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Darin L. Hammond
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Content Strategist and Pro Blogger at ZipMinis: Science of Blogging and Writing, discussing cutting edge blogging tips and best practices backed by the sciences of the mind: psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience.
Content Strategist and Pro Blogger at ZipMinis: Science of Blogging and Writing, discussing cutting edge blogging tips and best practices backed by the sciences of the mind: psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience.

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You Can't Blog Effectively Without This Daily Exercise
Takeaways:
• Reading is an essential task in writing.
• Writing is a challenging process beginning with the task of generating    topic ideas.
• Writers risk getting blocked, but reading helps avoid getting stuck.
• Reading improves your brain in both the long-term and the short-term.
• Not only will critical reading give you topic ideas, it will help you think      and write better.

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Using Nietzsche to Develop Your Unique Writing voice
Nietzsche declared "God is dead."
He was referring to the modern trend toward agnosticism and atheism, and he frames God as a story. 

That God was dead was shocking enough, but that we killed him, took Nietzsche to a heightened individual voice. He was bold and went against the grain.

All Gods are stories told by humans to explain existence, and most gods we have created are dead. Think of the Greek and Roman Gods, crushed by Christianity.

Nietzsche claims that modern life has eliminated the need for god, but he asks what will replace him. In other words, if you don't believe in God, where is your moral foundation? If you don't believe in God, how do you tell the story of existence in a powerful way that rings true?

Nietzsche values the individual who must always fight to keep from becoming a drone, one of the mindless masses. Tribes always threaten to strangle individuality, and resisting the majority is difficult. With and without god, people must fight for their individuality.

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An Introvert's Essential Guide to Powerful Blogging
We must redefine the words "introvert" and "alone"
In the minds of extrovert leaders and management, "introvert" and "alone" are pejorative labels. 

To the outgoing, these words mean seclusion and isolation, not a team player. Introverts are perceived as antisocial, miserable, and unapproachable. 

All are negative labels. 

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We Writers Are Wanderers: Chaos Theory in Practice
Takeaways:
• Life will not be what you plan because change is inevitable. 
• Greet changes with a positive attitude, following your feelings and thoughts.
• Look back on past events and experiences to see patterns emerging.
• Take control of your chaos by being positive in the present moment, adapting to change, looking for patterns, and following your thoughts and feelings.

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We Writers Are Wanderers: Chaos Theory in Practice
Takeaways:
• Life will not be what you plan because change is inevitable. 
• Greet changes with a positive attitude, following your feelings and thoughts.
• Look back on past events and experiences to see patterns emerging.
• Take control of your chaos by being positive in the present moment, adapting to change, looking for patterns, and following your thoughts and feelings.

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How Authoring a Book Boosts an Entrepreneur's Authority and Business
Writing a book demonstrates an entrepreneur's commitment and endurance
Darin's notes: The author actually only lists five ways, but they are good ones.The benefits of writing a book are powerful in accelerating a niche business within an industry. In addition, personal benefits are gained as one goes through the difficult and lengthy work of writing a book: no easy task. 

The skills, knowledge, and capacities gained through writing a book are reward enough. One learns and grows through the process. The benefits to the business are an added bonus.

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Write with power, reason, and passion, so your reader thinks and feels as you do
Takeaways:
•  Powerful writing comes from both the head and the heart, reason and emotion.
•  Readers are persuaded by reason and emotion when words are used skillfully.
•  To achieve success in writing, practice powerful skills, use reason to support your ideas, and employ passion to grip your readers.

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Darin L. Hammond on Challenges and Success
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