By: Kristi Holl
Certain Type A personalities seem to thrive on overloaded lives, but most writers don’t.
Our best ideas – and energy to write about them – require some peace and quiet, some “down” time. To get that, we must rebuild margin into our lives.
What exactly is margin? According to Richard Swenson M.D. author of Margin, “Margin is the space between our load and our limits. It is something held in reserve for unanticipated situations. It is the space between breathing freely and suffocating. Margin is the opposite of overload.”
Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?
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- Myths of Being a Published Writer: Part 2 http://ow.ly/lTRri
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- Top 5 Book Design Layout Errors Illustrated http://ow.ly/lW0sk via @jfbookman
- The Non-Fiction Ebook Revolution http://ow.ly/lW0zS
- Checklist For Determining If Your Book Is Ready to Fly - http://ow.ly/lW0JZ via @jodyHedlund
- The Newcomers Guide To Twitter Part 4: Finding Cool People, Brands & Accounts To Follow #New2 Twitter http://ow.ly/lW0R2
- A Writer’s Guide To Email Marketing With Dan Blank http://ow.ly/lW0Wk via @thecreativepenn
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- How To Structure a Story Around a Large Problem, Step 6: Committing Creates Unexpected Conflict http://ow.ly/lW1kR
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Happy writing & running, Kathy
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