Thursday, January 15, 2009

Tip of the Day: Stop! Don’t move!

Stop! Don’t move!

Move past slow writing periods by staying put in your chair. Keep your fingers on the computer keyboard. Keep your pen or pencil in your hand. Resist getting frustrated too easily and just walking away in disgust. Go out for a few minutes, get some fresh air if you must, or sip on a cup of coffee or tea. But persevere. Don’t get into the habit of merely quitting when the writing isn’t flowing. Train your mind to not be lazy, to break through during the tough times. Even give yourself a hard deadline to write a certain amount of words by such and such an hour. Try it. You’ll be a better, more productive writer as a result.

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