An Extra 8 Hours & 27 Minutes Each Week — What Would You Do?

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Do you play video games?

What about games on your phone?

Here’s a data point I want to talk to you about:

That number doesn’t include mindless phone games.

What could you do with an extra 8 hours and 27 minutes each week?

Bottom line: If you’re looking for extra time to create, think about your phone and think about video games.

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8 Reasons Why Your Online Writing Isn’t Working Right Now

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1. It’s only about you

Your perspective is unique and interesting — but no one likes “I” statements except for your therapist.

Your audience cares about their own problems. They are deeply invested in their own things. You are only reading this for your own benefit.

Even if we take a tremendously popular show that you watch and enjoy. Ultimately, it’s still about you — and the feelings you get from it — even as much as we want to say it’s about art.

You can bring your own lens to a specific niche, and then relate it to someone else.

That doesn’t mean that you should never discuss your products or services — refer to it when it makes sense.

2. You’re not writing enough to fail

If everything you publish is a home run, you’re probably doing it wrong.

That doesn’t mean being reckless.

But sometimes you need to consider topics that may be slightly outside of your normal wheelhouse. If it sinks, then so be it. But trying new things could help you take a new angle on tired topics.

Really, this is a call to adhere to an old cliche: don’t let perfection be the enemy of the good.

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61 Things To Write About When You’re Bored in 2023

You might not believe this, but ideas are all around us. In the things we see and the things we hear. In the people we meet and the places we go. If you’re open to it, inspiration is everywhere. But sometimes it’s hard to capture those ideas and turn them into something we can use.

If you feel bored or run out of ideas, or just wan to try writing on something new, this list of writing prompts should give you a small boost.

Remember, this list is not meant to be comprehensive, but to provide you with a jumping-off point for you to create your own essays, stories, screenplays, social media posts, or blog posts.

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What Should You Write About For a Story? 33 Ideas You’ll Love (2023)

What’s the story you’re going to tell? Everyone has one. And while some people find it easier to put their thoughts into words than others, with a little imagination and creativity, anyone can be a good writer.

If you’re someone who loves to write but is struggling to come up with ideas for what to write about, never fear! Here are 33 story ideas to get you started.

What should you write about for a story?

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