Thursday, November 17, 2005

Ways to crawl to a halt (#1)

First in an occasional series of GN features.

How to Write Slowly:
  1. Develop an exaggerated notion of the importance of what you are writing. Agonize over its every nuance, especially while you are not actually looking at it.

  2. Remember that it is very important to write at a propitious time. Feeling tired? Feeling blue? Best save it for morning. Got errands to run? Didn’t sleep well? You’ll do better in the evening.

  3. Ambiance is also important. Everyone knows that only certain environments are conducive to expression. (You did know that, right?)

  4. Blog instead. Better yet, think about the fact that you haven’t blogged lately. Worry about whether you should have set up a blog in the first place (see also point 1).

  5. Consider passing on the whole thing. After all, it’s not going well at all.

  6. Other suggestions?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

6. Make those important phone calls/send those emails *now*!

7. Check your inbox.

8. Check friends' blogs and comment frequently. Don't want people to think you're neglecting them.

9. Tidy desk so you can think better and be more organized.

10. Time for a snack break.

11/20/2005 10:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh btw that was me adding to your list

--Madeleine

11/20/2005 10:48 PM  

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