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Thoughts on DEEP WORK

This is me most of the time. I feel like I’m pulled in so many directions that I often find it difficult to settle down and focus on writing. In one of the many writer groups I belong to, Deep Work by Cal Newport has been a topic of conversation. I finally got around to reading it. Here are some thoughts on it. A Distracted Society Newport’s primary claim is that in our distracted society, deep work is becoming rare while simultaneously becoming invaluable. His clearest explanation of what deep work is comes near the end of the book. Basically,…

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Writer Shaming

If you ever see me sitting in front of the computer chortling, snorting, and otherwise laughing like a loon who is one or two colors shy of the full set, I’m probably indulging in a guilty pleasure: dog shaming. If you haven’t yet experienced the gloriousness that is dog shaming, you’ve got to check it out. Like NOW. Reading this blog can wait till later. I promise you…it’s worth it. Hysterical, right? So lately, I haven’t been reaching my daily writing word count because I’ve had more pressing matters to attend to like cleaning the lint out of my…

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