Productivity, Writing

How to drill through the distractions and enter The Zone

One of my favorite scenes in The Shining is when Jack is writing and Wendy enters the room (watch the scene here). This is his reaction: I think all of us writers can relate to this. When we’re in our element and something interrupts our flow, it takes time to regain that momentum. Plus, there’s… Continue reading How to drill through the distractions and enter The Zone

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Information overload slowing you down? How to regain control

One thing we do NOT lack in this day and age is information. So what do you do when you need to solve a problem (long-term or short-term)? Like a student cramming for a final, you voraciously consume information, trying to find the ultimate solution to become richer/happier/healthier. The magic formula that will unlock the… Continue reading Information overload slowing you down? How to regain control

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Productivity, Writing

Adopting a Writing Discipline With Minimal Pain and Maximal Pleasure

“Do your writing first thing in the morning.” How many times have you heard this advice? I first heard it in my MFA program from a guest lecturer, who encouraged us to always work on our writing before checking our email, Facebook, etc. As he explained, once you expose yourself to other voices, it’s much… Continue reading Adopting a Writing Discipline With Minimal Pain and Maximal Pleasure

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