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Set a schedule

Set a schedule for your writing like you do for exercising.
Set a schedule for your writing like you do for exercising.
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  • Donna B. Russell 5 years ago

    Great article. I appreciate what you said about leaving a project for a time, then returning to it w/fresh eyes. After taking two weeks away from my book during the holidays, I'm champing at the bit to get started on revisions today. The break also gave me time to discover the "focus" for a poetry chapbook I want to write, and to set up a schedule that makes room for writing along with my other commitments. Thank you for reminding us that writing styles/schedules are not a "one-size-fits-all" proposition.

  • Jessica Bacon 5 years ago

    Well said! I like that you didn't "okay" excuses, but offered alternatives instead. Great suggestions.

    Lincoln Literature Examiner

  • Cher Green 5 years ago


    Great article. My schedule has been so wacky lately that writing has gotten pushed to the curve. This is not okay with me, and I intend to fix it. Your words here have pushed me that much closer to concentrating on my writing rather than doing other things. A schedule is a must for a writer, without it writing will not happen at all.

  • Lea Schizas 5 years ago

    I have found way too many writers coming up with excuses. We each have the same 24 hours in a day but the difference is how each of us utilizes that time and make our writing happen if you understand what I mean.

    I am involved with so many writing commitments yet my writing moves forward a bit each day. This completes me in the sense I don't feel stagnated and choked.

    I've made it clear to family and friends that between such and such a time I am in the office...PERIOD!! Working out of the house is not easy and boundaries need to be set up in order to succeed.

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