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The times, they are a changin' Editor's Notes #113
January 02, 2012
Hello,

You cannot expect to achieve new goals
or move beyond your present circumstances
unless you change.

--Les Brown


In this issue:

1. The times, they are a-changin'
2. Tickled my funnybone
3. Interesting Web site

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1. The times, they are a-changin'
We can't help it. When the calendar changes, we review our lives, and usually, we think of changes we want to make. At the same time, pundits review the year through various lenses and make predictions for the future. No matter where we live or what we do, this tipping from 2011 to 2012 is likely to hold more changes than usual.

It's a good time to take stock, and because you and I are writers, to think about how the changes in us and around us will impact our writing. Those of us who began writing with pen and paper or on a manual typewriter have already faced the massive change of adapting to a word processor -- in many versions. Now e-readers and the increasing growth of self-publishing push many of us deeper into technological learning. Can we afford to lag behind in this new era?

If your teeth are chattering and you want to move into a cave to avoid all the changes, pause for just a minute to consider what is still the same. Long before print existed, people told stories and passed on important cultural information through words. That part of our craft remains. The beauty and mystery of language endures.

This year, I'll be educating myself further on the technologies necessary for successful writers. At the same time, I will continue to revel in my love of language and work to improve my own expression.

What about you? Which changes will you embrace? Which familiar aspects of your life will support you?

To some extent, the choices we make will influence the changes in the world around us.

Be sure to check out the Interesting Web site below for help in meeting important writing goals.

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2.Tickled my funnybone
Every calendar's days are numbered.

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3. Interesting Web site
When you are ready to get serious about a writing goal, use Writer's Helper to --TA-DA -- help you! Activate me to digitally jog along beside you each month with a little advice and encouragement as you make helpful changes in your life.

http://www.writershelper.com/writing-goals.html

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