Productivity

5 Strategies to Banish Writing Distractions for Good

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One of the biggest complaints I hear from writers is about the difficulty of distractions. Twitter. Facebook. Google Reader. These social media outlets are highly tempting to the average writer, not to mention the everyday interruptions of a career, housework, and television. Are there strategies we can use to help keep us on track during […]

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15 Ways to Reward Yourself For Writing

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Let’s face it–When you know you’re getting a reward for doing something, it can definitely motivate you to do it. That’s why rewarding yourself for writing really works. When you know all you have to do is write 500 words before you can collect your reward (whatever it might be), that will motivate you to […]

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6 Tips to Keep Yourself and Your Writing in Shape

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Have you ever sat at your computer for so long, your feet fell asleep? How about back strain? Hand cramps? Tired eyes? We writers work so hard on maintaining healthy writing, sometimes we forget about the importance of keeping ourselves in shape. Certainly, a healthy lifestyle and strong body aren’t requirements for good writing, but […]

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Weekend Warrior: How To Get The Most Writing Out Of Your Weekend

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If you’re a writer who works during the week, then weekends are most likely your best time to get some writing done. But a lot of times you’re so busy the weekends fly by and you don’t have any words on paper to show for it. By learning how to be a weekend warrior, you […]

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4 Tools To Help You Manage Your Writing Time Better

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Writers are busy, busy, busy these days. With full-time jobs, family, hobbies and events going on, it can be challenging to get writing done. That’s when managing your writing time can make the difference between writing 500 words and writing 0 words. Here are four tools to help you manage your writing time better: The […]

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Forget These 7 Things for First Draft Freedom

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We writers are never more counterproductive than when we obsess over the quality of our first drafts. Be it an article, blog post, short story, or novel, the first draft is never meant to stand alone. While it’s tempting to polish as you go along, there are certain aspects of your writing you should forget […]

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How To Eat A Piece Of Writing Pie: One Bite At A Time

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Have you ever tried writing a novel, but stopped before you finished? Many writers feel intimidated by the idea of writing a novel. It seems too big a project or it will take way too much time. But the truth is, you can do it. You just have to break it down so it’s manageable. […]

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10 Writing Tasks You Can Do in 10 Minutes

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Are you stretched to find writing time? Do you feel there aren’t enough hours in the day to justify working on your blog, freelance assignment, or novel? We all sometimes feel time’s not on our sides, but the good news is there are a number of writing (or writing-related) tasks you can accomplish in just […]

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Do You Recognize the Top 7 Excuses Writers Make?

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Writers make all kinds of excuses for why they never get any writing done. But there are some excuses writers make more often than others. You most likely don’t even realize that you’re making these excuses either, because these excuses are often disguised as “good reasons” why you can’t write. You tell yourself that this […]

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The 3 Notebooks Every Writer Should Keep

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As a writer, you probably find yourself jotting random things down throughout the day. A story idea here, a random line there. A great way to build momentum for your creativity is to keep three notebooks: a Morning Pages journal, a Writer’s Notebook and a pocket notebook. A Morning Pages Journal Created by writing and […]

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