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How I Write 2K a Day (and maybe you can, too!)

This is my fifth official NaNoWriMo, and although I’ve only won three times, I think I can finally confidently say, “I’ve got this.” I write about 2K words per day over the course of an hour, and that’s it! I work full time, we have a 10-week-old puppy, and my husband is also extra busy.… Continue reading How I Write 2K a Day (and maybe you can, too!)

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When in Doubt, Use the Snipping Tool

  Quick post for this one, but it can be a lifesaver! If you have Windows 7 or later, you have a program called “Snipping Tool” on your computer. Didn’t know that? Go look! Go on, I’ll wait. Snipping tool takes a snapshot of part (or all) of your screen, and can be saved as… Continue reading When in Doubt, Use the Snipping Tool

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Tips and Tricks with Images

  Pictures can really affect promotional and interactive materials. Call me a visual learner, but I am infinitely more likely to keep reading or browsing something if it looks beautiful. That’s that. Here are a few tips when working with pictures. Google Search Filters. When you’re searching for an image or clip art on Google, click… Continue reading Tips and Tricks with Images

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Publisher and Ministry

Publisher is my go-to when producing paper products for ministry. Specifically, today, I’m going to talk about ways to produce a simple, one-sheet, four page foldable booklet. Use a template, or create your own. When creating a new Publisher document, scroll down to the “Programs” section of the templates. There, you’ll find some starters, but… Continue reading Publisher and Ministry

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Microsoft Office in Ministry

Microsoft Office is arguably one of the most common programs used for ministry, and for a good reason: it’s flexible, straightforward, and familiar. I’d be willing to bet that most people today have worked with Microsoft Word or its Mac equivalent at least once in their lives. So why spend a post talking about it?… Continue reading Microsoft Office in Ministry