Posts Tagged ‘routine’

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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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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An Incomplete Writing Routine

August 27th, 2013 1 comment

I’m in a funny place. Faced with changing my routine again, I realise my routine doesn’t take into account the complete journey from concept to finished story. What to do? 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…

Ten Great Posts From 2012!

January 1st, 2013 No comments

It’s yearly-round-up-time! I much prefer this way of celebrating the new year to keeping your neighbours awake phoning everyone you know and yelling “HAPPY NEW YEAR!” at them, then keeping your crappy party music going until four in the morning. Read more…

5 Fool-Proof Ways to Put your Muse to Work

July 14th, 2012 No comments

Are you at the mercy of your Muse? Do you wake at night drenched in sweat, the icy fingers of a nightmare still clinging to your heart? A nightmare where you’re alone in a cold desert, digging in the dirt for just one idea (and you have no pants on)? Fear not, the Muse can be tamed! This is your oasis! Read more…

Routines – Why You Need One to be a Serious Writer

June 9th, 2012 No comments

I have written about routine before – normally it’s because I have fallen out of it! This time, it’s because I’m getting back into a routine, finally, and the advantages are immediately re-revealing themselves to me. Read more…

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Little Treats

November 26th, 2011 1 comment

Last week I did a lot better at my daily writing. It’s true that I go off the boil sometimes (well, regularly), which is why I’ve been looking into how to solidify my daily writing as a habit. Here’s something that I did last week that helped. Read more…

Ruminations on Habit Forming

November 12th, 2011 No comments

One of the most powerful tools you have as a writer is your routine. Without it, most people would find it incredibly difficult to produce work consistently (if at all). But sticking to a routine is another matter. The way to do it is to make your routine into a habit. Then you fall into it automatically without having to feel like you’re forcing yourself. But how exactly do you form that habit? Read more…

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In training

December 4th, 2009 No comments

So I’ve been reading What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami. Now I came rather late to Murakami’s work, and have only read a few of his novels, but I find his distinct lyrical style easy to read, and highly engaging. Read more…