Last Word

Feeling thirsty? It must be time to write

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“There’s only one person who needs a glass of water oftener than a small child tucked in for the night, and that’s a writer sitting down to write.”

–Mignon McLaughlin

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Admit it. Sometimes you have trouble staying focused.

You sit down to begin writing and you find a half dozen other must-do tasks that keep you from ever lifting your pen.

Read: Beware of productivity pitfalls

You are not alone. It’s a common hassle for many writers. One way to combat these many distractions is to develop a writing ritual.

Settling on a daily routine of habits and rituals that get you in a place — physically and mentally — where you will be more productive.

Read: Oh, the places you will go: Turning distractions into ideas

Take stock of the tasks that keep you from your important work of storytelling. Then ask yourself what you can do to mitigate them.

What is your writing ritual? Do you have one? Need one?


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerri S. Mabee

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