Productivity and Time Management

7 Ways to Boost Your Writing Willpower

Filed in Boost Creativity, Productivity and Time Management by on January 15, 2018 2 Comments • views: 285
7 Ways to Boost Your Writing Willpower

It’s the third week in January. How are you doing on your writing goals? If you’re like most people, you’re already struggling. You’ve heard the statistics: University of Scranton research suggests that just eight percent of people achieve their New Year’s goals. I want to help you be one of those eight percent. To do […]

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How to Boost Focus & Productivity with a Writing Space Makeover

Filed in Productivity and Time Management by on January 8, 2018 8 Comments • views: 848
How to Boost Focus & Productivity with a Writing Space Makeover

When was the last time you changed up your writing space? If it’s been a while, I suggest you think about it. Especially with the new year upon us, it’s a great time to re-evaluate where you write, and how you might be able to improve it. I’m talking about this because I’m super excited […]

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What Increases Writing Focus and Inspiration? Try This!

Filed in Boost Creativity, Productivity and Time Management by on December 20, 2017 0 Comments • views: 680
What Increases Writing Focus and Inspiration? Try This!

by Emily Johnson Did you know that every day, music affects how you think, feel, and act? In movies, background music enhances the story and moves the action from scene to scene, but it’s main task? To evoke certain emotions in you, the viewer. The same thing happens in television commercials. Media companies use music […]

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How to Balance Routine and Novelty to Boost Writing Productivity

Filed in Productivity and Time Management by on November 27, 2017 8 Comments • views: 1165
How to Balance Routine and Novelty to Boost Writing Productivity

When I was a kid, one of my favorite things to do was to change the furniture around in my room. I’d take an hour or so, close the door, and proceed to change my little world. The bed against the opposite wall, the dresser over there instead, this picture down, another picture up, the […]

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7 Ways to Boost Your Creative Motivation

Filed in Boost Creativity, Productivity and Time Management by on November 13, 2017 31 Comments • views: 2351
7 Ways to Boost Your Creative Motivation

Congratulations Mel and Celia! You are the winners of Jadie’s giveaway. Watch your email for details and thank you to all who entered! by Jadie Jones When Colleen asked me if I would write a post for her about time management… I laughed at the idea that I—a mom of three small kids, sole operator […]

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How to Actually Finish the Writing Projects You Start

Filed in Productivity and Time Management by on September 12, 2017 4 Comments • views: 2163
How to Actually Finish the Writing Projects You Start

Here’s a question I’ve gotten from Writing and Wellness readers recently… How do I take a project from beginning to end without losing it somewhere in the middle? So how do we do that, exactly? Getting to “The End” Means Getting Through the Dreaded Middle I think most writers would agree that when we’re talking […]

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How to Keep Your Day Job from Destroying Your Writing Dreams

Filed in Productivity and Time Management by on September 4, 2017 0 Comments • views: 1291
How to Keep Your Day Job from Destroying Your Writing Dreams

Most writers these days are advised to keep their day jobs. The odds of earning a full-time living from writing alone are just too great to risk going without, and no one wants to worry about how they’re going to pay their bills while they’re trying to put together their next novel. But staying employed […]

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Help for Overwhelmed, Overscheduled, Burned Out Writers!

Filed in Boost Creativity, Productivity and Time Management by on September 3, 2017 32 Comments • views: 1368
Help for Overwhelmed, Overscheduled, Burned Out Writers!

Congratulations to Alexandria and J.P.—you are the giveaway winners! Today’s demands on writers and other creative artists are overwhelming. Ever since I started “Writing and Wellness” back in 2014, I’ve heard stories from writers and other creative artists about their number-one difficulty: finding time to write (or create). I understood their struggle, as I’ve experienced […]

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The Surprising Thing Writers Can Do to Improve Quality of Writing

Filed in Boost Creativity, Productivity and Time Management by on August 28, 2017 18 Comments • views: 1662
The Surprising Thing Writers Can Do to Improve Quality of Writing

Most writers, no matter their level of success, want to improve. When you think about your next story, you probably want it to be better than the last. To make that happen, you may hire an editor, take your story to a writing group, or study up on things like plot and character. These are […]

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How to Overcome 3 Things That Make You Feel Rushed for Time

Filed in Productivity and Time Management by on August 21, 2017 4 Comments • views: 1157
How to Overcome 3 Things That Make You Feel Rushed for Time

One of the most common complaints I hear from other writers is this: I don’t have enough time to write. Why is it we feel so rushed for time these days? Are we really that much busier than we used to be a few decades ago? Is it technology, or just the way we’re looking […]

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How to Stop Giving Up Your Writing Time

Filed in Productivity and Time Management by on June 19, 2017 8 Comments • views: 2108
How to Stop Giving Up Your Writing Time

Do you find that even though you have a scheduled daily writing time, it’s often interrupted? Jennifer had the perfect situation for a while. She wrote while the kids were in school and her husband was at work, which worked out beautifully until summer break came. Then she was constantly interrupted with her family’s requests […]

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How to Use Your First 2 Morning Hours to Boost Productivity

Filed in Productivity and Time Management by on April 24, 2017 10 Comments • views: 2281
How to Use Your First 2 Morning Hours to Boost Productivity

Most writers spend only about an hour or two a day actually writing. But how the day begins can have a big effect on that one-to-two hours. Take the other day, for instance. I was knee deep in my usual morning routine when I got an email from a panicked friend. She had an important […]

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