The Surefire Cure for a Lack of Self-Discipline
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The Surefire Cure for a Lack of Self-Discipline

Writers must be disciplined. The world begs for our attention and—let’s face it—at any given moment, anything can be more compelling than the manuscript in front of us. I’d like to blame this on the digital age, on the Internet but I’ve read Walden and even Thoreau was distracted by more than one squirrel during…

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I asked my daughter Ali how she saw self-discipline operating in my writing life since she was along for the ride, and here’s what she said: “Even if it was close to the deadline, you just did it. Your main method was—no matter what, you worked and worked and finished the manuscript by the deadline….