Archive | September, 2014

Does Your Writing Reality Fit the Plan?


You can’t predict when an “a-ah” moment will arrive or how your writing will unfold — creativity is, by definition, unpredictable. But if the reality of when you show up for Product Time (aka writing time) rarely matches the plan, you’re either resisting your writing or you have a bigger problem. My Modest Plan Today […]

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The Wrong Question Writers Ask


Chances are you’ve asked “Who can I get to read my writing and give me feedback?” There’s no good answer to that question. Because that’s the wrong question to ask. In a recent episode of Holmes on Homes, homeowners needed help with a leaky basement. In the process of taking down walls to discover the […]

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Wise Writers Step Back From Procrastination


One step forward, one step back. Two steps forward, two steps back. Does this sound like a route through the push-pull of procrastination? It is. And it makes perfect neurological sense. Let me tell you about our dog Kelda to illustrate. As I mentioned in a previous post, Kelda notices anything that is out of […]

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Break Free of the Push-Pull of Procrastination


Procrastination is one of the most common forms of writer’s resistance. You know how it goes: some variation on “Of course I’m going to write. But first, I’ll just…” No doubt you’ve berated yourself for procrastinating at some point in your life. Or you’ve questioned your will power, discipline or desire to write because you […]

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