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Our blog is “Muse & Amuse”.    The goal is three-fold:  1] We ponder the world around us (especially in our Modern Poetry blogs).  In 2017, we focused on modern poetry through song and eternal poetry by the old masters.  2] We connect with elements of this website.  The Grammar Monster blogs and upcoming lesson plans are specifically designed for Home School Helps.  3] We promote books by Writers Ink authors.   

Live / Laugh / Love invites you to be more than you were before.  Live your life, don’t just coast.  Devotional planners, self-help motivators, and ways to improve your life are available here.

Home School Helps (and for any other teachers who find this site) offers free lesson plans and English course content for high school students.  Some lessons can be adapted for middle grades.  As part of Writers Ink Books, HSH will highlight books and manuals designed for teaching students.  The writer of HSH–M.A. Lee–is a thirty-year veteran of the high school English classroom, having taught all high school grades and all diploma endorsements (Honors English, Advanced Placement Literature, dual enrollment college composition courses, college preparatory (CP), technical-preparatory (TP or general), and reading skills courses). 

Pro Writer Helps offers guidance for writers wanting to move from hobbyist to professional.  The Writers Ink Services division of W.Ink  will, for a fee, proof and edit your manuscript and develop a video trailer as part of your marketing.  For free, we offer free information about formatting the manuscript.  Information about writers’ guidebooks, such as Think like a Pro and the Think / Pro planner as well as Old Geeky Greeks:  Ancient Techniques for Modern Writers are here.

Wander around our site for a while.  Remember, “not all those that wander are lost” (JRR Tolkien).

Great oaks from little acorns grow.

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WIS  offers a tailored marketing service of corporate clips for businesses and video trailers for books. For information, start here with this blog then continue with this one ~ Trailers and Clips .

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The book Think like a Pro can guide you through the transition from hobby writer to professional writer.  In seven lessons, Think / Pro presents the importance of deadlines, a pro’s daily mantra, the essentials for plot and characters, defeating writer’s block, creativity, and having a professional perspective.  Two cover choices are available.

Want to be published?  The Think / Pro plannere can help. [also in two cover choices, to match the manual 😉 ]

Do you start stories but never complete them?  Do you wait on your muse while she hides behind trees and in caves?

Do you know how to write, but the mountainous novel seems insurmountable, with too many words and too few days?

Do you keep telling yourself “Carpe Diem”, but days speed by before you grab several hours to write?

Time to change “Seize the Day” into “Seize the Dream.”  For success, you need to Think/Pro.  This planner can help.

The Weekly Spread

A two-page week keeps you focused on three tasks, with room to record your day-by-day focus as well as a word count tracker for daily and accumulating totals.  The Progress Meter, divided into writing stages and blocks for each ten percent of that stage, is a visual representation of your growing achievement in reaching your writing goal.

While daily word counts are important, I now advise writers to take one day off each week.  Reserve that day for planning as well as completing a creativity exercise.  On a back page is a list of 13 exercises to choose from.  Reminders of the four basic Healthy Habits (walking, water intake, sunshine, and diet) offer daily fill-ins for those who like habit trackers.

Each week also showcases an inspirational quotation from a famous writer.

Analyze your Progress with Reviews and Previews

In addition to the weekly spread are Monthly Reviews & Previews and Seasonal & Yearly Planning pages.  The planner begins with a brief look at your yearly goals, on the following page.

The Monthly Review has a Productivity Tracker and a Progress Meter as well as places to jot down Business Contacts and Expenses.  Once tax time arrives, you will have compiled the necessary information in one location.  And a Tax Tips for Writers lists on a back page the expenses you can record.

In planning, we sometimes neglect to consider obligations beyond our goals and objectives.  On the Previews is a reminder of those commitments that keep us sane.

Seasonal Previews ask you to polish the nuts and bolts of your projected words per week and sharpen up the time remaining before your deadline.  All the Reviews ask you to record your victories and consider your challenges.

The purpose of any planner is to keep us on track as well as to give us a look ahead.  In this fast-paced world, it helps to have a physical reminder, one that is not dependent on the five and more tap-clicks that it takes to access the electronic calendar on a smartphone.

Grab a pen and this planner, and quickly jot down reminders and notes.  As the Think/Pro planner is undated, you can start at any time of the year.

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Another Writers’ Guidebook:  Old Geeky Greeks, available now.