What Writers Can Learn From Donald Trump

Like many people around the world, I’ve been watching the vaudeville show that constitutes the Trump presidency with incredulity and growing disquiet.  Given his kneejerk responses to just about everything and I think the world can be forgiven for being slightly nervous.

But where’s this worrying going to get us? In truth it will get us about as far as me posting my outrage on Facebook i.e. absolutely nowhere.

All I can really do is try to get something positive from the situation. So here it is – here are five things writers can learn from watching this hot mess unfold…

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Can’t Find Time to Write? Get Carving

Wish you could find more time to write? Join the very large club.

And have you noticed the very moment you try to find more time for writing projects, non-writing items suddenly quadruple in size and urgency?

I’ve realised that trying to “find time” is precisely where we’re going wrong. We need to take it.

We need to grab it, carve off a chunk and protect it from all invaders.  Sound a bit too Game of Throne-sy?

Bang on, dear reader.  We need to get brutal. There’s only one person on the planet interested in protecting your writing time and that’s you.  It’s time to pull up the drawbridge and fill the moat with piranha.

Want to get that project finished this year?

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