Life Without a Dream

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“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

Incorrect definition of insanity aside, I think there’s a greater question. How can you tell if what you’re doing is the same thing as before? What if it’s only different in the most meaningless, superficial way, and underneath is a pattern that’s completely identical? Continue reading

A Procrastinator’s Guide to Novel Writing

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Good writers are sensitive people. Sensitive people are often easily derailed by what life throws at them. Good writers are creative people. Creative people often rebel against structure and discipline. Good writers are imaginative people. Imaginative people often come up with a million reasons why something is impossible. So how on earth is a sensitive, creative, imaginative person supposed to be able to churn out an entire novel in a timely manner? With a lot of cajoling and trickery, I’ve found. Here are some of the tools I used to transform from Master Procrastinator to Moderately Disciplined Writer. Continue reading