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what I've seen recentlyStart small. It’s more important to show up every day for this job you love, than to put pressure on yourself to write thousands of words, or write for five hours straight. I recommend building up a regular ‘worklike’ habit by beginning with fifteen minutes a day. And coming to the act with zero expectation other than to write solidly for that fifteen minutes. Here is where you judge your ‘success’. The simple fact that you did it. #writingpractice #writingmotivation #authortube #writingproblems #writingcoach #writingadvice #writingtips #authortuber #writersblock #writingtip #writemore #writenomatterwhat #writerssupportingwritersHow do you talk about your writing when you’re not writing? Are you moaning or complaining? If so, then what will induce you to ‘turn up for work’? Imagine that, as much as you’d like to be a writer, your writing is calling for you too. #writingpractice #writingmotivation #authortube #writingproblems #writingcoach #writingadvice #writingtips #authortuber #writersblock #writingtip #writemore #writenomatterwhat #writerssupportingwritersWhen writing is your job, you show up and get words down, and get paid for it. But, in order to make writing your job, you have to show up and get those words down! Remember, you can choose where and when to write, just make sure you’re writing! #writingpractice #writingmotivation #authortube #writingproblems #writingcoach #writingadvice #writingtips #authortuber #writersblock #writingtip #writemore #writenomatterwhat #writerssupportingwriters
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Monthly Archives: December 2012
The first Christmas I remember, I was four. My dad was working on a project in Malawi to develop coffee production for those with smallholdings. My mother took me and my brother out to Africa for the holidays. (This is … Continue reading
Dan and I are walking over the bridge to the bus stop. It’s not yet six o’clock, but the winter darkness has the river hidden. Only the streetlights can cut through the black, casting golden beams across the sodden streets. … Continue reading