1) Location location location! Where you write is critical. Leave the house. My favorite place is the library. If you can’t leave home, set up a dedicated writing place where distractions are minimal.
2) Write on (a) schedule! Plan to write for a certain amount of time without stopping – shoot for at least an hour. Then take a break, stretch, use the bathroom, grab a snack.
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