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Someone did something rotten to me a few weeks ago. A person who I have never met but who performs in the same New York storytelling community as me, who knows many of the same storytellers that I do, and who was connected to me via Facebook, decided to block me. I didn’t notice. Though…

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1. Email is often a means of informal communication. As such, you can dramatically decrease the amount of time spent with email with short, efficient replies like, ‘Thanks” and “Understood” and “Agreed.” Dispense with formalities whenever possible and increase efficiency. 2. Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) is often the tool of the passive aggressive coward. Before…

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“I’m going to push back on that a little.” A phrase that seems to unfortunately be gaining in popularity, most often used by wishy-washy, namby-pamby cowards who are either: Afraid of offending the speaker. Afraid of taking the opposing position in the event that the speaker verbally obliterates that position. Incapable of an original idea…

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In listening to the most recent Nerdist Writer’s Panel podcast, the writer and show runner of the television show Trophy Wife, Emily Halpern, was asked if she ever fights with her writing partner during the collaborative process. Her response: We are two women, so we get passive aggressive. One of us may pout, and the…

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