This exercise is an opportunity to explore a different side of yourself by experiencing yourself through the eyes of another. Much of the time, we are stuck in our own limited perspectives — we have our habitual way of seeing ourselves and that’s it. On occasion, we are open to outside opinion and able to… Continue reading Freewriting Exercise: How Do Others See You?
When you are faced with a complicated task, it can feel all the more daunting because of how multi-faceted it is. Every time your mind turns toward this project, you can’t make sense of it. Your thinking around it feels tangled in the layers of project management that seem to be required to get everything… Continue reading Freewriting Exercise: Finding Clarity About A Complicated Project
One way to think about writing: You’re inputting text. From this standpoint, if you want to write faster, you need to type faster. But so much of the actual time it takes to write something doesn’t merely depend on whether you can type fast, but whether you can write seamlessly. Of course this means not… Continue reading How Writers Break Through the Flow State’s Crusty Outer Layer
Today, across the world, millions of writers sat down at their desks to write. A substantial percentage of them never actually wrote anything. They sat down with good intentions and then proceeded to deliberate blank out do something else What is this mysterious problem that blocks writers? Low energy Frustration over the process Low opinion… Continue reading Do You Struggle With Low Motivation to Write?
“I’d love to write a book, but I don’t have that kind of time. My schedule is already full, plus I’m constantly being interrupted by my kids, and for the sake of my sanity I desperately need to maintain some sort of social life. That doesn’t leave me enough time to write.” If you want… Continue reading How to Write A Book In Fifteen Minute Bursts