Establish A Routine

Routines matter for writers as for all creatives: they make for a systematic inner world  which allows things to happen without the need to re-invent the wheel every day. A routine consists of a whole lot of minor detail which adds up to getting on with the job of writing without thinking about stuff that’s…

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Set Daily Targets

Working to a target, meaning daily wordage targets, gets books written faster and probably better. Personally I love them because they make my writing life simple.  I  sit down each day knowing what I have to do, in what time, and what the final outcome will be over time: a completed project by a certain…

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Know Your Best Time

The research is clear: we all have different diurnal rhythms, meaning  we work better at some times of the day than others. More than that: we work differently – with more or less energy – depending where we’ve reached with the project. You probably know your best creative time already. Mine, like many writers, is…

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Guard Your Place

You need a place to write… well obviously you do. I mean a special place. Your place. Most professional writers I know have that place. One crime writer I know writes in bed. Another, a business writer, needs the business of his leisure centre to work in. For me it’s a special William-only room or…

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