Saturday, April 21, 2012

Keynote Speaker Bruce Hale: Writer's Mind, Warrier's Mind: Toughing It Out & Getting Published

He sings! He dances! He makes
bad jokes! We love Bruce Hale!
Bruce Hale (our first Keynote Speaker) is an author, illustrator, story-teller, actor, singer and group sing-along leader who shared his experience, advice and enthusiasm with our members this morning.

His talk received a standing ovation, and here are three of Bruce's super-helpful Six Principles for Toughing It Out & Getting Published:

1) Start a Good Habit Habit
  • Plan tomorrow's work the night before
  • Pick 3 things that move to your goal
  • Do 1 of those things before you do everything else (and open your e-mail)
  • Limit e-mail web to twice/three times per day
  • Set page/word goals for each day.

2) Write Like Your Hair was on Fire

  • (i.e. Write/Create what you're passionate about)
  • Do what you love, love what you do.
  • How do you find passion?
  • Do free writing about childhood
  • Meditate/pray/tune in to hear quiet voice
  • Start a Bradbury list

3) Think it Through, Take the Big View

  • Thinking steps ahead, pursue concept to the end.
  • Ask questions like a 3 year-old (why? why? why?)
  • Give relentless focus and attention to find the deeper truth

Here's more about Bruce's books online, and don't forget to check out his great writing tips!

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