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Give Yourself Time to Be Creative

You’re probably doing several things at once under the mistaken impression that you’re multitasking and efficient.
You are, in fact, rapidly switching from task to task, never alighting on one for very long. And you’re probably not that efficient at what you’re doing. You actually cannot concentrate on two things at once.
In any event, if you’re [...]

Writing to Various Readers

Your ideal reader doesn’t really exist.
A lot of writers think of their so-called ideal reader when putting their book together – perhaps it’s their first reader, their spouse, their old teacher, their best friend – thinking that if they keep this person in mind while writing, they will be at their most relaxed.
That’s a good [...]

Citing Sources

If you’re writing a book you’re probably an expert in your field, though you may find yourself needing to do additional research. By all means do, and don’t forget to let your readers know where you found the information, and credit the source.
It’s all too easy for anyone to cut and paste material from other [...]

The Moment of Creation

If you’re writing a book to build your business, that’s fantastic. But if you’re writing a book, don’t look to the possibility of what may happen after it’s done. Concentrate on writing your book now.
Enjoy this process. The future takes care of itself, really. It never is real because it’s always the future. The present [...]

The Don’t List

Many people accomplish things by setting goals. But they also set limits.
You can’t do everything – not that you’re not talented and all. You don’t have the time to do everything well, even if you’re a gifted performer and writer and whatever like James Franco.
So to get back to writing your book, or to finish [...]

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