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Fire Up Your Writing Brain by Susan Reynolds

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Chapter 7

Fire Up Your Writing Brain

Buckle Down and Write

“If you concentrate on writing three or four hours a day and feel tired after a week of this, you’re not going to be able to write a long work. What’s needed of the writer of fiction—at least one who hopes to write a novel—is the energy to focus every day for half a year, or a year, or two years. Fortunately, these two disciplines—focus and endurance—are different from talent, since they can be acquired and sharpened through training.”

—Haruki Murakami

Now that you’ve engaged your brainpower—to sort out the details, envision the story, understand your characters and themes—and you have fired up the world’s most magnificent writing machine, it’s time to open the floodgates, buckle down, ...

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