Category Archives: writing habits

Writing Habits: Getting Back on Track

There is a famous quote: “If you take one day off writing, your muse will take off the next three.” In other words, it will take you three days (after skipping writing) for you to get back into the flow … Continue reading

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A Writerholic’s Many Faces

Did you know that, contrary to popular belief, workaholics (and the sub-group writer-holics) 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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Pulling Weeds and Planting Flowers

Writers are good at pulling up weeds, but they sometimes forget to keep going and plant flowers in the dirt. After you pull weeds, don’t forget to plant flowers. Many writers in December and January talked about their goals for … Continue reading

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Warning: Stop Shifting and Drifting

Have you ever noticed that we never drift in good directions? If you want to accomplish anything, it has to be by choice. “Drift” is our default setting when we allow outside distractions to capture our attention. Have you drifted away … Continue reading

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Writing for the Soul: Success!

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the 30+ check-in reports I get every day from the four “challenge groups.” We are writing on thirty different projects, in more than twenty states, across many time zones. Many are grandparents, but a few are juggling … Continue reading

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