Grant Faulkner: Expert Advice for When You Get Stuck

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Writers are good at finding reasons not to write. My guest Grant Faulkner has heard them all.

Faulkner is executive director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and author of Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo. On the podcast, he addresses some of the most common writing roadblocks, including:

  • “I just don’t have the time.”

  • “I’m not good enough.”

  • “My teacher told me I have no talent.”

  • “Everyone else is so far ahead of me.”

Faulkner, who has no relation to William but some to “Fred”, then serves up some great advice to get you over the hump. 

  • Breaking big tasks into smaller tasks

  • Writing routines that work

  • Setting deadlines

  • Finding the right place to write

  • Managing distractions such as social media

  • Accepting boredom

For more on Grant, go here.

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