Why you should spend more time thinking

Are you spending enough time thinking? In a recent blog post, Deep Work expert Cal Newport, meditated on a quote from Ernest Hemingway in which the writer said: “My working habits are simple: long periods of thinking, short periods of writing.” As a thoughtful academic, Newport reflected on his own …

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What about word counts?

Viewing time: 4 mins 32 secs   The Write Question is a weekly video podcast all about writing. Today’s question? What about word counts? If you have a question you’d like me to answer you can email me, tweet me @pubcoach, or leave a message for me at the Skype account, …

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Talk better to yourself

I often write about how we talk to ourselves, usually in a highly negative way, as in: My sentences are so boring. I’m a terrible writer. No one enjoys reading what I’m producing. My supervisor/editor/boss thinks I’m a loser. But I didn’t know, until I read a fabulous new book …

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