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How To Create A Productive State Of Mind

December 3rd, 2013 1 comment

Have you ever experienced a really productive afternoon? Probably. But can you remember your state of mind? I can, and when I think about it, it’s not what I was expecting. Read more…

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What Can You Learn From Your Future Self?

November 26th, 2013 3 comments

I want to tell you a couple of shameful stories. The reason for these confessions will become clear. Then, if you like, you can share some stories of your own. Read more…

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How I’m Focussing my Writing Routine

November 12th, 2013 No comments

I wrote recently about my lack of focus and how I’m combating a wandering mind. But I’m fighting this battle on two fronts! The second is how I organise my day. Read more…

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How I’ll Replace Distracting Thoughts With Writerly Ones

November 5th, 2013 9 comments

I need to remove distractions. This is not as simple as removing them from my work environment – this is about removing them from my mind. Read more…

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Don’t Forget to Take Time out

August 20th, 2013 No comments

There seems to be a drive in today’s society towards voracious consumption. There is so much “content” out there! but it’s important to take some time away from the buzz and enjoy space for thoughts of our own. Read more…

You’re On Your Own

July 23rd, 2013 No comments

It pays to have other people around you. But it also pays to remember they can’t do the work for you. When it comes down to it, writing is a lonely business. Read more…

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What Brings You Back To Writing?

July 9th, 2013 No comments

It’s true that I have a somewhat on-off relationship with the craft. But no matter what happens, I will always come back to it. Here are some of my reasons, and then I’d like to know yours. Read more…

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Writers Write – Seeing the Cliché Through New Eyes

April 9th, 2013 No comments

Another one of those writing maxims and possibly the most obvious, and self-descriptive one of all. So what could I possibly have to say about the advice that “writers write”? Read more…

Do I Have To Write Every Day?

February 5th, 2013 2 comments

Behold, another writing maxim; a do-or-die rule that everyone agrees on! Or do they? We’ve tackled such rules before, but are we about to blow “Write Every Day” out the water? Read more…

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5 Ways a Writer can use Pinterest

November 13th, 2012 Comments off

Pinterest might not be the first choice of social network for writers, but with a little thought, there are certainly ways it can be useful – for research, a way to communicate with readers, and as a promotional tool. Read more…