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Writing Productivity TIP #6—SET GOALS FOR YOURSELF…AND STICK TO THEM

A series of eleven tips to help you get more time for writing, and to produce more writing when you do have time.

I’m a goal-oriented person. Give me a target, or a list, and I’ll set out to accomplish the task, milestone by milestone.  When I moved to Colorado, I got a book listing all 54 mountain peaks in the state higher than 14,000 ft, along with hiking or climbing routes to each summit.  I immediately made up my mind to climb all of them—and I did.

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Writing Productivity Tip #5—USE EVERY MINUTE

A series of eleven tips to help you get more time for writing, and to produce more writing when you do have time.

If you think you need large blocks of time to accomplish any writing, then you’re kidding yourself.  One sentence at a time, one paragraph at a time, one page at a time.

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Writing Productivity Tip #4—DARE TO BE BAD (AT FIRST)…THEN FIX IT

A series of eleven tips to help you get more time for writing, and to produce more writing when you do have time.

This tip comes from prolific and bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith, and the more I’ve pondered it, I’ve come to believe it’s one of the most important pieces of advice any struggling writer can hear.

Repeat after me:  It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it does have to be finished.

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Superstars Writing Seminar: How to BE a Writer

Over the past months I’ve posted a handful of blogs specifically tailored for serious aspiring authors, including this current series on writing productivity.  If you have enjoyed them and are ready for a full-blown “boot camp” of the things you need to know to be a career professional writer, consider attending the second Superstars Writing Seminar, which will be held this January 13–15 in Salt Lake City (Thursday–Saturday, the weekend before the national holiday of Martin Luther King Day).

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Writing Productivity Tip #3—WORK ON DIFFERENT PROJECTS AT THE SAME TIME

A series of eleven tips to help you get more time for writing, and to produce more writing when you do have time.

This one works best for people with ADD, or low boredom thresholds!  (And it doesn’t work for everybody.)

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Writing Productivity Tip #2—DEFY THE EMPTY PAGE

A series of eleven tips to help you get more time for writing, and to produce more writing when you do have time.

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Writing Productivity Tip #1—SHUT UP AND WRITE!

The first of eleven tips to help you get more time for writing, and to produce more writing when you do have time.

A writer’s Muse is supposed to be a delicate, ethereal woman with a gentle voice who drops hints and ideas that might eventually find their way into a story or a novel.  Right?  We all know the stereotype.  Writers don’t do much more than sit around, mulling over esoterica, occasionally jotting down a phrase or two when the muse inspires them…

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Rabbits & Typewriters: On Being Prolific

“I could be a successful writer, too, if only I had the time.”

I can’t tell you how often I’ve heard aspiring writers bemoan their lack of time, their inability to get any writing done with distractions, with family and work obligations.  Since it’s not likely anyone will give you any more time, in order to be a serious writer you have to find ways to make the most of the time you have, and how to be as productive as possible.

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The Mathematics of Productivity

Due to a confluence of deadlines, I found myself finishing three novel manuscripts in two weeks—The Key to Creation for Orbit/Hachette (172,000 words), The Sisterhood of Dune, with Brian Herbert, for Tor (161,000 words), and the second YA space adventure Star Challengers with Rebecca Moesta, for Catalyst.  Two

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Charity Auction: Your Name As a Character in New Star Challengers Novel

Prominent Authors, Television Writers Offer Character Names, Book Group Packages To Raise Money For First Amendment Project in eBay Charity Auction

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Auction Starts November 26

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