Let’s Be Productive Writers… Most of the Time Anyway

This one is for you… and me!

Throughout the writing time and space, how to be productive remains an unavoidable source of questioning and, let’s be real here, anxiety for writers.

Routine. Time block. Discipline. Outlines.

Pomodoro method. Writing Sprints. Daily word count.

Yeah, sure. What else?

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Old Fashion Writings Tips for Technologically Overwhelmed Writers

Evolving Writing Times

It started some thirty-plus years ago.

A middle school day. Was it a maths class? Biology? Economy?

One thing is certain, I was writing when I should have listened. Writing always has been my thing. Reading and writing.

I was writing before going to bed, on the way to school, and sometimes at recess. With a blue pen, in plain school notebooks. Out of these many many words, not a lot turned into interesting stories. A lot less turned into good stories.

Often, I would hit a need-to-research-this block. A week could go by before I had time to go to the library to look it up.

Since the explosion of modern blogging (author Amanda Zantal-Wiener wrote a great post about the history of blogs, that’s how I sound knowledgeable right here) when in the 2010s, research-wise anyway, our writer’s life got a grand lot easier.

Writing tips-wise, however, that’s another story. No pun intended!

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New Year’s New Writing Goals : Why Do We Do It?

Writing goals. Daily word counts. Writing productivity hacks.

A well-known feeling, as a New Year’s Eve rises, yet again, upon this dear wide wild world, emerge.
This year, oh this year…

All those writing projects will come flying out of our imagination onto the page.
This year, oh this year…

All those books will touch the hearts of literary agents or publishers if, like me, you’re from Quebec, you are writing in French and you’re trying to make despite a real thought market.
This year, oh this year…

Why does the feeling of a new start seem ever stronger when a new year awaits around the corner?

Why do feel the urge to make new goals, to put pressure on ourselves the minute the clock dings midnight?

I wished I was a professional writer or journalist when those kinds of questions fluttered around and around in my mind.

But, circumstances being, let’s dive in with the information we can gather.

Why do most of us writers feel more motivated upon New Year’s Eve?

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