yourself before you share your story … Continue reading Why would anyone listen to your story? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Sharing Anything with Anyone

7 Lessons I Learned From Hosting My First 7-Day Challenge, and What I’m Doing Next . . .

Today marks the end of the 7-Day Reading Challenge. At least, it marked an end to the official days. . . Here's what I learned from hosting a 7-Day Challenge over Twitter, Instagram, and WordPress, and what I plan on doing next.

Read an article that refreshes you!

Today's bonus daily task for the 7-Day Reading Challenge is to reconnect with yourself. One of my suggestions is to read an article about mental, spiritual, or physical health. Recharge! Reconnect with Yourself - Read an article that refreshes you! My Response Day 07 The purpose of today's task is to refresh yourself after these … Continue reading Read an article that refreshes you!

What is the strangest or most memorable thing you have read today?

Today is Day Four of the # 7-Day Reading Challenge. Today's bonus prompt is What is the strangest or most memorable thing you have read today?  Remember to post with the hashtag #ReadWithCurtis on Instagram, Twitter, or your blog so we can see how you respond. Feel free to leave your response in the comments!