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The Wise Gunman Demands Your Integrity

Someone comes into a room, takes out a gun, points it at you and says:

“You! You right there! Show me what you love! What’s your passion? Right now! Show me what it looks like when you live your passion!”

The gunman is asking about your ability to walk the … Read more

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freewriting

What Can the Flow State Do For You?

Freewriting is an entry point into the flow state

Sounds mystical, magical, amazing.

It is!

It’s also really simple.

Is it bad that the technique is simple?

Well, I would argue that only the simple techniques are going to prove accessible and reliable when you really need something to turn … Read more

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freewriting

Freewrite Instead of Sitting and Thinking

The more you freewrite, the more you become yourself.

Unburdened writing gets you in touch with your own voice.

Through the ongoing practice of writing without constraint, being totally free, you learn to trust your inner wisdom.

When you freewrite…

  • Nobody is telling you how to write or how you
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goals

The Writing Life Is An Adventure. Set Goals!

“If asked whether I ever knew among the intellectual, a happy man, Blake would be the only one who would immediately occur to me.”

-Some guy who knew William Blake

I hope that when you reach your deathbed you will have the opportunity to look back at a life lived … Read more

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freewriting traits to embody

How to Enter the Flow State While Writing

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Leonardo da Vinci

It’s funny to think of the flow state as something that people study in laboratories. For me, my notion of the laboratory seems … Read more

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Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of

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Take Ownership of the World

Maybe you look out at the world and you don’t always like what you see.

All the over-hyped movies. Blockbusters that won awards and then were never heard of later. “Timeless classics” that became embarrassments.

The intellectual in me likes to try to complicate things. As a writer, I wanted … Read more

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freewriting goals

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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freewriting

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