5 Simple Ways to Cut Out Procrastination From Your Writing Life

5 Simple Ways to Cut Out Procrastination From Your Writing Life

5 Simple Ways to Cut Out Procrastination From Your Writing Life Got a writing project to work on? Are you working on it? Or are you procrastinating? If you're procrastinating, welcome to the club. A ton of us are having a huge party over here, and we're having fun not writing. Because, well, you already know… writing can be painful sometimes, especially when the words aren't coming out just right or when the writing sounds terrible after a day or two. It's much easier to procrastinate. But, of course, writing goals and procrastination don't mix. We can't achieve our writing goals if we procrastinate all the time. We have to spend time getting words on the page. So, what is a writer to do about procrastination? Here are some simple ways to cut out procrastination from your writing life… 1. Scheduling It's not procrastination if you schedule it. It's something that you include when you map out your day or week and it becomes a task on...
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Is Social Media Getting In the Way of Your Writing Goals?

Is Social Media Getting In the Way of Your Writing Goals?

Is Social Media Getting In the Way of Your Writing Goals? While we all know that procrastination is a common roadblock to our writing goals, most of us handle procrastination on a reactive basis. When we catch ourselves procrastinating and we tell ourselves to stop, we’re reacting to correct a bad action or behavior. As a result, we then chide ourselves for not taking advantage of our time to write. Maybe we start feeling guilty or disappointed in ourselves and our lack of progress. Handling procrastination on a proactive basis, however, gives us a clear guide on preventing procrastination. In addition, it helps us avoid the emotional drain as a result of not meeting our writing goals. So, what does handling procrastination "proactively" mean? There are a number of ways to be proactive so we can get our writing work done. Here is one question to ask yourself: Am I Spending Too Much Time on Social Media? Are you spending too much time on social media? Are you chatting with...
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Number 1 Reason Nonwriters Think They’re Writing Experts

Number 1 Reason Nonwriters Think They’re Writing Experts

Number 1 Reason Nonwriters Think They're Writing Experts  Are you sick and tired of nonwriters who think they're writing experts? Maybe they are readers who just had to email you to inform you about the two typos they found in your book. Or maybe they left bad reviews about your new novel on Amazon. Or they are people who try to tell you what you should write about because, well, they're too busy to write it themselves. Or what about the people who think writing is so easy a monkey could do it? Those people get on our nerves and often end up paying for their transgressions in our novels as the first characters who die. The number one reason nonwriters think they're writing experts is that they don't have their own guts in the game. The thing about writing is that people don't understand how hard it is until they've gone through the process of writing and actually had their work critiqued. It's...
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