Things To Try

Paragraphs: A Manual for the Idea Machine

This is a short piece I wrote for ClimateSnack on how to write better paragraphs, and then use them as the key to editing and developing a good flow.

The Pomodoro Technique

One of the hardest things to do is to get writing and keep writing. Try out the pomodoro technique. It’s so simple: just write in 25minute bites, with five minute breaks. You can build up stamina over time, adding additional 25 minute chunks. Vary the time up or down to suit your concentration levels. The trick is not to go for too long nor too short. There are a number of free pomodoro timers out there (see, the Pomodroid App on Android phones; and Simple Pomodoro Timer on iPad and iPhone). Failing that just buy a cheap kitchen timer.