Category Archives: procrastination

For Writers Needing Some Fun, Try the Unschedule

I have a tight deadline, and I’m tired of working. I could also use some fun in my life. Can I have both? Yes! Back to What Works! Last year I tried the “Unschedule,” a technique for breaking through procrastination … Continue reading

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Key #2: Think Like a Writer

We’ve talked about the benefits of writing in flow, in that relaxed timeless state, and we’ve talked about the first key to developing this skill: have a reason to write. Today let’s look at Key #2: thinking like a writer. … Continue reading

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Writerholics in Disguise

Did you know that, contrary to popular belief, workaholics (and the sub-group writerholics) don’t work all the time? In fact the term can describe… “…any person who is driven to do too much, whether that person works sixty hours a … Continue reading

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Cures for Procrastinators in One Minute Flat

Why is getting started often the hardest problem that writers face? Today, I piddled around with journaling, reading blogs, watering flowers, some marketing…all the while “getting ready” to write. But by noon, I hadn’t written Word One. There was no … Continue reading

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Getting Your Ducks in a Row: Organization or Procrastination?

Some time ago one of Suzanne Lieurance’s email “Morning Nudges” hit me between the eyes, and I printed it out as a reminder. I see this week that I need the same nudge again. Maybe you do too. Ducks on Parade “People will tell you … Continue reading

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