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May 02, 2019 12:00:02

Streaks101 #6-10

by @brianball PATRON | 235 words | 50🔥 | 265💌

Brian Ball

Current day streak: 50🔥
Total posts: 265💌
Total words: 72362 (289 pages 📄)

6. Drink caffeine - take your laptop to a favorite coffee shop and make it a ritual. Listen for the grinder at work on those beans. Become the grinder. You are sitting; typing your words; grinding.

7. Share a thought. Tell us what you really think. Should other people do things more like you have in mind?

8. Teach us something about yourself. The first time I shaved my head was in college. I had exams coming up. I worked a 4:00 am to 9:00 am shift unloading trucks at UPS in Goleta, CA. My hair was bugging me. I was a poor student and I already had a girlfriend. What could go wrong?

9. Give yourself extra time. Don't try to type it all in 3 minutes unless that's what will get it done. Put on some favorite music and listen to the rhythm under your fingers as you type down and create realities from keypresses.

10. Write in 3 layers. Do a shitty first draft as fast as you can. No punctuation, no edits, just speed. Then, go back and insert returns and spaces. Then, polish your phrases with shinier words or catchier phrases. Again, don't worry about what others might think.

Bonus: In 10 years, the fond memory of how bad you wrote back then will be something you can smile about. But, you don't want to remember that you tried to start 10 years ago but just wouldn't because you weren't good enough.

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    @brianball <<Become the grinder.>> I love that!!!
    and this <<you don't want to remember that you tried to start 10 years ago but just wouldn't because you weren't good enough>> a bit scary... what if... indeed it is just "a try" :-/ WHEN will one know, that it's not... in 10 years???

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | May 04, 2019 20:57:51
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