Sitting in an In Print writer’s group meeting this afternoon, I heard our speaker Don Gingold of Sprocket Websites talked about marketing. One of the sites he referred to included this article about moderation.
Practicing Moderation with Your Marketing (and Why It Matters) | Social Media Today
Here are some good ideas to focus your work or get through a slump even if your goal isn’t just a quickly written book. And most will work even if you can’t block out a two-week writing vacation.
10 Ways to Write a Quality Book Quickly.
This is for all my friends who, like me, have a fulltime job and want to write, too. Try this. Even if you can’t squeeze 25 minutes into your day, try 10 or 15.
How 25 Minutes A Day Can Help You Achieve Your Writing Dreams – SuccessWorks.
Feeling like you’re writing but getting nowhere. Try this tip for a while and see if it helps.
The Remedy for Unproductive Busyness – HBR.
These seven tips, not new, are worth a review.
Jennifer Blanchard | The Professional Writer Puzzle: 7 Pieces You Need To Be Successful
Today I found Monica Leonelle’s post about her writing experiment. She kept track of her writing and figured out when she was really working. Then she used what she learned to increase her productivity. I think I know my process, but this might help you figure yours out. And improve it.
The Three Biggest Surprises When Starting (or Attempting) a Daily Writing Habit – Sterling & Stone
Seven seems to a magic number when it comes to habits, at least since Steven R. Covey started writing books about the habits of the successful. Here’s a take on seven tips for writers.
7 Habits to Become a Successful Writer
For years, I’ve wanted an office away from home, more than just a “room of one’s own” to work on my “extracurricular” writing projects. It hasn’t been an option, so I’ve done what I can from the house. Here are a few good tips to make working at home work. (Noise cancelling headphones, hmm…)
Get in the Zone: 5 Tips for Eliminating Distractions and Staying Productive When Working from Home – Social-Hire
Keeping at it — writing every day — is a challenge many face. Even the greats, John Steinbeck, for example, face it. For a glimpse into Steinbeck’s routine and the doubts he overcame, here is a synopsis of Working Days, his journal of The Grapes of Wrath. Then write. And repeat.
Working Days: John Steinbeck, the Art of Discipline, and the Diary as a Pacemaker for the Heartbeat of Creative Work | Brain Pickings
At the beginning of last year, I spent a lot of time looking for scheduling and productivity tips. But, if you’re like me, disorganization happens and there comes a time to reboot. Here’s a nice rebooting idea for spring. (Really, it’s coming.)
Tomatoes, the 90/20 Rule, & Pseudo-Work — Medium