I work in my own study. It’s quiet and calm. I have double-glazing, a door I can shut and even a hand-built silent PC. Nothing disturbs my work except my own distractability. Brain work requires flow – a psychological state of concentration that takes 15-20 minutes to achieve and which is easily disturbed. Make some [...]
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Turning caffeine into coffee is a writer’s life, so it only seems fitting to take a look at the best of the web on that essential and tasty stimulant.
Sometimes saving time takes longer than the time it saves. Look: xkcd puts it better in chart form.
A gathered group of snaps to represent the dreams and realities of that ever-enchanting space: the writing room.
Amateurs talk about inspiration. Professional writers just go to work. Here are ten techniques that help me get work done more efficiently.
Whether it’s switching on or off from work, taming technology or putting it to work, this is the best of the web on concentration.
They say that Eskimos have many different words for snow and the Greeks had different words for different shades of love, from affection to lust. This week I’ve been thinking a lot about different shades of meaning around work.
Type Fu is an online learning tool that teaches you to touch type. I took it for a spin. I tried, I cheated, I learned: this is the review.
TED Talks, Steve Jobs and stand-up meetings have raised the bar for presentations, so here are 25 tips to help you communicate clearly and cleverly.
A veritable alphabet of better writing. 26 tips for inspiration, guidance and encouragement.