How to Balance Writing, Family, Work, and Life: An Unhelpful Guide for the Perplexed

One of my favourite finds in netreads lately. Via David James Poissant –

How to Balance Writing, Family, Work, and Life: An Unhelpful Guide for the Perplexed

  1. Resolve to balance work, family, writing, and everything else in your life.
  2. Understand that you will never be able to balance work, family, writing, and everything else in your life.

Read the other 28 points at Glimmertrain here.

The Messy Edit Desk (Status Update)

Welcome, 2015. It’s been a few weeks since my last personal blog post. My absence was due to the typical summer holidays / Christmas break and going back to school havoc over the past month.

Through it all, I’ve been editing my first (second?) draft of a novel, and at a snail’s pace (maybe even something slower), renovating the study.

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Productivity Fortnight+1– Writing Productively

In the past three weeks, this website has published 15 different posts on the subject of productivity. Although many of those posts have included relevant links and tips for writers, sometimes a whole heap of different techniques and tips just gets lost in the noise.

Today here’s a very brief recommendation for minimal impact, on how a writer might process some of these tools into their own writing routines, and benefit for it. For newer writers of larger projects like a novel, non-fiction ebook, or series of blog posts (like this one).

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Productivity Fortnight+1 & #52Tech: Apps and Systems for That

This is the final post within the three week Productivity series, and also falls as Week 30 for the #52Tech Series.

This post is a random collection of further systems and tech associated with some of the topics covered over the productivity series. You will find tools to help out in email zero’ing, timing and prioritising tasks and further resources on productivity.

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Productivity Fortnight+1: Lists, To-Do’s and Reviews

This is almost the final post in this three week series on productivity. Previous posts have looked at everything from mission statements, decision-making methods for task prioritisation; and larger productivity systems like GTD; to time management, focus and passion.

Today, we’re simply looking at lists. And what to do with them.

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Productivity Fortnight+1: GTD and Related Concepts

GTD or Getting Things Done are from the renowned productivity book and practices of David Allen. As the title says, GTD is designed to get all the things in your world – done.

Previous posts in this series have touched on many of the concepts within GTD. These will be linked to, and the system and some derivatives featured today.

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