In honor of Preptober, below is a list of solutions to the major problems writers face while drafting: Choose one story. Working on one story cuts down on the time needed to refocus and makes it easier to achieve depth. To choose the right story, freefall write (i.e., stream of conscious) your thoughts on all …
Do anything to get you started. When you don't feel like working and all the planners, routines, timers and complicated productivity systems aren't helping, throw everything out and do anything. That could mean lying on the couch and doing nothing, but if you're out on the internet looking for ways to make yourself do something …
Michael Phelps: “Putting Money in the Bank”
https://youtu.be/Y8ZZS0qrVNw?t=79 Stay Focused Through Wins "Yeah winning a gold medal is absolutely incredible. There's nothing better than standing on the podium, listening to your national anthem play...but for me I'm somebody who knew that I had 7 other events after the first day. So I had to throw that to the back of my head. …
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Writing an Entire Novel in a Mindmap
How to write your entire novel in a mind mapping app.
Writing Method: Plot Structure by Jenna Moreci (Printable Worksheets)
A summary (+ worksheets) of a novel plotting method developed by Youtuber and indie author, Jenna Moreci.
Book Notes: “The Dip” by Seth Godin – Knowing When to Quit
I was always under the impression that successful people finish what they started. In "The Dip", Seth Godin posits that successful people are really serial quitters. They’re just better able to determine when to quit and when to stick with something to the very end. And in his book, summarized below, Godin outlines a criteria …
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Why Writing is So Hard
I don't know about you, but I stop in my tracks when I come across a decision I can’t make. Writing is a series of decisions. For a 'writer' as indecisive as me, that’s quite the hairy pickle. What’s weird is that when I’m telling a story to a friend or family member, it flows. …
Writing Method: 3 Act/9 Block/27 Chapter Outline by Kat O’Keeffe (Printable Summaries)
A summary of the comprehensive outlining method developed by Youtuber and writer, Kat O'Keeffe.
New Release: Elephant Notebook
8.5" x 11" lined notebook with numbered pages
Writing Life: David Baldacci
Outlining the writing process of author David Baldacci