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Non-Writing Tasks As A Break From Writing

What are some non-writing tasks that you do when taking a break from writing? Again, I have a list of things that need to be done for just such moments. All of them are short tasks, so they don’t drag me down a rabbit hole and make it difficult to get back to writing. Non-Writing […]

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Writing-Related Tasks As A Break From Writing

What are some writing-related tasks you do when you’re taking a break from writing? I actually have a list of tasks to do when I’m not laying down word count. They’re things associated with the work-in-progress that at the very least keep me in the right mindset. Sometimes they spark inspiration. In either case, they […]

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How Many Hours A Day Do You Typically Spend Writing?

How many hours a day do you typically spend writing? For me, it’s around four to six. That’s only time spent generating word count for works-in-progress. Therefore I don’t count blog posts, emails, editing, or any other keyboard pounding. How Many Hours A Day I spend four hours a day writing whatever the current “day […]

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How Do You Know You Need A Break From Writing?

How do you usually know you need a break from writing? Writing is a planned activity for me. Therefore breaks are factored in, whether I feel I need them or not. I use time blocks, typically an hour a piece. Yesterday I wrote about scheduled breaks. If for some reason I’m having trouble focusing, I […]

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Guess What My Go-To Snack When Writing Is?

What’s your go-to snack when writing? Mine is… nothing. Even though my office is literally the kitchen, I don’t eat at my desk. When I’m writing, I need to give all of my attention to that. On a break, I get to focus on my snacks and appreciate them, rather than gobbling them mindlessly. My […]