Friday Five: April 20 Edition

1. Strategies for Procastinating Writers(Terry Odell): “Change procrastination to productivity. Does this sound like something you need? Yes? I have to admit there are times when I’m a champion procrastinator. Yes, it’s true. Sometimes attacking the ironing pile seems like way more fun than sitting down to write. On days like this it can take me hours to pound out my target number of words, and each one is dragged from me kicking and screaming….Here are some strategies I used for dealing with my procrastination.”

2. Stripping Down the Writing Process (GradHacker): “The hardest part about sitting down to write is the actual beginning of making the clackity sound on the keyboard. I can get myself in the chair. I can turn on my machine. I can cruise around on the Internet, and type up a blog post or two…. But when it comes to getting into the nitty gritty of writing…, starting is the hardest part.”

3. Pinterest for Writers (Rachelle Gardner): “I think it can be a tremendous way for authors to interact with their readers… something that’s hard to do through the other social networks where writers tend to connect mostly with other writers. So I gathered a few tidbits of info for you.”

4. The Social Networks of Emily Dickinson, Paul Gaugin and Charlotte Bronte (The 99 Percent): “Communication, collaboration, and social networks contribute to creativity.”

5. Feeling In Over Your Head (Shelli Johnson): “Show of hands: How many people when confronted with a task that feels like it’s too much for them end up feeling intimidated? How many people start avoiding said task like the plague? How many people will not admit to themselves or to anyone that the reason they are doing laundry, paying bills, and/or cleaning the toilet instead of writing is because they feel like they’re in over their head? My hand has been up for a while.”

Published by tianajohnson90

I am an oil-and-water combination of humor, ambition, laziness, insecurity, certainty, procrastination, and drive. I am an aspiring romance novelist who writes by the seat of her pants. Waging and sometimes winning a daily battle with procrastination, plots, characters, and the day job.

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