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 aimed at college students, the…

Read More

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 others who support them. If…

Read More

Next Grub Street Writers Class: Saturday, June 11

My next Grub Street Writers Zoom class on productivity for all writers will be held Saturday, June 11. Description below; these classes are limited to twelve and almost always fill up so register asap. More info / to register. Description: Why do some writers seem to write effortlessly, turning out page after page, chapter after…

Read More

Tips for a Distracting Time

It’s been a crazy and, in many ways, difficult week here in the U.S. If you’re having trouble working (as I am and I know many others are), grab your timer and do short intervals. (Even a minute or two!) You will make progress and, perhaps even more importantly, keep the material fresh in your…

Read More

On Trying to Write While Sitting in the Midst of the Battle of Hogwarts

An author friend of mine recently wrote on Facebook (and gave me kind permission to post): “Almost impossible to work these days. It feels like I’m sitting in the entrance hall of Hogwarts trying to write…while the final battle with Voldemort and the Death Eaters is raging around me.” She’s not alone. Recently YouTube celebrity…

Read More

Exclusive: Sharon Shinn’s Time Management Tips!

I was recently thrilled to have the opportunity to interview bestselling fantasy / science fiction / romance / young adult novelist Sharon Shinn. Why all the genres? She’s incredibly prolific. Moreover, she’s prolific while holding down a full-time job. A writing job! It’s just incredible. I just had to find out how she does it–especially because she also happens…

Read More

Upcoming Workshops and Classes (May – July 2015)

Online, July 6 – August 3 The 7 Secrets of the Prolific: The Basics of Joyful Production SavvyAuthors.com More info / To register Inspiration exists and is available to everyone at almost any time. Underproductivity, procrastination, and blocks are solvable problems. The secret to achieving a state of near-perpetual inspiration (a.k.a., “flow”) is to switch…

Read More