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  • Embrace boredom because that’s where magic happens

    If you want to write a book and you’re not doing it, your problem isn’t that you don’t have time. It’s not that you need more info. And you definitely don’t need another £49 “how to write a bestseller in a week” template. Your problem is that you are not permitted to be bored.

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  • Blog: I quit the world and went to the woods

    Standing under the shower, with sunlight dappling through the trees above me, and my feet rooted to the smooth slate stepping stone, I felt peaceful for the first time in… I don’t know. Forever. Through that stone, I could feel the Earth breathing.

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  • Ep44 - Write Your Way to a Better Work Story

    When I used to have a job, I often wondered why it sucked so much.
    Of course, part of the problem was me and my attitude. Part of the problem was my undiagnosed AuDHD.

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  • This book made me mad as hel

    The Heretics by Will Storr made me mad as hell. I got a handful of pages into it before swearing and banging it down on the bookcase, abandoning it.

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  • Do you cause your own headaches, too? 😭

    Me: why do I have a headache again? Also me: stares at sleep app showing a sleep debt of 4,184 hours.(I exaggerate but honestly only slightly.) Ah. That might be why my head hurts. And why I can see tweety birds in my peripheral vision. How can my sleep debt be this high?

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  • “I’ve had to think for myself” <- o no!

    "ChatGPT has been down today which means I’ve had to think for myself when writing my ABOUT ME section here on LinkedIn. I think I may have become too reliant on the speed at which it can help me structure my ADHD thoughts".

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  • “I hate my book”

    Sometimes, people tell me they hate their book. Their work in progress.

    On occasion, I say it myself, about a book I’m working on.

    “Okay,” I say. “That’s okay.”

    And then I ask: “What do you mean by hate?”

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  • Road disappearing into dark night, with stop sign

    What would happen if I let go of this need to be impressive, and instead focused on feeling and thinking on paper? What would happen if I played around with different styles, and wrote questionable poetry, and fictionalised some of my experiences?

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