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The Most Effective Antidote for Productive Writing Ever?

You know, there are many things that can get in the way of committing serious time to writing - procrastination, the need to earn money, TV box-sets and good old-fashioned crippling self-doubt. But I recently learnt that one of the most common impediments to writing regularly is children. I discovered this when a subscriber to my newsletter emailed me to say - please write an article about writing with children in the house. To be honest it's not something I've given much thought to as I'm sans nipper. But I was suitably moved by the heartfelt plea and figured the many writerly parents I know may have some insightful solutions - but no...  There was an immediate flood of responses – I’d clearly stumbled onto a hot topic - but it was the type of feedback that left me wondering if people don’t so much come to my workshops for the great learning but to indulge in socially acceptable child avoidance. This is what they generally had to say: It's impossible to write with children in the house. UNLESS y ... Read the rest of entry »
  1. Re: The Most Effective Antidote for Productive Writing Ever?

    Thanks Fiona! Much appreciated. KB

    --Kathryn Burnett

  2. Re: The Most Effective Antidote for Productive Writing Ever?

    I've been writing for the whole of my children's lives. First my BA, then Masters, now Phd, and also...

    --fionakiwi

  3. Re: Can't Find Time to Write? Get Carving

    Of course you have to be focussed to write and having an end goal is a great help - Playa Flamenca

    --Playa FLamenca

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    I agree Kathryn. Goal setting is so important.

    --Toby

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