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Have Multiple Writing Tasks to Complete? Here’s a Trick to Get All of Them Done

It’s not every writer who has the luxury of working on only one writing project at any time.

Whether you’re working on personal writing projects or work-related ones you’ll more often than not, have quite a few to juggle. Chances are you’ve started them on a sudden wave of inspiration. Over time you had difficulty coping   owing to time and energy constraints.

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A ‘Stupid’ Trick to Get Yourself Back into the Writing ‘Zone’ Again

Finding it a challenge to get yourself writing again? Even after your previous writing session went well? Well, it happens to most of us writers, no matter how experienced we are.

When you find yourself straying out of the ‘write zone’ you must quickly drag yourself back into the right track.

One way to help you start writing is to read inspiring quotes on beating resistance.

Alternatively you can try this ‘stupid’ trick which I often use to get me ‘warmed up’ to write again.

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Breaking the Wall That Blocks Your Writing

Facing a Wall in Your Writing? This is the Best Way to Blow It Up

So, you started your big writing project  with a bang?  Then as you kept going, you find yourself facing a wall?

You never expected the wall to be there. It had somehow appeared mysteriously.

It’s a strong, high wall. One look at it and you know there’s no way you’re going to bring it down or climb over it.

What do you do now? Two things.

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You’re Lying! You Have the Time to Write

If you keep saying you don’t have the time to write, you’ll never find the time to write.

I repeat. If you keep saying you don’t have the time to write, you’ll never find the time to write.

If you keep saying you don’t have the time to write you’re LYING!

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This ‘Demon’ Alone Will Do More Damage to Your Writing than Any Other ‘Villain’

As writers we are often assailed by numerous  false feelings that seem so real that we make them part of our belief system.

These ‘demons’ do more damage to our writing progress than any other obstacle we face in the writing process.

One terrifying demon is voice that tells us that our thoughts and words aren’t important enough to be published.

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Failed at Blogging? 3 Comeback Strategies You Could Put Into Action Now

Have you tried blogging and given up after publishing a few posts? Take heart. You’re not alone.  It’s generally accepted in the blogging world that 95% of blogs started are sooner or latter abandoned.

Listen, there’s no need to pack your bags and steer clear of blogging if your initial efforts have taken you nowhere.

Just because you couldn’t get a blog off the ground, you aren’t a failure. You simply weren’t ready for the game, when you thought you were.

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Don’t Make This Mistake If You Want to Write Faster : Learn from DJs

We would like our work to be as perfect as possible on the first attempt. Sometimes the words come out right. More often than not, they aren’t to our expectations.

We react to the ‘imperfect’ words’ and then set about  changing them.

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Avoiding Distractions: No More Detours in Your Writing Journey

Dive in Immediately
One way to avoid distractions is to dive in when the time to write arrives. Don’t delay even for a few seconds.

While your computer is powering on, you may want to check out a file you see on the desktop screen. Resist the temptation. Better still, have a clear sky screen except for the recycle bin and your word processing program icon.

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5 Myths That Will Guarantee Your Failure As a Writer

Anyone embarking on a writing career is often told what it takes to be a writer. Advice is aplenty. But are they valid?
The thing is if you believe some of them and treat them as gospel truths, you may be shooting yourself in the foot.

Don’t be surprised if you don’t make much progress as a writer and even give up on writing if you give more than a passing glance to these half-truths.

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Turn Up at Your Page With This Daily Goal for Writing Success

Unless you’re writing for fun you should set writing goals to achieve any measure of success in writing.

Here are examples of goals you could set yourself.

If you’re just setting out writing, your goal may be to finish what you write, whether you’re writing stories or articles.

If you’ve articles and stories written, your goal would be to get them published, whether in print or online.

If you have published sporadically, your goal would be publish consistently. You could aim to publish a short read eBook a month.

If you have published short stories and articles, then your target may be to publish a book or novel.

To make writing meaningful and worthwhile, you’ve got to be constantly thinking of the next level you could climb to. A writing life without a goal is like traversing a desert without a compass, leading to disappointment and frustration in the long term.

You must, however, be careful when it comes to setting your goal.  Make a wrong move and you may sabotage or hinder your writing progress.

Here are a few guidelines to observe when setting your next writing goal. .

Don’t Compete With Others
You should not set your goal in such a way to compete with others. If someone you know has achieved more writing success than you, don’t try to outdo the person just to prove a point.

Don’t be jealous of the other person’s success. Instead be inspired by the person and try to learn how the other person got where she is. What’s the system? More often than not, you’ll find that the person got whee she is through hard work and perseverance.

Are you also willing to go the same route, more often than not starting from scratch?

There are no shortcuts to writing success. Everyone has to pay his dues, usually in the form of time and effort. So, don’t treat yourself as someone special and expect success overnight.

Even if you try to you’re bound to meet with failure and give up writing altogether. So, direct competition is not an ingredient you want to include in your recipe for writing success.

Shortcuts to Writing Success 
Good, old hard work seems to have gone out of fashion these days. A good number of people want success as quickly as possible. With such a huge market of such people out there, there is a proliferation of books and other learning materials catering to their desires.

Some books make unrealistic claims of being able to make you a successful writer in the shortest time possible. These claims help sell books. At best they are ear candy designed to give the uninitiated a feel good boost.

Most of these books avoid mentioning hard work and persistence. Simply because they can’t teach these two things. They have to be acquired by the writer on his own.

A good book will remind you of the qualities needed to succeed as a writer and share the author’s writing system.

Choose This Goal That Never Fails You
If you’re to avoid competing with others and shortcuts to writing success, then what goal should you aim for?

Here’s the one that always works. Write according to your capability and keep on with it. Allow yourself time to grow as a writer.

Unrealistic goals will only drive you to give up writing faster.

If your goal is not to give up on writing no matter what, then you’re on the right track.

Aim to show up at the page every day, even if you have only a few minutes to spare.

Aim to try your best to improve every writing day.

Keep this goal close to your heart and you’ll see light at the end of the tunnel in the near future.

“Today I must write a paragraph or a page better than I did yesterday.”  Earnest Gaines

 

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