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Just one true story.

A chronology of my life as a professional writer.

Be the lighthouse.

Do something cool.

How to tell a great story – onstage.

He’s waiting. She’s listening.

How to make your point.

When you “don’t have time” is when you need it most of all.

Figure it out.

Closing the gap.

You’ll never be done.

Good Question: Traditional publishing or self-publishing?

Like it used to be.

18 places to check out if you’re visiting Portland.

Devotion & slow poached eggs.

We can change.

It all matters.

Take the initiative.

How to write a simple and beautiful manifesto.

Just so you know…

5 questions to ask yourself on New Year’s Day… or any day.

Letters & Brunch. Portland, Oregon. First Saturday of every month.

15 holiday gift ideas. (Mostly “experiences.” Not much “stuff.”)

37,376 minutes to go…

The love list: tools, books, music, projects & people that I love and recommend.

One letter can change your life — or someone else’s.

What if you didn’t give up?

Will anyone come to my party?

What if your job didn’t exist?

Show some respect for the brave.

Dude. Stop yelling at the cat.

7 beautiful, meaningful writing projects that you can finish in a single day.

How to avoid being someone’s “assistant” for the rest of your career and finally do your own thing.

How to love your work… even when you don’t love your work.

Crank up the light.

No regrets.

How to be more interesting than a phone.

The “Phone People.” Be afraid. Be very afraid…

Is it possible to run a business without using social media?

Why I do not use social media anymore.

Gym rats & bookworms! Choose a fitness program you will love… based on your favorite type of book.

The kitchen is waiting.

Good Question: My client isn’t getting “results” and she’s upset… with me. Now what?

How hard are you trying, really?

Everything changes now if you say so.

Productivity secrets that I learned from a sexy chef.

This might help you stick with your fitness goals.

Good Question: I want to get started as a copywriter. What should I do?

How to get “back on track” with a goal when you’re backsliding.

What to do when a friend is grieving — and you don’t know how to help.

I’m proud of you.

You are a grown up. Do what you want.

When you die you won’t care about emails.

Good Question: How can I follow up with potential clients who aren’t responding?

5 writing ideas for people who have “no time to write.”

The six types of motivation.

The power of “I am.”

Keep writing the damn alphabet.

Trying is always worth it.

I’m not lying. It’s just that the truth has changed.

Tell me everything.

Whatever it takes.

Three rules for a sexy, successful relationship. [grown ups only. kids: avert your eyes]

Not in my presence.

How to cleanse your calendar & life: part two [the hard part]

How to cleanse your calendar & life: part one [the easy part]

Oh yes. You can.

Let the training begin.

Always one more time.

Get some courage. Give some courage.

Be done with what’s done. Let it burn.

Hard is not a reason.

Make today a “Mel Brown Smile” kind of day.

Empty the tank.

Email guidelines for the world. [read. follow. pass them along.]

Mind if I join you?

What you do is who you become.

Good Question: Why am I not doing that one thing I really want to do?

Keep the channel open.

Dig deep.

10 slow and difficult steps to moderate success.

Temporary discomfort. It’s worth it.

Your life is a hot date. Show up.

What are you capable of giving?

Good Question: What are your favorite sex toys?

Get into your angry place.

14 questions to ask yourself before starting a book project.

Sweep your street well.

Today is not over yet.

I wonder what kind of battle they are fighting today?

How to set goals & commitments that you’ll actually keep.

What do you want to remember?

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

5 questions for a bright, clear and focused new year.

What’s your choice?

50+ ways to make money as a writer.

Email subject lines that I would love to see in my inbox.

33 prompts to unlock new blog posts & stories that need to be told.

Poem: Pick up the bottles.

Poem: The goal

Poem: Home.


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