Category Archives: Productivity

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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How to Juggle Multiple Tasks by Rochelle Melander

Today’s tip talks about how learning how to shift tasks is essential for writing. It’s the fifth article in our series on writing productivity based on the book Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life: Train Your Brain to Get More … Continue reading

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Improve Your Memory & Write More by Rochelle Melander

Today’s tip talks about how improving your working memory is essential for writing. It’s the fourth article in our series on writing productivity based on the book Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life: Train Your Brain to Get More Done … Continue reading

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Writers@Work: The January Social Media Experiment

Over the winter holiday, Jocelyn Koehler and I agreed to try a social media fast during January. Even though I had a much tamer plan than Jocelyn, I suffered from withdrawal symptoms almost immediately. You can read about my experience … Continue reading

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How to Focus on a Task and Write More by Rochelle Melander

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days. —Zig Ziglar According to psychiatrist Edward M. Hallowell, our fast-paced world filled with hundreds of immediate demands on our time and attention can cause … Continue reading

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Want to Be More Productive This Month? Move Your Butt by Kelly James-Enger

For the past several years, I’ve been concerned by all the new research that says that sitting is bad for one’s health. It seems that once we writers overcome the challenge of getting our butts into chairs, we need to … Continue reading

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