How to Actually Focus on Writing: The Dangers of Pseudo-Working

I first heard the term “pseudo-working” from Cal Newport, author of How to Become a Straight A Student and Deep Work. Pseudo-working looks like work, but it doesn’t produce much. If you’ve ever been trying to focus on writing an article while checking your phone for social media updates and fielding dinner requests, you’re pseudo-working. (No, …

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Don’t Miss Out on the 10MINCON This August! Deadline is July 15: James Scott Bell, Donald Maass, & Janice Hardy

By Janice Hardy, @Janice_HardyJust a heads up to everyone that the deadline for a great conference is coming up (July 15). Aside from the two workshops I’ll be giving, there’s an evening with James Scott Bell, and workshops with Donald Maass. So much writerly goodness in just a few days, so check it out. Register …

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