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How to find the next steps for your writing project

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Looking for the next steps in your project?

Here’s a little of what “writing office hours” looks like at TheRightMargin:

“Okay, what’s the very next thing you need to do?”

“Sleep.

Kidding aside, I want to get writing again. Trouble is… I’ve lost my mental context. I don’t even know where to start.”

“What specifically are you trying to write next?”

“I guess my next chapter.”

“Okay, what do you need to do to get there?”

“I don’t know. Well, I guess I need to get my outline straightened out. But I’ve lost track of the plot and what I need in it. So I guess I need to reread things first?”

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Pomodoros for Writers

Pomodoro Technique

So how do you focus your mind, turn down the background noise of emails and social media, and actually create the mental space you need to get the words out? One technique I’ve been using successfully for over a decade that helped me finish six books, is the Pomodoro Technique by Francesco Cirillo.

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