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Mental Clutter


The inability to sustain focused attention for more than five minutes is often the result of mental clutter.

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Why You Need to Pay Attention to What You’re Paying Attention To


We can’t get into the waking dream of writing if we are constantly interrupting ourselves with trivia. Writers are particularly vulnerable to and negatively affected by our culture of distraction.

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How Splintered Is Your Attention? Take the Quiz and Find Out


  Is Your Attention Splintered? One of the best things I do for myself as a writer and a human being is to spend 45 to 60 minutes at least once a week in the dog park (in addition to walking the dogs out my front door every morning). We’re lucky to have a dog […]

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