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Writer’s block? Try tying yourself to a chair
Posted on July 16, 2014 by Jay Morris
John McPhee tried tying himself to a chair so that he would stay focused on his writing. Victor Hugo had his servant take away his clothes each morning and remained in his room (supposedly naked) until he finished writing for the day. … Continue reading →
Posted in Goal setting, Purpose, Staying motivated, Writing | Tagged discipline, Friedrich Schiller, John McPhee, The New Yorker, Victor Hugo, writer's block | Leave a comment