About Rebecca Francis

My purpose is to provide others with the courage to outwardly live who their personal, fantastic imagination dreams of being. Each person is uniquely and increasingly gifted for a purpose within humanity. The more effort a person spends on being normal, the less they really live the life afforded them through the work of Jesus Christ. I want to give you back your life.

Great creativity article by Avish Parashar!


Love opening my email to quick bursts of creativity and life! Like in this article:

Increasing Innovation with Improv Comedy – Reverse the Creative Process

Being effective at improvisation isn’t just about accessing creativity. It’s also very much about applying a different creative process than most people are used to.

Here is an improv comedy game that demonstrates this idea (I’ll explain how below):

(Click here to watch the video)

The standard creative process seems to be to start with a problem and then “think” of creative ideas that seem to “fit.”

There are two problems with this approach:

By thinking, you cut off yourself off from your creative flow (where your real power is)
By limiting yourself to ideas that “fit,” you cut yourself off from new and innovative ideas.
To get past this, we need to reverse the standard creative process.

Read the rest: http://dinghappens.com/2014/08/increasing-innovation-with-improv-comedy-reverse-the-creative-process/

Table of Contents: “Front matter” vs. “back matter”


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I’m in the middle of 4 books right now, and tonight I’m focusing on one that goes to print tomorrow.. I’m super excited about it! Miracles always happen at the last minute ;)
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My topic today is the Table of Contents.

What goes into a Table of Contents?

The short answer is: everything that follows it and nothing that precedes it.

The Table of Contents lists all the major divisions in the document: sections and chapters and perhaps the main headings within the chapters.

What I want to focus on today, however, is the other material in the document—which may appear either before or after the text. This includes such things as: a list of illustrations, an appendix, and an index—to name just some.

If you have any of those items in your document, where do you fit them in? Here are some guidelines on their proper placement. Whether you’re composing your own book or editing someone else’s document, this will be helpful information to know.

This “extra” material is called the front or back matter (depending on whether it comes before or…

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