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Science, Art, and "Mechanical Processes" - The Motive Center
April 15th, 2005
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Science, Art, and "Mechanical Processes"

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From:loupnoir
Date:April 16th, 2005 05:16 am (UTC)
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I found the whole process of setting goals for myself encouraged my creativity, rather than inhibited it. The daily goal, whatever it turned out to be: x number words or the end of a scene, was the carrot. Once into the mindset that I was in competition with myself to meet or better that goal, the process of writing got a lot easier for me.

By the way, I sent off a copy of your book to a friend of mine who keeps sending me emails, telling me how much she's getting out of it.
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From:stevekelner
Date:April 16th, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC)

Good!

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Studies show that goal-setting increases the odds of your accomplishing anything, but there are always those who think that measurement is constraining. Perhaps it is for some people, or if done incorrectly--but you get what you measure!

Glad your friend likes it so much! Maybe if I do a second edition (based no doubt on what I've discovered on LJ and all these conferences) I can get a page of testimonials...
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