How Do We Write?

Oh, joy!  I went back into my RSS feeds, in order to come up to speed for blogging, and found this post from Cal Newport about How Novelists Get Work Done.  Newport is — to my great interest — always concerned not just with productivity, but especially deep productivity.  He thinks a lot about how…

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Deep Work

Cal Newport has recently posted a technique for setting up what he calls “deep work” sessions, a technique that seems very useful indeed.  His picture of how he uses the technique isn’t very illuminating, though, at least to me; here’s my translation: He’s got a list of things he wants to work on.  (In his…

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Poetry for Brigid! Happy Imbolc!

In honor of Bríd, the goddess of poetry, smithcraft, and healing, years ago Oak started a web-poetry-slam; we’d all of us, who had blogs, post a Poem for Brigid.  It went viral, and now every year across the web on February 1st there are poems posted by people who never knew the beginning of the…

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