It’s been a while since I last posted, but I just needed to share this stupid simple technique I’ve been using while drafting my dissertation chapters that has helped me a lot. You ready for it. It’s quick:

Change the scenery.

Yep. That’s it. If you’re drafting on Scrivener (like me), export your work to a different program. I find myself getting stale staring at the same screen all the time. Sometimes a change of scenery can re-energize my writing. Even better? Print it out and edit by hand. I almost always do this. There’s something very powerful about not staring at a screen all the time. That’s it. Just something that has been very helpful to me, especially recently.