ADHD theming for your schedule: how to get productive!

Many ADHD writers I coach feel overwhelmed. They have a long list of fantastic ideas, but they struggle with multitasking, task switching and decision fatigue. So how can you make sure to spend time on every part of your life that's important to you, despite those challenges? Here's where ADHD…

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Reduce procrastination in 5 steps

Reduce procrastination to unlock your full writing potential! If you have ADHD, procrastination will play a huge role in your life. Procrastination can be entirely subconscious, meaning you might feel like there’s nothing you can do about it. But that’s not true! You can absolutely reduce procrastination, by taking these five…

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ADHD writers: The four main struggles

Most of the writers I coach have ADHD. They are incredibly creative and always think outside of the box—which is an amazing quality to have as a writer. However, when they find me, these ADHD writers are often quite unhappy with themselves, their abilities, and their productivity. Help for ADHD…

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On the challenges of using an epigraph

The epigraph. It's fun, it's great... It's the wordsmith's illustration. To put a quote before your text (that's what an epigraph is) is to establish authority before you even start writing. It can help to set a mood, to celebrate your favorite author... And it can get you into some…

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Energy management for ADHD writers

When you look online for information about productivity, you'll find many texts telling you how to manage your time more effectively. However, what I've found as an ADD/ADHD writing coach is that what's often more important for ADHD writers is not time, but energy management. As a person with ADHD,…

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Self-care and procrastination: recognizing the difference

In earlier posts, we talked about how self-compassion will make you a better writer; and how to navigate the procrastination swamp. Now it's time to talk about the difference between the two. One will help you achieve your writing goals. The other will hinder you in reaching them. But sometimes…

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Academic writing: 5 things no one told you

In my work with academics, I'm often told: wow, no one explained this to me before! Many academics are taught to do research. They are taught how to use one style to reference their sources. But not much attention is given to the actual writing of academic texts! And it's…

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Procrastination: how to navigate the swamp

Let's talk about the writer's bane. The centerpoint of your existence. The thing that refuses to drive everything. Procrastination. As a writing coach, I often find myself advising people on navigating the tricky procrastination swamp. "Navigation?" you might ask. Yes. There is no one road through. And procrastination may look a…

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