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From Commitment to Writing Habit


A sustainable writing habit is more important than luck or talent, more powerful than discipline or will power. Your writing habit begins with commitments and the will power to honor your commitments — not hopes, good intentions or vague promises of “Someday when I have time.” Eventually, you create a habit, which is the neurological […]

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Cancel Resolutions and Rebuild Trust to Reduce Writer’s Resistance


My previous post showed you why New Year’s Resolutions are dangerous for writers. So cancel any resolutions you may have made and read on…. Breaking promises to yourself damages your trust in yourself, increases resistance and makes it harder to do what will work for your writing. Norman Mailer points out in The Spooky Art: […]

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Reduce Writing Resistance by Rebuilding Trust


Breaking promises to yourself damages your trust in yourself, increases resistance and makes it harder to do what will work for your writing. Norman Mailer points out in The Spooky Art: Some Thoughts on Writing: “If you tell yourself you are going to be at your desk tomorrow, you are by that declaration asking your […]

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