How A Tomato Supercharged My Productivity

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Time Management | 2 comments

My Series of Unfortunate Events:

Me before discovering the pomodoro technique.

Cartoon drawn by Linda Causey.

I’ve always struggled with procrastination. In high school when a teacher assigned an essay, I often put the assignment off until the last possible moment. This led to frantic writing sessions several days or even the night before the paper was due. I usually ended up turning in my first draft of the paper, rather than having time to rewrite and refine.

Despite my procrastination, I maintained high grades. In retrospect, I believe this was unfortunate because I eventually got into the habit of procrastinating and bragging about it: “Yeah, I got an A on this paper. Guess when I wrote it? Two hours before it was due.”

By the time I reached college, my procrastination backfired.

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How 5 Famous Writers Conquered Writer’s Block

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Writer's Block, Writing | 4 comments

Calvin Hobbes Writer's Block

Writer’s block is that seemingly insurmountable feeling that stops you from writing. Either you’ve started a story and can’t seem to find the words to continue or you’ve no idea how to begin writing. It’s as if your inspiration inkwell has suddenly dried up.

If you are suffering from writer’s block (or have suffered in the past), you are not alone! Nearly every famous writer has suffered from writer’s block at some point in their career. Thankfully, many writers have shared their methods for how they overcame writer’s block and became successful writers.

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