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Topos Transitions

Transitions are rough.

I've been through many seasons of my life where I had to make a transition. At each and every stage it was tough.

There are always things you miss about the last season, things you are hoping for in the next season, and things you can't wait to be rid of in the season you're leaving behind.

Whether you are sensing the winds of change blowing you out of your current situation, you are in the middle of the trip, or the winds are at your back and you settling in to your new spot... Remember this word: Topos

Topos is a Greek word and it essentially means:

Your strategic position of opportunity and influence.

Make your Topos count today, wherever you are.

Darrell




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    1. The way this is phrase means that this is either a spam comment or it's just a google translate comment. Not sure. Nevertheless, it's a good question.

      Having a mind that is clear isn't necessary for writing. Writing requires thoughts. My professor once said: "Throw up on the page, we can clean it up afterward". And that's done wonders for me. If you are going to write, just start. You could end up with something so long and winding that you need to cut it into three different posts for your blog, but you'll have started.

      Templates can help. Having a template with a fill in the blank header, subheader, etc, but that didn't work well for me.

      Lately, I'm only writing when I feel like I need to say something.

      For creative writing, I just close my eyes and watch the movie playing in my head. It may start with something as simple as "A beam of light pierced the window, revealing a dust highway as it found it's mark on the far wall..."

      Then I just watch the movie in my mind and write what I see happening. I don't worry about form or format, because that can always be cleaned up later.

      I wrote a whole first draft of a novel only to find out that the secondary character didn't work for this story. I cut her out, replaced her with a new character and I'm on the new draft now. The old character I cut will get her OWN novel in the next book.

      I hope that helps, Darrell

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Here are some books I've been reading lately:
  • Hacker: The Outlaw Chronicles (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). The story of a young Hacker girl, who went on a wild adventure into the supernatural realm beyond trying to save her mom, but saved her self too in the process.
  • Saint: A Paradise Novel (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). He's an assassin, or is he? He finds a secret to his past that unlocks supernatural abilities, at a cost.
  • For a full list of all my book suggestions, see my Amazon Store.

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