Find a writing enemy

Competition always makes me more productive. I've written my best stories when they were for contests among friends. I knew if I didn't turn in something good, I wouldn't live it down, so I'd meet the deadline no matter what. By writing enemy I mean someone you want to be better than, someone you want …

Everything is temporary

It is so easy to take things for granted. But any of the things you enjoy in life could vanish at any moment. Not only that, but they almost certainly will vanish or change at some point before your death. Do you love your job? You won't always have it. Or even if you somehow …

New experiences = New ideas

If you read the same books, watch the same shows, go to the same places, eat the same foods, do the same things every day--it stands to reason you're going to think the same thoughts every day. Thoughts are products of our experiences, a rearranging of things we already know. So if you want some new …

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