The WA keyword tool gives 81 pages of results out of 479,000 results. Since I know that Google lies and adds to their results all similar terms, I need to determine is what the real results are.

81 Pages have 10 results per page so I can be pretty confident that there are actually 810 results not 479,000.

I'd like to see a search volume of greater than 100 and a competition of less than 400.

810 results is still more than I like to compete with. I'll look a bit deeper by adding the word Rare to the front. So now my search term is [Rare Blue Lobster]

This is not an ideal keyword, but it is close enough for my purposes.
All I was interested in was writing an article to break out of my funk and as a recreational exercise.

I did a bit more research and found 2 more good keywords, the last entry [rare blue lobster caught] and [Maine Lobster Harvest]. As these are not my main keywords, I can get by with less searches than 100. Maine Lobster Harvest seems to be a very good one.

I'll leave it to you to check these out.

Update: as of June 2018 the results of a Jaaxy Search are these:

In this case, I would probably go with "The Rare Blue Lobster" for a keyword.

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Great article labman! I am always looking for ways to write more efficiently and this was very helpful. Thanks.
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Thanks, Labman! Wow, you made it so simple! I am going to print this out every time I write an article. Love it!
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Hope it helps.
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Hi Craig
Great info for people struggling to write. As Kyle says your link is broken
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Thank you dear.
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On "Putting it all Together" page your link is broken (doesn't go to your article).

Besides that, awesome work on this training. I think this is going to serve as quite valuable for those writing content. Process is laid out in a very easy to understand way.
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I don't know why the short-link wasn't working, dropped the long form in and it seems to be fine. Thanks for the head's up. Thanks for the vote of confidence. I was thinking back 2 years ago.( Anniversary coming up soon) and trying to figure out what my biggest frustrations were when starting out here. How to write an article was right up there at the top.
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Thanks Labman, really good instructions!