Category Archives: Productivity

Restart Your Writing by Rochelle Melander

  Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet? —L.M. Montgomery   How are you doing with those New Year’s resolutions? Have you had difficulty keeping all of them? Or, like … Continue reading

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Need an Epiphany? How to Create Aha Moments By Rochelle Melander

  I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking. —Albert Einstein It’s a New Year: we’ve made our resolutions and put our butts in the chair. This will be the year we write that novel, … Continue reading

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#NaNoWriMo: How to Write More by Rochelle Melander

When we commit ourselves to writing for some part of each day we are happier, more enlightened, alive, lighthearted and generous to everyone else. Even our health improves. –Brenda Ueland I headed into National Novel Writing Month knowing that I … Continue reading

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Writing Through Chaos: Three Tools by Rochelle Melander

The way you define yourself as a writer is that you write every time you have a free minute. If you didn’t behave that way you would never do anything. —John Irving Last week during the class I taught online (Three … Continue reading

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Overcome Unrealistic Expectations and Write by Rochelle Melander

Dear Writers, Today at 7:00 PM CDT, I’ll be speaking at Nonfiction Writers’ University. I’ll be talking about Three Shifts You Must Make To Succeed As An Author. The class is free, but you must sign up here. We’re still … Continue reading

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When Habit Isn’t Enough: How to Boost Productivity By Rochelle Melander

As you may have read last week, I’ve signed up for the Idle Ironman at my Y. In the next month, I’ll bike 112 miles, run 26.2 miles, and—since I don’t swim—run an extra seven miles. The first year I … Continue reading

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Are You Stifling Your Creativity? By Rochelle Melander

Note From Rochelle Dear Writers, I have a favor to ask of you: if these tips have been helpful to you, please take a moment to nominate the blog (http://www.writenowcoach.com/blog) for the Write to Done Top 10 Blogs contest. Thank you! … Continue reading

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How to Write When You Have No Time by Rochelle Melander

If I have ten minutes I use them even if they bring only two lines, and it keeps the book alive. —Rumer Godden. So how do you write when you have no time? That’s not a stupid question. We all encounter … Continue reading

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The Writing Habit by Rochelle Melander

One hasn’t become a writer until one has distilled writing into a habit, and that habit has been forced into an obsession. Writing has to be an obsession. It has to be something as organic, physiological and psychological as speaking … Continue reading

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Organize Your Writing Life by Rochelle Melander

I hope you were able to spring forward this past weekend without losing your writing momentum! If you’re struggling to organize yourself and your writing life, today’s tip talks about how to put together all of the tools we’ve been … Continue reading

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