Tag: bum in seat

May 11

Bum in seat, hands on keyboard…

I submitted my latest short story the other week (to non UK people “the other week” can mean anything up to ten years ago), and it felt…well, kind of anticlimactic. I even managed to stop hitting refresh on my emails after a day or so whilst waiting for a reply. The response will arrive when …

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Apr 06

D is for ‘Doohickeys and thingamabobs’

…and also for douchecanoe I see far too many conversations or forum threads dedicated to the most inane writing topics: “I need a realistic hobby for my time-travelling French resistance fighter!” “I can’t possibly write without knowing which piece of writing software is the best of the best of the best…” “What shall I call …

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Oct 21

Don’t Panic!

Some of you will have ideas by now and some of you won’t. But panic knows no bounds. Just because you have an idea doesn’t mean you haven’t chewed your fingernails to the cuticle and worn a line in your office carpet walking back and forth trying to convince yourself your idea isn’t a worthless …

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Oct 17

They’re heeeere…

They're heeeere...

Yes, I’m talking about the NaNoWriMo haters. I’ve already seen the moaners, the whingers, and the blissfully ignorant laughing and pointing their fingers. “HA HA HA HA, writing? You don’t know what writing is!” Half of them say “You should be writing every month!” and the other half are saying “50,000 words in 30 days? …

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Apr 18

P is for Pomodoro Technique

Time for another post about motivational methods you can use to improve your commitment to writing. Today is all about the Pomodoro Technique®, which is a useful way of ensuring bum in seat, fingers on keyboard, and eyes on screen. Some of you may already be using this method, but for those of you unfamiliar …

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