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How to keep writing when your inner critic screams

…What happens next is that we drop into edit mode, your inner critic takes over and all the creative flow drains away whilst we correct, fiddle, adjust, rearrange, and agonise over word choice. The wonderful creativity has dried up and it can be many minutes before it again comes back on stream…
…However, there is a neat trick that I have learned, one that can fence off your inner critic and stop him/her from jumping in and destroying your creative flow. This trick revolves around two things. The first is;

37 Tips on How to Stop Procrastination

Despite reading about and now knowing all about why we procrastinate, we still do it.

OK, so in order to break this habit maybe you need just a little help?

In my previous post on procrastination I laboured the point that we are programmed to procrastinate. I also made the point that every time we do, [...]

Procrastination is hard wired. How to beat it.

So after hours of preparation, finally we get the chance to sit down and write, but what happens? We do something else. E-mail is checked, the journal gets flicked through, paperclips require un-linking, plants need dead leaves removing etc.

Why? What happened to the writing?

The good old procrastination reflex has got us again.

So just what is [...]

Sorry but I am too busy writing.

Recently I received an e-mail from a local published author who had made a guest appearance at our writing group, naturally after her first visit we hoped that she would continue coming.

As you would expect from a words-smith the letter was well written and explained that with the publishing of her current book, getting [...]