Become Productive: Use Ray Bradbury’s Writing Advice (It Works)

Struggling with your writing? What if you could become productive, quite painlessly, and enjoy the process? You can; just relax. Does that sound too simple? In a way, it is. Although I love productivity tips and apps, over the years I’ve come to understand that I much prefer thinking about productivity to getting on with it. Creativity isn’t complicated. Mostly … Read more

Prolific Creator: Yes, You Can! Achieve More In Two Simple Steps

Want to become a prolific creator? You can. Here’s how, in two steps: give yourself permission, and encourage yourself. Firstly however, let’s look at why you may want to become prolific. Why become a prolific creator? You may want to: Minimize procrastination, so you get more done. Accomplish more in a creative field. If you’re a freelance writer for example, … Read more

Improve Your Productivity With Timers: 4 Tips To Help

Improve Your Productivity With Timers: 4 Tips To Help

Want to improve your productivity? Try this simple strategy: use timers. If you are a Pomodoro fan, you’ve discovered the benefits of focusing for 25 minutes at a time, but you can use timers in other ways too. My favorite timer-productivity strategy takes just five minutes. Improve your productivity in five minutes Here’s what Francesco Cirillo, the developer of the … Read more

Professional Writing Tip: Embrace Failure, It Builds Your Success

Here’s my writing tip of the week: keep writing until you succeed. Failure is only feedback—and failure is the only way you’ll succeed. You can’t avoid failure, so embrace it. I’m offering this insight to you because I’ve had a week of writers telling me that whatever they’re doing (self-publishing, content marketing, blogging etc) “isn’t working.” One self-publishing author said: … Read more