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Write for five more minutes

Write for five more minutes

When you feel the urge to quit writing, tell yourself that you’re going to write for five more minutes. 

You might even get a second wind and write for more than five minutes. And more importantly, you are training yourself on how to deal with the feeling of frustration that often makes you stop.

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Don't get stuck in the process of trying to find the perfect words. Start by drafting something.

Write down a bunch of sentences that relate to the outline you constructed. Then, you can go back and edit, to get rid of everything that doesn’t fit.

Big projects seem overwhelming. Usually, when we're faced with projects like that, we tend to push them to the side in favor of smaller tasks that are easier to tackle.

Turn a big project into a series of smaller tasks that are easier to complete and put them on your agenda, to make sure yo...

Having a clear sense of structure in mind when you start writing is really helpful.

So make sure you generate an outline. Start by making a list of the various sections you think you’ll need in your writing project. You can reorder them later. After that, make a list of the more specific el...

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