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The 168-Hour Workweek

I don’t know what you have been doing lately, but at three in the morning last night, I was working on a sales letter.

I don’t write sales letters at three in the morning because I have to, like I’m on some impossible deadline.

And, I don’t write sales letters at three in the morning because I’m so fantastically crazy about sales letters that I cannot spend a moment of my time NOT thinking about sales letters.

Or, um. Yeah, that last one is almost true.

Doing the thing in the moment

On Linus Rylander

It is Sunday afternoon and I am drinking tea. Just sitting down to write. When I write, the topic has usually been made clear to me earlier in the day, or perhaps the day before.

But not today. These writing sessions are always the most interesting, because of a few reasons.

As you start, you have no idea what’s going to come out of your fingers. But you don’t want to go on with meaningless ramblings, so you force yourself to enter into a sort of flow state very quickly. You get better at it with practice.

Two days ago I stumbled upon a thread on Quora about writing advice. Someone said that you should never write about things you thought up beforehand. Everything you write should be in-the-moment writing, because everything that isn’t is a fabrication of ego.

First, I disagree with the use of the word ego, but I know what he means and I understand what he’s saying. I don’t agree though. All writing isn’t made equal.

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