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Diane Krause commented on Rob Orr's group My Website Workshop
"Does anyone have experience with the new Rainmaker platform from Copyblogger? (I guess this replaces Premise.)  http://newrainmaker.com/platform/ It looks cool, and I noticed a guy I worked with a couple of years ago is using it for one of his…"
Diane Krause replied to Mary E Thompson's discussion Where do you find support? in the group Fiction Writers Connect
"Pairing up with Teresa really has been awesome. We're close to one another geographically, which is a huge plus. That not only allows us to go to lunch, but to take advantage of other things. (We're in the Houston area, so lots of…"
Aug 25
Diane Krause commented on Alan Jackson's group Six Month Jump
"Way to go, Rebecca! What a big, brave first step! We'll all be anxious to celebrate the launch with you.  And John is right -- don't neglect to take advantage of Pinterest. It's the ideal platform to showcase your…"
Aug 25
Diane Krause replied to Mary E Thompson's discussion Where do you find support? in the group Fiction Writers Connect
"Good discussion topic Mary! My support team is a bit scattered, but each member is accessible and valuable. My husband is an engineer and probably the most pragmatic person I know -- he has to dig pretty deep to get in touch with his dreamer side.…"
Aug 25
Camden Ross replied to Diane Krause's discussion Ready to Act, But Trying to Choose the Right Target in the group Six Month Jump
"Launch is another fantastic book. I will be experimenting with launches in the near future. ;) ~Cam"
Aug 22
Diana Bader replied to Diane Krause's discussion Ready to Act, But Trying to Choose the Right Target in the group Six Month Jump
"Hi Diane, I love all of the advice you are being given. I have read The Millionaire Messenger & Launch and really love them both.  The only problem for me was they stimulated my very right sided brain and I needed some balance.  I am…"
Aug 21
Christine Draper replied to Diane Krause's discussion Ready to Act, But Trying to Choose the Right Target in the group Six Month Jump
"Diana, remember that there is not necessarily a "right" choice.  You have a choice and path A is not necessarily much better than path b, just different.  More than one choice may be a good choice, that you will enjoy and be…"
Aug 21
Kathy replied to Diane Krause's discussion Ready to Act, But Trying to Choose the Right Target in the group Six Month Jump
"Diane,  I think many in this group as well as others can truly sympathize with where you are. It's great to have ideas spin around but knowing what to do next or even what idea to do it with can be mind boggling. It sounds like you have…"
Aug 21

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How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
Got an announcement/invite because I'm a subscriber to the 48Days newsletter.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I am a freelance writer and editor. I do some contract writing work for a web design company, and in early 2012, signed on as an editor with Sterling & Stone, a new digital publishing company.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
My goal is to be fully self-employed and continuing to earn an income working with words.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
Write and publish a novel. Get a master's degree.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
I'm a planner, a thinker, an idea person and highly conceptual. I lead by example rather than delegate or lead from the front. I tend to be a quick learner and self-starter, and am a loyal team member. I have good administrative and organizational skills and am a good "people person" even though I'm more of an introvert than extrovert. I'm also a pretty decent cook.
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
More than one website?
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
I offer Birkman Method personality assessments, which is my assessment of choice. I like it because it goes beyond all other popular assessments by not only measuring typical, observable behavior, but needs and stress behavior as well.

Diane Krause's Blog

Slim Down Your Writing Part 2: Avoiding Expletives

Posted on May 23, 2012 at 7:37am 0 Comments

In an earlier post, Slim Down Your Writing, I discussed three easy ways to slim down and tighten up your writing: use fewer words, use the active voice, and control your use of adjectives and adverbs.

Today's post is Part 2 of slimming down and tightening up, and covers expletives. You're likely familiar with the more common definition of…


Getting to the Core

Posted on February 11, 2011 at 11:34am 0 Comments

A number of years ago, when hubby and I were dating and I was still a poor college student, he valiantly volunteered to make repairs to my car, which had a dead heater core. (If you’ve ever replaced a heater core, you may be chuckling at this point.) It’s a good thing he was smitten with me, because by the time he reached the heater core, his conclusion was that when the car was manufactured, the heater core was mounted into the empty frame, and the rest of the vehicle built around…


Blessed, No Matter What

Posted on January 28, 2011 at 7:21am 1 Comment

Today is my birthday -- not necessarily an exciting event, because I've now reached the ripe old age of 49 -- so, the celebratory aspect of today is not the point of my post here.


My day began about an hour ago, and now that lunches are made, hubby and the teenager are off to work and school, dogs and cats are fed, laundry is going, and the dishwasher is unloaded, I've sat down at my computer to finish my cup of coffee. I opened up my e-mail to find a beautiful assortment of…


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At 1:17pm on July 30, 2013, Carl Oviedo said…

Thank you for your warm welcome and greeting! Looking forward to growing and learning along with everyone else.

Blessings neighbor.

- Carl
At 2:43pm on June 3, 2013,
Group Leader
Joel Boggess

Hi Diane,

Pei and I are on-fire excited about the release of my latest book, Finding your Voice and would love to have you join us in the festivities. 

Dan and Joanne Miller were kind enough to let us have the book release party at their place in Franklin.
Ashley and I recently booked the date and I wanted to get the invite out as quickly as possible so you could make plans to attend. Here's the scoop.
- Joel
The go-to guy for clarity, confidence, and direction. ™
At 6:51am on April 23, 2013, Ann Musico said…

Thank you Diane - I hope you have a blessed rest of your week as well - I am looking forward to preparing to celebrate my son Matt's 26th birthday this weekend - he and his fiance will be visiting for the weekend - so that's my main focus this week!

At 5:16am on April 23, 2013, Ann Musico said…

Diane - I had to touch base with you after last night's call - I found it pretty interesting that you mentioned several times that you were not as far along as I am - I saw your post to Rob describing where you are and where you plan to go and I thought - wow she has it so together!  I honestly went into the call feeling a little intimidated by all of you!!  Funny how we perceive ourselves in relation to others isn't it?  I look forward to getting to know you better and definitely learning from you!

At 9:02am on March 26, 2013, Caroline Gavin said…

Diane, it is so nice to connect with you too!! I look forward to our journey in the Mastermind group...and beyond! Many blessings to you and yours! 

At 3:58pm on March 23, 2013,
Group Leader
Joel Boggess

Hi Diane, 

Always good to hear from you and thank you for sharing. 

Just curious, what are some of the "should-dos" that keep finding their way back into your thinking and quiet times? 


At 2:20pm on February 24, 2013,
Group Leader
Joel Boggess

Hi Diane,

Good to hear from you. Thank you for getting back.

So please fill me in. What are you learning or discovering about yourself? 

Erin and I are incredibly excited about the release of Finding your Voice and our publishing arrangement with Sound Wisdom. We are scheduled to release on Nov 5. 

By the way, here is a link to my other Finding your Voice community. For some people it works out better since you're able to post from you phone. It's a Google community which means no long lines, no time-consuming forms to fill out, one click and you are there. Take a peek when you get a chance. 


At 7:25am on February 23, 2013,
Group Leader
Joel Boggess

Hi Diane, 

Hope you're having a super day. 

It looks like you've been pretty active in the community. 


Here are some of the authors and experts we've had on our show. Hopefully you can find some more guidance here. 

At 8:44pm on January 25, 2013, Danny Mullen said…

Hi Diane!  Thanks for adding me.

At 8:40am on January 24, 2013, Leo J. Lampinen said…
Howdy neighbor! Thanks for the add!

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