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You Make the Best of What’s Still Around

When the world is running down, you make the best of what’s still around. My name is Berin, and in the middle of a global pandemic and social upheaval I string words together for a living.Which sometimes feels an awful lot like fiddling while Rome burns. As of this month I’m entering my  as a […]

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Do You Ever Write With Others?

Do you ever write with others? Never. I wouldn’t make another human being suffer like that, and they’d likely murder me in short order. I’m not saying that I can’t work and play well with others. What I’m saying is that for creative work I tend to have a specific vision, and collaborating with someone […]

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Do You Stop Writing By A Certain Time At Night?

Do you stop writing by a certain time at night? Of course I do. I live my life according to a schedule, for one. There’s also the issue of spoons, and executive function. Past a certain point in the day, anything I try to write comes out as word salad. Stop Writing By A Certain […]

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Do You Have A Writing Playlist To Help You Focus?

Do you have a writing playlist to help you focus? I have in the past, but for me it turns into a distraction. Picking out music is a time sink. I write in 45-minute sprints, so I need several blocks of around that length to keep it from becoming repetitive. Listening to the playlist rarely […]

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How To Add Exercise To Your Writing Routine

How do you add exercise to your writing routine? I do not, unless you count making sure I get up from my desk at regular intervals as exercise. If you consider that I schedule everything around making word count, then technically it’s part of my writing practice. How To Add Exercise To Your Writing Routine […]