Procrastination for writers – the urge to write and the high place phenomenon

To be a true writer you have to do just one thing. Yep, you guessed it right. You’ve got to write. You’ve got to write (almost) every day. If you write, you are a writer. Even if you never publish anything, or your marketing efforts are practically non existent, like in my case — but I promise I’m going to change that. The fact is, as a writer you should feel the urge to write. That almost physical necessity to give shape to your thoughts and feelings, arranging and rearranging words into ever new tapestries—no, I haven’t said travesties. It doesn’t matter if you also experience resistance, and have to fight a daily battle with procrastination. Writers are known to be quite eccentric, to say the least. So, if you have the desire to write, and your head is full of ideas, and yet you find yourself striving to sit…

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6 easy tips to stop procrastinating and start writing

Tracks with no train and a barren landscape

I don’t know what stop procrastinating means when it comes to reading. I mean, I find reading not only fun but also deeply rewarding. I’m one of those people who, when enter a lift, can’t help reading for the umpteenth time the notices about maximum load capacity and safety regulations. Stop procrastinating – easier said than done. Writing instead is another kettle of fish. As rewarding as it can be, sometimes can also be terribly frustrating and difficult. It is therefore understandable that writers often procrastinate their writing sessions. For sure, for me taking the plunge has always been quite hard. So much so that once upon a time I used to write only when I was inspired. But I soon realized that if I had waited for inspiration to strike, I was going to burn a dozen years just to complete the first draft of my first novel. Not the best way to start…

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