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Make Writing as Easy as Brushing Your Teeth


It’s all about the habit…

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Why Habits Work When Discipline and Will Power Won’t


“I need more discipline.” “When it comes to my writing, I just don’t have the will power I need.” When students in my Loft classes say something like this – and at least one or two always do – nearly every other student nods in agreement. “I’m not big on discipline,” I tell them and […]

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Why Writers Need Habits, Not Discipline, to Overcome Resistance


In the previous post, I explained that I’m not a fan of discipline (aka punishment). Here’s why. Why Discipline (aka Punishment) Rarely Works The human brain remembers every little thing associated with a negative experience. Because any of the little details might have caused or contributed to the experience, it pays to remember those details […]

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