1. Write in uninterrupted stints
The word to emphasize there is “uninterrupted.” Interruptions include other people, outside obligations, and… yourself.
If you want to get something done with your writing, it’s necessary to actually do the writing. Sounds really simple, doesn’t it?
Well, that’s why it’s a really good idea … Read more
Sometimes I can catch them — the whispers and mumbles that tell me I can’t do something. Or I shouldn’t.
But I want to!
Is that my “inner parent?” Is it wisdom?
I don’t often know. So I check in with myself. When I check in, I ask questions like:… Read more
He knows himself greatly who never opposes his geniusWilliam Blake
I’m writing today to see if I can add something to the ongoing discussions people have around goal setting and achievement.
I’m basing this post on my own experience of pursuing various goals at various stages. I have experienced … Read more
Earlier today an awesome client of mine mentioned an experience she had doing word sprints with a friend so that she could meet her weekly goal. Basically she and a friend raced against each other to see who could hit their word count goal first.
I’ve never done word sprints, … Read more
Black and white, up and down, yes and no, right or wrong.
Two choices. Binaries.
If you are driving and you come to a T in the road, either you go left or you go right. Unless you want to turn around, but let’s assume you want to go forward. … Read more
Without a doubt, freewriting is the most direct method for productivity as a writer.
When you freewrite you get to head straight to the source and write without stopping.
Generally people see freewriting as a rigid or constrained exercise where you make yourself write without stopping. My suggestion is … … Read more
My language immersion weekend
Due to some strange turn of events that could have only happened in the 1990s, I recall going to a weekend camp with my German language class where for the entire weekend we were to speak only German. It was my first year of taking German … Read more
Open freewriting is completely openended. You just write. The simplicity of methodology doesn’t mean that you are limited to what can emerge. With open freewriting, it is especially true that anything can happen. Open freewriting is a place for you to be wild, chaotic, totally free, totally present. … Read more
I don’t know about you, but I love to start new projects. It’s almost like a high I get from some drug. I see the whole world through a different lens. It’s not just me that feels inspired. Everything looks different to me. Anything seems doable.
At first when you … Read more