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How do I write in flow? Decisions and Boundaries

121 My Simple rules: A three-step process. 0 Anchor Post Template Simple Reality Disciplines Define What You Want to Do:  objectives should be precise. Boundary: Work only with familiar tools: Evernote, Scrivener, WordPress, Wordperfect.             … Continue reading

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Components of Writing in Flow: The Bobsled Run

QUOTE: Jeanne Nakamura and Csíkszentmihályi identify the following six factors as encompassing an experience of flow:[2] Intense and focused concentration on the present moment Merging of action and awareness A loss of reflective self-consciousness A sense of personal control or agency over the situation or activity A distortion of temporal … Continue reading

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Writing In Flow Is The Opposite of Writer’s Block

QUOTE:  Mihaly Csikszentmihályi and his fellow researchers began researching flow after Csikszentmihályi became fascinated by artists who would essentially get lost in their work. Artists, especially painters, got so immersed in their work that they would disregard their need for food, … Continue reading

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Step 1: I Want to Write In Flow

QUOTE:  In positive psychology, flow, also known as the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow … Continue reading

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Simple Rules, Step #1. What Exactly Do I Want To Do?

QUOTE: The authors say the simple rules can be applied to work and personal challenges through a three-step process: #1. Define What You Want to Do Before you can figure out how to do something, you first must define what … Continue reading

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What are the Simple Rules for writing?

QUOTE: “How can people manage the complexity of the modern world?” they write. “Our answer, grounded in research and real-world results, is that simple rules tame complexity better than complex solutions.” [1] QUOTE:  To be effective, the book says, simple rules must … Continue reading

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