Make it happen: how to accomplish your SMART goals

For the past few Blog entries, I’ve discussed SMART Goals, and written about how to write SMART goals – but knowing how to achieve them is a totally separate challenge. So, you’ve already taken a great first step by using the SMART criteria to set attainable, measurable, results-based targets. But there are a few otherContinue reading “Make it happen: how to accomplish your SMART goals”

M for Measurable

In my last two blogs, I started a discussion about S.M.A.R.T. goals. Last time, I wrote about the ‘S.’ Specificity is a solid start, but once you apply a NUMBER to your goal – it becomes measurable. Setting a quantity or making sure they are measurable allows you to track your progress, check in onContinue reading “M for Measurable”

S.M.A.R.T. Goals and your Writing

One of the buzzword that flies around from time to time is SMART goals. The hype is that everyone should set goals – but they need to be SMART. That’s a great premise, but first you need to understand what is so special about these goals. It all lies in the word, SMART. It isContinue reading “S.M.A.R.T. Goals and your Writing”

Using Dialogue in Your Writing

One of the biggest problem areas I encounter when I’m doing peer reviews or acting as a Judge on Reedsy.com is the way writers handle dialogue. Dialogue is tricky to write – partly because the writer needs to find a voice for their character that is different from their own, AND partly because the punctuationContinue reading “Using Dialogue in Your Writing”