Procrastinate With Purpose

A Pen In Each Hand

By Baker

  1. Do what procrastinators do best: make a list. List some of the things that have kept you from doing creative writing. When you notice things from your list intruding on your work, recognize them and find ways to eliminate them
  2. Learn a little about the writing routines of your favorite writers. Some wrote before they got out of bed; some wrote new versions as the publisher fired up the press. Be inspired by the many ways writer approach their work.
  3. Write without an appointment. Don’t wait until your next “date” to get some work done. Go right now and write 100 words of new stuff. The end of this sentence marks 119 words of suggested exercises.
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