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Too Distracted to Write? Here’s Your Next Step


When you realize you’re too distracted to write, kudos! Recognizing distraction (or any other form of resistance) is Step 1 in responding effectively. As soon as you recognize the distraction, you can stop wondering if you have ADHD and takes steps to refocus your attention and get back to writing. Your next step is to […]

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Relax Your Way Out of Writer’s Block – Brain Basics Part 2


After the last post on the neurology of resistance, many of you may be thinking “Okay, so writing resistance is normal and I don’t have to feel guilty or embarrassed. That’s a huge relief, but what do I do next? How do I get past resistance and start writing again?” The key is the RAS […]

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Don’t Believe Everything You Think


What are your unplugged toasters and unnecessary loaf pans in your writing? What are you still not doing because it wasn’t safe years ago that may be safe now? What old habits that you just don’t need any more are limiting your willingness to try something new?

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How Far Should You Trust Your Intuition?


By Rosanne Bane Lieutenant Commander Michael Riley made the right decision when he followed his intuition that there was something wrong with the radar blip headed for the USS Missouri. It was an Iraqi missile, not an American fighter plane, and destroying it saved the Missouri. Even in hindsight, Riley and other analysts couldn’t see […]

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How Far Do You Trust Your Intuition?


By Rosanne Bane Your emotional brain knows things your rational, logical cortex doesn’t. But can you trust your intuition, the things you “just know?” Should you? Here’s true story of a British naval officer who had to make that decision in a few tense moments during Desert Storm. Lieutenant Commander Michael Riley of the HMS […]

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Relax Already (Neurology of Resistance Part 2)


After the last post on the Neurology of Resistance, many of you may be thinking “Okay, so writing resistance is normal and I don’t have to feel guilty or embarrassed, and that’s a huge relief, but what do I do next? How do I get past resistance and start writing again?” The key is the […]

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