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One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves as writers, and those we love, is to wake up. Wake up the to reality around us, the people we come in contact with, what is affecting our five senses right now in the physical world.

This requires effort and focus, and discipline. It means no social media, internet, or ESPN for large portions of the day. Or for many days. It requires us to get off our laptops at coffee shops and talk with the people around us. Instead of texting our spouses, we get up and speak to them in the next room.

Technology is not bad—the problem lies in how we use it. If we don’t wake up to the physical world, we won’t be able to have a meaningful human connection, and our lives and our writing will suffer.

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Christopher Dalton

Author Christopher Dalton

Christopher Dalton has worked for two decades (yikes) writing for businesses, individuals, non-profits, and more. He has mentored and coached, consulted with and taught writers extensively for the last 10 years. Christopher has experience in online and in-person sessions, and has just completed a two-year program training film writers to work with actors and directors in a lab-style setting. As a ghostwriter, Christopher has written over 13 books. As a screenwriter-for-hire, he has written 11 screenplays. He has aslo released a novel , Nicholas and the Keeper of Names, an illustrated fairytale, The Lantern Heart, a feature film, All The Dragons, and a co-authored non-ficition book, Redeem California: With God Nothing is Impossible.

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