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Find Time For Writing- Know Your Distractions

…the first thing to do is to know what distracts you. And that is not a “one size fits all” thing … Continue reading

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Distractions – Time Out

We’ve talked about how distractions can keep you from writing. (“Distractions…”) We’ve talked about how knowing what distracts you can help you keep from being distracted (“Distractions- Know Your Distractions”) We’ve talked about how comitting to write before doing the things that distract you can increase how much writing you do. (“Distractions- First Things First”) We’ve talked about how you can use your distractions as motivation to write.(“Distractions- Work Your Distractions”) We’ve talked about how a change of scene can cut down on distractions (“Distractions- The Great Get Away”)

Whew! That’s a lot of ways to deal with distractions…

And here’s one more.

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Distractions- the Great Get Away

But what if you can’t control the distractions that beset you? What if you can’t manipulate them to support your ability to write?…

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Distractions- Work Your Distractions

Some distractions are things we can easily ignore, but some distract us because they’re fun or delicious or appealing. Some distractions seduce us because, even though we want to write, at the time they may sound like more fun than sitting down and trying to finish the next chapter.

So, let’s make use of that…

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Distractions – First Things First

In the previous article on distractions (May 3 “Distractions- Know Your Distractions.”), we talked about identifying what distracts you as the first step in dealing with what’s keeping you from writing. Many fine people start out meaning to write, but get distracted by the many other things, people and experiences that fill the world around them.

They get distracted and they never quite get to actually writing. Does that sound like your experience?
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Distractions – Know Your Distractions

When dealing with distractions from writing, the first step is to know what your own personal distractions are. Distractions are not “off-the rack-one-size-fits-all” and what is a major distraction for one person may bareley scratch the surface of another person’s consciousness.

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