10 Weird Writing “Productivity” Tips That Have Helped Me Get More Done

Meg Dowell Writes

Most of these tips might seem backward or exactly what you “aren’t” supposed to do if you want to be a successful writer. I hope this is proof that not all advice works for everyone in the same way.

1. Working no more than 10 hours a day.

2. Avoiding work for the first 3 hours of my morning.

3. Checking my blog stats throughout the day.

4. Doing other creative things instead of writing when the words just aren’t coming to me.

5. Checking social media often.

6. Making time to read every day when I could be writing.

7. Making time for rest, even if it feels like I’ve had “too much” lately.

8. Stopping when my brain feels “tired” and coming back refreshed the next day.

9. Believing there’s a chance that what I’m writing won’t do well/get published/earn me a job.

10. Writing things that might…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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