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My New Book on Undergraduate Productivity is Out!

I'm thrilled to announce that my latest book, Productivity is Power: 5 Liberating Practices for College Students, is now out and available at all online and offline bookstores. Productivity is Power is for ALL undergraduates (and college-bound high schoolers), as well as for the parents, faculty, counselors, coaches, tutors, and ...

Next Grub Street Writers Workshops: Saturday September 17 and Friday October 7

My next Grub Street Writers Zoom productivity workshops for all writers will be held on Saturday September 7 and Friday October 7, 10 am - 5 pm Eastern time (w lunch break). Description below; these classes are limited to twelve and almost always fill up so register asap. More info ...

The Heart of Productivity

Just published a summary of my approach to productivity work--you'll find it on the Grub Street Writers blog. If my approach to productivity resonates with you, consider getting one of my books* or taking my next class at Grub. *Reminder that even though my new book Productivity is Power is ...

We’re All Done With Pandemic Shaming!

Happy to report that there's been a swift and strong pushback on the whole "use your pandemic time productively" push. From the meme world... From the New York Times... ...and from J.K. Rowling herself! No quote tweeting, but if you're a 'life coach' who's on here implying people are losers ...

Focusmate: a Productivity App That Really Works!

So I don't recommend products or apps very often, and when I have, the results have been mixed. ( IS a good indie-bookstore-supporting substitute for Audible, but CBD oil as a sleep aid is probably an expensive placebo at best.) But I have NO hesitation in recommending Focusmate, an inexpensive ...

How About We Not Be Perfectionist During a Pandemic?

Sorry I've been quiet: I've been finishing my latest book, Productivity is Power: 5 Liberating Practices for College Students. I'll have more to share on that shortly. I'm compelled to write now, however, because there's been a spate of posts by people who seem to think that shaming others for ...

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