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How to Get More Writing Done with One Counterintuitive Trick

Hard work is turtles all the way down. Now, if you’re not familiar with this expression, it refers to the ancient idea that the world is supported on the back of a turtle, which is in turn supported by a larger turtle, under which is a larger turtle, which is standing on a larger (and […]

How to Make Your To-Do List Work Better for You

Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by your to-do list you could scream? Yes. I’ll just say it for you, the answer is yes. Now a more important question: Have you ever stopped to ask yourself how the hell your to-do list got that way? If you’re like me, chances are YOU are the one […]

How to Organize Your Writing Space for Maximum Productivity

If you’ve ever jumped on Pinterest to figure out how to organize your writing space, then you have already had this experience: Oh em gee, what is this light, bright, white and beautiful room that I can never have for myself??? I had no idea deer antlers could be used to [insert insanely creative idea]! […]

How to Maintain Enthusiasm When the Creative Urge Dies, Part II

In the first post of this mini-series, we talked about how hard it is to maintain writing enthusiasm, and why we so often feel like running away instead. We also discussed a few tips for keeping enthusiasm high when it feels impossible. Now, I want to talk about a much bigger issue when it comes […]

How to Maintain Writing Enthusiasm When the Creative Urge Dies, Part I

Let’s not beat around the bush: At some point in any project, and more likely at many points in the project, you will experience a sudden and complete disinterest in the work. Sometimes actual hatred. Yes, it happens. That’s natural, because work is really freaking hard and typically we’d rather do easy things. Thanks caveman […]

How to Double Your Work Productivity as a Writer

The other day I was facing a blog post on my screen and I thought to myself … I’m going to write it quickly. It’s only going to be 500 words. It won’t take more than 15 minutes. Let’s do this. It took me 45 minutes. It was 1,500 words. Such is life.

How to Block Out Every Workday for Maximum Efficiency Using Google Calendar and Apple’s Notes App

You’d think that planning for maximum efficiency would be an easy thing for us 20- and 30-something-year-old humans to do. You’d also think getting your dog to stop throwing up weird pieces of coconut husk in your bedroom would also be easy to do, but alas. Sometimes life is just hard.

My Complete Guide to a Kickass Freelance Writer Workflow

You know it and I know it. It’s a glaring human truth. It’s so obvious even children understand it. No, the Great Revelation of This Post is not that ice cream is delicious, although that too is a glaring human truth. It’s this: Routine cultivates success. Before you see that success, of course, you have […]

Do You Have Shiny Object Syndrome? How to Stay Focused on a Copywriting Career (Even as You Cultivate Your Creativity)

In my experience, it’s a rare to find a creative who can stay focused on a single craft, and doesn’t enjoy multiple other art forms. As a copywriter, I have a huge range of interests that don’t relate to my day job: I dabble in illustration and design, write fiction and play the flute (no […]

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