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Tell Me a Story: No Right Way to Write
April 2, 2022 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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In this six-month Interintellect Salon series, writer and editor Julie Mosow shares everything she knows about writing, becoming the writer you’ve always hoped to be… and, most importantly, about finishing the work you start.
Mental models, productivity systems, Zettelkasten, second brains – it’s easy to get distracted by infrastructure that isn’t actual writing. Which of these things might be helpful and which ones are just artful procrastination? That’s what we’ll talk about in the fifth salon in this series.
In addition to discussing writing from classmates, we’ll also dissect the habits, processes, and technology we use to produce our work. How can we use some of the best ideas and techniques from the psychology of habit formation to fuel our creative lives? What kinds of tools and technology are useful and when do they get in our way? How can we better understand our relationship to accountability and deadlines to move forward? And at the end of the salon, we’ll develop individual writing commandments that we can use to guide our own work.
Even if you’ve not attended any other salons in the series, join us!
- Take Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies Quiz.
- Read James Clear’s piece on The Daily Routines of 12 Famous Writers.
- Read about distraction-free devices in The New Yorker.
- Learn about building a writing habit from Melissa Hart.
- Decide if these writing habit tips are a cliché.