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Don’t Psych Yourself Up!

Anything is one of a million paths. Therefore you must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if you feel you should not follow it, you must not stay with it under any conditions. To have such clarity you must lead a disciplined life. Only then

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Writing Is Not A Means To An End

Maybe you’ve seen it in other writers. Something about them collapses. No longer interested in writing, they carry a defeated attitude. They seem pessimistic. Their ideas feel heavy and bogged down and even the act of writing is seen as a chore and an obligation.

I’ve been there.

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5 Heroic Ways to Improve Your Daily Word Count

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

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Inspiration’s Death Spiral Into Obligation

Something I have noticed in myself and in other writers who hold large ambitions: We start out a writing project with a sense of verve and inspiration. Everything comes easily.

And then later at some point, things slow down. Inspiration turns into obligation. It feels like drudgery. Just another thing … Read more