Top 5 Ways to Actually Show Up at the Page

Top 5 Ways to Actually Show Up at the Page

I've been working with writers (and writing long enough myself) to know that there are all kinds of hurdles to sitting down to write. You probably don't need me to elaborate. If you've ever struggled to make time, make use of the time you have, or create more space for writing in your life, then you know what I'm talking about.

The truth is, making time to write doesn't have to be that complicated.

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Writers, worried about time? The answer might be different than you think.

Writers, worried about time? The answer might be different than you think.

Have you noticed how writers like to talk about time? As in, I just don't have enough time to write. Or I can't wait until I have more time—then I'm going to write. Or I really need to make use of the time I have.

Time is a precious commodity. But I've been coaching writers long enough to know that, most often, our fascination with it is a distraction and a smokescreen.

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Always give your writing time away? Read this.

Always give your writing time away? Read this.

Do you schedule time for writing and then give it away? Perhaps someone asks you to coffee, your volunteer gig asks for more, or maybe you say yes to watching the grandkids one more day a week. 

If so, here's what I know: Those commitments are important to you and you want to say yes. But you get frustrated because writing takes a back seat. It's not an obligation, and no one is waiting for you to do it. 

I also know that you can do both. 

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