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The Definitive “Just Start” Strategy To Get You Writing.

Just Starting is a way around procrastinating, a way to make yourself write when you should. I mention “Just Start” a lot because it works.  It is one of my most effective…tools.  Hacks.  Tactics.  I’ve spoken about it here, here, and here, and more indirectly in many other posts on The Productive Indie Fiction Writer. […]

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A Powerful Tactic to Achieve Almost Anything

We indie fiction writers are shafted by the nature of our business. Nearly everything we do takes forever. A novel can take weeks or months (or years!) to write. Building your back catalogue takes years. Marketing is a long term strategy that takes months or years to pay off. Once you’ve figured out what habits

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What Your Daily Word Count Should Be

Michael Crichton is my hero.  I only just found out.  Here’s why: I get a lot of email from authors asking how many words a day they should be writing.  I confess that the question puzzles me and I’ve hedge and hummed and fumbled to find a useful answer because the real answer is:  “Whatever

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How To Use Tiny Habits To Make Yourself Write, Every Single Time.

  As you can imagine, I read a lot of productivity books.  Every month, more of them pop up.  And over the last year or so I’ve noticed a trend in the common philosophy of many of them. It is the tiny habit approach to productivity.  And I can’t tell you how much that trend

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