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Sometimes wearing different career “hats” allows me to connect vastly different experiences. For instance, as a business coach I’m always watching people - learning their behavior traits and positive attributes. I help people solve large (and small) problems at work with other people, often difficult people. Then, when I’m writing a fiction tale I often create aspects of my characters from traits and personalities of some of the folks I hear about in business. They’re often not clients, but sometimes they are (and I ask permission, of course). A fun platform on which this “connecting” works could be a dinner, a social gathering or a golf tournament. This past Saturday it was the golf tournament - and I didn’t even play! Just helped sponsor it along with other companies. Connect, observe and create. Help. Serve. Grow. dennismansfield.com/business-coach/ ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago
Dennis Mansfield

For those interested in writing, what does your “writing area” look like? Is there order to it? Even if it’s an order that ONLY you know and utilize? In a previous post I said “writers are readers”. What have you read, what are you currently reading? For the book you are writing OR that you want to write, how’s your collection of books? Share with me by email how you set up YOUR writing space.
Here’s mine!

Email me here: dennismansfield.com/contact/
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4 days ago
Dennis Mansfield

Look… here’s the deal for would-be authors. Write what you “know”. Write where you “go”. Certainly, do your research “virtually” AND also by “boots on the ground”. Nothing has helped me write accurately about historical places as actually being in Vienna, being on horseback on Lolo Pass, riding across the Golden Gate Bridge, being at West Point’s train station where future US Presidents off-loaded as young men, being at the Disney Family’s museum, Neuschwanstein, Monroe, Mich, Paris … and ultimately back home to write how I, as an author, was impacted for my stories. See my stories and then think about traveling for YOUR stories!! dennismansfield.com/author/ ... See MoreSee Less