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Use These Freewriting Techniques to Max Out Your Productivity As A Writer

I’m turning into a freewriting evangelist. I love to spread the word about all the cool things you can do with freewriting.

Many people have some experience with freewriting. The problem is that we learned it in a way that fails to account for how damn versatile it can be. … Read more

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I Use This Rapid Outlining Strategy to Boost Productivity

People have all sorts of opinions and even emotional baggage when it comes to making outlines for a writing project.

Some people love outlines, most people hate them. One of the biggest misconceptions about outlining is that they are somehow separate from the creative process, that whereas writing is creative, … Read more

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Why are Beginnings Hard? Try this Strategy to Break Into Your Writing

One of the most common challenges faced by writers is how hard it can be to start writing something.

You’re in the mood to write. You get a legal pad and a pen, brew a cup of coffee, and sit down. Your cat is assisting you by flapping her tail … Read more

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Use This 8-Part Workflow to Write a Book

Writing a book doesn’t have to be mega-super-crazy-killer impossible. It’s not an unachievable goal, especially if you break the writing process down into easy phases.

Part of my core life vision is to make it easier for people to actualize their writing goals. It is my strong belief that I … Read more

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freewriting indulgence

Your Inner Critic Wants A Challenge

When you write, do so with mad abandon.

Give yourself full license to go wild and be as tangled and all over the place as necessary.

Because it feels invigorating. A part of you craves the untamed fire of creation. You want it.

The inner critic doesn’t know how to … Read more

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How to Use Open Focus to Write More Freely

Unless you are writing for pure exploration, it’s generally important to have in mind a main idea.

However, a common misconception is that your main idea needs to be fixed and rigid, like a box. Only the things that fit inside the box can be put there. Everything else gets … Read more

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Writing Isn’t Fun Anymore: 6 Ways to Squeeze Delicious Nectar Into Your Life

It’s not even “writer’s block.” You just don’t care. Writing no longer fuels you.

Stacks of boring papers.

Stacks of boring books.

Boring letters on the screen.

Unclear writing.

Annoying mistakes.

Blank, dead mind. Zero drive.

Someone please come distract me.

How to bring vitality back to your writing process

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Is It Bad to Set Really High Goals?

You’ve heard about the placebo effect, yeah? When people are given pills that do nothing yet they miraculously start to feel better?

The key part of the placebo effect is that the people taking them don’t know the pills do nothing. The placebo effect is about believing that they’re receiving … Read more

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Five Key Facets of Freewriting – [How to Freewrite]

Freewriting is a technique many people have heard about but few writers are really taking advantage of. I know of no other way of writing that offers as much potential for productivity and creative growth as freewriting does.

It is also remarkably versatile. Freewriting is equally beneficial whether you want … Read more

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Writers Blocked by Doubt, Try This Method Instead

You want to write but you feel blocked.

The block tries to justify its existence. It wants to convince you that it needs to be there. It tends to come up again and again and follow the same patterns. It’s an energy drain that leads to familiar places.

Try this … Read more