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QUESTION: How can I create deadlines when there are no external deadlines?
First, you must realize how you are wired. Some people are self-motivated and some people need to be held accountable by others.
If you are self-motivated, then I’d suggest you get into a routine. Every day, at the same time, write for the same amount of time. For example: at 8 a.m. every day, you write for 15 minutes. Then, get on with your day.
If you are externally motivated, then you must find an accountability partner. That could be a writing mastermind partner, or a book coach, like me. Many people feel that if they are responsible to another person, they will get the job done.
QUESTION: How can I write with energy and not fall into using boring prose?
Here are ideas:
- Write it anyway. Go back and revise on the edit. The most important thing you can do is to write on a consistent basis. Even if the writing sucks.
- Read authors you admire. You’ll start to imitate their writing without realizing (I do that!).
- Listen to music that pumps you up as you write.
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