Make and Defend Your Time to Write

What good is a room of one’s own if you can’t sit in there and write for five minutes before getting interrupted by something or someone that needs your attention?


Productivity: How to Apply the Pomodoro Technique to Your Writing

Productivity and efficiency are two things we all want more of in our lives, especially when it comes to writing. Fitting writing in whenever you can is great. But what … Continue Reading →


Make Time to Write, Part 6: Hunt Down Hidden Distractions

Does this sound familiar? You sit down to write with a cup of your favorite beverage and the best of intentions. When you open your computer, a mostly blank page … Continue Reading →


Make Time to Write, Part 5: Fake Being a Morning Person in Five Easy Steps.

Ugh, morning people. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, they’re zealots of predawn quiet, of early daylight productivity, of eating actual breakfast and sunrises and chirping birds. Not once in my life has … Continue Reading →


Make Time to Write, Part 4: Leave Yourself Hanging

If you’re like a lot of writers, you waste a huge portion of your writing time thinking about where to begin writing, or how to pick up where you left … Continue Reading →


Make Time to Write, Part 3: Fit It in Around a Full-Time Life

The day of the average adult American with children looks like this: If you’re a writer who also has a full-time job, and/or kids, or other non-negotiable demands on your … Continue Reading →


Make Time to Write, Part 2: Use Evernote to Write Anywhere

It’s not socially acceptable to tote a notebook wherever I go. As much as I’d like to follow Nora Roberts’ admonition that a good writer can be “in a sewer … Continue Reading →


Make Time to Write, Part 1: Six Ways to Actually Get Up with an Alarm

Can you imagine what it would be like if you could wake up—completely, fully up —whenever you’ve set your alarm for in the morning? You’d be incredibly productive, writing up … Continue Reading →


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