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Music: a Tool to Help Writers Focus?

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by Chris Mandeville It can be easy to lose focus when trying to write, especially when there’s distracting stuff going on around you. According to psychiatry professor Anthony Rostain, MD, in an article on Heath.com distractions often come in the form of external stimuli like noise. Well, that’s not news to me. External noise—specifically music—is the biggest impediment to my

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Cruising Writers France 2017 Retreat

Feed Your Creativity with a Writing Retreat This time of year, it’s easy to crawl into our writing hole and disappear for a few months. We label that time with things like “introvert recovery” and “deadlines” and “playing catch up.” Maybe we’ll emerge, see our shadow, and run back into hiding. After all, it’s more comfortable to stay in our

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