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Walking through doorways causes forgetting

Have you heard of this interesting phenomenon? It’s called the doorway effect*. You’ve probably experienced it. It’s when you go into a different room and forget why you went in. Parts of your brain are always alert to danger so the first thing your working memory...

Read Books in Your Genre

Dialogs A client of mine has written a novel. While editing, I wonder how many novels he has read. (Also read on if you’re writing non-fiction. This is also relevant for you.) Often, his dialogs go like this: John said, “What’s the matter, Mary? Are you ill?” Mary...

Low-Cost Tips to Market a Self-Published Book

Tips to Market Your Self-published Book In an ideal world, we’d all have a million dollars to market our books and ourselves lavishly, but that’s almost never the case in the indie publishing world. Many self-published authors struggle with how to market their books....

Focusmate: Een tool om je niet te laten afleiden

Concentreren op het schrijven Ik vind het best lastig om me tijdens het werk niet te laten afleiden door e-mails, telefoontjes en social media. Ken je dat? Nu gebruik ik sinds een tijdje focusmate, waardoor ik gedwongen word 25 of 50 minuten achter elkaar door te...