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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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Inspiring Quotes on Beating Resistance and Getting Started With Your Writing

The only thing harder than writing is starting to write.” Susan Shaughnessy in Walking on Alligators

   No matter how long you’ve been writing, you’ll find that the toughest part is always getting started.

Getting started means putting yourself in the mood to write, which is not an easy if you’re tempted by other interesting or less painful things.

Then when you get into the mood, you have to show up at the page. Whether you’re starting a new piece of continuing an existing piece, it takes a great amount of mental strength and courage to just show up at the page.

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