Category Archive: Mind Hack Exercises

May 24 2017

Trigger, Action, Reward, Investment in Writing

(If you took part in April, today is the day to stop over at the A to Z Challenge site. The survey results are in!) I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. To create my “pick up plan” I was supposed …

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May 23 2017

52 Weeks of Writing Goals

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. The next step is to break my goals down from the “end” to the next 52 weeks. Current Writing End Goals From the End Goals of an Author post. To consider the feedback of …

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May 22 2017

Can Fiction Create a Reason for More Peace and Less Violence

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. This is another goal setting exercise, but this time it seems to be to determine why a set goal is important. I’m going to start by working with a goal from my previous post. …

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May 20 2017

End Goals of an Author

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. Map the end goal If writing a book is a journey, then it’s up to the writer to determine the destination, the point where the author considers it a success. “…end goal where you …

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May 19 2017

Book Opening Analysis

I’m reading: 47 Mind Hacks for Writers by Karen Dimmick & Steve Dimmick and using the exercises as blog post prompts. I’m going to analyze the style of writing from books I like. Since openings are what I struggle with the most, I’m going to focus there. Red Queen “I hate First Friday.” Right off …

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