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Daily Archives: April 8, 2017

Tricks Are For Writers


Incredibly honest and helpful re-blog today…

BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog

magic bunnyBrevity reminds our readers to support your writing bunny by the hind legs–never grasp it by the ears.

My beloved life coach sent me a link to Shut Up And Write–business consultant Karyn Greenstreet heard about a method for generating work in silent company with other writers, and she’s now (mildly) monetizing it for writers who need to get their work done.

People who had to write their master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation would agree to get together on a regular basis, spend a few minutes getting settled, and then “shut up and write” for 25 minute sprints. Then they’d take a 5 minute break and do another 25 minute sprint.

This technique of 25 minutes of work and 5 minutes of break is a proven method for working within your brain’s normal rhythms. Add that to the group support and accountability of working quietly together, it’s a real…

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